Anecdotes of the shooting, notes of intention, information for film enthusiasts: every week, take a look behind the scenes of cinema outings.
The Fracture by Catherine Corsini
With Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marina Foïs, Pio Marmai …
What is it about ? Raf and Julie, a couple on the verge of breaking up, find themselves in an Emergency Department close to asphyxiation on the evening of a Parisian demonstration of the Yellow Vests.
Did you know ? After The Beautiful Season and Un amour impossible, two period films, La Fracture is an opportunity for Catherine Corsini to rub shoulders with a burning news, that of the demonstrations of the Yellow Vests: “By what story, could I give an account of what was happening and how? Could I be able to make political cinema without making a militant film? Where to speak? And what form to choose? I was looking for a situation at the time where the yellow vests movement began. “
Pig by Michael Sarnoski
With Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Cassandra Violet …
What is it about ? A truffle hunter lives as a hermit in the Oregon wilderness, when the kidnapping of his truffle sow prompts him to return to civilization in Portland where he will face the demons of his past.
Did you know ? Michael Sarnoski got the idea for the script from the image of a man looking for truffles in the woods. He then added the theme of the family, in particular the father / son relationship.
Him by Guillaume Canet
With Guillaume Canet, Virginie Efira, Mathieu Kassovitz …
What is it about ? A composer in need of inspiration, who has just left wife and children, thinks of finding refuge in an old house on the side of a cliff, on a deserted Breton island. In this strange and isolated place, he will only find an out of tune piano and visitors determined not to leave him alone.
Did you know ? Stopped in March 2020 in full preparation for Asterix and Obelix – L’Empire du milieu, which he directs and of which he plays one of the main roles, Guillaume Canet felt the need to devote himself to a new project.
Barbaque by Fabrice Eboué
With Fabrice Eboué, Marina Foïs, Virginie Hocq …
What is it about ? Vincent and Sophie are butchers. Their business, like their marriage, is in crisis. But their life will be turned upside down the day Vincent accidentally kills a militant vegan who has ransacked their shop… To get rid of the body, he makes a ham that his wife will inadvertently sell.
Did you know ? Originally, Fabrice Eboué had written a first scenario where the point of view adopted was that of vegans, who planned to carry out an attack at the agricultural show. The director remembers: “But come to think of it, I thought viewers would be more concerned if I sided with the majority.”
The French Dispatch by Wes Anderson
With Timothée Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, Bill Murray …
What is it about ? The French Dispatch features a collection of stories taken from the latest issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th century French town.
Did you know ? As usual, Wes Anderson has rotated several actors and actresses he knows very well: this is for example the case of Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, Edward Norton and of course Bill Murray (who collaborates with the filmmaker for the ninth time!). The director also finds two French people he had directed in The Grand Budapest Hotel: Léa Seydoux and Mathieu Amalric.
The Pardon of Maryam Moghadam, Behtash Sanaeeha
With Maryam Moghadam, Alireza Sani Far, Pouria Rahimi …
What is it about ? Iran nowadays. Mina’s life is turned upside down when her husband is sentenced to death. She finds herself alone, with their daughter to raise. A year later, she is summoned by the authorities who tell her that he was innocent.
Did you know ? The main characters in Pardon are inspired by people Maryam Moghadam and Behtash Sanaeeha actually knew (most notably the real Mina, who is Maryam’s mother). The director specifies: “In fact the story is not only that of my mother, but also that of my father who was also executed, for political reasons and in the absence of a trial.”
Oray by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
With Zejhun Demirov, Deniz Orta, Cem Göktas …
What is it about ? During an argument, Oray repeats the word talâq three times to his wife Burcu, which in Islamic law means repudiation. He then finds himself torn between his love for his wife and his religious fervor.
Did you know ? Oray is a very personal film for Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay, but not autobiographical, since he never had to choose between religion and his wife. The director specifies: “Likewise, I don’t know of anyone who uttered the formula for divorce that Oray says to separate from his wife. On the other hand, the feeling of being ‘the other’ in a country is very familiar to me.”
Last Night in Soho by Edgar Wright
With Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith (XI) …
What is it about ? LAST NIGHT IN SOHO stages the story of a young woman passionate about fashion and design who mysteriously manages to return to the 60s where she meets her idol, a dazzling young rising star.
Did you know ? Last Night in Soho is both a love letter to this part of London and a warning, as Edgar Wright explains: “It is easy to indulge in idealizing the city as it once was, especially when you haven’t known it. The aim of this film is to denounce what the rose-colored glasses of nostalgia hide and especially how speed the truth finally resurfaces. “
Las niñas by Pilar Palomero
With Andrea Fandos, Natalia de Molina, Zoe Arnao …
What is it about ? 1992. Celia is an 11-year-old girl who lives with her mother in Zaragoza and studies in a girls’ college run by nuns. Brisa, a new comrade arriving from Barcelona, takes him to a new stage in his life: adolescence.
Did you know ? Pilar Palomero chose to set the plot of Las niñas in the city of Zaragoza in 1992. A year in which, for the director, a collective euphoria reigned in Spain with the Barcelona Olympic Games and the Seville Exhibition.
Olivier Zuchuat’s Kamsé Perimeter
What is it about ? In northern Burkina Faso, desertification is eating away at land and immigration is emptying villages. In Kamsé, the villagers who stayed behind have embarked on a pharaonic project, digging in the furnace, with a shovel and a pickaxe, a network of dikes and ponds, then planting thousands of trees.
Did you know ? In 2006-2007, Olivier Zuchuat shot the film Au loin des villages, for which he was locked up in a refugee camp in the Sahel, in the Darfur region. Ten years later, the filmmaker wanted to return to Africa, to this Sahelian zone, to film this battle that some are waging against the desertification which is gradually eating away at the region.