Shooting anecdotes, notes of intent, information for film lovers: every week, discover behind the scenes of cinema releases.
Everybody loves Joan by Celine Devaux
With Blanche Gardin, Laurent Lafitte, Maxence Tual…
What is it about ? Everyone has always loved Jeanne. Today, she hates herself. Over-indebted, she has to go to Lisbon and put her mother’s apartment, who died a year earlier, up for sale. At the airport she bumps into Jean, a whimsical and somewhat intrusive former high school classmate.
Did you know ? Céline Devaux did not know who was going to play Jeanne, which caused her problems during the writing. Then, the director imagined Blanche Gardin in the skin of this heroine, which gave her inspiration: “The fact that she exists and that she is so brilliant was enough for me, motivated me.”
The visitor from the future by Francois Descraques
With Florent Dorin, Arnaud Ducret, Enya Baroux…
What is it about ? 2555. In a devastated future, the apocalypse threatens the Earth. The last hope rests on a man who can travel through time. His mission: to return to the past and change the course of events. But the Temporal Brigade, a time police, hunts him down in every era. So begins a race against time for the Visitor from the Future…
Did you know ? Le Visiteur du futur by François Descraques is adapted from the web-series of the same name that he himself wrote and directed. It has 4 seasons and has generated 45 million views, comics, a novel and even a board game.
Kompromat by Jérôme Salle
With Gilles Lellouche, Joanna Kulig, Michael Gor…
What is it about ? Russia, 2017. Mathieu Roussel is arrested and imprisoned in front of his daughter. A French expatriate, he is the victim of a “kompromat”, compromising false documents used by the Russian secret services to harm an enemy of the state.
Did you know ? With Kompromat, Jérôme Salle wanted to make a simple film, centered on the actors and restoring the emotions of its main character in an organic way, without artifice: “No free effects, no on-set ‘toys’ like cranes, drones, or countless gadgets available.”
The Tiger and the President by Jean-Marc Peyrefitte
With Jacques Gamblin, André Dussollier, Christian Hecq…
Did you know ? 1920, the Roaring Twenties. Georges Clemenceau has just lost the presidential election to the unknown Paul Deschanel, an idealist who wants to change the country. But one evening the latter falls from a train and vanishes. In the early morning, France is looking for its president, a golden opportunity for Tiger Clemenceau…
What is it about ? The Tiger and the President looks back on the election of Paul Deschanel in 1920, who won the Presidential elections against the favorite Georges Clemenceau. Victim of an anxiety-depressive state and Elpénor syndrome, he fell from a night train in May 1920. Following the many rumors circulating about him and because of his declining health, Deschanel resigned from the Elysium.
See Paris again by Alice Winocour
With Virginie Efira, Benoît Magimel, Grégoire Colin…
What is it about ? In Paris, Mia is caught in an attack in a brasserie. Three months later, when she still hasn’t managed to resume the course of her life and only remembers the event in snatches, Mia decides to investigate her memory to find her way back to life. possible happiness.
Did you know ? Revoir Paris is a fiction but is undeniably thought of the attacks of 2015, those of Charlie Hebdo but especially of the Bataclan. The director says: “My brother was at the Bataclan on November 13. While he was in hiding, I stayed in text link with him for part of the night.”
“The film was built from the memories of this traumatic event, then from my brother’s story in the days following the attack. I experienced on myself how memory deconstructed, and very often reconstructed, the events.”
Rodeo by Lola Quivoron
With Julie Ledru, Yanis Lafki, Antonia Buresi…
What is it about ? Julia lives off small tricks and devotes an all-consuming, almost animal passion to motorcycling. One summer day, she meets a gang of cross-bitumen bikers and infiltrates this clandestine environment, made up mostly of young men.
Did you know ? Lola Quivoron knows the rodeo world well. When she was a child, she lived in Epinay-sur-Seine (93) and saw young people on motocross passing below her building. She also met the protagonists of her short film Au Loin Baltimore (2015) while she was at La Femis:
“I had come across videos on social media of young people cross-roading and calling themselves Dirty Riderz Crew. I contacted the leader of the group, Pack, who invited me to hang out on their training line, in the 77”remembers the filmmaker.
Map 75 by Chie Hayakawa
With Chieko Baisho, Hayato Isomura, Stefanie Arianne…
What is it about ? In Japan, in the near future, the aging of the population is accelerating. The government considers that from a certain age, seniors become a useless burden on society and sets up logistical and financial support to end their lives.
Did you know ? Chie Hayakawa signs his first feature film with Plan 75. She already had this project in mind in 2017 and directed a short version of it in the film Anticipation Japan, which brings together five short films where five directors imagine what Japan will be like in 10 years. It was under the impulse of producer Eiko Mizuno-Gray that this segmented film was born.
Walden by Bojena Horackova
With Ina Marija Bartaité, Laurynas Jurgelis, Fabienne Babe…
What is it about ? After thirty years of exile in Paris, Jana returns to Vilnius. She wants to find the lake that Paulius, her first lover, called “Walden”. Chronicle of Lithuanian youth before the fall of the communist bloc, where, between the first emotions and the black market, the dreams of freedom are embodied in the West.
Did you know ? Czech of Bulgarian origin, the director wanted to shoot in Lithuania after seeing Jonas Mekas’ documentary Reminiscences of a trip to Lithuania.
Julia by Ciro DeCaro
With Rosa Palasciano, Valerio Di Benedetto, Fabrizio Ciavoni…
What is it about ? During a scorching summer in Rome, Giulia searches for a new meaning in her life, without work or permanent housing, she lives in balance between her need for freedom and her illusory desires which lead her to new improbable and unexpected encounters.