The cinema releases on December 8: Les Tuche 4, West Side Story, Une femme du monde … -…

Filming anecdotes, notes of intent, information for film enthusiasts: every week, take a behind-the-scenes look at cinema outings.

Les Tuche 4 by Olivier Baroux

With Jean-Paul Rouve, Isabelle Nanty, Michel Blanc …

What is it about ? After having resigned from his post as President of the Republic, Jeff and his family are happy to be back in their village of Bouzolles. As the end of the year holidays approach, Cathy asks for a unique gift: to reconnect with her sister Maguy, and her husband Jean-Yves with whom Jeff has been angry for 10 years.

Did you know ? Les Tuche, Les Tuche 2 – The American dream and Les Tuche 3 had respectively achieved 1.5, 4.6 and 5.7 million admissions on French soil. A constantly growing success which naturally gave rise to a fourth film.

West Side Story by Steven Spielberg

With Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose …

What is it about ? WEST SIDE STORY tells the legendary story of a budding love amid brawls between rival gangs in 1957 New York.

Did you know ? Steven Spielberg has never hidden his desire to make a musical. With West Side Story, it is a dream that he fulfills: “As a child, I could sing all the songs by heart. I actually did it at a dinner party, until I exhausted the patience of all my family. It’s as if the sheet music had always been part of it. of my DNA. I still didn’t know how, but I always felt I would inevitably find a way to work on West Side Story. “

In the heart of the woods by Claus Drexel

What is it about ? In the legendary Bois de Boulogne, Samantha, Isidro, Geneviève and the others do the oldest profession in the world. Between confidences, humor and dignity, they take us to the heart of the Bois …

Did you know ? Claus Drexel had, on the occasion of the release of his documentary on homeless people from Paris Au bord du monde (2013), made a lot of screenings with associations. One of them, “To the captives, the liberation”, is at the service of the people of the street and in situation of prostitution. Someone from this association then asked him, after a screening, if he wanted to make another film on prostitutes in the Bois de Boulogne.

Where’s Anne Frank! by Ari Folman

With Emily Carey, Ruby Stokes, Sebastian Croft …

What is it about ? Kitty, the imaginary friend of Anne Frank to whom the famous diary was dedicated, has mysteriously come to life nowadays in the house where Anne and her family had taken refuge in Amsterdam, which has since become an emblematic place receiving visitors from the whole world.

A Woman of the World by Cécile Ducrocq

With Laure Calamy, Nissim Renard, Béatrice Facquer …

What is it about ? In Strasbourg, Marie has been prostituting herself for 20 years. It has its end of the sidewalk, its regulars, its freedom. And a son, Adrien, 17 years old. To ensure her future, Marie wants to pay for her studies. He needs money, fast.

Did you know ? Marie was born with the short film La Contre-allée by Cécile Ducrocq, released in 2014 and in which Laure Calamy already played this character. The director explains: “I still had things to say, I also wanted to take him somewhere else, to get him out of the perimeter where I had locked him up. I wanted to breathe life into him, to make this woman a heroine. And, then, I wanted to work with Laure again. “

The Elfkins: Pastry operation by Ute von Münchow-Pohl

With Jella Haase, Louis Hofmann, Leon Seidel …

What is it about ? Elfie is a little Elfkins who lives in the secret world of the elves. She dreams of meeting humans and one day decides to go on an adventure! Elfie runs into Theo, a grumpy pastry chef whose pastry is no longer successful. His new mission? Save the little shop!

Did you know ? For 58% of French people, a good meal must necessarily end with a pastry and 35% of French respondents say they are tempted by a pastry at least once a week.

Any Day Now by Hamy Ramezan

With Aran-Sina Keshvari, Shahab Hosseini, Shabnam Ghorbani …

What is it about ? In the heart of Finland, 13-year-old Ramin Mehdipour and his Iranian family are denied their asylum application. After a last resort and despite the threat of expulsion, the young boy tastes the joys of vacation and back to school, where every carefree moment is precious.

Did you know ? The story of Any Day Now is close to what Hamy Ramezan experienced. When the latter was seven years old, he fled the Iran-Iraq war with his family. The director remembers: “I still remember the excitement I felt, I was thirsty for adventure. It’s like it was yesterday; the desperation of not being able to remember my Turkish fake name and our fabricated family history – a story my dad and his brother wrote for everyone to remember. “

A place like any other by Uberto Pasolini

With James Norton, Daniel Lamont, Eileen O’Higgins …

What is it about ? When John finds out that he only has a few months left to live, he decides to leave, along with his three-year-old son, in search of a new family to take care of him.

Did you know ? The theme of death has already been dealt with by Uberto Pasolini in A Beautiful End (2015), where Eddie Marsan played a character exercising an atypical job: finding relatives for a deceased person who has no known family.

Ham on Rye by Tyler Taormina

With Haley Bodell, Audrey Boos, Gabriella Herrara …

What is it about ? All the teenagers in the town of Haley are putting on their best clothes for, as it is customary to say, “the most important day of their lives.” Enthusiastic, they cross the city in dispersed order, on their way to an unknown fate. Haley, on the other hand, takes a more reluctant step …

Lingui, the sacred bonds of Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

With Achouackh Abakar, Rihane Khalil Alio, Youssouf Djaoro …

What is it about ? In the suburbs of N’djaména in Chad, Amina lives alone with Maria, her only fifteen-year-old daughter. Her already fragile world crumbles the day she finds out her daughter is pregnant. This pregnancy, the teenager does not want.

Did you know ? Lingui is a Chadian word, which means “the link”. This is what connects people in the name of living together. This term means solidarity so as not to let the other collapse. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun specifies: “I can only exist because the other exists, that is lingui, a sacred link. Basically, it is an altruistic philosophy. This word sums up the resilience of societies faced with rather hard things.”

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