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With the love and determination of Claire Denis
With Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon, Grégoire Colin…
What is it about? Sarah and Jean are in love, they have been together for several years. They depend on each other. The desire never went away. One morning, Sarah meets François, her former lover, this François who introduced her to Jean, this François she left for Jean without hesitation.
do you know With Love and Relentlessness is adapted from Christine Angot’s novel A Turning Point in Life. This is the second time, after A Beautiful Interior Sun in 2017, that Claire Denis has collaborated with the novelist to write a screenplay. The director explained:
“The work with Christine is quite different this time. It is not a question of writing ex nihilo but of adapting one of her novels, A change of life. In addition, and that is not without, this project was formed by beginning of the pandemic.”
Rebel of Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
With Aboubakr Bensaihi, Lubna Azabal, Amir El Arbi…
What is it about? Kamal decided to go to Syria to help the war victims. But when he arrived, he was forced to join an armed group and found himself trapped in Raqqa. His younger brother Nassim, who dreamed of joining him, became easy prey for jihad recruiters.
do you know Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, to whom we owe aesthetic gangster films like Black and Gangsta, also directed the American blockbuster Bad Boys For Life, a sequel to Michael Bay’s Bad Boys and Bad Boys II. In May 2021, after managing two episodes of the Miss Marvel series, they were chosen to be in control of Batgirl, the new version of DC for HBO Max.
But the new management of Warner finally decided to cancel the film at the beginning of August 2022… An announcement that caused a real thunder in Hollywood when the blockbuster of 70 million dollars was already filmed and in the post -production phase.
The White Page by Murielle Magellan
With Sara Giraudeau, Pierre Deladonchamps, Grégoire Ludig…
What is it about? Eloise finds herself sitting alone on a bench in Paris. Who is he? What was he doing there? He doesn’t remember anything! He begins an investigation, full of surprises, to find out who he is. What if the amnesia allows him to find who he is, who he loves, and change his life?
do you know The White Page is adapted from the comic strip of the same name by Boulet and Pénélope Bagieu. Murielle Magellan loves the characters and the drawing, but also the problem of amnesia that afflicts the heroine Eloïse.
“I immediately fell in love with his concern, his search…confided the director who signed for the occasion his second feature film after the TV show Moi, grosse (2019), a comedy about obesity.
Everything Everywhere Everything at Once by Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan
Starring Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis…
What is it about? Evelyn Wang is tired: she no longer understands her family, her work and collapses under taxes… Suddenly, she finds herself immersed in the multiverse, parallel worlds where she explores all the lives that he could have brought.
do you know Evelyn’s father is James Hong. He is one of the greatest actors of all time who has appeared in almost 500 films and series. He is best known for his role as the magician David Lo Pan in John Carpenter’s Jack Burton’s Adventures in the Claws of the Mandarin.
Tasting by Ivan Calbérac
With Isabelle Carré, Bernard Campan, Mounir Amamra…
What is it about? Divorced from the gruff type, Jacques alone runs a small wine cellar, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Hortense, involved in the association and determined not to end up an old maid, entered her shop one day and decided to sign up for a tasting workshop…
do you know Isabelle Carré and Bernard Campan already played in Remembering Beautiful Things (2001). In addition, the actor found the director Ivan Calbérac after A week of two (and a half of school holidays) (2009).
The Five Devils by Léa Mysius
With Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sally Dramé, Swala Emati…
What is it about? Vicky, a strange and lonely little girl, has a gift: she can smell and reproduce all the scents of her choice, which she collects in carefully labeled jars. One day Julia, his father’s sister, burst into their lives. Vicky began developing her scent.
Do you know? Les Cinq Diables was born from the idea of a little girl obsessed with scents. A very personal subject for Léa Mysius who tried herself as a child to identify scents and reproduce them, to the point of later taking training to better understand the extraction and composition of perfumes. However, he did not want to put his film in the middle of perfume.
My Name is Gulpilil by Molly Reynolds
With David Gulpilil
What is it about? Plucked from the Australian bush as a child, David Gulpilil will become the first Aboriginal icon on the big screen. Torn between the traditions of his people and the excesses of Hollywood, the multi-talented actor and dancer tells us about the extraordinary journey of his life.
Do you know? The director talks about the three choices that prompted him to make this documentary: “The first is that this is David’s story of his life. The second is that he will speak directly to the camera. And the third is that no one will speak for him, nor about him. We will try to recreate his world.”
Flight of Jonas Poher Rasmussen
What is it about? The true story of Amin, an Afghan who had to flee his country in the late 80s as a child. Thirty years later, now a university student in Denmark, he will tell his best friend the true story of his journey and his struggle for freedom.
do you know Jonas Poher Rasmussen was 15 years old when he met Amin in Denmark. The latter came from Afghanistan alone and lives in a foster home, close to where the future director lives. He recalled:
“We passed each morning at the bus stop, on our way to high school, and gradually we became close friends. That was 25 years ago. Time, I never asked him about his past.”
Shabu by Shamira Raphaela
What is it about? The tragic failures of a young teenager from the working-class neighborhoods of Rotterdam. Because he damaged his grandmother’s car, he had to find money for repairs for one summer.
do you know Shamira Raphaëla wanted to adopt a different point of view in her 2014 documentary, Deal With It, which showed the dark and unfortunate side of the immigrant heritage, a Caribbean family that fell into drugs and crime. When Shabu happens in a poor neighborhood, there is no victimization or misery.
House of Memory of João Paulo Miranda Maria
With Antonio Pitanga, Ana Flavia Cavalcanti, Soren Hellerup…
What is it about? Cristovam, who comes from the Brazilian hinterland, works in a dairy factory in a prosperous region of Brazil, a former Austrian colony. He felt alone there, marked by cultural and ethnic differences. One day, he discovers an abandoned house full of things that remind him of where he came from.
Do you know? The starting point of Memory House is in a dream that João Paulo Miranda Maria had a few years ago. Later, he finds himself, along with other people, in a house full of memories and full of things from his past…