Shorts
Fresh Out of School — Andrée Chedid Collection

En sortant de l'école — Collection Andrée Chedid


US Premiere

Online: Monday, February 14–Monday, February 21, 2022

Ages 10 & up

Fresh Out of School — Andrée Chedid is a collection of 13 animated short films showcasing the beloved French poet’s work. These animated poems were created by 13 young directors who have just graduated from the best animation schools in France. Previous Fresh Out of School collections focused on the works of Jacques Prévert, Robert Desnos, Guillaume Apollinaire, Paul Éluard, Claude Roy, Jean Tardieu and Paul Verlaine and were broadcast on French Television (France 3).

13 shorts, 39 min

Trails of the Morning (Épreuves du matin)

US Premiere
Dir. Masa Avramovic, France, 3 min, color
In French with English subtitles

Here comes a little girl who’s a ​big morning person… and offers us a tender and touching portrait of friendship.

Destination: Tree (Destination : Arbre)

US Premiere
Dir. Marie Deboissy, France, 3 min, color
In French with English subtitles

The city’s racket, its choking and unnerving grip, then suddenly: ​you see a tree. A young woman embarks on a sensitive and sensual journey, an ode to nature and its cycles.

Who is Left Standing? (Qui reste debout ?)

US Premiere
Dir. Jaimeen Desai, France, 3 min, color
In French with English subtitles

What a fuss we make about our place in the world! What time we spend and waste searching for it, finding it, staying in it. Let’s have a good laugh at our foolish tizzy: after all, aren’t we all ​just ​puppets?

The Girls of the Wind (Les filles du vent)

US Premiere
Dir. Heloïse Ferlay, France, 3 min, color
In French with English subtitles

Searching for independence, a young girl receives an unexpected visit from the ​daughters of wind. They give her hope and momentum to grow.

The Laugh (Le rire)

US Premiere
Dir. Capucine Gougelet, France, 3 min, color
In French with English subtitles

What if Laughter left mankind? Picture a world without color or spark… right before you burst into laughter!

Tinkering (Bricolage)

US Premiere
Dir. Salomé Hammann, France, 3 min, color
In French with English subtitles

Oh, how chance and love must meet so a child can be born. Future parents ​ imagine this grand handiwork.

Hungry (La fringale)

US Premiere
Dir. Raphaëlle Martinez, France, 3 min, color
In French with English subtitles

A starved school teacher tells off gluttonous children in the cafeteria. Until… she surrenders to some dynamite mayo-shrimp.

The Seagulls (Les mouettes)

US Premiere
Dir. Lara Mattelart, France, 3 min, color
In English with French subtitles

A pond, some seagulls, a Grandpa’s love giving wings. A young woman remembers a sweet childhood memory.

Vitality (Vitalité)

US Premiere
Dir. Emilie Mereghetti, France, 3 min, color
In English with French subtitles

Protected but cramped, a young woman wishes to blossom. When she lets in outside music and light, she will slowly deploy her joie de vivre and freedom.

No Key to Poetry (Pas de clé à la poésie)

US Premiere
Dir. Islena Neira, France, 3 min, color
In English with French subtitles

Facing writer’s block, a young and resourceful girl summons the powers of a chicken-pencil. Together, they embark upon a​ color​ful trip.

This Place (Ce lieu)

US Premiere
Dir. Daniella Schnitzer, France, 3 min, color
In English with French subtitles

Estranged from her land and house, a young woman faces exile and tries to recreate a place she can call home.

Looking at Childhood (Regarder l’enfance)

US Premiere
Dir. Camille Scudier, France, 3 min, color
In English with French subtitles

An old man is visited by the young boy he once was. Past and present are reunited for an instant.

Intervals (Intervalles)

US Premiere
Dir. Mitchelle Tamariz, France, 3 min, color
In English with French subtitles

Women bakers among men bakers, our heroine has to be rigorous and precise. But a mishap reminds her of the sheer pleasure of making a cake for yourself…