Screenings 2012

île courts . un ailleurs : la Tunisie

all audiences Saturday 29 September . 6 pm l’Atelier littéraire . Port Louis free admission T : 208 29 15

This year, Île Courts invites a Tunisian festival, Les Rencontres Cinématographiques de Hergla. The selected films offer a journey in the lands of Maghreb, through several generations of Tunisian film makers.
Errance Nouri Bouzid Tunisia / Fiction / 2009 / 13’
A representation of black Africa in the mind of Tunisian people. This film is part of “L’Afrique vue par…”, a collective film composed by ten short films written by African directors and produced and presented at the 2nd Pan-African Festival in Algiers (Panaf’ 2009, Algeria)
L’Ambouba Nadia Raiss Tunisia / Animation / 2010 / 10’
Ambouba must not forget her appointment with Meherzia and Beya before 5 pm in Tunis. But time flies…
Tabou Meriem Riveill Tunisia / Fiction / 2011 / 15’
During a long, lonely night in Ramadan, Leila, a young eighteen year old girl, confronts her demons and her body pushes her to recall what happened to her…
Le Cuirassée de Abdelkarim Walid Mattar Tunisia / Fiction / 2004 / 10’
Young Tunisians are waiting to get their visa.
La Poule de Sabaa Meriem Riveill Tunisia / Animation / 2011 / 10’
Before she sleeps, Sabaa asks her mother to tell her a story. Between her mother’s version and Sabaa’s imaginary world, an unexpected story emerges…
Vers le Nord Youssef Chebbi Tunisia / Fiction / 2010 / 16’
It’s a dark night. Lost on a beach in the middle of nowhere, Mehdi and Nito, two smugglers of illegal migrants, are preparing to conclude a deal with the Albanian Mafia.

île courts en voyage #2

all audiences Thursday 29 September . 8 pm Stade Le Clézio . Grand Gaube free admission
program Jacques KERMABON, BREF Magazine

Île Courts goes to meet new audiences for decentralized screening sessions around the island: Tamarin, Grand Gaube and Port Louis. The program includes a surprise selection of Mauritian films, followed by a French program chosen by BREF, the French magazine dedicated to short films. The screenings are open to all. Bring your mats, a picnic and a sweater for a cinema evening under the stars!
Bisclavret Émilie Mercier France / Animation / 2011 / 14’
A lady remarks the repeated absences of her husband, a lord. She asks him about it and learns that he has the habit of undressing to become Bisclavret.
Diane Wellington Arnaud de Pallières France / Documentary / 2010 / 15’
Diane Wellington disappeared in South Dakota in 1938 at the age of 15. She has just been found.
Aglaée Rudi Rosenberg France / Fiction / 2010 / 19’
In the schoolyard, thirteen-year-old Benoît loses a bet with his mates. His dare is to ask out the most repulsive girl in the school. The girl’s name is Aglaée. She’s fifteen and suffers from a hip handicap. However, Aglaée’s not going to react as expected to his proposal.
La vie parisienne Vincent Dietschy France / 2011/ Fiction / 35’
A couple of Parisian teachers, Pierre and Marion, have a rather humdrum life. By chance, they meet Rémi, Marion’s childhood love. He invites them to a concert at the Élysée Palace for the President’s birthday, an occasion for a surprising evening.

île courts en voyage #3 – closing evening

closing evening saturday 29 September . 8 pm free admission The Caudan Waterfront . Port Louis
Île Courts Festival

Île Courts goes to meet new audiences for decentralized screenings around the island: Tamarin, Grand Gaube and Port Louis.
Because Île Courts‘ closing evening is a unique sharing moment, the Festival has prepared a surprise selection of the best films that have been screened during the 2012 Festival! So be curious, let yourself be carried away! Bring a sweater and your good mood for a cinema evening on the seafront and under the stars!

d’île en île . regards de l’océan Indien

all audiences Thursday 27 September . 8 pm free admission IFM . Rose Hill T : 467 42 22
Mohamed Saïd Ouma, FIFAI and Île Courts Festival

Île Courts offers a window onto the Indian Ocean films. In the program, there are films from Madagascar, Reunion Island and Mauritius for an island-hopping evening. The screening is open to everyone and will be followed by a discussion with the Mauritian film directors who will be attending.
Junior Joël Valery Mauritius, Australia / 2011 / Fiction / 11’
Three brothers venture into their new home land, but nothings happens as expected.
Brebis galeuse (Black Sheep) Alain Rakotoarisoa Madagascar / 2012 / Documentary / 20′
Andavamamba, Anjezika II, shanty town of Antananarivo, 2012. During a few weeks, Alain Rakotoarisoa records the daily life of Sily, a father who fights for his family’s survival in a neighborhood destroyed by violence, drugs and misery. The film is an immersion in the fringes of society.
Siggil Rémi Mazet Senegal, France / 2010 / Fiction / 15’
In a working-class area of Dakar, an old man is getting ready to go to an important meeting. At the other end of the city, in a sumptuous villa, someone is impatiently waiting for him.
Carte blanche . FIFAI Festival. Reunion Island
Seuls les poissons morts suivent le courant (Only dead fish follow the stream) Érika Étang-Salé Reunion Island / 2011 / Fiction / 26’
Yves has left Reunion Island during his youth to go work in France. Thirty years later, his son David decides to go live in Reunion despite the plans his father has for his future.
Carte blanche . FIFAI Festival . Reunion Island
Le Rouge du Paradis (The Red of Paradise) Nantenaina Lova Madagascar / 2008 / Fiction / 18′
Madagascar, 1982. When her husband tells her about his rebellious plan against the communist regime, Jeanne is unable to reason with him and she turns to her brother, who is a member of the party.
Conter les feuilles des arbres (Counting the tree leaves) Nantenaina Lova, Eva Lova-Bely Madagascar / 2011 / Fiction / 5′
Times of dream, play and leisure in the lives of three children in Madagascar: a fleeting moment revealing their perception of money and politics.
Home, Away Wassim Sookia Mauritius / 2011 / Fiction / 17’
Alex is a huge Manchester United fan who’s preparing for a Manchester versus Liverpool game. He has a satellite dish installed to be able to watch the game on TV. His young neighbor Kenny is a Liverpool fan who also hopes he’ll be able to watch the game. Yet Alex rejects his request…

île courts en voyage #1

all audiences Wednesday 26 September . 8 pm Tamarin Beach free admission
To have dinner or a drink before the screening in Tamarin, Tamarin Hotel offers a ÎLE COURTS formula.

Bookings: 483 69 27
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, in the presence of Jacques Curtil
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ÎLE COURTS goes to meet new audiences for decentralized screenings around the island: Tamarin, Grand Gaube and Port Louis. The program consists of a surprise selection Mauritian films, followed by an international program from the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, in collaboration with Canal Plus. The screenings are open to all. Bring your mats, a picnic and a sweater for a movie evening under the stars!
Curfew Shawn Christensen USA / 2011 / Fiction / 19′
At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
Winner Audience Award – Clermont International Short Film Festival 2012
La France qui se lève tôt Hugo Chesnard France / 2011 / Fiction / 22′
” As a negro, you will work hard, pay our taxes, our future. You will also contibute to our pensions. But no papers for foreigners! ”
Winner. National Audience Award Clermont-Ferrand 2012
Wild Life Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby Canada / 2011 / Animation / 13′
In 1909, a dapper young remittance man is sent from England to Alberta to work in a ranch. However, his affection for badminton, bird watching and liquor leaves him little time to take care of the cattle.

courts toujours !

young audiences: 10>12 years old IFM . Rose Hill T : 467 42 22
bookings for schools Tuesday 25 September . 10.30 am Wednesday 26 September . 10.30 am Thursday 27 September . 10.30 am Friday 28 September . 10.30 am free admission Saturday 29 September . 11.30 am
program Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, in the presence of Jacques Curtil

Scared (Apeurée) Patricia Sourdès France / 2010 / Animation / 4′
A little girl is in such constant fear that she moves by walking backwards. Before each new fear, she retreats a little bit more, until she is cornered, terrified, in tears. Her handicap prevents her from going towards the other. But she now wants to try.
Bisclavret Émilie Mercier France, Canada, Quebec / 2011 / Animation / 14′
A lady remarks the repeated absences of her husband, a lord. She asks him about it and learns that he has the habit of undressing to become Bisclavret.
Kin L’Atelier Collectif Belgium / 2011 / Animation / 11′
A social portrait of Kinshasa, made with African-style toys.
The Stubborn Mule and the Remote Control (A Mula Teimosa E O Controle Remoto) Helio Villela Brazil / 2010 / Fiction / 15′
The story of a friendship and a silent duel.

culottes court(e)s

Young audiences: 6>10 years old IFM . Rose Hill T : 467 42 22
Bookings for schoolsTuesday 25 September . 9 am Wednesday 26 September . 9 am Thursday 27 September . 9 am Friday 28 September . 9 am Free admission Saturday 29 September . 10 am
Program Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival,in the presence of Jacques Curtil

Luminaris Juan Pablo Zaramella Argentina / 2011 / Animation / 6′
In a world controlled and timed by the light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change destiny.
Duo de volailles, sauce chasseur Pascale Hecquet Belgium, France / 2011 / Animation / 6′
Life hangs by a thread. Sometimes, it is none other than an old floor lamp switch. The question (of life or death) should be: Must the light stay on or off? This exploration between hunter and prey, will be revealed with music.
Quoi de neuf ! (Mitä Kuuluu ?) Risto-Pekka Blom Finland / 2010 / Experimental – fiction / 3′
The film combines distressed and happy sounds of a baby with images of adult men and women acting out the sounds and the feelings that they carry.
Gros Yohann Auroux-Bernard France / 2011 / Animation / 5′
A small, isolated farm is struck by a strange phenomenon. The farmer’s life changes along with his surroundings. He must adapt, in his own way, to this new zany world.
Corrida (Korida) Janis Cimermanis Latvia / 2010 / Animation / 7′
A corrida is taking place in Madrid. Everything is going the usual way, but suddenly the bull begins to win over the bullfighter. The rescue team is called to help with this situation.
Démons (Tuurngait) Paul Emile Boucher France / 2011 / Animation / 6′
An Inuit child wanders away from his village, fascinated by a wild bird. His father follows his trail, determined to find him before he gets lost on the ice floe.
Orange ô désespoir John Banana France / 2011 / Animation / 3′
A small sad orange decides to leave for the other side of the shop and hang out with a bunch of fun, dancing pineapples.
La petite poupée de Papa (Bonequinha do Papai) Luciana Eguti, Paulo Muppet Brazil / 2010 / Animation / 4′
A music video about a robot doll and an ode to obsolete technologies. Created for the musicBonequinha do Papai by the band Little Citizen.

île courts – the 2012 collection

opening evening Tuesday 25 September . 8.30 pm cinéma Star . Bagatelle
screening discussion cocktail
Limited seats, invitations can be collected at: IFM . Rose Hill T : 467 42 22

In the presence of Moussa Touré, Senegalese director and the patron of Île Courts Festival 2012.


Île Courts Île Courts pays homage to Radha-Rajen Jaganathen by offering the audience the opportunity to rediscover two of his films:

Screenwriter, producer and director, Radha-Rajen Jaganathen was born in Mauritius on 10 October 1951. After a particularly violent cyclone took away their small house, his family emigrates to Strasbourg in 1960. He obtains his baccalaureate as an independant candidate, and enters the INSAS-Institut National Supérieur des Arts et Spectacles, a Belgian film and theater school. After two years of theatrical studies, Radha-Rajen Jaganathen takes part in the examinations of IDHEC-Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques. He is admitted as the top of the class in this film school where he meets Makiko Suzuki, his partner. After having worked as an assistant director and assistant camera, he creates a production company, Quintet Films, which produces film language learning programs. In the series Image par image, with Jean Douchet et Makiko Suzuki, he analyses the great classics of the history of cinema (Fritz Lang, Jean Renoir, Orson Welles, Griffith, Eisenstein, Jacques Tati). They also produce a series for children, Ça c’est du cinéma, which is broadcast in nearly 20 countries. Twenty short films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton are presented in this program in order to help the young audiences to become familiar with the film language.  
To Lucy (MAASAI CONNECTION) Radha-Rajen Jaganathen, Maki J. Algen France / 1993 / Fiction / 9’
One night a masai herdsman hears the distant call of a woman who lived 3 million years ago, begging him to fetch her and bring her back to the land of her birth. From the plains of Kenya to Paris, three herdsmen follow signs and symbols until they arrive at the museum where the bones of Lucy are kept…
First prize at the Festivals of Montreal, Amiens and Ouagadougou

To be a good jockey Radha-Rajen Jaganathen France / 1996 / Documentaire / 9’
A small Mauritian child who silently observes the comings and goings of the jockeys and the horse racings has a secret. He dreams of a horse, of his horse. He also dreams of celebration and victory…
This screening was made thanks to the support of François Margolin and Emmanuelle Stéphan.


The 2012 collection films are the result of the creation work initiated during the Écrire court scriptwriting workshop of the 2011 Île Courts Festival.The screening will be followed by an open discussion with the audience, in the presence of the film directors.
The Ring Mikhaël Botebol Mauritius / 2012 / Fiction / 10’
Jean works on the assembly line of a factory. Old and tired as his machine, after more than thirty years of hard work, he is downtrodden by Fred, the production manager, who takes advantage of his power to abuse Lise. But the young maid and the old worker do not intend to be messed around endlessly.
Chrysalis Martine Charrié Mauritius / 2012 / Fiction / 7’
Deborah is a young urban professional who is very proud of her career. An unexpected visit from her father at her workplace shakes up her routine and pushes her to stop worrying about appearances.
The Rose Charlotte Nina Mauritius / 2012 / Fiction / 10’
Karine always looses her job, while her husband Eric has a stable position. When she tells him about her last dismissal, he is very upset. Sheila, their neighbour, has a solution… Will Eric be able to see the change in Karine’s life?
My Dad is a Hero Joëlle Buckland Mauritius / 2012 / Fiction / 7’
That night at the Lavoisier’s, a very poor family, the dinner is meagre, and little Jhamel, still hungry, starts to daydream…
The Encounter John Rabaud Mauritius / 2012 / Fiction / 17’
Dim, a 17-years-old teenager, is withdrawn since his father’s death. One day, influenced by his friend Alex, and to hide from his strict mother, he decides to skip school. During this trip, Alex hopes that Dim will forget his concerns. But sometimes the road to hell is paved with good intentions…

Screenings 2012

Mardi 25 septembre 2012

Mercredi 26 septembre 2012

Jeudi 27 septembre 2012

Vendredi 28 septembre 2012

Samedi 29 septembre 2012

culotte court(e)s

jeune public . 6 > 10 ans
IFM . Rose Hill

courts toujours !

jeune public . 10 > 12 ans
IFM . Rose Hill

île courts un ailleurs : la Tunisie

tout public
l’Atelier littéraire
Port Louis

Île Courts en voyage 2

soirée de clôture
le Caudan Waterfront
Port Louis

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