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The Criminals

by Serhat Karaaslan, fiction, 24 mn, in Turkish

Tiresias Films in coproduction with Castalia Pictures (Roumania)

Synopsis

Late at night in a small Turkish town, a young couple tries to find a hotel room to spend the night together. They are rejected from all hotels for not having a marriage certificate. Once they believe they’ve found a trick to use, the situation gets out of hand.

With

Deniz Altan, Lorin Merhart, Erdem Şenocak

Supported by

CNC aide avant réalisation, Arte France.

Serhat Karaaslan is a former Cinéfondation Residency participant.

Press

« Coup de cœur. » Konbini

« One of the best short films playing this year’s Sundance Film Festival. » IndieWire

« As terrifying as Jack Torrance’s grin through the door hole in StanleyKubrick’s ‘The Shining’.»

Līga Požarska - Talking Shorts

« The execution of it is simply masterful. Serhat Karaaslan creates a unique atmosphere and walks seamlessly through the genres.» Ubiquarian

Festival strategy and sales

Premium Films

Broadcasted on : Arte, La Rai, Mubi, Criterion, Argo, Samansa Japan

Distributed worldwide in movie theaters as part of the Sundance Tour

Available on VoD here

Vimeo on Demand

Available in DVD here

Selections and awards

World Premiere: Sundance 2021, lauréat du Special Jury Award

Shortlisted at the Oscars & Cesars 2022

140+ selections, 50+ awards.

Those who Remain

by Ester Sparatore, documentary, 89 mn, in Arabic & French

Tiresias Films in coproduction with Kino Produzioni (Italy),  Scope Pictures (Belgium), High Sea Production (France)

Synopsis

Om El Khir is a real fighter. Her husband has disappeared. One morning, he left on a boat for Europe and she has since received no evidence on whether he is dead or alive. Alone with her three children, in her empty and white apartment in the surroundings of Tunis, she bravely takes charge of a day-to-day life changed forever by the absence of her husband. But Om El Khir does not give up. Alongside 503 other Tunisian women (mainly the mothers of the disappeared), she is in search for the truth, fighting so that these men do not fall into oblivion and rallying for justice to be done. The account of Om El Khir's story by Ester Sparatore oscillates between her private life and her fight alongside the other women, two aspects of her life that have become interdependent. By constantly staying as close as possible to this dramatic figure, the filmmaker documents the birth of a new problematic and political space of protest. The story of these Tunisian women, present-day Antigone, shifts our perspective and reveals that the disappeared are now the victims of a Europe that has become a fortress.  

Madeline Robert, programmer at Visions du réel

Supported by

La Scam, Women Make Movies, MIBACT, CNC, Institut Français (aide aux cinémas du monde) and Eurimages 

Selections & Awards:

World Premiere : Visions du réel 2019, International Compétition,

Biografilm Festival 2019, Yoga Prize for Best Film

Sole Luna Festival 2019 – Official Competition

Ortigia Film Festival 2019 - Special Mention for Direction

Terra di Tutti Film Festival 2019 - Coop Alleanza 3.0 - Voci di donne invisibili Award

MedFilmFestival 2019 - Le perle - Alla scoperta del nuovo cinema italiano

Alice e le altre 2019

Distribution

Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir (France),

Antani Distribuzione (Italie), Télescope (Bénélux)

VoD platforms :

Dafilms

Cinemutins

Sooner

Miocinema

Vimeo on demand

Available in DVD here

My sister forever

by Florian Richaud, documentaire, 50 mn, in French

Synopsis

In a few days, Claire is getting engaged. Her Prince Charming, the beautiful white dress, the fairytale wedding: she has been dreaming of this since she was a little girl. Surrounded by her family and friends, she consecrates this marvelous moment with her lover in a final dance: a sensual flamenco under the sun of the South of France.

 

But the fairy tale doesn't last, once she is back at the cleaning job that enables her to live semi-automonously in shared space with other disabled residents, reality kicks in. Love is not everything she hoped for and Claire questions her life and opportunities, as her brother’s camera films on. Like any young woman of today, she tries to combine independence and love, desire and happiness.

Supported by

The Corse & Occitanie regions, Les Petites Caméras/La Scam & Doc! Residencies, participated in Lussas “Les Rencontres d’août” 2020.

Press

« De véritables moments de grâce  » Télérama
« Claire confie à son frère que, grâce à ce documentaire, elle espère bien aller à Hollywood ou à Cannes, telle Romy Schneider. S’il lui avoue ne pas être sûr de pouvoir exaucer son vœu, il lui offre, à travers ce film et son regard tendre, la possibilité de crever l’écran. Et ce, en mettant simplement en lumière une volonté farouche d’être libre et heureuse. » Nouvel Obs

Selections & Awards:

Festival premiere : Festival La Première fois, 2023

Festival du Film d'Action Sociale, 2024

Distribution

Available on VoD here : Vimeo on Demand

Available in DVD here

Rest in Piece

by Antoine Antabi, animation, 9 mn

Reynard Films (Germany) in coproduction with Tiresias Films

Synopsis

Midyan is on the run from his war-torn country. His unbearable hunger forces him to start eating his beloved possessions. The side effects are monstrous but keep him going.

Supported by

Doha Film Institute, Fondation Robert Bosch, BKM, KdFS, SLM and aide après réalisation of Ile-de-France Region.

Selections & awards

World premiere Palm Springs Short Festival – USA

Shorts Shorts Film Festival & Asia – Japan

San Giò Verona Video Festival – Italy

Tirana International Film Festival – Albany

Festival strategy & sales

Manifest

Distribution

Broadcasted on Canal +

Available on VoD : Vimeo on Demand

Available on DVD here

A Quiet Summer

by Sis Gürdal, fiction, 12 mn

Tiresias Films in coproduction with Sis Gürdal (Turkey)

Ciclic Aide à la post-production

Festival strategy & sales

Eroin Films

OriGine Films

Selections & Awards

World Premiere : Red Sea Film Festival, Competition Internationale, Official Selection, 2022

Akbank Short Film Festival, 2023 - Honourable Mention Award

Festival du film en plein air de Grenoble 2023, International Competition, Official Selection, 2023

Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival, Official Selection, 2023

Les Nuits MED, International Competition, Official Selection, 2023

Passaggi d'Autore: Intrecci mediterranei Festival, 2023

Izmir International Short Film Festival, Panorama Section, 2023

Worldwide Women's Film Festival, Points of view Section, 2024

Filmfestival Türkei  Deutschland, Official Selection, 2024

Moscow International Children’s Film Festival, 2024

Beirut International women film festival, Official Selection, 2024

UKYF -  International Women Filmmakers Festival, Izmir, 2024

Synopsis

Ada, a 17yo teenager faces social pressures from her conservative society while she pursues her first summer romance. Things take a turn for the worst when her care-free cousin arrives in town.

With

Leyla Huysal, Lamia Ergun

Supported by

Clark's

by Adrien L’Hommedé, fiction, 17 mn, in French

Tiresias Films in coproduction with Pleine Image (France)

Festival strategy & sales

Varicoloured

Distribution

Available on VoD here : Vimeo on demand

Selections & Awards

World Premiere: Concorto Film Festival, Official Selection

Festival International du Film de Nancy, Official Selection

Festival du Film Jeune de Lyon, Official Selection

Chicago International Children's Film Festival, s Official Selection

Festival du film court francophone - Un poing c'est court, Official Selection

XIII Encuentro Para cinéfagos 2023 – Best Production

Synopsis

Alan, a withdrawn and solitary young man, usually finds solace in his inner world. Today is the big day: he’s leaving the family home to enter working life.

With

Igor Kovalsky, Bernard Blancan

Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, département Charente Maritime, CNC,

Adami, Fenwick-Linde

Supported by

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Red Emma

by Macha Ovtchinnikova, fiction, 15 mn

Tiresias Films in coproduction with Groupe A (France)

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Synopsis

Emma Goldman, a feminist anarchist, is called in the middle of the night to assist the delivery of a baby in a poor family, with many mouths to feed. She tries to alleviate the suffering of the woman in labour. Back home, she is confronted by her partner Ed, exhausted by her absences. Forced to choose between her love for him and her activism, she writes the influencial speech "The Tragedy of Female Emancipation" (1906).

With

Salomé Richard, Grégoire Tachnakian, Caroline Corme

Supported by

CNC, Pictanovo, DRAC, le département de La Somme, BipTV, Le Fresnoy, Alain de Rotschild Foundation and Ciclic

Broadcasted on

Bip TV

Jodla

 by Willy Rollé, fiction, 25 mn, in French & creole français

Tiresias Films in coproduction with Aldabra Films (French Guyana)

Synopsis

On the verge of a break-up, Franz, who is Guyanese on his father's side, arrives from Stuttgart to find the Guyana of his childhood, his father and perhaps a new meaning to his life. On arrival, embarked on a wild carnival night, he embarks on an intimate epic in search of his identity.

Supported by

Territorial Collectivity of French Guiana

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