On the night of Sunday March 27 to Monday March 28, Hollywood rolled out the red carpet at the 94th Academy Awards. The opportunity for moviegoers to concoct a big screen weekend with 5 films having received the famous statuette, to (re) see with CANAL +.
nomadlandThe Artist, Slumdog Millionaire, Forrest Gump and Gandhi are available via myCANAL.
Nomadland – Oscar for Best Picture in 2021
Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2020, nomadland managed the feat of winning three of the most prestigious statuettes at the 2021 Oscars: those for Best Film, therefore, Best Actress for Frances McDormand, but also that for Best Director for Chloé Zhao who thus becomes the second wife of the History to win this title.
Released in September 2021, this unique feature film based on the eponymous book by Jessica Bruder paints the portrait of Fern, a woman becoming a nomad after losing everything during the 2008 economic crisis.
Aboard her van, this sixty-year-old embarks on a journey through the American West and makes us discover unforgettable personalities and landscapes. Carried by the sincere and luminous performance of Frances McDormand, this moving road-trip also counts on the talent of David Strathairn, without forgetting the anonymous and endearing Linda May, Charlene Swankie or Angela Reyes.
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The Artist – Oscar for Best Picture in 2012
Cock-a-doodle Doo ! In 2012, Los Angeles declared its love for French cinema by rewarding a film tribute to Hollywood of the 20s and 30s. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist indeed put the world at its feet by transforming Jean Dujardin into a star of the silent cinema seeing his career decline with the arrival of talkies.
The very first French actor to receive the Oscar for Best Actor, Jean Dujardin plays the role (or almost) of an impressive Bérénice Bejo in the guise of Peppy Miller, a young actress on the rise.
Sequences with the dog Jack (Uggie, awarded the Palme dog at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival), tap dance choreographies, passing by the sublime nightmare scene in which sound bursts in while the hero finds himself mute, reduced to silence: The Artist succeeds in making us see all the colors and leaves us… speechless.
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Slumdog Millionaire – Oscar for Best Picture in 2009
Scooping up no less than eight Oscars, four Golden Globes and seven BAFTAS, Slumdog Millionaire pocketed the jackpot in 2009 thanks to his fascinating and fascinating story. Directed by Danny Boyle, this adaptation of the novel The Fabulous Adventures of an unlucky Indian who became a billionaire, by Indian writer Vikas Swarup, shines the spotlight on Dev Patel.
Revealed by the feature film, the actor plays Jamal Malik, a young man from the slums who finds himself a finalist in the Indian version of Who wants to be a millionaire?. Having to explain his surprise triumph during a tough interrogation, Jamal launches into a story describing his life, and then transports us to a series of flashbacks where each of his experiences allowed him to answer a specific question from the show.
A visual and emotional spectacle, lulled by an Oscar-winning soundtrack by AR Rahman and punctuated by the hit songs Jai Ho, also awarded the Oscar for best song.
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Forrest Gump – Oscar for Best Picture in 1995
Often cited in the favorite film rankings, and again and again ranked 1st in the top AlloCiné in viewer rating with an unbeatable 4.59/5, Forrest Gump already had everything a classic from its release in 1994. Collecting six Oscars including those for Best Film, Best Director for Robert Zemeckis and Best Actor for Tom Hanks, this symbol of cinema looks back on the journey of Forrest Gump.
Simple-minded, this moving, funny and endearing man finds himself involved in the most significant events of the United States, whether in spite of himself or not. Through his life, it is the whole history of America from the 50s to the 80s that we cross, from a meeting with John F. Kennedy to a participation in the Watergate scandal or the rise of a computer company launched by a certain Steve Jobs, going through the Vietnam War.
All punctuated by one of the most beautiful and longest love stories in cinema, with Jenny (Robin Wright), and an unfailing friendship with Lieutenant Dan (Gary Sinise). A nugget to consume without moderation.
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Gandhi – Oscar for Best Picture in 1983
Considered one of the greatest biopics of the cinematographic landscape, Gandhi, in addition to the Oscar for Best Picture, received seven other statuettes in 1983. Making Ben Kingsley world famous for his breathtaking interpretation of the father of the nation Indian, John Briley’s film retraces the different elements of his life.
For more than 3 hours, the public attends this extraordinary existence, ranging from the fight for civil rights in South Africa to the salt march, without forgetting the creation of the Sabarmati ashram, the independence of the India, the death of his wife during her captivity, and her assassination on January 30, 1948.
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