Shooting anecdotes, declarations of intent, information for film lovers: Discover behind the scenes of cinema releases every week.
Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru by Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson, Jonathan Del Val
Starring Gad Elmaleh, Steve Carell, Gerard Darmon…
Why is ? With the 1970s in full swing, Gru, who grew up surrounded by bell bottoms and blooming hair in the suburbs, hatched a Machiavellian plan to successfully join a famous group of super villains known as the Vicious 6, of which he is the biggest fan is.
Did you know ? Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru is the sequel to Minions, which was released in 2015 and grossed $1.16 billion worldwide from its theatrical release! It’s also a prequel to the Despicable Me franchise, which began in 2010.
According to Yang of Kogonada
Starring Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja…
Why is ? In the near future, every household will have a native android named “Techno-sapiens”. His name is Yang in Jake’s family and he watches over young Mika in particular. Also, the day Yang collapses, Jake puts his entire life on hold to try to fix it.
Peter von Kant by Francois Ozon
Starring Denis Menochet, Isabelle Adjani, Khalil Ben Gharbia…
Why is ? Peter von Kant, a famous and successful director, lives with his assistant Karl, whom he likes to mistreat. Thanks to the great actress Sidonie, he meets and falls in love with Amir, a young man from a modest background. He offers her to share his apartment and help her get to the cinema…
Did you know ? Peter von Kant is a free adaptation of the play The bitter tears of Petra von Kant by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. This piece was already the subject of a feature film directed by Fassbinder himself in 1971.
I Love Greece by Nafsika Guerry-Karamaounas
Starring Stacy Martin, Vincent Dedienne, Maria Apostolakea…
Why is ? Jean and Marina, a French-Greek couple, are going to Athens for the summer holidays. There they find Marina’s exuberant family and a Greece in crisis. While planning to spend a few romantic days on a small island in the Cyclades, the whole family decides to accompany them.
Did you know ? For her first feature film, Nafsika Guerry-Karamaounas wanted to shoot in Greece, more precisely on the Cyclades island that she knows very well. The Greek-Swiss director says: “I wanted to feel safe in this familiar place where I know everyone.”
Ennio by Giuseppe Tornatore
With Giuseppe Tornatore, Ennio Morricone, Bernardo Bertolucci…
Why is ? At the age of 8, Ennio Morricone dreams of becoming a doctor. But his father decides that he will become a trumpeter like him. From music conservatory to Oscar for best composer, the journey of one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.
Did you know ? Giuseppe Tornatore worked with Ennio Morricone for 25 years. In fact, the composer has worked on almost all of the filmmaker’s films, not to mention documentaries, commercials, and other abandoned projects.
The Sadness by Robert Jabbaz
With Regina Lei, Berant Zhu
Why is ? After a year of battling a pandemic with relatively mild symptoms, a frustrated nation is finally letting up. Then the virus spontaneously mutates, causing a mind-altering plague.
Did you know ? On the New Horror Express Podcast, Rob Jabbaz explains that his first feature film goes beyond the simple zombie movie because “Zombies don’t think they’re already dead”. The idea that those infected by the virus are uninhibited but not dead seemed rather frightening to him.
Music hole by Gaëtan Liekens, David Mutzenmacher
With Wim Willaert, Vanessa Guide, Laurence Oltuski…
Why is ? Francis, a small accountant who works in a seedy cabaret in Charleroi, has marital problems with Martine, his wife. After a heated argument, he wakes up one morning to find some very bad news in his own freezer.
Dror Zahavi’s crescendo
With Peter Simonischek, Bibiana Beglau, Daniel Donskoy…
Why is ? Eduard Sporck, a world-renowned conductor, agrees to found an orchestra of young Israeli-Palestinians. He is quickly confronted with young musicians who have grown up in a state of war and oppression… and far from in harmony.
Zahori by Mari Alessandrini
Starring Lara Tortosa, Santos Curapil, Cirilo Wesley…
Why is ? A gray wind sweeps across the Patagonian steppe… Mora (13) wants to become a “Gaucho”. She rebels against the school and gets her way with her parents, Swiss-Italian ecologists whose dream of autonomy has turned into a nightmare.
Did you know ? Director Marí Alessandrini is originally from Patagonia and grew up in the city of Bariloche on the border between mountains and steppes. When she was a child, the steppe was very difficult to access. Today the situation is even worse as it is an area abandoned by the government.
The Holy Spirit of Chema Garcia
Why is ? Ibarra Julio is dead. This is terrible news for Ovni-Levante, the association of ufology enthusiasts of which he was the chairman. José Manuel, one of its members, is particularly affected by the death: he and Julio had a secret project that would change the fate of mankind. Now he has to carry it alone.
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