Every day, the AlloCiné team brings you the Séries Mania festival. On the program for the last day: we debrief La Casa de Papel, the Chapelwaite closing series, the prize list and we discuss Rebecca with our guest Anne Marivin.
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During the Séries Mania Festival, the city of Lille becomes the playground for series fans in search of new productions to discover. From August 26 to September 2, 2021, our passionate experts bring you this international festival dedicated to television series from around the world.
Today, the Spotlight team debriefs the start of season 5 of La Casa de Papel, which premiered at the Festival, and the closing series, Chapelwaite, an adaptation of a short story by Stephen King.
Finally, we explore the final prize list of this 11th edition of the Séries Mania festival.
Our guest of the day: Anne Marivin, heroine of the mini-series Rebecca, a new thriller coming to TF1.
Journalists: Mégane Choquet / Jérémie Dunand / Julia Fernandez / Lucie Reeb
Director: Ando Raminoson / Constance Mathews
La Casa de Papel (Preview)
The first episode of this final season of La Casa de Papel starts off with a bang with many twists and new revelations about the robbers, whether they are alive or missing. This fifth round of episodes will be the scene of several flashbacks and above all of a necessary questioning for the group and the Professor.
Especially since the thinking head is in bad shape since his hideout was spotted by Alicia Sierra. The robbers thus find themselves abandoned and without a leader and this absence of a leader will push the members of the group to their last entrenchments until they make decisions with serious consequences. It is therefore the beginning of the end for La Casa de Papel and it risks being salty.
Chapelwaite (Closing Series)
Presented at the end of the closing ceremony of the festival, the first episode of the series Chapelwaite immerses us in America at the beginning of the 19th century in the heart of Maine, a city dear to the novelist Stephen king including the news Jerusalem’s Lot (The one who keeps the worm) from the collection Dance of Death is here adapted by brothers Jason and Peter Filardi into a ten-episode miniseries for the Epix channel.
After inheriting a family mansion, Captain Boone (Adrien BrodyAdrien Brody) leaves the oceans after several years offshore to settle in the small town of Preacher’s Corners with his three children, after the death of his wife. But as the locals are unwelcoming upon their arrival, Charles realizes that a real curse has seemed to hang over the Boone clan for generations. And at nightfall, strange noises are heard in the walls of the manor …
With a neat Gothic aesthetic though a bit classic, this first episode, in which Adrien Brody (soon to appear on The French Dispatch) gives the answer to Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek) is part of a long tradition of horrific genre: that of the haunted house and the curse that strikes an innocent family.
Promising in its secondary themes, including that of showing a population hostile to the Boone family in particular because of the ethnic origin of Charles’s children (his late wife being Native American) but also the presence of a mysterious contagious disease that seems to strike locals, Chapelwaite intrigues us enough to make us want to discover the next episodes. And that’s good, because the series will soon be available in France on Amazon Prime Video.