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La Foa Film Festival

On the first day of the La Foa Cinema Festival in New Caledonia, come and have a good time at the Alliance Française by watching our screening of five award-winning short films from New Caledonia!
Discover unusual aspects of New Caledonian culture, and share our celebration of Caledonian cinematographic talents over the years.

Join us for a one-off screening of New Caledonian award winning short movies at 275 Cashel Street , Alliance Française Christchurch!

From 6pm, join us for a one-off screening of 
New Caledonian award-winning short movies
.

All these family friendly movies will be in French or in dialects.
 They will all be subtitled in English.

Before the screening enjoy a small tasting of New Caledonian specialties prepared by the team.

Free Event - limited seating available due to Alert Level 2

Book your spot

PROGRAMME:

Blessures 
(nudity)

This film tells the story of the Great Kaori clan and of Pelom, the guardian of the Tree. He lives happily with his partner Meleni until a young foreign lumberjack threatens the ancient trunk with his ax.

Director: Roland Rossero

Screened at the 2018 La Foa Film Festival.

- Award for Best Short Film

- Award for Technical directing

Languages: French, English, Numèè

Pieds Nus

This short animated movie tells the story of two brothers living in the bush. We follow them on their daily walk to school, from an isolated house in the forest through vegetation, all the way to the closest road.

Director: Loup Bouchet

Screened at the 2018 La Foa Film Festival.

Language: French


Go to Bac!

This short film tells the story of a young man living in a slum (“squat”) near Nouméa. On the day of the last high school exam “Baccalauréat” that would allow him to graduate, his motorbike is broken. He will do everything he can to make it on time.

Director: Odile Dufant

Screened at the 2019 La Foa Film Festival:

- Award for Best Short Film

- Award of the NC Short Film Body

- Award for Best Actor (Michel Caselina)

Language: French


Histoire d'eau

This film tells the story of a young woman living in Nouméa, far from her tribe and her family in the North of the country. When running water is cut off in the slum ("squat"), the community must find a solution to pay the bill. They decide to organize a Bingo.

Director: Jeanne Vassard

Screened at the 2014 La Foa Film Festival:

- Award for Best Short Film

- Award for Best Actress (Louise Sawaza)

Languages: French, Paicî, Cèmuhî, Nengone


Ce chemin devant nous

Jimmy, a New Caledonian, meets Gaël, newly arrived from mainland France, at a barbecue party. In an instant, they both decide to go explore the country and travel North ... by hitchhiking.

Directors: Wénael Astier and Linda Teriierooiterai

Screened at the 2019 La Foa Film Festival.

Language: French