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The 2023 short film Competition

Selected from 4589 films, 11 shorts are presented this year in Competition, coming from 12 countries : Argentina, Colombia, Spain, the United States, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Iceland, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom and Ukraine. The Short Film Palme d’or will be handed by the Jury chaired by Ildikó Enyedi, Saturday, May 27, during the closing ceremony of the 76th Festival de Cannes.


The short films will be screened on Friday, May 26 at 11am in the Debussy Room and at 4:45pm in the Agnès Varda Room.


27 by Flóra Anna Buda
France & Hungary – 11′

Alice is 27 years old today. Even though she is suffocating a bit, she still lives with her parents and tends to live in her dreams to escape her dreary everyday life. After a psychedelic party on a factory roof, she has a serious drunken bike accident.


AS IT WAS de Anastasia Solonevych & Damian Kocur
Poland & Ukraine – 15′

Lera has been living in Berlin for almost a year since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. One day she decides to go back to Kyiv. On her way, she finds out that her family is not in Kyiv and will arrive only the next day. She meets her friend Kyrylo, with whom she spends the day.


FÁR de Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter
Iceland – 5′

At a downtown café, three business colleagues are discussing a future investment opportunity when a seagull hits the cafe’s window right in front of them. Anna, one of the colleagues, tries to ignore the event but is unable to shake off the incidents.


NADA DE TODO ESTO de Patricio Martínez & Francisco Canton
Argentina, Spain & United States – 15′

Whilst a mother drives with her daughter through the wealthy suburbs, she accidentally drives her car into a mansion’s beautiful flower patch. The daughter needs to provide the solution, before her mother’s visceral fascination with the house and its owner drives them both to a point of no return.


LA PERRA de Carla Melo Gampert
Colombia & France – 14′

Being a daughter, being a mother, becoming a woman.


TITS de Eivind Landsvik
Norway – 12′

Following an unpleasant run in at the beach, teenagers Oscar and Iben are left behind by their friends. When one of them makes a friendly gesture, they experience what might be the beginning of an unexpected relationship.


AUNQUE ES DE NOCHE de Guillermo García López
Spain & France – 14′

La Cañada, Europe’s largest slum on the outskirts of Madrid, has been without electricity for over a year. In the firelight, Toni, a 13 year-old boy, discovers that his best friend Nasser is leaving forever. Amongst Roma legends of a possible future, Toni looks for a way to stay connected to him.

Photo du film AUNQUE ES DE NOCHE de Guillermo García López

WILD SUMMON de Karni Arieli & Saul Freed
United Kingdom – 14′

A natural history fantasy film, following the dramatic life cycle of the wild salmon in human form. Narrated by Marianne Faithfull.


Indonesia – 15′

Basri & Salma, a husband and wife who own an Odong-Odong at the carnival together, spend their days taking care of other people’s children without any of their own. Between meddling relatives, self-doubt and an explosive confrontation, they uncover why they have not been blessed with a child.


POOF de Margaret Miller
United States – 10′

Ruby and Paula are gearing up to be their own bosses through multi-level success magnet FYZZLE Cosmetics when a small dog, a medium amount of blood, and a box of loose powder conspire against them.


LE SEXE DE MA MÈRE de Francis Canitrot
France – 14′

Eli lives with Marie, his strong-willed mother. Nostalgic for an unbridled youth, “the sex” is an obsession with the old lady. Intrusive, she would like her son to have the same sexual fulfillment as her. One night, Mary dies…


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