Anecdotes of the shooting, notes of intention, information for film enthusiasts: every week, take a look behind the scenes of cinema outings.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage by Andy Serkis
With Tom Hardy, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham …
What is it about ? Tom Hardy is back on the big screen as Venom, one of the most complex characters in the Marvel Universe.
Did you know ? Released in 2018, Venom enjoyed colossal commercial success despite bad press reviews. The blockbuster has thus brought in close to 854 million dollars in worldwide revenues and this for an estimated budget of 100 million (which is “little” for a superhero film).
Everything smiles on us from Melissa Drigeard
With Elsa Zylberstein, Stéphane De Groodt, Guy Marchand …
What is it about ? Everything smiles on Audrey and Jérôme. They have three wonderful children and they are passionate about their jobs. For a weekend, they each go their own way … with their respective lovers. Except that they have the same idea: to go to their country house!
Did you know ? Mélissa Drigeard wanted above all, with Vincent Juillet, her co-author, to write a film on the family and then develop other themes linked to that of love. The filmmaker develops: “Besides, all of our characters are in some sort of failed act, since they think they come to this house for some other reason than the ‘official’ reason.”
The Heroes of Maxime Roy
With François Creton, Roméo Créton, Richard Bohringer …
What is it about ? Michel, a former junkie, is an eternal kid who dreams only of motorcycles and hangs out with his big son Léo and his friends. At fifty, he has to deal with the baby he just had with his ex, and fights not to repeat the same mistakes and be a good guy.
Halloween Kills by David Gordon Green
With Airon Armstrong, Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Patton …
What is it about ? Laurie Strode, her daughter Karen and her baby daughter Allyson have just abandoned the monster with the famous mask, locked in the basement of the house devoured by the flames. But Micheal Myers manages to extricate himself from the trap where Laurie had locked him and his ritual bloodbath begins again.
Did you know ? For Halloween 2018, decorator Richard A. Wright and his team created Haddonfield, Illinois Town, Charleston, South Carolina. For Halloween Kills, they had to start from scratch, this time moving to Wilmington, North Carolina. The artists not only rebuilt the Myers’ home but also Haddonfield Hospital, where Laurie and Hawkins are cared for.
Lost Illusions by Xavier Giannoli
With Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste …
What is it about ? Lucien is a young poet unknown in 19th century France. He has high hopes and wants to forge a destiny. He left the family printing press in his native province to try his luck in Paris, on the arm of his protector.
Did you know ? It was around the age of 20 that Xavier Giannoli, then a student of Letters, discovered Honoré de Balzac’s novel. He was already planning to adapt it: “I had gone to the Sorbonne to be in the cinema district. I then began to accumulate notes, visual references, studies of Marxist critics or, on the contrary, reactionary aesthetes, because critics of all stripes have wanted to recover Balzac. “
The Treasure of Petit Nicolas by Julien Rappeneau
With Ilan Debrabant, Jean-Paul Rouve, Audrey Lamy …
What is it about ? In the peaceful world of Little Nicolas, there is Dad, Mum, school, but above all, his group of friends. They are called Les Invincibles, but above all they are inseparable. When Dad receives a promotion and announces that the family must move to the south of France, Nicolas’s little world collapses …
Did you know ? At the staging of this third opus adapted from the work of René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé, Julien Rappeneau succeeds Laurent Tirard who had directed Le Petit Nicolas (2009) and Les Vacances du Petit Nicolas (2014). Note that he has already got down to adapting a graphic novel with Rosalie Blum.
First Cow by Kelly Reichardt
With John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones …
What is it about ? At the beginning of the 19th century, in the still wild lands of Oregon, Cookie Figowitz, a humble cook, befriended King-Lu, an immigrant of Chinese origin. Both dreaming of a better life, they set up a modest donut business that soon became a hit with the pioneers of the West …
Did you know ? First Cow is adapted from the novel “The Half-Life” by Jonathan Raymond, located at the beginning of the 19th century and which takes place over forty years and two continents. The novelist had previously worked with Kelly Reichardt on Old Joy (2006), Wendy and Lucy (2008), The Last Track (2010), Night Moves (2013) and Some Women (2016).
The Girl and the Spider by Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher
With Henriette Confurius, Liliane Amuat, Ursina Lardi …
What is it about ? For years Lisa has lived in a shared apartment with Mara and Markus. But the time to take an apartment to live alone has finally come. A curious merry-go-round of desires takes off. A tragicomic disaster film, a poetic ode to change and the ephemeral.
Did you know ? The first film directed by Ramon and Silvan Zürcher, The Strange Little Cat, garnered some media interest at the Berlinale in 2013 and subsequently screened at more than 80 festivals around the world. The feature film was then released in several countries including Germany, France, Switzerland and the United States.
Growing up is great! by Irene Iborra, Eduard Puertas, Célia Tocco
What is it about ? Are you afraid of the dark? Have you ever thrown a “bottle in the sea”? Have you ever gone down a well in search of your destiny? In its new program, La Chouette du cinéma comes back to present three stories of children who open their wings wide!
Did you know ? In these three short films, the marvelous comes together on a daily basis. Producer and director Arnaud Demuynck explains: “Fears or sadness are only starting points. Going forward is great! The stories of these three films offer invisible explorations. The movements of the soul are more animated there than the external actions. they also offer a wide variety of visual experiences. “
To the life of Aude Pépin
What is it about ? Chantal Birman, liberal midwife and feminist, has dedicated her life to defending women’s rights. At almost 70 years old, she continues to visit those who have just given birth to provide them with care and advice.