Reopening of cinemas: which films to see in theaters on May 19?  - Cinema News

Reopening of cinemas: which films to see in theaters on May 19? – Cinema News

Emmanuel Macron has just announced the reopening of places of culture and cinemas for May 19, if sanitary conditions allow. Check out the films available for your return to theaters.

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This time is it the right one? After the false start of December 15, Emmanuel Macron announced that places of culture, including cinemas, could reopen on Wednesday, May 19. With a gauge reduced to 35% of the capacity of the room, and subject, of course, to the evolution of the health situation in France.

Even postponed to 9 p.m., the curfew will then still be in effect and could limit the holding of evening screenings, even if an exemption, on simple presentation of the ticket, has been requested by the National Federation of French Cinemas. But the situation could quickly change since it is expected that this same curfew will pass to 11 p.m. from June 9, and the reception gauge at 65%.

Since these announcements, distributors re-date films released before the October 2020 closure and whose careers were stopped by confinement, and also position new releases for May 19. Here is the list of feature films that will be available in cinemas when they reopen. Note however that this listing is constantly evolving, the article will therefore be updated regularly.


Mandibles – Made by Quentin Dupieux with David Marsais, Grégoire Ludig, Adèle Exarchopoulos

Jean-Gab and Manu, two simple-minded friends, find a giant fly stuck in the trunk of a car and decide to train it to earn money with it.

Slalom – With Noée Abita, Jérémie Renier, Marie Denarnaud
Lyz, 15, has just joined a prestigious ski-study section of the Lycée de Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Fred, ex-champion and now trainer, decides to bet everything on his new recruit. Galvanized by her support, Lyz puts her heart and soul into it, both physically and emotionally.

The Embrace – Directed by Ludovic Bergery with Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Dedienne

Margaux has lost her husband and is starting a new life. She moved in with her sister and enrolled in university to resume studies in literature. But quickly, she feels the need for other emotions. She goes in search of love, at the risk of getting lost …

Tom and Jerry – Directed by Tim Story with Chloë Moretz, Michael Peña

Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse no longer have a home. They move into a posh hotel in New York where Kayla has found a job. But in order for her to keep him, it is imperative that she hunt Jerry before the wedding reception …


Drunk – Directed by Thomas Vinterberg with Mads Mikkelsen
Four friends decide to put into practice the theory of a Norwegian psychologist according to which the man has from birth a deficit of alcohol in the blood. With scientific rigor, each takes up the challenge, all hoping that their life will be even better!

Goodbye Cons – With Virginie Efira, Albert Dupontel, Nicolas Marié
When Suze Trappet learns at 43 that she is seriously ill, she decides to go in search of the child she was forced to abandon when she was 15. Her administrative quest will lead her to meet JB, in his fifties. in full burnout, and Mr. Blin, blind archivist of an impressive enthusiasm.

Poly – Avec François Cluzet, Julie Gayet, Elisa de Lambert
Cécile, 10, moves to the south of France with her mother, Louise. Integration with the other children of the village is not easy. When a passing circus sets up next door, Cécile discovers that Poly the star pony is being mistreated. She decides to protect him and organize his escape!

Michelangelo – Directed by Andrey Konchalovsky
Michelangelo through the moments of anguish and ecstasy of his creative genius, while two rival noble families compete for his loyalty.

DNA – With Maïwenn, Fanny Ardant, Louis Garrel
Neige, divorced and mother of three, regularly visits Emir, her Algerian grandfather who now lives in a retirement home. She adores and admires this pillar of the family, who raised her and above all protected her from the toxicity of her parents.

100% wolf – Made by Alexs Stadermann
Freddy Lupine and his family are ordinary humans. But as soon as night falls, they become werewolves! On his fourteenth birthday, Freddy expects to transform for the first time. But the evening of his initiation, here he becomes… a cute little pink poodle!

* Films that have benefited from a first release are listed in chronological order of theatrical release date.

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