Releases of August 25: The Land of Men and The Witches of Akelarre best movies of the week

Releases of august 25: the land of men and the witches of akelarre best movies of the week

To help you make your choices, here are the 3 best rated films of the week by the press and viewers on AlloCiné! *


1st: The Land of Men – 3.6 / 5

“On an original screenplay that brings together two unexpected universes, Naël Marandin concocts a sentimental thriller that opens our eyes to the practices of a less talkative environment: educational and engaging.” By Jacky Bornet (Culturebox – France Télévisions)

“Remarkably embodied by Diane Rouxel and Jalil Lespert, these two characters lead the story towards a brilliant reflection on the abuse of power which recalls the equally astonishing Slalom of Charlène Favier.” By Thierry Chèze (West France)

2nd: Little dancers – 3.4 / 5

“With poetry and delicacy, this first feature film by Anne-Claire Dolivet highlights Jeanne, Ida, Olympe and Marie, four young dancers with very distinct backgrounds who illustrate the complexity of a childhood lived between pressure and passion.” By Amélie Leray (Les Fiches du Cinéma)

“Wanting to become little rats of the Opera, the girls live a bit like learned little monkeys, whose repetitive daily life is made just as it is … A few stronger moments thanks to Muriel, their endearing dance teacher.” By La Rédaction (Here)

3rd: The Witches of Akelarre – 3.3 / 5

“Pablo Agüero, on the basis of a remarkably written screenplay of women’s oppression, offers characters of great strength, revolving around magnificent young actresses.” By Nathalie Chifflet (Latest News from Alsace)

“Men are afraid of women who are not afraid,” says one of the protagonists, which perfectly sums up a feature film that is as powerful as it is original, in the end mesmerizing and breathtaking. ” By La Rédaction (Le Parisien)


1st: The Witches of Akelarre – 3.7 / 5

“The staging comes into a dialogue with the story and enriches the different layers of reading the film. The exchange with the director at the end of the screening was also very rich … In short, we are bewitched.” (Toftof)

“I was not aware of Pablo Agüero’s work until now, but I am delighted to have discovered the film in theaters! A beautiful feminist film, bewitching and entertaining, by a talented creator!” (Lilibeth)

2nd: Fragile – 3.6 / 5

“That Fragile upsets us to this point is due to the accuracy with which Emma Benestan both looks at her adolescents and transcribes their concerns, anxieties and desires.” (Let’s celebrate the cinema)

“Very nice film with a careful staging that intelligently overturns the codes of romantic comedy. It’s funny, addicting and wonderfully interpreted. We will regret the lengths and some dialogues that do not work but the whole is most convincing. ” (Mélany T)

3rd: The Land of Men – 3.5 / 5

“I had the chance to see” the land of men “in preview at the film library, impressed by Diane Rouxel’s performance. All in nuances, this film carries you (em) for 1h40. To see.” (Natjak)

“A very accurate and very powerful film on a subject that is always difficult to deal with (rape, hold). The actors are also excellent, in particular with the particularly intense incarnation of Diane Rouxel. To see!” (Exson13)

* According to the notes of the AlloCiné barometer, on Friday August 27, 2021, for films released on August 25 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 one or more times in France.

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