Robert French and French-Language Focus

Sponsored by Jane M. & Bruce P. Robert Charitable Foundation, with support by Centre Francophone at Webster University and TV5MONDE

Directed by Isidore Bethel & Francis Leplay

When his older boyfriend loses interest in him, filmmaker Isidore Bethel looks for a way forward.…

Directed by Felix Dufour-Laperrière

The animated essay film “Archipelago” is partly documentary but mostly fiction, with poetry perhaps the…

An examination of the life and conservation of animals across the globe.
A program that captures the wisdom, the humor, and the pain that comes with age.
Children are the future, and their present experiences captured in these shorts demonstrate what that future…
Directed by Bruno Dumont

Set in contemporary Paris, “France” — the latest from SLIFF alum Bruno Dumont (“Slack Bay,” “The Life of…

Directed by Antoine vans

In “The Insurer,” an energetic comic thriller, a young female insurance-fraud investigator pairs up with…

Directed by Julie Cohen & Betsy West

“Julia” — directed by Julie Cohen and Betty West, who also helmed the Oscar-nominated “RBG” — brings to…

Directed by David Dufresne

Journalist David Dufresne’s first documentary is a devastatingly timely investigation of the place of…

A third helping of animated shorts.
A selection of many of the absolute best of this year's shorts submissions, ranging from an experimental…
Demented clowns, matchmaking kids, and a poker night highlight our second comedy program.
A sampler of films with diverse subjects, including the pandemic, divorce, and puppetry, but similar themes.
Stories from around the globe, including the Netherlands, Romania, and China, both demonstrate our common…
SLIFF's third dramatic program grapples with topics such as prison, capitalism, and the patriarchy.
Explorations of both body and mind that are only possible through experimental film.
Science-fiction shorts that explore the timely and the timeless.
Directed by Jacques Audiard

In “Paris, 13th District” — which debuted at Cannes — three girls and a boy become friends, sometimes…

Directed by Grégory Magne

In the lively French comedy “Perfumes,” Anne Walberg (Emmanuelle Devos) is a celebrity in the world of…

Directed by Céline Sciamma

In “Petite Maman,” Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to her critically lauded “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” 8-…

Directed by Farid Bentoumi

In this ecological thriller based on true events, Nour Hamadi (Zita Henrot) returns to her small hometown…

Directed by Chloé Mazlo

Celebrated animator Chloé Mazlo makes her feature debut with this strikingly original film inspired by her…

Perfect for 9- to 12-year-olds, this collection features both discoveries from the past and explorations of…
The surrealist movement — started by Guillaume Apollinaire and eventually led by André Breton — had its roots…