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New French Shorts 2020 – Now Playing

May 12 - June 4


You can watch FRENCH SHORTS 2020 in our virtual theater, right here, right now

A feature-length program of delightful, funny, charming, provocative festival favorite Gallic shorts.

Full program line-up:

BAHMED’S SONG (Le chant d’Ahmed) – 30 min
One day Ahmed, employed at the public baths and nearing retirement, encounters Mike, a teenager adrift. Between the bath house walls, in a place on the point of disappearing, a strange relationship will develop between these two fractured souls.
Director: Foued Mansour
Winner of Bridging the Borders Award at the Palm Springs International ShortFest 2019

SHEEP, WOLF, AND A CUP OF TEA (Moutons, loup et tasse de thé) – 12min
At night, while family members indulge in curious rituals before sleeping, a child invokes a wolf from the bottom of a box hidden under his bed. Disturbing sheep then besiege the door of his bedroom…
Director: Marion Lacourt
Official selection: 2019 Locarno Film Festival

TUESDAY FROM 8 TO 6 (Mardi de 8 à 18) – 26 min
Névine, a secondary school monitor, is fully committed to her somewhat thankless day job, dealing with teachers, administration and students. Logan, a pupil she is fond of, insists on getting a cap back from lost and found. She has no idea of the consequences of her gesture.
Director: Cecilia de Arce
Official selection: 2019 Cannes Critics Week

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE SKY (La distance entre nous et le ciel) – 9 min
Two strangers meet for the first time one night in a remote gas station. The first one fills up his car, while the second one lacks a few euros necessary to get home.
Director: Vasilis Kekatos
Winner of Short Film Palme d’Or and Queer Palme at Cannes 2019

THE TEARS THING, (Le coup des larmes) – 25 min
Florence is an actress. Preparations for her new role will challenge her in a way she could never have seen coming…
Director: Clémence Poésy
Official selection: 2019 Venice Film Festival

MAGNETIC HARVEST, (La traction de pôles) – 24 min
Mickaël hopes find his lost pig.
Director: Marine Levéel

THE GLORIOUS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH OF NICOLAS CHAUVIN (Le discours d’acceptation glorieux de Nicolas Chauvin) – 26 min
Director: Benjamin Crotty
Official selection: 2018 New York Film Festival | Winner of Mantarraya Award


You can watch FRENCH SHORTS 2020 in our virtual theater, right here, right now


Every film released in our Virtual Cinema is available through the individual distributor’s websites and streaming services. The link to purchase a virtual ticket will take you to their website, but 50% of the ticket price will eventually find its way back to us and help support both our magazine and film series during the pandemic.

When you purchase a ticket to watch a virtual Ryder film you will receive a confirmation in your inbox. Hold on to that email. If you’d like to order dinner, our friends at Bucceto’s will offer Ryder filmgoers a 20% discount. Be sure to let them know when you call in your order that you’ll be using your Ryder discount and show them your ticket confirmation when you pick up dinner. (East Side Restaurant 812 331-1234; West Side Restaurant 812 323-0123) The discount is valid one time only within five days from the date you purchase your ticket.

Questions or suggestions? You can contact us at editor@TheRyder.com


May 12
June 4