MyFrenchFilmFestival on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand

TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand is partnering with Unifrance to present recent releases from MyFrenchFilmFestival, an innovative global online French film festival showcasing the next generation of Francophone filmmakers.


Les héros ne meurent jamais/Heroes Don't Die (2019)

In French with English subtitles On The Road category.

Part road movie, part fantasy, this surreal film is full of surprises and enchantment, one of them being the fabulous Adèle Haenel.

After being violently called out by a stranger, Joachim believes he is the reincarnation of a Serbian soldier who died on the very day he was born. He embarks with his friend Alice and a small film crew on a journey to Bosnia to track back details of his former life.In a country haunted by war, Alice will manage to make him reach immortality.

"A breezy little sweetheart of a debut that threatens to give the rather ominous description 'quirky French romantic comedy' a good name." - Variety

Director: Aude Léa Rapin
Cast: Adèle Haenel, Jonathan Couzinié, Antonia Buresi, Hasija Borić
Genre: Drama

Adolescentes (2019)

In French with English subtitles Forever Young category.

A moving documentary on the pivotal teenage years, reminiscent in its style and tone of Richard Linklater's masterpiece 'Boyhood'.

Emma and Anaïs are best friends and yet everything in their life seems to oppose them, their social background but also their personality. From the age of 13 to 18, Adolescentes follows the two teenagers during these years where radical transformations and first times punctuate daily life. Through their personal stories, the film offers a rare portray of France and its recent history.

"Both tender and heartwrenching, a beautiful film on the mysterious world of teens." - Elle

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz
Genre: Documentary

Felicità (2019)

In French with English subtitles Crazy Loving Families category.

The must-see film of the selection! From a family tragedy, Bruno Merle brings a poetic, touching, and quirky story, brought to life beautifully and sensibly by Pio Marmaï.

Tommy, 11 years old, is on the road again with her eccentric parents. This time, her freshly out-of-jail father has promised her: she won't miss the first school day of the term! That was before her dad stole a sports car, her mother disappeared and an astronaut popped by.

"Darkly offbeat comedy keeps theviewer guessing with tonal shifts" - The Wee Review

Director: Bruno Merle
With: Pio Marmaï, Rita Merle, Camille Rutherford, Bert Haelvoet
Genre: Drama

Just kids (2019)

In French with English subtitles.Crazy Loving Families category.

This story about siblings growing apart is filmed with a certain fragility and realism and is embodied by two incredible young actors.

After losing both their parents, Jack, 19, Lisa, 17, and Mathis, 10, have to fend for themselves. Being of age, Jack can petition for the custody of his siblings, and so soon finds himself in charge – of his own future, but also Lisa’s and in particular Mathis’. Lisa leaves town to move to the South of France. Likewise, Jack decides to leave with his young brother. A journey, and then a fresh start, with the weight of the past on their shoulders yet with childhood and youth instilling great energy, strength and power into their lives.
"Christophe Blanc explores with great psychological accuracy and formal inventiveness the journey of grieving siblings left to their own devices." - Cineuropa

Director: Christophe Blanc
Cast: Kacey Mottet Klein, Andrea Maggiulli, Anamaria Vartolomei, Angelina Woreth
Genre: Drama

Vif-argent/Burning Ghost (2019)

In French with English subtitles.

An offbeat and supernatural romance, largely influenced by the cinema of Jean Cocteau and the mythology of Orpheus. Uniquely exciting.

Juste wanders the streets of Paris looking for people only he can see. He collects their last memory before helping them into the afterlife. One day Agathe, a young woman, recognizes him. She belongs to his previous life. She is alive and he is a ghost. How will they manage to love each other and seize this second chance?

“A poetic Paris-set meditation on the afterlife.- Hollywood Reporter

DirectorStéphane Batut
With: Thimotée Robart, Judith Chemla,Djolof Mbengue, Saadia Bentaïeb
Genre: Thriller

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