♦ Lost illusions ****
by Xavier Giannoli
French film, 2:30
Xavier Giannoli succeeds in a dazzling adaptation, with contemporary accents, of Balzac’s flagship novel The Human Comedy. An extremely brilliant staging, a dazzling cast, a frantic pace to translate the cynicism of the Restoration and the ballet of the ambitious. A great movie.
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♦ First Cow ***
by Kelly Reichardt
American movie, 2:02
In competition last year in Berlin, American director Kelly Reichardt revisits the myth of the conquest of the West in this atypical and fascinating western which celebrates friendship and communion with an original and benefactor nature.
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♦ To the life ***
by Aude Pepin
French film, 1 h 18
This documentary follows the last home visits of Chantal Birman, a deeply moving midwife, and paints a worrying picture of postpartum care.
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♦ The Wolf People ***
by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart
Irish animated film, 1:43
This magnificent Irish cartoon pays homage to Celtic legends intimately linking man and nature.
»READ THE REVIEW. “The Wolf People”, an Irish ode to nature
♦The heroics **
by Maxime Roy
French film, 1 h 39
The actor, skinned alive, draws on his own experience to play the role of this former drug addict who tries to assume his responsibilities as father and son belatedly in a first film by Maxime Roy as touching as it is mastered.
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♦ The middle of the horizon **
by Delphine Lehericey
Belgian-Swiss film, 1 h 32
In this learning story, a preteen sees hardship piling up on the family farm, as his mother slowly distances herself from them.
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