France / Short films about handicap to be shown in Marseilles’ old port

From December 7th to 9th Marseilles is hosting the 3rd Festi’Life, the international festival of short films about handicap.

Organized by the Marseilles town council, 33 short films from 14 different countries will be shown to the public at the Théâtre de La Criée in the old port. Poetic documentaries, gentle animations or close-to-the bone comedies, these films present an original point of view on the great diversity of human handicaps.

Included in the selection are some from Mediterranean countries, such as Sergi Agusti’s Spanish documentary One Goal about amputee war veterans who become icons of peace and hope by creating a soccer team, or Franco di Pietro’s Italian documentary Uva viola (Red grapes), an optimistic portrait of three people with Down’s syndrome, all holding down full-time jobs.

The jury, chaired by French actress Clémentine Célarié, will choose the best films in the competition. To open the festival on Thursday December 7th, Festi’Life presents the Aurora dance show.

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