Anecdotes of the shooting, notes of intention, information for film enthusiasts: every week, take a look behind the scenes of cinema outings.
Cry Macho by Clint Eastwood
With Clint Eastwood, Dwight Yoakam, Daniel V. Graulau …
What is it about ? Mike, the fallen star of the rodeo, is given an apparently impossible mission: to travel to Mexico to find a turbulent teenager and bring him to Texas. It will take him to face the Mexican underworld, the police and his own past.
Did you know ? Note that Arnold Schwarzenegger was approached in the early 2000s to take the lead role of Cry Macho. But, due to his political obligations, he was unable to free himself. When the project resurfaced in 2011, still with Schwarzy, Brad Furman (La Défense Lincoln) was being considered for directing. But, again, things did not materialize.
Aline by Valérie Lemercier
With Valérie Lemercier, Sylvain Marcel, Danielle Fichaud …
What is it about ? Quebec, late 1960s, Sylvette and Anglomard welcome their 14th child: Aline, with a golden voice. When he hears it, music producer Guy-Claude has only one thing in mind … to make Aline the greatest singer in the world.
Did you know ? Originally, if Valérie Lemercier happened to listen to Celine Dion songs, she did not know the singer’s life or her entire repertoire very well. It was in 2016, when she saw her without her husband René (because he died in January 2016), that she was touched by her courage and her loneliness.
A Good Man by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
With Noémie Merlant, Soko, Vincent Dedienne …
What is it about ? Aude and Benjamin love each other and have lived together for 6 years. Aude suffers from not being able to have children so Benjamin decides that it is he who will carry it.
Did you know ? The genesis of A Good Man can be found in Christian Sonderegger’s documentary Coby. He traces the journey of his brother Jacob Hunt, née Suzanna, who is notably faced with the dilemma of bearing a child when he is about to have his hysterectomy. He will finally decide to have the operation and not to bear a child. A Good Man is dedicated to Jacob, who died a year before the film’s release.
Couture by Sylvie Ohayon
With Nathalie Baye, Lyna Khoudri, Pascale Arbillot …
What is it about ? First in the workshop at Maison Dior, Esther participated in her last Haute Couture collection before retiring. One day, she has her bag stolen in the subway by 20-year-old Jade. But the latter, seized with remorse, decides to give him back his property.
Did you know ? Sylvie Ohayon explains that Haute Couture was born from her “meeting between my role of mother of a girl who twisted, of mother-in-law who did her job well and of my love for my country.” She took care of the daughter of her spouse, with whom she has been for fourteen years, as if it were her own child, to the point that her biological daughter left to live with her father.
A Mad Life by Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni
With Margherita Buy, Nanni Moretti, Alessandro Sperduti …
What is it about ? Alex and Noémie would like to have a child. Their plans are turned upside down when Alex’s mother, Suzanne, adopts an increasingly outlandish behavior. Between the desired child and the child that Suzanne becomes again, everything becomes entangled.
Did you know ? Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni did not conceive A Mad Life as a film specifically focused on Alzheimer’s disease, but more as a reflection on how to embrace this issue.
Walking on the water of Aïssa Maïga
What is it about ? 12-year-old Houlaye lives in Tatiste, Niger, and travels miles every day to fetch water. The village mobilizes and obtains the construction of a borehole. It is the promise of new life for these men and women who literally walked on water since birth.
Tre Piani by Nanni Moretti
With Margherita Buy, Nanni Moretti, Alessandro Sperduti …
What is it about ? A series of events will radically transform the existence of the inhabitants of a Roman building, revealing their difficulty in being a parent, brother or neighbor in a world where resentment and fear seem to have got the better of living together.
Did you know ? Tre Piani is adapted from the novel of the same name (“Three floors” in French) by Israeli writer Eshkol Nevo (he started writing the book in the early 2000s, in his studio in Tel Aviv, Israel). The latter addresses universal themes such as guilt, the consequences of certain choices, justice or the responsibility that comes with being a parent.
Empathy of Ed Antoja
With Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Hélène de Fougerolles
What is it about ? Ed must make a documentary on animal welfare to try to move public opinion. Completely foreign to this question, he will first immerse himself in the world of animal welfare and veganism. This unique adventure will call into question his consumption habits …
Did you know ? Ed Antoja is the pretext and the common thread of this project. Empathy is obviously not a documentary about him, but rather any neophyte’s approach to veganism.
Between two trains by Pierre Filmon
With Laëtitia Eïdo, Pierre Rochefort, Ronald Guttman …
What is it about ? Nine years ago, they had a brief love affair. Today, they cross paths by chance on a station platform, between two trains. He arrives, she leaves. They have eighty minutes to take stock of their life, face to face with their truths and memories.
Did you know ? The past of the two main characters of Between Two Trains was the subject of a previous screenplay that Pierre Filmon wrote in the early 2000s. The director explains: “It was their love story – in the present, at the maritime hospital of Berck-sur-Mer. The film was not made. From this scenario, the two characters of the film meet, by chance, Gare d’Austerlitz, nine years after the episode of their youthful love affair. “
Go ? by Mary-Noël Niba
What is it about ? After several years of exile in Europe, Stéphane, Léo, Cheikh and Boye Gaye come out of their silence. From disillusionment to disillusionment, they ended up returning to their country of origin (Senegal, Cameroon). Their return is perceived by those close to them as a failure.