♦ The French Dispatch ***
by Wes Anderson
American movie, 1 h 43
In his latest film, Wes Anderson once again stages a large and beautiful gallery of characters with intertwined destinies. Common to this colorful troupe interpreted by the cream of American and French cinema: a magazine, the last edition of which is due to appear following the sudden death of its founder, Arthur Howitzer (Bill Murray), uncompromising defender of narrative journalism in the literary style.
»READ THE REVIEW. “The French Dispatch”, the tender nostalgia of Wes Anderson
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♦ Pig ***
by Michael Sarnoski
American movie, 1 h 34
One night, Rob, a modern hermit, is violently assaulted in his home and his only company, a sow with whom he has established a complicit fellowship, has disappeared. He then decides to go looking for him. With his debut in impenetrable woods and the return to the light of a once recognized man, Pig has the airs of a dark and poetic tale.
»READ THE REVIEW. “Pig”, Nicolas Cage, hermit with a delicate palate
♦ Even mice go to heaven ***
by Denisa Grimmova and Jan Bubenicek
Czech, French, Polish and Slovak animated film, 1 hour 26 minutes. From 5 years.
Approaching bluntly the delicate theme of death, the writers made sure to tell their story in a light and joyful tone, inviting us to think of departure as the hope of a rebirth.
»READ THE REVIEW. “Even mice go to paradise”, the very animated souls of animals
♦ The divide **
by Catherine Corsini
French film, 1 h 38
A Saturday evening of demonstration violently repressed by the police meet in a large Parisian hospital Raphaëlle and Yann. One, a professional designer who broke her elbow, hopes to save her marriage. The other, a truck driver exasperated by a life of precariousness, received a grenade in the leg on the Champs-Élysées. The meeting will spark off and give rise to pure moments of comedy.
»READ THE REVIEW. “La Fracture”, a couple and a country on the verge of breaking up
♦ Las Niñas **
by Pilar Palomero
Spanish film, 1 h 37
Celia, 11, lives alone with her single mother and attends a very strict Catholic college when she meets Brisa, a new classmate. The director, Pilar Palomero, was inspired by her own memories to build this touching adolescent chronicle, crowned in Spain by four Goyas (the equivalent of the Césars).
»READ THE REVIEW. “Las Ninas”, Spain with two faces
♦ Forgiveness **
ofBehtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam
Iranian movie, 1 h 45
Mina fights for the rehabilitation of her husband, sentenced to death when he was innocent when she receives help from Reza, a man who claims to be a former friend of the deceased. In an elegant and extremely neat staging, the directors sometimes contrast in a way a little too didactic the courage of this woman, with the cowardice of the one who, frozen in his immobility, is at the source of his misfortune.
»READ THE REVIEW. “Pardon”, a woman’s battle against injustice
♦ Him *
by Guillaume Canet
French film, 1 h 28
A composer for the cinema, Guillaume Canet left his wife and children in Paris to write the music commissioned by a British filmmaker. Between two battling calls to his wife, he summons by thought all his relatives who immediately appear in the house, as well as a duplicate of himself. These exhausting dialogues between him and his loved ones, him and him, prove to be infuriating of egotism, self-pity and aggression.
»READ THE REVIEW. “Him”, Guillaume Canet in his mirror
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