Shooting anecdotes, notes of intent, information for film lovers: every week, discover behind the scenes of cinema releases.
Top Gun: Maverick by Joseph Kosinsky
Starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly…
What is it about ? After being one of the best fighter pilots in the United States Navy, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell continues to push his limits as a test pilot. He is responsible for training a detachment of young graduates from the Top Gun school for a special mission that no pilot would ever have imagined.
Did you know ? With Top Gun: Maverick, Joseph Kosinsky find Tom Cruise which he had directed in the science fiction film oblivion released in 2013. The director is also once again touring Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly after the movie about elite firefighters line of fire (2018).
Future Crimes by David Cronenberg
With Viggo Mortensen, Scott Speedman, Léa Seydoux…
What is it about ? While the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the human body is subject to new transformations and mutations. With the complicity of his partner Caprice, Saul Tenser, a famous performer, stages the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde shows.
Did you know ? The script for Future Crimes is largely adapted from an earlier project that David Cronenberg had written called “Painkillers”, which was in development in the early 2000s. Nicholas Cage was attached to it… The filmmaker however put the scenario aside before considering that it was time to bring it to the screen.
Men on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Audrey Dana
With Thierry Lhermitte, Ramzy Bedia, François-Xavier Demaison…
What is it about ? Seven men, aged 17 to 70, who are completely opposite, if not on the verge of a nervous breakdown, find themselves embarked on a group therapy in the wilderness. This mysterious course, “exclusively reserved for men”, is supposed to work miracles.
Did you know ? To write the screenplay, Audrey Dana and Claire Barre conducted hundreds of interviews with anonymous men. Their questionnaire included forty-four questions, which made it possible to go around a personality, such as: What is your big complex?, What is the worst thing that someone has said to you?, What is the worst thing that you did?.
Birds of America by Jacques Lœuille
What is it about ? With Jean-Francois Sivadier At the beginning of the 19th century, a French painter, Jean-Jacques Audubon, traveled through Louisiana to paint all the birds of the New Continent. The discovery of wide open spaces encourages the utopia of a young nation projecting itself into a world of incredible beauty.
Did you know ? Jacques Lœuille discovered Jean-Jacques Audubon (1785-1851) during his studies at the Beaux-Arts in Nantes, the city where the famous painter and ornithologist grew up and where he drew his first birds on the banks of the Loire (before embarking for the United States to flee the Napoleonic wars).
It turns in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon by Christian Monnier
With Celine Mauge, Philippe Rebbot, Jules Sitruk…
What is it about ? Céline, a renowned actress, is hired by a famous director, Milan Zodowski, to shoot in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon in a film she knows almost nothing about.
The Shadow of the Fathers by Christine Francois
What is it about ? Some men dread dying at the same age as their father, especially when he died young. The film follows Cyril Casmèze and Cyrill Renaud during these years of passage…
Did you know ? L’Ombre des pères was born from the friendship between the director and the actor and zoomorphic performer Cyril Casmèze. At 17, the latter saw his father die of a devastating heart attack. Marked by this story and witness to her friend’s hypochondria, Christine François decided to follow him with her camera to “ dig into what it triggered in him, in his personal life and in his life as an artist. »
Don Juan by Serge Bozon (released May 23)
With Tahar Rahim, Virginie Efira, Damien Chapelle…
What is it about ? In 2022, Don Juan is no longer the man who seduces all women, but a man obsessed with a single woman: the one who abandoned him…
Sibling by Arnaud Desplechin (released May 20)
With Marion Cotillard, Pamela Démal, Golshifteh Farahani…
What is it about ? A brother and a sister on the verge of fifty… Alice is an actress, Louis was a teacher and a poet. Alice has hated her brother for over twenty years. They haven’t seen each other in all this time. The brother and sister will meet again when their parents die.
Did you know ? With this film, Arnaud Desplechin tried to answer the following question: is there an end to hatred, “this other face of love? How to make the hatred dry up? » He specifies : “My concern with this story, for me being born a Catholic, was to find a way out of the hatred that was not Christian. How to find in terms of cinema, something that is not cutesy. »