A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, in partnership with the Alliance Française of Los Angeles, brings Les Lutins du Court-Métrage 2014 to Los Angeles as part of its public performing arts series at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. A selection of 2014’s best French short films will screen at the event. The evening will include two one-hour programs with a 15-minute intermission, which will include complimentary wine and cheese. All films are in French with English subtitles. This annual event always sells out, so reserve your tickets early.

Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of tickets. Email editor@culturespotla.com with TRK in the subject line to be entered in the drawing.

Since 1998, Les Lutins du Court-Métrage (The Leprechauns of the Short Film) have promoted and disseminated French short films to a wider audience. More than 2,000 cinema professionals vote annually in a format inspired by the Césars (the French “Oscars”) to determine the 25 best French short films of the year.

Les Lutins du Court-Métrage 2014 Program

Lisboa Orchestra

A musical walk in the city of the seven hills, “Lisboa Orchestrais composed of sound and visual

samples collected in the Portuguese capital. 12 minutes, directed by Guillaume Delaperreire.

La Fugue” (The Runaway)

This journey, through the suburbs of Marseille, follows a social worker and a young offender on

their way to court. 22 minutes, directed by Jean-Bernard Marlin.

Betty’s Blues

In this animated story of love and revenge, a young guitarist tries his luck in an old Louisiana

blues dive. 11 minutes, directed by Rémi Vandenitte.

Intermission (15 minutes)

Être Vivant” (A Living Being)

Set in the streets of Paris, a male voice describes, with ruthless precision, the physical and mental

journey of a man who has just become homeless. 17 minutes, directed by Emmanuel Gras.

Miniyamba” (Walking Blues)

Taking an artistic approach to a difficult topic, this animation tells the complex story of a risky

journey from Sub-Saharan Africa to Europe, where dreams are confronted with harsh reality. 14

minutes, directed by Luc Perez.

La Virée à Paname” (A Day Out in Paris)

In search of inspiration, a young man leaves his neighborhood to attend a writing workshop in

Paris, but things don’t turn out as planned. 22 minutes, directed by Carine May and Hakim


5 Mètres 80” (5 Meters 80)

In this animation, a herd of giraffes embarks on a sequence of high-flying acrobatic dives. 5

minutes, directed by Nicolas Deveaux.

Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz is located at 10361 W. Pico Blvd., LA 90064. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. For tickets and more information, visit https://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com/2014/11/14/les-lutins-du-court-metrage-2014/ or call (310) 286-0553.