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Lucie

Synopsis: 

After a big fight, teenage girl Lucie steals her boyfriend's dearest motorcycle for revenge. She rides out into town but later realizes the journey might be easy to start but hard to end.

Runtime: 
00:19:33
English subtitle: 
Yes

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Information for the Audience: 

Lucie, a normal village girl who is longing for freedom and excitement one day rides out. It begins as a revenge but soon evolves into an adventure she secretly enjoys. She wants to get away from the little village, the lousy pub she works at and her stubborn boyfriend, but things gradually go beyond her anticipation. Maybe there is no absolute freedom and she cannot possibly run away; maybe the real freedom comes at the cost of 'losing it all'.

Lucie is a realistic coming-of-age drama about a teenage girl's dilemma of freedom pursuit. Teenage years are messy. Especially for girls. They put themselves in risky situations because there is such a strong desire to be free and desirable. I hope to create something that feels truthful. Most actors in the film had no acting experience. I also chose to shoot with portable camera with hand-held style and mostly natural lighting to accommodate the spontaneity of my actors, to make the film honest, emotionally complicated and alive.

Screenings / Awards: 
AWARDS
BEST DIRECTING AWARD/BEST SCREENWRITING AWARD - PRAGUE FILM SCHOOL Prague
BEST FICTION FILM OF THE YEAR - 13TH BEIJING INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (BIFF) China
BEST SHORT FILM - AMPHIBIA YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL China
SPECIAL MENTION AWARD - PROMOFEST SHORT OF THE YEAR Spain 
SPECIAL MENTION AWARD - EARLY BIRD INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL Bulgaria
 
HONORABLE MENTION - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LIQUIQUE - FICIQQ 9  Chile

 
FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
2016 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM CORNER France
2016 PROMOFEST SHORT OF THE YEAR - SPECIAL MENTION AWARD Spain
2016 AUDIOVISUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Colombia
2016 16TH INTERNATIONAL CINE A LA CALLE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Colombia
2016 INTERNATIONAL HALL OF THE LIGHT Colombia
2016 A LONG WEEK OF SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL, SHANGHAI China
2016 8 PICKNIC FILM FESTIVAL Spain
2016 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL PARISIAN SEASONS France
2016 ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Tanzania
2016 TLANCHANA FEST, FILM AND DIGITAL ART FESTIVAL Mexico
2016 WATCHOUT! FILM FESTIVAL Republic of Macedonia
2016 FIRST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL XINING China Nominated for Best Short Film
2016 LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL Italy
2016 LIVIV INTERNTAIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WIZ-ART Ukraine
2016 INCORTO FESTIVAL Mexico
2016 FESTIVAL DE CINE SOLIDARIO DE GUADALAJARA - FESCIGU Spain
2016 MALESCORTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Italy
2016 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE CUENCA, FICCIÓN - 20 Spain
2016 ECOFESTIVALPESIO - FESTIVAL DEL CORTOMETRAGGIO DI ANIMAZIONE E DI CORTI ECOLOGICI Italy
2016 7TH BOGOTÁ CITY CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS FILM FESTIVAL Colombia
2016 AFGHANISTAN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL Afghanistan
2016 CHEFCHAOUEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (FCFEJ) Morocco
2016 PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL UK Nominated for Best Short Film
2016 CERVIGNANO FILM FESTIVAL Italy
2016 13TH BEIJING INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL China
2016 INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL VISION Russia 
2016 KIN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL Armenia 
2016 VISUALIZAME AUDIOVISUAL & MUJER Spain
2016 8 FESTIVAL DE CINE Y ARTES VISUALES BUGARTE Colombia 
2016 A-TAR INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM SCHOOLS Mexico
2016 BRNO 16 - 57TH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Czech Republic
2016 ROME INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL Italy 
2016 18TH INTERNATIONAL YOUTH MEDIA FESTIVAL YOUKI Austria 
2016 EARLY BIRD INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL Bulgaria Special Mention Award
2016 ARICA NATIVA RURAL FILM FESTIVAL Chile 
2016 UABC FILM FESTIVAL- Festival Internacional de Cine de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Mexico
2016 CINEMISTICA Spain 
2016 CIFF - CHINA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL China
2016 AMPHIBIA YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL China
2017 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DONA I CINEMA - MUJER Y CINE - WOMAN & FILM Spain
2017 RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL US
2017 SHORTCUP FILM FESTIVAL Brazil
2017 MY MUMBAI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL India
2017 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LIQUIQUE - FICIQQ 9  Chile



Directed by: 
Ran Li
Writing credits: 
Ran Li
Cast: 
Rosalie Malinska Jan Hadraba Karel Janda
Produced by: 
Ran Li, Jiri Papousek
Cinematography by: 
Ondrej Belica
Film Editing by: 
Ran Li
Casting by: 
Ran Li, Jiri Papousek
Art Direction by: 
Bio Masha
Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Official sites: 
https://www.facebook.com/luciethefilm/
Total votes: 1494

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