The Courtesy of Angels (2017)

Director: Valérie THEODORE

Official Selection 2017

The Courtesy of Angels (2017)

Louise, a young care assistant, performs an internship in a retirement home, final step before the hiring that she hopes for. Her unexpected encounter with an old amnesic man, Mr Vadim, leads the young woman to face a decisive choice. Her future is about to tip over.

Director: Valérie THEODORE

France

Director's Biography

VALERIE THEODORE IS A FRENCH ACTRESS AND MOVIE DIRECTOR. HER FIRST SHORT FILM “JE VOUS PRIE DE SORTIR” (“WOULD YOU BE KIND TO LEAVE, SIR”) HAS BEEN SELECTED IN MORE THAN 50 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS AND WAS AWARDED 18 TIMES.

SHE WON THE BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARD AT THE CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN 2013.

SHE FINISHED HER SECOND SHORT FILM “THE COURTESY OF ANGELS” (“LA POLITESSE DES ANGES”) IN 2016 WHICH HAS BEEN SELECTED IN MORE THAN 40 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS AND WON THE BEST EUROPE FILM AWARD AT THE EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS IN POLAND.

Screenwriter & Director 2016 : “LA POLITESSE DES ANGES” (“THE COURTESY OF ANGELS”), 23 minutes

• AWARDS -BEST EUROPE FILM AWARD, EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS, POLAND (2017) -BEST FILM AWARD, AMIIWORKFEST, LITHUANIA (2017) -BEST DIRECTOR AWARD, RED CORNER FILM FESTIVAL, ITALY (2017) -SPECIAL JURY AWARD, SHORT TO THE POINT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, ROMANIA (2017) -JURY SPECIAL MENTION, EUROCINEMA FILM FESTIVAL, SWITZERLAND (2017) -BEST ACTRESS AWARD FOR DELPHINE THEODORE, WOLVES INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, LITHUANIA -BEST ACTRESS AWARD FOR DELPHINE THEODORE, PAUL SIMON FILM FESTIVAL (2017) -BEST SOUNDTRACK AWARD, PAUL SIMON FILM FESTIVAL (2017)

• SELECTIONS -FESTiFRANCE BH - BELO HORIZONTE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, BRAZIL (2017) -FRENCH SPRING FESTIVAL IN UKRAINE (2017) -INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL PARISIAN SEASONS IN SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (2017) -HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL OF BARCELONA, SPAIN (2017) -OJO COJO INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST, SPAIN (2017) -CINALFAMA, LISBON INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS, PORTUGAL (2017) -OLHARES DO MEDITERRANEO FESTIVAL, PORTUGAL (2017) -CONTIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE (2017) -FESTIVAL OF NATIONS, AUSTRIA (2017) -AUSTRIAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, AUSTRIA (2017) -FICCSUR, SOUTHERN CONE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, CHILE (2017) -STOCKHOLM INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, SWEDEN (2017) -MOVING PICTURES FESTIVAL, BELGIUM (2017) -TWO RIVERSIDES FILM AND ART FESTIVAL, POLAND (2017) -MedFF, ITALY (2017) -MIAMI BEACH FILM FESTIVAL- Finalist, UNITED STATES (2017) -DELCO FILM FESTIVAL, UNITED STATES (2017) -FILM FEST 52, UNITED STATES (2017) -SOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, ARMENIA (2017) -AM EGYPT FILM FESTIVAL, EGYPT (2017) -FRAME BY SOUND FESTIVAL - Finalist, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (2017) -SUNRISE 45 FILM FESTIVAL, UNITED STATES (2017) -NIDA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, LITHUANIA (2017) -BALI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, INDONESIA (2017) -EAU CLAIRE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL, UNITED STATES (2017) -CHARLOTTE FILM FESTIVAL, UNITED STATES (2017) - TWIN CITIES FILM FESTIVAL, UNITED STATES (2017) -ECRAN LIBRE FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE (2017) -FICABC - ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, COLOMBIA (2017) -FISHEYE FILM FESTIVAL, ENGLAND (2017) -INDIGO MOON FILM FESTIVAL, UNITED STATES (2017) -OUARZAZATE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, MOROCCO (2017) -SOUTHERN CITY FILM FESTIVAL, UNITED STATES (2017) -DIRECTORS CUT FILM FESTIVAL, CANADA (2017) -CROSSING THE SCREEN, UNITED KINGDOM (2017) -IBIZACINEFEST, SPAIN (2018)

2011 : “JE VOUS PRIE DE SORTIR” (“WOULD YOU BE KIND TO LEAVE, SIR”), 18 minutes

• AWARDS -BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARD, CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -BEST SHORT FILM PRIZE, HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL OF BARCELONA, SPAIN -MAIN PRIZE OF THE JURY, FILM AND ART FESTIVAL TWO RIVERSIDES, POLAND -DIPLOME OF THE JURY, FESTIVAL OF NATIONS, EBENSEE, AUSTRIA -JULIET BERTO PRIZE, GRENOBLE FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -BEST SHORT FILM PRIZE, LUCHON FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY, ALES FILM FESTIVAL “ITINERANCES”, FRANCE -PRESS PRIZE, VAULX-EN-VELIN FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -BEST MUSIC PRIZE, LES NUITS MEDITERRANEENNES FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -BEST SHORT FILM PRIZE, 24 COURTS FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -PUBLIC PRIZE, 24 COURTS FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -BEST ACTOR PRIZE, 24 COURTS FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -PUBLIC PRIZE, FESTAFILM FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -BEST SHORT FILM PRIZE, PAUL SIMON FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -MAIN PRIZE OF THE JURY, LUSSACAIS FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -BEST SHORT FILM PRIZE, LOCMINE FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -PUBLIC PRIZE, IMAGES IN CABESTANY FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -PUBLIC PRIZE, KINOMA FILM FESTIVAL N°13, FRANCE

• SELECTIONS -NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL, UNITED STATES -HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL, INDIANAPOLIS, UNITED STATES -SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL, LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES -BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, AUSTRALIA -INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, REGARD SUR LE COURT METRAGE AU SAGUENAY, CANADA-MONT-TREMBLANT FILM FESTIVAL, QUEBEC -CASA CURTA-SE FILM FESTIVAL, BRESIL -TUBINGEN-STUTTGART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, GERMANY -WITNEY FILM FESTIVAL, UNITED KINGDOM -CINEMADAMARE FILM FESTIVAL, ITALY -INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, MAREMETRAGGIO, ITALY -FILMETS, BADALONA FILM FESTIVAL, SPAIN -OUFF, OURENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SPAIN -EMMENTALER FILMTAGE FILM FESTIVAL, SWITZERLAND -HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF TUNIS, TUNISIA -KARAMA, HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL OF AMMAN, JORDANY -ATAKPAME FILM FESTIVAL, TOGO -INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WIZ-ART, LVIV, UKRAINE -AVIGNON FILM FESTIVAL, “FESTIVAL DU FILM PRECAIRE”, FRANCE -AVIGNON FILM FESTIVAL, “FENETRES SUR COURTS”, FRANCE -MARSEILLE FILM FESTIVAL, “RENCONTRES INATTENDUES”, FRANCE -COURTIVORE FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -PEZENAS FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -COURTS DANS LA VALLEE FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -NEGOCINE FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -CINE-RENCONTRES DE PRADES FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -HERAULT DU CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -LES TOILES DU COURT FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -PRINTEMPS DES ARTS EN RESISTANCE FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -GRASSE FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -ARMORICOURT FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -ECRAN LIBRE FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE - CITY COURT FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -ART COURT FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE -FAITES DES COURTS FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE

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