by Rachid Bouchareb
French film, 1 h 32
The director ofNative returns to the death of Malik Oussekine and Abdel Benyahia, killed the same night in December 1986 by police in Paris. Cleverly mixed with the film, the numerous archive images on the Oussekine affair are sufficiently edifying not to have to add to it.
The circumstances of the death of the two boys are treated in the form of ellipses, including the story, which is remarkably constructed. The political statement remains dotted in a refined film that leaves plenty of room for the emotional charge caused by these two dramas.
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♦The Lucky Stars ***
by Hirozaku Kore-eda
South Korean film, 2:09
The lucky stars are those that lean over Woo-sung’s cradle, abandoned one rainy night in front of one of the “baby boxes” in Busan, South Korea, and which will in turn be recovered by a policewoman. , a dishonest laundry owner, his own mother…
four years later A family resemblanceHirozaku Kore-eda explores in this sensitive and moving road-trip the mysteries of filiation and works with the brilliant Song Kang-ho, the actor of Parasite by Bong Joon-ho. Less whimsical and removed, it draws its strength from its ability to install each of its characters over time and to explore the complexity of their feelings.
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by Lise Akoka and Romane Guéret
French film, 1 h 39
During a wild casting, carried out on the spot, the Belgian director (Johan Heldenbergh) took care to choose children dented by life. Stereotypes, judges a social worker for whom this type of representation harms the image of the districts. “But why wouldn’t these children also have the right to be valued? »replies one of the team members.
This astonishing film of intelligence and humanity constantly navigates between fiction and a feeling of reality. There is nothing artificial about this mise en abyme, however, as the confusion that arises from the children’s play shows their extraordinary ability to reveal themselves on the screen.
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by Bruno Chiche
French film, 1 h 27
Denis Dumar’s success is tinged with a touch of bitterness: when he again receives a Victory for Classical Music for his latest recording, his father, François Dumar, also a conductor, is not present. at the ceremony. Far from bringing them closer, this common vocation has exacerbated a feeling of rivalry between the father and the son.
The two actors in this painful duo bring density where this film sometimes lacks a little. Whether Master(s) holds hardly any surprises, it goes crescendo without false note, carried by the power of the chosen music and by the subtlety of the work of the magnificently filmed orchestra.
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♦ Falcon Lake **
by Charlotte LeBon
French-Canadian film, 1 h 40
Bastian, “13 years, but soon 14”, moved with his parents and his little brother in a wooden house on the edge of a lake in Quebec, welcomed by friends of his parents and their daughter, Chloé. The latter leads him to discover the surrounding forest, the nearby lake and his friends. Above all, she reveals to him her certainty that a ghost is wandering around.
Charlotte Le Bon distils the supernatural in small touches, mixing it with everyday life. On the hackneyed theme of the initiatory summer and the end of childhood with its cohort of sensual awakenings and defied prohibitions, Charlotte Le Bon plays a singular score that makes the spectator as much want as Bastien to follow Chloé .
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