Anecdotes of the shooting, notes of intention, information for film enthusiasts: every week, take a look behind the scenes of cinema outings.
Free Guy by Shawn Levy
With Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery …
What is it about ? A bank employee, discovering one day that he is in fact only a background character in an online video game, decides to become the hero of his own story, even if it means rewriting it.
Did you know ? Like Free Guy, other films take place in a virtual world: Chatroom, Tron, Matrix, Avalon, Worlds of Ralph and of course David Cronenberg’s masterpiece, eXistenZ.
What is this grandpa ?! by Gabriel Julien-Laferrière
With Chantal Ladesou, Patrick Chesnais, Julie Gayet …
What is it about ? Aurore, the craziest granny has a spectacular fall during a frenzied dance. She loses her memory and finds herself recovering in a nursing home. She only speaks of a mysterious Gégé …
Did you know ? What is this grandpa ?! is the third part of the trilogy started in 2016 by director Gabriel Julien-Laferrière with C’est quoi cette famille?!. The latter attracted 700,000 spectators in theaters and the second opus, What is this granny ?! (2019), 1.2 million.
Escape Game 2 – The World is a Trap by Adam Robitel
With Taylor Russell McKenzie, Logan Miller, Thomas Cocquerel …
What is it about ? Escape Game 2 – The World is a Trap is the sequel to the hit psychological thriller that terrified viewers around the world. In this opus, six people find themselves involuntarily locked in a new succession of escape games.
Did you know ? For the needs of a beach decor, 20 tons of sand were needed. The team then turned them into quicksand.
Hot wind by Daniel Nolasco
With Leandro Faria Lelo, Allan Jacinto Santana, Renata Carvalho …
What is it about ? Sandro works in the human resources department of a mining company. At the end of the day he finds his colleague Ricardo in the nearby forest where they have sex. He regularly goes to the swimming pool where he fantasizes about the handsome Maicon who does not notice him.
Did you know ? Hot Vent won the Grand Jury Prize at the 26th edition of the LGBTQI & +++ Chéries-Chéris Film Festival.
What remains of Anne Zohra Berrached
With Roger Azar, Jana Julia Roth …
What is it about ? When Asli, a brilliant medical student, meets the charismatic Saeed in the mid-90s, it is love at first sight. They get married, and Asli promises Saeed to be loyal to him and never reveal his secrets. Their future looks bright, but as the twenty-first century approaches, Saeed makes a decision that will not only shatter Asli’s dreams, but shake the whole world.
Did you know ? Lebanese-born actor Roger Azar moved to Berlin for a year and, with the help of the Goethe Institute, attended language classes six days a week for almost a year in order to master German.
Sentimental by Cesc Gay
With Alberto San Juan, Belén Cuesta, Javier Cámara …
What is it about ? After years of living together, Julio and Ana are going through a crisis in their relationship. Until the evening when Ana decides to invite their neighbors upstairs to dinner, without warning Julio, who does not carry them in his heart.
Did you know ? Cesc Gay adapts his own piece, Los vecinos de arriba (The neighbors above), which he wrote at the same time as his film Truman, released in 2016 in France and which was a triumph in Spain, where he received five Goya (the equivalent of the Caesar).
Passion Simple by Danielle Arbid
With Laetitia Dosch, Sergei Polunin, Lou-Teymour Thion …
What is it about ? “From September last year, I did nothing more than wait for a man: to call me and come to my house. Everything about him was precious to me, her eyes, her mouth, her sex, her childhood memories, her voice … “
Did you know ? Passion Simple is adapted from the novel of the same name by Annie Ernaux. A book that marked Danielle Arbid and that she used to give to all the people who fell in love around her.
Berlin Alexanderplatz from Burhan Qurbani
With Welket Bungué, Jella Haase, Albrecht Schuch …
What is it about ? Berlin, today. Francis, 30, is a refugee from Guinea-Bissau who finds himself in the German capital after illegally crossing the Mediterranean on a boat.
Did you know ? In the past, there have been two other adaptations of Alfred Döblin’s novel: Berlin Alexanderplatz (1930) by Phil Jutzi and Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a 14-episode series.
Red by Farid Bentoumi
With Zita Hanrot, Sami Bouajila, Céline Sallette …
What is it about ? Nour has just been hired as a nurse in the chemical plant where her father works, a union delegate and a lifelong hub of the company. While the factory is under full sanitary control, a journalist is investigating waste management.
Did you know ? Initially, Farid Bentoumi had imagined a story similar to that of Rouge taking place at the garbage collectors. But the professional environment of waste management is now so closely monitored that there are no more cases related to pollution. By documenting himself, the director then came across the story of the Gardanne factory which discharges its toxic waste into the Mediterranean.
Paw Patrol The film by Cal Brunker
With Iain Armitage, Will Brisbin, Ron Pardo …
What is it about ? Close to home, their biggest rival, Mr. Hellinger, becomes the mayor of Aventureville and begins to stir up trouble. It’s up to Ryder and the fearless Paw Patrol dogs to jump into the action to stop him.
Did you know ? Paw Patrol – The film is based on the popular Paw Patrol animated series, which launched in 2013 on Nickelodeon and now airs in 160 countries.