Filming anecdotes, notes of intent, information for film enthusiasts: every week, take a behind-the-scenes look at cinema outings.
Building permit from Eric Fraticelli
With Didier Bourdon, Eric Fraticelli, Anne Consigny …
What is it about ? Dentist in Paris, Romain has just lost his father, whom he has not seen for years. To his surprise, the latter left him a piece of land as an inheritance, as well as a last wish: to build the house where he would have liked to end his days. Only problem: this land is located in Corsica.
Did you know ? With Building Permit, actor Eric Fraticelli playing Tony Campana in the series Mafiosa, directs his first feature film. He explains : “It all started with Romain, Vivien and Marco. They told me ‘Eric, it’s you who wrote the film, you play in it, you’ve been making the mainland laugh with Corsica for 30 years: who better than you? can this story make up? ‘”
Placed by Nessim Chikhaoui
With Shaïn Boumedine, Julie Depardieu, Philippe Rebbot …
What is it about ? Because he has forgotten his identity card, Elias cannot take the tests for the entrance exam to Sciences Po. Looking for a job while waiting to be able to present himself again, he becomes an educator in a Maison d ‘Children of a Social Character.
Did you know ? Placé is the first production of Nessim Chikhaoui, co-screenwriter of the four Tuche. The project was born from a meeting with the producer Matthieu Tarot. The director remembers: “We were discussing everything and nothing and, over the course of the conversation, I told him about my past as a specialist educator – ten years working with young people placed in children’s homes.”
Scream by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
With Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette …
What is it about ? Twenty-five years after the peaceful town of Woodsboro was hit by a series of violent murders, a new killer dons the mask of Ghostface and targets a group of teenagers. He is determined to bring back the dark secrets of the past.
Did you know ? After the late Wes Craven, who died in 2015 and who had directed the first four opus, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett take up the torch for this fifth Scream film. The filmmaking duo made a strong impression in 2019 with Wedding Nightmare, a horror film in which a bride’s wedding night turns into a nightmare when her wealthy in-laws ask her to honor a deadliest tradition.
Farewell Monsieur Haffmann by Fred Cavayé
With Daniel Auteuil, Gilles Lellouche, Sara Giraudeau …
What is it about ? Paris 1941. François Mercier is an ordinary man who aspires only to found a family with the woman he loves, Blanche. He is also the employee of a talented jeweler, Mr. Haffmann. But faced with the German occupation, the two men will have no other choice but to conclude an agreement …
Did you know ? After having signed nervous thrillers with Pour elle, À bout blank or Mea Culpa, Fred Cavayé had made a 180 degree turn with the comedies Les Infidèles, Radin and Le Jeu. This time, he returned behind the camera with a film of period set during the German occupation, adapted from the play of the same name written by Jean-Philippe Daguerre.
Ouistreham by Emmanuel Carrère
With Juliette Binoche, Hélène Lambert, Léa Carne …
What is it about ? Marianne Winckler, renowned writer, begins a book on precarious work. She settled near Caen and, without revealing her identity, joined a team of cleaning ladies.
Did you know ? Ouistreham is a free adaptation of Quai de Ouistreham by Florence Aubenas, published in 2010, in which she poses as a job seeker and becomes a cleaning lady.
Christian Schwochow’s German Lesson
With Ulrich Noethen, Tobias Moretti, Levi Eisenblätter …
What is it about ? Siggi Jepsen is locked in a juvenile prison after rendering a blank copy in an essay test. The subject: “The joys of duty”. In the isolation of his cell, he recalls the period that turned his life upside down.
Dear Evan Hansen by Stephen Chbosky
With Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever …
What is it about ? Evan Hansen is a high school student who suffers from social anxiety disorder. Her therapist advises her to write a letter to help build her confidence. When one of his comrades commits suicide, Evan finds himself in the center of the turmoil.
Did you know ? Dear Evan Hansen is the film adaptation of the musical of the same name written by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson and already played by comedian Ben Platt as the title role. Performed on Broadway from 2015 to 2017, it was nominated nine times at the Tony Awards and won six awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Musical Actor and Best Supporting Actor (Rachel Bay Jones).
The Swan of Heroes by Claude Saussereau
With Rachel Nasschaert, Raphaël Almosni, Paul Linte …
What is it about ? A child in search of her father discovers by chance that her new neighbor is wearing an electronic ankle bracelet. Thinking he is dealing with a super hero, the child does everything to gain the latter’s trust so that he helps him find his father.
Did you know ? The Swan of Heroes is the first feature film by Claude Saussereau. Director and screenwriter, he has also taught in elementary school for twenty years.
Vitalina Varela by Pedro Costa
With Vitalina Varela, Ventura, Manuel Tavares Almeida …
What is it about ? Vitalina Varela, a 55-year-old Cape Verdean, arrives in Lisbon three days after her husband’s funeral. She waited for her plane ticket for over 25 years.
Did you know ? After the filming of Before, Youth (2006), Pedro Costa felt that he had spent much of his time with Ventura (the film’s main actor) in a man’s world. The filmmaker was therefore very happy when Vitalina Varela came into his life, halfway through the filming of Cavalo Dinheiro, in the fall of 2013.
Lecture by Ivan I. Tverdovsky
With Natalya Pavlenkova, Natalya Potapova, Kseniya Zueva …
What is it about ? 17 years after the hostage-taking of the Dubrovnik theater, one of the major tragedies of the 21st century in Russian history, Natalia returns to Moscow to organize a memorial evening for the families of the victims of the bombing. October 2002.
Did you know ? Lecture is the story of a fragile family against the backdrop of one of the major tragedies of the 21st century in Russian history: the hostage-taking of the Dubrovnik theater in 2002, which left 128 people dead. Ivan I. Tverdovsky conceived the film as an attempt to create a cinematic reflection of these tragic events.