OCS: 8 musical films that make you want to sing and dance

OCS: 8 musical films that make you want to sing and dance

OCS: 8 musical films that make you want to sing and dance

In this period of confinement, (re) discover 8 musical films, from “8 women” by François Ozon to “Let’s Dance” with Rayane Bensetti, which should make you want to push the furniture, and sing and dance!

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Eight women (2002)

How to resist the charm of the film 8 women? François Ozon’s film, with its ultra prestigious distribution (from Fanny Ardant to Catherine Deneuve), succeeds in mixing several genres with taste and fantasy: the musical with its fabulous covers brilliantly interpreted by these 8 women, investigative film, and pastiche of boulevard comedy. The starting point took place in the 1950s, at the time of celebrating Christmas, in a large bourgeois house. But a drama occurs: the master of the house is found murdered … A delicacy to taste without moderation which is also a great tribute to the actresses.

I’m not there (2007)

Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Ben Whishaw, Heath Ledger, Richard Gere, Marcus Carl Franklin … Choose 6 actresses and actors to play Bob Dylan in 6 facets, you had to dare, Todd Haynes did it! I’m not there is a rare and original biopic that invites us on a journey through the ages of the folk singer, poet, prophet, outlaw, impostor, actor, martyr and “Born Again “. All participate in the sketch of a portrait of this definitively elusive American icon.

Cotton Club (1985)

With Cotton Club, the great director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather) takes an interest in the era of prohibition in the United States, a period which generated a wave of violence in America. In 1919, in New York, at the famous cabaret “Cotton Club”, the underworld, politicians and stars of the moment taste the forbidden pleasures. A black dancer and a white trumpeter are swept away in a turmoil where love and ambition are played to the rhythm of tap dancing, jazz … and machine guns.

A star is born (1937)

Fancy a great classic in technicolor? Let yourself be tempted by A star is born, a film dating back to 1937. Her plot takes us to Hollywood: we follow Esther Blodgett, who dreams of breaking into Hollywood. While she is a waitress in a reception, she meets the eyes of actor Norman Maine, who introduces her to the world of the seventh art. The opportunity also to discover a film which inspired several remakes, including recently the famous A Star is born, by and with Bradley Cooper, and Lady Gaga.

The Wizard of Oz (1946)

And if you take advantage of confinement to finally discover (or rediscover) this classic among the classics that can appeal to the whole family? This classic is The Wizard of Oz, a musical that follows Dorothy, a young orphan, living with her uncle and aunt. Everything would be fine if the teacher didn’t hate her dog. It was then that Dorothy had a dream where she found herself transported to the magic kingdom of the Munchkins in search of her dog. The Munchkins are dwarfs protected by the good fairy from the North but threatened by the wicked fairy from the West. To find her dog, Dorothy must grab the bad fairy’s red shoes and go see the Wizard of Oz in her Emerald Palace.

Nico, 1988 (2018)

Ex-muse of Velvet Underground better known as Nico, discover Nico 1988 devoted to the last years of rock idol Christa Päffgen, worn by Danish actress Trine Dyrholm, in a film taking the form of a road movie between Paris, Prague, Nuremberg, Manchester, and the Roman coast.

Shut Up and Play the Piano (2018)

Piano, maestro! Enter the abundant world of Chilly Gonzales with Shut Up and Play the Piano, a film interested in this virtuoso showman, performer, composer and pianist, navigating between rap, electro and piano. This eccentric artist has multiplied collaborations with among others Feist, Jarvis Cocker, Peaches, Daft Punk and Drake. Shut Up and Play the Piano allows us to follow the career of Chilly Gonzales and immerses us in the duality between Man and Artist, where doubt and megalomania are two sides of the same coin.

Let’s dance (2019)

Fancy a romcom that gives pride of place to dance? Discover Let’s Dance! Rayane Bensetti ignites the parquet floor of this first accomplishment of Ladislas Chollat. We follow Joseph, a passionate hip-hop dancer, who will join the Parisian crew of a famous breaker, to try to win an international hip-hop competition. But nothing will happen as planned … Dance, romance, and music on the program of this film which will appeal particularly to young audiences.

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