In 2015, Napoleon’s troops were forced to suffer one of history’s most historic defeats once again, before getting back into their sweats, hopping in their cars and driving back home. 2015 marked the 200th anniversary of the extraordinary battle, which shaped Europe for a century, and was too unique an opportunity for director Aude Léa to pass up, and she took the chance to film, “Long Live the Emperor,” which is in competition at Unifrance
’s 2018 edition of the online MyFrenchFilmFestival.
Paris-based Les Films de Pierre
, the company behind one Cannes favorite “Bpm
(Beats Per Minute),” produced the short. International sales are being handled by L’Agence du Court Métrage.
In the film, Bébé, a newcomer to the reenactment scene, has put together a flawless uniform, armed himself with era-appropriate ordinance, practiced his maneuvers and pitched his tent in anticipation of participating in the Bicentennial. His devastatingly devoted wife Luda has joined him, even if she