Shorts Program: Two Ships & Solférino

Vilaine fille mauvais garçon & Solférino

Happy Hour: 5:30-7:30pm

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Two Ships
Dir. Justine Triet, 2012, France, 31min, DCP, Color
Starring Laetitia Dosch, Thomas Lévy-Lasne, Serge Riaboukine
In French with English subtitles

Winner, Prix UIP Berlin, 2012 Berlin International Film Festival

Thomas (Thomas Lévy-Lasne) is a young Parisian artist who is penniless and unattached. When his best friend throws a party to help him blow off steam, Thomas meets Laetitia (Laetitia Dosch)—an attractive, intelligent, free spirit who fills him with hope. They spend a memorable night of hilarity and minor catastrophe together, sharing both the light-heartedness and high drama of the freshly infatuated.

“[Triet] manages to express absurdity, distress, and pain on a tightrope between claimed lightness and underlying gravity, from which she never falls. We hadn’t seen her tell stories in this way before… We definitely want more!” –Bref Cinéma

Dir. Justine Triet, 2009, France, 56min, DCP, Black & White
In French with English subtitles

This documentary dissects the divisive 2007 French presidential election between Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Ségolène Royal by asking viewers to question who exactly was pulling the strings of the event’s surrounding unrest. From activists to journalists to politicians to publicists, director Justine Triet focuses on the players and motivations behind the curiously organized frenzy. It shines a light on how the media machine operates within—and builds upon—the constructs of chaos.