To help you make your choices, here are the 3 films of the week best rated by the press and spectators on AlloCiné!*
THE 3 BEST FILMS ACCORDING TO THE PRESS:
1st ex aequo: fire of love – 4/5
“Based on stunning archives, documentary filmmaker Sara Dosa retraces the fate of Katia and Maurice Krafft, couple of star volcanologists of the 1980s. “Fire of love” is a tender but brutal film that takes us back to the origins of the earth and invites us to reinterpret the myth of Icarus.” By Adrien Gombeaud (Les Echos)
“From our armchair, we can contemplate thirty or forty years later the waves of lava splashing, the mountains exploding like H-bombs and rolling down on us, finding it sublimely beautiful.” By Guillaume Bonnet (Premiere)
1st ex aequo: Chronicle of a temporary liaison – 4/5
“This race for seduction, a little gem of writing, is surely its author’s most accomplished film.” By Fabrice Leclerc (Paris Match)
“Emmanuel Mouret returns with a sparkling sentimental comedy about disagreements between the feminine and the masculine, in which Sandrine Kiberlain and Vincent Macaigne subtly play on their differences.” By Céline Rouden (La Croix)
3rd: Will-o’-the-wisp – 3.9/5
“There is in this film the idea of a possible freedom, rediscovered, or quite simply to be invented. That of our desire for each one, the filmmakers, the actors, the spectators, to enjoy the codes and reconnect with the unexpected.” By Philippe Azoury (Les Inrockuptibles)
“The strength of Rodrigues is to place the body before the word, as in this almost silent film that was O Fantasma. The rigorous kindness with which he treats his characters is a manifesto.” By Jean-Noël Orengo (Defector)
Scoundrels has an average of 2.4/5 for 5 press reviews.
THE 3 BEST FILMS ACCORDING TO VIEWERS:
1st: Chronicle of a temporary affair – 3.9/5
“Very beautiful film as I like them, where communication is omnipresent and at the same time remains vague at times. Very good actors. An air of Woody Allen, slow scenes, very well written dialogues, funny, touching, light, everything you need to balance a film.” By Noémie Espanet
“”Chronicle of a temporary affair” thus opens the parenthesis on modern issues of a passion, intentionally quarantined, the time to close the parenthesis on the silence of its characters, who can finally get out of the frame.” By Cinememories
2nd: Wisp – 3.4/5
“Seen in preview, in the presence of the director, feu fout is a singular film, a kind of musical queer tale which gently and humorously deals with subjects such as colonialism, racism and homosexuality without sinking into the film at thesis.” By Fabien D.
“A sensual, poetic and funny film.” By Arthur Brondy
3rd: Spectacular turn of events – 3.1/5
“If this is not the umpteenth adaptation of a work by Agatha Christie, its spirit is there.” By Regine CC
“This kind of film obviously doesn’t revolutionize cinema. It’s less funny than Knives Out but it’s pleasant. A kind of sweet treat that’s pleasant in the mouth and without any real taste quality.” By Cinephile
Canailles is 6th of the top spectators with an average of 2.3/5.
* According to the ratings of the AlloCiné barometer, as of Friday September 16, 2022, for films released in theaters on September 14 with at least 10 reviews for the top press and 50 ratings for the top viewers. These two tops do not include films already released once or several times in France.