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: On the other side of the sky – 3.6/5
“If the screenplay sometimes brutally brings The Other Side of the Sky back to its status as a children’s film, Hirota seems to be having a lot of fun at finally being at the controls of a fully 3D work. His joy is contagious.” By Maud Gacel (Critikat.com)
“Weird and hybrid like its titular character, this playful, steampunk adventure is ideal for kids, and others will enjoy a fairly sagacious, Western-focused 3D animated film.” By Benjamin Benoit (IGN France)
1st ex aequo: Vesper Chronicles – 3.6/5
“Not only is the film beautiful but, little by little, it becomes embedded in the memory. These ‘chronicles’ are poetic and, in a way, admirable. So, we admire.” By François Forestier (L’Obs)
“Swarming with ideas in the creation of this nightmarish world where the influences of Cronenberg, Giger, Jim Henson and Miyazaki rub shoulders, the film slaloms between the atmosphere of a Grimm’s tale and a hyperrealistic tableau of medieval tomorrows.” By Philippe Guedj (Le Point)
3rd: Where the crayfish sing – 2.6/5
“The film remains very focused on its aesthetics, often forgetting the rhythm… Only Kya’s love stories seem to matter. A must see especially for Daisy Edgar-Jones in a role full of ambiguity.” By the editorial staff (Le Parisien)
“The nature is sublime, the subject – community resistant to difference, toxic masculinity – unassailable, Daisy Edgar-Jones, very pretty to watch. But that all this lacks fever and rhythm!” By Sophie Grassin (L’Obs)
Old Furnaces 2: Good for Asylum has an average of 2.9/5 (for 8 reviews).
THE 3 BEST FILMS ACCORDING TO VIEWERS:
1st: On the other side of the sky – 4.2/5
“Incredible! Action, emotion, depth in the subject, we come out shaken by this film which brings us to the light. Which pushes us to open our eyes to our world. Because that of Cheminée Ville n is really not far from ours.” By Dead End
“This animated film is remarkable in terms of the graphic technique used. The script is not without interest and releases a lot of poetry.” By Coric Bernard
2nd: Where the crayfish sing – 4/5
“We may regret a certain lightness of treatment and a story that is a little too smooth to please the greatest number, but the pleasant side prevails.” By pitch22
“Sumptuous in magnificence by the accuracy of the dialogues, the highlighting of the darkness of our souls going crescendo and the splendor of the fauna and flora.” By Virginie P.
3rd: Vesper Chronicles – 3.2/5
“A real original modern tale that captivates us with the beauty of its images, the richness of its universe. The actors are tops and I hope there will be a sequel. Go ahead and let yourself be carried away!” By Lola Dodoux
“The very particular visual and musical universe of Vesper Chronicles is reminiscent of Future Crimes, and it’s rather exotic. On the other hand, the story is quite slow, expected, with endless scenes.” By Simon Bernard
Les Vieux Fourneaux 2: Bons pour l’Asile is 5th of the top spectators with an average of 2.6/5.
* According to the ratings of the AlloCiné barometer, as of Friday August 19, 2022, for films released in theaters on August 17 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.