Selfie (2019) – [Online FILM]
- 03 May 2021
- 15 May 2021
- 03 May, All Day
15 May, All Day
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Produced by Adrian Politowski, Adrien Desanges
Director: Tristan Aurouet, Thomas Bidegain, Marc Fitoussi, Cyril Gelblat, Vianney Lebasque
Cast: Blanche Gardin, Maxence Tual, Elsa Zylberstein
Runtime: 1hr48 mins
About the film
These five darkly humorous, interlinking stories explore our increasing dependence upon digital media. Cyberstalking, social media, online shopping, swipe dating, vlogging – all come under its insightful gaze. Starring Fanny Sidney from Netflix hit Call My Agent, Selfie is much cleverer proposition than most anthology or portmanteau films, with characters and plot lines recurring throughout the different stories. As the web connections grow, the film builds towards a grande finale set at a wedding on an island with no mobile phone signal – until someone finds one, leading to an hilarious showdown.
“If one image here doesn’t tickle you, it’s easy enough to swipe to the next.” – Variety.
“Like any good anthology, each of these stories manage to be very different while still sharing a clear through line. Each one wittily takes a crack at our dependence on clicks, as well as how brave — and often stupid — anonymity can make us.” – Amelia Emberwing, What to Watch.
“these five stories cleverly use certain aspects of technology to create funny situations, which are never far from reality. The humor is finally quite subtle, never at the expense of the characters… The construction is skillful because it gives the impression that the five skits are not separate. It is amazing (to me at least) that such a film has not been better received by critics and audiences. Could it be because it is too close to us?” – L’Oeil sur l’Ecran
“The stories complement each other perfectly well and sometimes respond to each other thanks to ‘connections’ between the characters in the different acts. Selfie therefore manages to fulfill its double promise by giving viewers a good time, while opening up avenues for them to think about the importance, not always happy, taken by digital technology in today’s society. A great success!”
Antoine Corte, Bulles de Culture.