Flash Competition

2020 program

Flash competition is a new competition initiated this year at FID which will show films as dazzling as lightnings, true cinematic proposals, regardless of their brief duration.
This competition is transversal to all the other competitions, just as the one for first films and candidates for the Cnap Prize. Two prizes will be awarded, including, for the first time this year, the Alice Guy Prize, which will go to a female director in the Flash competition.

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What does it mean to decipher History in the making? Here is the “potentiality” at stake in Dana Berman Duff’s film, developed in two movements. First movement: words, framed in extreme...

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Official Selection 2020
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From Amityville to the Final Destination franchise, from Z movies to Tokyo Sonata, Maxime le Moing has patiently summoned no less than 150 films to make Salle obscure. A mere exercise in erudition...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 22:30
Variétés 5
24.07.2020 - 20:00
Vidéodrome 2
25.07.2020 - 22:00
Variétés 2
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The popsicle melts before our eyes on the tiled floor: two years after Bise (FID 2018), it’s the summer again in another film by Lucie Pannetrat. But this time it isn’t her memories in a studio....

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 12:00
La Baleine
24.07.2020 - 16:00
Vidéodrome 2
26.07.2020 - 12:30
Variétés 3
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Marta, Luc and Charlotte, aged twenty-five to thirty-years old, have a lot to share in the city of Paris: friendships, demands and refusals. Ideas grow in the occupied university departments. The...

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Official Selection 2020
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This brief film is part of an ongoing project, Kafka for Kids, a series, supposedly for television, based on The Metamorphosis. Like in The Dust Chanel (FID 2016), it will mix animation, live action,...

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Official Selection 2020
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As we all know, one of the traits of a statuary is the transmission and the inscription in a future we think of as being unlimited, as unusable as stone. Reality shows that the vagaries of History...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 15:00
Variétés 3
24.07.2020 - 17:30
Variétés 3
25.07.2020 - 12:00
Variétés 2
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With Fendas (FID 2019), the Brazilian director Carlos Segundo gave us a feature film that was unique in its kind, rigorous yet dishevelled, a touch SF, a romantic meditation, a reflection on sound...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 10:00
Variétés 2
25.07.2020 - 18:00
Variétés 3
26.07.2020 - 12:00
La Baleine
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With Green Thoughts, young director William Hong-xiao Wei takes us on a journey under the auspices of Emily Dickinson’s world. Early in the film, we catch a glimpse of a volume of poetry, by way of...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 22:30
Variétés 5
25.07.2020 - 22:00
Variétés 2
24.07.2020 - 20:00
Vidéodrome 2
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The feline and weary body of a young girl is surrounded by Christian symbols. Crosses, Sulpician images, miniature altars lose their religious meaning to become merely decorative items. Mixed with...

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Official Selection 2020
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Damien is a young man in a hurry. He can’t wait to get working on a movie, and show it in its everyday reality to bring charm, give that feeling of being stunned, and convert life into an oceanic...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 12:00
La Baleine
24.07.2020 - 16:00
Vidéodrome 2
26.07.2020 - 12:30
Variétés 3
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A black, shaky image, like fireworks, intermittently making light suddenly appears, barely leaving us a chance to discern the visible. Then an apartment, in the half-light, empty until a woman’s...

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Official Selection 2020
24.07.2020 - 20:30
La Baleine
25.07.2020 - 14:00
Vidéodrome 2
26.07.2020 - 12:00
Variétés 2
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Based on the poems the Naples painter Adriana Pignatelli Mangoni wrote to her dead daughter, Alessandra Celesia lovingly expresses the intimacy of an unbearable bereavement. What words are there in...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 20:30
Variétés 1
24.07.2020 - 16:00
Variétés 2
25.07.2020 - 10:30
Théâtre du Gymnase
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While Rosa wraps up her domestic cleaning tasks, Nicolas is adding the final touches to the piece of contemporary music his friends will be listening to in the evening, gathered in his Bogotá...

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Official Selection 2020
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“Every phenomenon can be experienced in two ways. These two ways are not arbitrary, but are bound up with the phenomenon – developing out of its nature and characteristics: externally – or...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 13:00
Variétés 1
25.07.2020 - 20:00
Variétés 2
26.07.2020 - 14:30
Variétés 5
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What does it mean to inhabit or occupy a landscape or a frame? To conjure up time? These are deceptively simple questions that the artist Isabell Heimerdinger gives us an opportunity to ponder in her...

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Official Selection 2020
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Counting, walking, getting lost, then dissolving into the landscape. Such is the movement in which Elsa Brès involves us in Sweat, a film shot in the Mississippi delta. At the very beginning, at the...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 10:00
Variétés 2
25.07.2020 - 18:00
Variétés 3
26.07.2020 - 12:00
La Baleine
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A field: flowers – yellow – insects. A woman’s face appears in close-up, staring at the camera, to the sound of a baroque song celebrating Orpheus, the trees and the stones. With charcoal, the...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 15:00
Variétés 5
24.07.2020 - 17:30
Variétés 3
25.07.2020 - 12:00
Variétés 2
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It is the story of a country: who is writing it, how and to what end? This country is Colombia. Its history amounts to a disastrous conflict between left-wing guerrilla fighters and the National army...

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Official Selection 2020
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Ein Qiniya, a small Palestinian village in the West Bank, occupied since 1967. This is where Milena Desse is to make her own enquiries: how can one decipher remaining traces and reconstruct History?...

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Official Selection 2020
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Voin grew up in communist Bulgaria. After twenty years in Western Europe, he returns to those places in Sofia where he spent his childhood and adolescent years. His portrait’s composition moves...

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Official Selection 2020
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A conversation on the internet - soon to be followed by another one. A young woman answers a man - no doubt her father - whose voice we hear from a computer. Outside, the buildings where dozens of...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 15:30
Vidéodrome 2
25.07.2020 - 21:00
Vidéodrome 2
26.07.2020 - 12:00
Théâtre du Gymnase
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A grainy black and white image in slow motion, as only a reel of film can offer. A young woman appears, walking down the street in what at first seems to be indeterminate scenery but turns out to be...

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Official Selection 2020
24.07.2020 - 18:30
Théâtre du Gymnase
25.07.2020 - 18:00
La Baleine
26.07.2020 - 16:30
Variétés 3