Les Arcs Film Festival focuses on Finland and Baltic countries for its 11th edition!
We are proud to announce that for our 11th edition which will take place from December, 14th to 21st, 2019, we will not focus on one but four European countries by highlighting Finland and Baltic countries, for the first time gathered together within the frame of a Focus.
In partnership with the Finnish Film Foundation, the Lithuanian Film Centre, the Estonian Film Institute and the National Film Centre of Latvia, this focus will combine recent feature and short films from Finland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia, to discover the new generation of talents, as well as more confirmed directors.
Moreover, we are willing to explore the dynamism of this territory regarding European coproductions during Les Arcs Coproduction Village.
A film for all men with a gentle soul and bad liver. For those who stand alone in the night, in their underwear.
Marcel, a former author and a well-known Bohemian, has retreated in Le Havre, where he lives happily when fate suddenly throws in his path an underage immigrant refugee from Africa.
Loneliness, disillusionment and the experience of ﬁrst love reveal the character of Raya, 17, living in rural Latvia with her grandmother and her little brother. A staggering turn of events shakes up their lives, and she must come to decisions that even a grown woman would ﬁnd difficult to make.
Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria
The lives of the owners of a nationalized pig farm in a small village are turned upside-down when a handsome American arrives, pledging to save the struggling enterprise.
Latvia, Germany, Greece
Modris is a normal 17-year-old but his addiction to gambling makes his relationship with his mother difficult, especially since she keeps on reminding him that his father is in prison - so he must have inherited his bad genes.
This darkly comic, crime mystery set in small-town Estonia centers on Elsa, the full time caretaker of her comatose son, Lauri, and the locals, who are abuzz with rumors about who shot Lauri and why.
A programme of three recent short films by Estonia's most emblematic animation director, Priit Pärn: Life without Gabrielel Ferri (2008), Divers in the rain (2010), Pilots on the way home (2014).
United States, Latvia
Signe Baumane and five women in her family battle with depression and madness.
Jurga and Tomas are about to meet the 6-year-old girl they plan to adopt. Once they arrive at the orphanage, they find out there’s been a mistake. Instead of the girl, a 12-year-old boy, called Sasha greets them.
Lithuania, France, Netherlands
At a summer aeronautical show, Sangaile meets Auste, a local girl of her age, who lives her life to the full with creativity and dare. Sangaile finds in her the only person to truly encourage her in flying.
Finland, Germany, Sweden
Olli Mäki was the first Finn ever to fight for the world championship in featherweight boxing, but lost the match humiliatingly in the second round. He calls it the best day of his life.
Finland, Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom, Sweden, United States
An intense biopic retracing the story of the cult artist Tom of Finland and the events that influenced his iconic homo-erotic drawings of muscular, uninhibited and proud men.