Director: Gerard Jugnot
The "3000 Scenarios Against a Virus" series is a belated, but effective French response to the HIV epidemic. Taking its title from the number of story ideas submitted by French teenagers, 30 short scripts were developed and farmed out to a range directors, mostly young. The completed films have since screened widely in mainstream French cinemas, on TV and through special school screenings with not a grim reaper in sight. In La Pfarmacie a classic teenage nightmare is played out with acute timing. PS: Name the American remake!
The ebb and flow of erotic desire makes for a summertime splash in this vibrant realisation by Ann Turner (Celm Dallas Doll). Inspired by a Jeffrey Smart painting, Turner's work starts out baking in … More »
Set amidst the roar of the greasepaint and the smell of the crowd, The Bear takes us into the backstage world of a struggling actor the man who plays the bear of the title in a top drawer production … More »
Loudmouth Vincent embarrasses his friend Louis who asks him about condoms. Louis doesn't use the condom... and things don't end quite as easily... ... More »
Little boys that play with gun powder should be more careful. Blinder looks at the friends and humour to be found when you grow up and have a dead eye removed. ... More »
A young woman (Tyson) breaks into a morgue to steal a corpse. Beautifully paced and veiled in a visual symphony of shadowy blues, this understated mystery shrouds a modern adaptation of Antigone in i… More »