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Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers is back for the fifth edition, presenting recent prize-winning films by emerging French filmmakers. This year’s selections include multiple US and NY premieres from nine features and three short films. This new generation of French cinematic voices delivers a fresh and distinctive visual take on the world, introducing creative narratives and turning the lens on faces and places rarely seen on screen.
Opening this year’s festival on September 6 will be a free screening of the New York premiere of Louda Ben Salah-Cazanas’s directorial debut, The World After Us. Other 2022 festival highlight’s include Contance Meyer’s Robust, Arthur Harari’s Onoda, 10,000 Nights in the Jungle, a Q&A with director Anaïs Volpé following the screening of her award-winning film The Braves, and screenings of festival favorite’s Zero F*cks Given, by Julie Lecoustre and Emmanuel Marre, and Audrey Diwan’s Happening, amongst many others.
Delving into such relevant social topics as women’s rights, job insecurity, and social class mobility, Burning Bright is thrilled to introduce FIAF audiences to this talented new class of filmmakers.
FIAF’s Film Curator Delphine Selles-Alvarez and Chloé Dheu, Film Coordinator: “This year’s emerging filmmakers offer fresh, singular visions of dramas and comedies anchored in contemporary French society, or through deeply felt personal narratives. It’s an honor to introduce these films (many without US distribution, so you cannot see them anywhere else!) and filmmakers, who are already carving their own path in the world of cinema, to New York audiences.”