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Shorts Program #4: Quartier Lointains – Love

Monday, May 29, 2017, 4:30 pm

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Towards Tenderness

Director: Alice Diop
Country: France
Year: 2016
Running Time: 40 min.
Language: French with English subtitles

To Tenderness

An intimate exploration of a masculine territory in a French suburb, Towards Tenderness follows a group of vagrant men, while a universe is revealed where female bodies are nothing more than ghostly and virtual silhouettes.

The Sense of Touch

Director: Jean-Charles Mbotti Mololo
Country: France
Year: 2014
Running Time: 15 min.
Language: no dialogue

The Sense of Touch

Chloe and Louis are deaf and mute. They are secretly in love but they don’t admit it. Their gestures substitute for words. They dance, each word is choreography.


Director: Zangro
Country: France
Year: 2015
Running Time: 22 min.
Language: In French with English subtitles

Destino de Zangro

Two young guys from the neighborhood (Loïc and Mehdi) have set up a little business filming Arabic wedding celebrations and then editing them in their mini van, their ‘audiovisual laboratory’. But when Mehdi starts to film the wedding of Leila, his pretty ex-girlfriend…destiny happens.

The Return

Director: Yohann Kouam
Country: France
Year: 2015
Running Time: 22 min.
Language: French with English subtitles

It’s been a year since his big brother left, and Willy, 15, can’t wait for him to return. Willy thought he knew everything about Theo, but when he arrives back in the block, Willy discovers a secret about him…

Quartier Lointains – Love
This program brings together contemporary short films by four exciting young French-African filmmakers, with urgent stories on themes of love and connection that paint a complex portrait of life in the diaspora.

Total Runtime: 103m

4:30pm, 9:15pm


Brooklyn Academy of Music

30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States