Impressive, moving, immersive… The cinema releases of January 26

♦ Our children’s souls ***

by Mike Mills

American film, 1 h 48

Impressive duo of presence, Joaquin Phoenix and the young Woody Norman compose an uncle and a nephew who are learning to know each other.

» READ THE REVIEW. “Our children’s souls”, growing together

♦ Almost ***

by Bernard Campan

French film, 1 h 32

Bernard Campan and Alexandre Jollien were inspired by their beautiful friendship to write and star in a moving film, illuminated by their taste for philosophy and their sense of humor.

» READ THE REVIEW. “Almost”, on the way to freedom

♦ One world **

by Laura Wander

Belgian film, 1 h 13

Laura Wandel’s camera immerses us in a playground where 7-year-old Nora watches helplessly as her older brother is bullied.

» READ THE REVIEW. “One world”, surviving in a hostile environment

♦ Farewell Paris **

by Edouard Baer

French film, 1 h 36

Édouard Baer, ​​director, imagines the annual meal of eight “glories of Paris” in their favorite bistro. A banquet of playboys who are aging badly.

» READ THE REVIEW. “Adieu Paris”, at the table of the old cabotins

Municipal **

by Thomas Paulot

French documentary film, 1 h 49

In this documentary film, the director hired an actor, Laurent Papot, to run for the 2020 municipal elections in Revin in the Ardennes and film the reactions of the population. (link to full review below)

The promises **

by Thomas Kruithof

French film, 1 h 38

Thomas Kruithof and his co-screenwriter Jean-Baptiste Delafon (dark baron) undertook an enormous work of investigations and documentation to camp Clémence Colombet, this suburban mayor, and her faithful director of cabinet Yazid (Isabelle Huppert and Reda Kateb), struggling with a degraded joint ownership and torn between the promises it has done to its inhabitants and the workings of the State’s urban renewal policy.

» READ REVIEWS. “Les Promesses” and “Municipal”: politics come to the big screen

♦ Irradiated **

by Rithy Panh

Franco-Cambodian documentary film, 1 hour 28 minutes (prohibited for children under 12)

Silver Bear for Best Documentary at Berlin in 2020, Rithy Panh’s new film takes the form of a long visual and sound poem about man’s relationship to evil and destruction.

» READ THE REVIEW. “Irradiated”, meditation on evil

♦ A young girl who is doing well *

by Sandrine Kiberlain

French film, 1 h 38

The actress makes a touching but clumsy film about a young Jewess determined to live her youth despite the threat of the German occupier.

» READ THE REVIEW. “A young girl who is well”, life and nothing else

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