Shooting anecdotes, notes of intent, information for film lovers: every week, discover behind the scenes of cinema releases.
Don’t Worry Darling by Olivia Wilde
Starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine…
What is it about ? The chronicle of an isolated community in the California desert in the heart of the 1950s, in which a housewife finds her life turned upside down.
Did you know ? Dakota Johnson was to play the character of Margaret, but she was forced to abandon the project due to her commitment to The Lost Daughter, which began filming at the same time as that of Don’t Worry Darling. She was replaced KiKi Layne.
The clay demons by Nuno Beato
What is it about ? Rosa is an accomplished businesswoman. The sudden death of her grandfather, who raised her, and the feeling of guilt it causes brings her back to the house where she grew up. Thanks to a series of letters and clues, she discovers that he has given her an important task to accomplish.
Other people’s children by Rebecca Zlotowski
With Virginie Efira, Roschdy Zem, Chiara Mastroianni…
What is it about ? Rachel is 40 years old, no children. She loves her life: her high school students, her friends, her exes, her guitar lessons. By falling in love with Ali, she becomes attached to Leila, her 4-year-old daughter. She tucks it in, nurses it, and loves it as her own. But loving other people’s children is a risk worth taking…
Did you know ? Rebecca Zlotowski originally set about adapting a novel by Romain Gary, Beyond this limit your ticket is no longer valid, devoted to the impotence of a man at the dawn of his sixty years. Roschdy Zem was to play the main role. But the director and screenwriter found herself in difficulty:
“Not that I couldn’t project myself into this man who could no longer get a hard-on or was afraid of no longer… But perhaps because I was projecting myself into it too much. And gradually my own impotence appeared to me. , that of a 40-year-old woman without children who wants one and partly raises those of another, those of another.
Free Garance! by Lisa Diaz
With Laetitia Dosch, Lolita Chammah, Grégory Montel…
What is it about ? It’s summer 82. Eleven-year-old Garance lives in a remote hamlet in the Cévennes where her parents are trying to lead an alternative life. When two Italian activists rob a nearby bank, things go wrong. This event turns the life of Garance and her family upside down…
Did you know ? Free Garance! takes place in 1982-1983. Through this period, Lisa Diaz wanted to tell the story of a political legacy through this question: what did the generation of the 1970s, who hoped for a lot, bequeath to the next generation?
right before your eyes by Hong Sang-Soo
With Hye-Young Lee, Yunhee Cho, Hae-hyo Kwon…
What is it about ? Sangok, an actress missing from the screens for years, meets a famous director who offers her to play in his next film. Despite her desire to return to the front of the stage, the serious secret it contains makes her hesitant…
A great race by Christian Carion
With Line Renaud, Dany Boon, Alice Isaaz…
What is it about ? Madeleine, 92, calls a taxi to reach the retirement home where she must now live. She asks Charles, a slightly disillusioned driver, to go through the places that mattered in her life, to see them one last time.
The Camel and the Miller by Abdollah Alimorad
What is it about ? A miller works a camel to grind grain. But one day, the camel falls ill and the miller replaces it with a motor vehicle. This solution seems perfect, but behind the apparent modesty of the characters, everyone realizes the attachment they have for each other.
140 km west of paradise by Celine Rouzet
What is it about ? In the heart of Papua New Guinea, the Highlands attract tourists eager for exoticism and foreign oil companies. This is where tribes get paid to dance every year. It is also there, out of sight, that a Huli family and their clan sold their land to ExxonMobil dreaming of modernity.
Did you know ? When Céline Rouzet was little, she dreamed of going to live in the jungle with the tribes she had fantasized about. The director wanted to identify something of our humanity, by rubbing shoulders with a distant otherness. She explains :
“Later, I studied journalism. I took my first steps in the Dauphiné Libéré and in this context, I attended the conference of a photographer who had organized a reverse exploration with two tribal chiefs Papuans.”
My Father’s Secrets by Vera Belmont
With Jacques Gamblin, Michele Bernier, Arthur Dupont…
What is it about ? In the 1960s, in Belgium, Michel and his brother Charly lived a happy childhood in their Jewish family. Their father, silent and discreet, reveals nothing of his past. The two brothers imagine him as a great adventurer, pirate or treasure seeker… But what is he hiding?
Did you know ? My Father’s Secrets is based on the graphic novel Second Generation – What I Didn’t Tell My Father by Michel Kichka. Son of a Holocaust survivor, he looks back on his youth spent in the shadow of the Shoah:
“Telling it in comics seemed to me the best way to touch the hearts of readers of all ages, through humor, poetry, distance and imagination in order to create an intimate and personal relationship with the reader.”
ninjababy by Yngvild Sve Flikke
Starring Kristine Kujath Thorp, Arthur Berning, Nader Khademi…
What is it about ? Astronaut, forest ranger, designer… Rakel, 23, has all the plans in the world, except that of becoming a mother. When she discovers that she is 6 months pregnant following a one-night stand, it’s a disaster! It’s decided: adoption is the only solution.
Did you know ? Ninjababy is adapted from the graphic novel Fallteknikkété by Norwegian animator, cartoonist and illustrator Inga Sætre. The latter tells the story of Rakel, 16, who becomes pregnant by accident and has to fend for herself. The filmmaker explains:
“The emphasis is on the relationship between Rakel and her best friend. I started from there, and in agreement with Inga, I reviewed the age, the ambitions, and the social situation of the characters. I would not have never been able to make this film without Inga.”