‘A World Without Women’

(Above: Vincent Macaigne and two women — Laure Calamy and Constance Rousseau — star in ‘A World Without Women’)

It’s quite a summer for French director/writer Guillaume Brac. His documentary L’Île au trésor opened in French theaters July 4, his latest short film July Tales premieres July 25, and you can now stream his breakout short, A World Without Women (2012), free until August 18.

Indeed, summertime, water and young people seem to be Brac’s cinematic obsessions. Here’s the trailer for A World Without Women, which takes place at a small seaside resort in Normandy:

Unifrance, which promotes French cinema worldwide, is running the free stream of the 48-minute film, which it calls “a Rohmerian fable…filled with joie de vivre and a certain melancholy” and “an important film in the history of contemporary French cinema.”

To see for yourself, go to en.unifrance.org/movie/32738/a-world-without-women and be sure to click or tap the “CC” button to include  English subtitles.

There’s no way to see Brac’s new films in the US yet. The feature-length L’Île au trésor explores “a summer on an island of leisure in the Paris region.” Here, in French, is the opening scene, with commentary by Brac:

The  69-minute July Tales tells “two stories, four girls, four boys, on one summer day that will change their lives forever.” One of the stories involves swimming in a Parisian suburb, the other Bastille Day activities at a Paris university. Here’s a scene with English subtitles:


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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