a film by Laurent Firode

7 min - 2016 - France

Knickers can sometimes save a life. But never for a long time.

Laurent Firode
After Chinese language studies, Laurent Firode shoots his first short film "the Death of the Singer from Mexico" in 1993. Its success in festivals allows him to pursue his career and shoot several other short films. In 1998, he directs his first feature, "le Battement d’aile du Papillon" with Audrey Tautou. After directing "My first Wedding" in Canada and in English, he comes back to france where he writes and directs for TV, for example "La Pomme de Newton" (Arte), Best screenplay at St Tropez. In 2012, he directs another feature, "Par Amour".
He also directs short films, such as the Trilogy started with "The Death of Santa Claus" (2012) and "Moonlight Serenade" (2014), to be concluded by "The Panties"!

SPECIAL MENTION "Click for Festivals” in the Short of the year Spring
Audience Award - Rencontres du Court de Montpellier (France)
Audience Award - Côté Courts en Val d’Oise (France)
Festival of Nations (Lenzing, Austria)
Tracce cinematografiche (Rome, Italy)
Festival Sup’ de Courts (Paris, France)
Festival Etang d’arts (Marseille, France) - in competition
Le court nous tient (Ile Saint Denis)
Festival Prix 2 Court (Schoelcher, Martinique) - out of competition
Eskişehir shortfest (Turquie) - internationale section not competitive
Pachuca film and short fest (Pachuca, Mexico) - in competition
"Night of Short" Festival Sunsète (Sète, France) - in competition
Shorts@Fringe, Azores Fringe Festival (Azores, Portugal) - in competition
XIV edition CinemadaMare (Rome, Italy) - in competition
The Unprecedented Cinema (Tallinn, Estonia) - in competition
Postira Seaside Film Festival (Postira, Croatia) - in competition
Sardinia Film Festival (Sassari, Italy) - in competition
Shorts at Moonlight at Kurzfilmfestival (Hofheim, Germany) - in competition
Rural FilmFest - El Edén de La Mancha (Ciudad Real, Spain) - in competition
Festival Alto Vicentino (Santorso, Italy) - in competition
Minikino Film Week (Bali, Indonesia) - film market
Comicron Film Festival (Pontelandolfo, Italy) - in competition
State AKorti (Viagrande, Italy) - in competition
Aaretaler Kurzfilmfestival (Münsingen, Switzerland) - out of competition
Maipu Cortos Festival de Cine de Humor (Maipu, Argentina) - in competition
Mizzica Film Fest (Casteltermini, Italy) - in competition
Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec (Quebec, Canada) - in competition
Draguicourt (Draguignan, France) - in competition
Reggio Film Festival (Reggio Emilia, Italy) - in competition
Mix Brasil Festival (Brazil) - in competition
Mostra Curtas Noia (Spain)
Festival Combat (France) - in international competition
Curtas Film Fest - International Short Film Festival of Vilagarcia de Arousa (Spain) - in competition
FICVI Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Vila-seca (Colombia) - in competition
Ikuska - Muestra de cortometraje de Pasaia (Spain) - in competition
Mostra Curtas Noia (Spain) - in competition
Festival International du Film de Comédie de Liège (Belgium) - in competition
Fest’Yves Arts Festival (France) - in competition
28th Istanbul International Short Film Festival (Turkey) - out of competition
Festival Les petits claps (France) - in competition
Cortisonici (Italy) - in competition
MovieScreen Festival (USA) - in competition
Festimatge - el Festival de la Imatge de Calella (Spain) - in competition
Festival Internacional de cortometrajes Shorty Week (Spain) - in competition
L’ombre d’un Court Fesival (Jouy-en-Josas, France) - in competition
Cinéma en Liberté (Toulon, France) - out of competition
Festival internacional de cine de Calzada de Calatrava (Spain) - in competition
Shortform Film Festival (Serbia) - in competition
Busho Budapest Short (Hungary) - in competition
Festival du Film Court en Armagnac (France) - in competition
XXS Dortmunder Kurzfilmfestival (Germany) - in competition
Tashort Fest (Barcelona, Spain) - finalist
Daroca & Prision (Spain) - in competition


Directed by: Laurent Firode
Produced by: Olivier Berlemont & Emilie Dubois
Cast: Maud Buquet, Julien Baptist, Jean-Michel Marnet, Darina Agaeva, Patrick Dross, Irène Ismaïloff
ISAN : 0000-0004-2845-0000-A-0000-0000-7
VISA : 143 553