Shooting anecdotes, notes of intent, information for film lovers: every week, discover behind the scenes of cinema releases.
Inexorable by Fabrice Du Welz
With Benoît Poelvoorde, Alba Gaia Bellugi, Mélanie Doutey…
What is it about ? On the death of her father, a famous publisher, Jeanne Drahi moved into the family home with her husband, Marcel Bellmer, a successful writer, and their daughter. But a strange young girl, Gloria, will interfere in the life of the family and upset the order of things…
Did you know ? Inexorable was conceived by Fabrice Du Welz as a home invasion in the tradition of the sexual thrillers of the 90s: Basic Instinct, JF would share an apartment, La Main sur le bassin… “These films full of sexual tension that I adored. I wanted us to be caught up, for the viewer to dive into this vortex, to drown in the lies of Benoît Poelvoorde.”
What have we all done to God? by Philippe de Chauveron
With Christian Clavier, Chantal Lauby, Ary Abittan…
What is it about ? It is soon the 40 years of marriage of Claude and Marie Verneuil. For this occasion, their four daughters decide to organize a big surprise party in the family home in Chinon and to invite the parents of each of the sons-in-law there for a few days.
Did you know ? What have we all done to God? is the sequel to What have we done to God? (2014) and What have we done to God again? (2019). Two lucrative comedies having achieved approximately 12.4 million admissions for the first and 6.7 million for the second.
At the same time by Gustave Kervern, Benoît Delépine
With Vincent Macaigne, Jonathan Cohen, India Hair…
What is it about ? On the eve of a vote to approve the construction of a leisure park in place of a primary forest, an uninhibited right-wing mayor tries to corrupt his ecologist colleague. But they get tricked by a group of young feminist activists who manage to stick them together.
Tales of Chance and Other Fantasies by Ryūsuke Hamaguchi
With Kotone Furukawa, Ayumu Nakajima, Hyunri…
What is it about ? An unexpected love triangle, an attempt at seduction that goes wrong and a meeting born of a misunderstanding. The trajectory of three women who will have to make a choice…
Did you know ? The three stories that make up Tales of Chance and Other Fantasies were conceived by Ryūsuke Hamaguchi as the first in a series of seven episodes. If all have been written, the first two were shot at the end of 2019 and the third in July 2020, during the long interruption of the filming of Drive My Car due to the health crisis.
The Bad Guys by Pierre Perifel
With Pierre Niney, Sam Rockwell, Igor Gotesman…
What is it about ? THE BAD GUYS, the new adventure comedy from Dreamworks Animations, inspired by the eponymous series of best-selling children’s books, features a gang of animals, fearsome high-flying criminals, who are about to commit their misdeed most striking: to become respectable citizens.
Did you know ? Frenchman Pierre Perifel was chosen by DreamWorks to direct Les Bad Guys. He is best known for directing the award-winning short films Bilby (2018) and The Buiding (2005). In addition, he worked as an animator on the three Kung Fu Panda, Monsters against Aliens or Shrek 4: Once upon a time.
Madness by Audrey Estrougo
With Virginie Van Robby, Lucie Debay, Anne Coesens…
What is it about ? To celebrate her mother’s birthday, Emmanuelle comes to spend a few days in her childhood home. She finds there time past and memories that reign in the place, but also her older sister whose psychological instability has too often affected family relations.
Did you know ? A la folie is a project with autobiographical resonances since it is inspired by the family history of Audrey Estrougo, even if it is a sick little brother (and not a sister as in the film) that she has.
Paco Plaza’s grandmother
With Almudena Amor, Vera Valdez, Karina Kolokolchykova…
What is it about ? Susana, a young Spanish model, is about to break into the Parisian fashion world. But when her grandmother is the victim of an accident leaving her almost paralyzed, Susana must return to Madrid in the old apartment where she grew up in order to watch over the one who constitutes her only family.
Did you know ? The fear of passing time and old age are the main subjects of Abuela. The idea germinated in Paco Plaza’s head when he witnessed the illness of a great aunt suffering from Alzheimer’s.
The film of the world of Basil Da Cunha
With Michel David Pires Spencer, Marco Joel Fernandes, Alexandre Da Costa Fonseca…
What is it about ? After eight years in a reformatory, Spira returns to Reboleira, a slum in the process of being destroyed in the suburbs of Lisbon. While reuniting with his friends and family, Kikas, an old trafficker from the neighborhood, makes him understand that he is not welcome.
Did you know ? With O Fim do Mundo, Basil Da Cunha wanted to tell the last hours of the Reboleira district in Lisbon through the eyes of the generation he has seen growing up and taking possession of the streets in recent years.
Do you know why I jump? by Jerry Rothwell
What is it about ? When he writes at the age of 13 “Do you know why I jump?”, Naoki Higashida, a teenager with non-verbal autism does not know that he will cause a real revolution for the understanding of this disease and become the spokesperson for all those who, like him, are misunderstood.
Liberty by Clara Roquet
With Maria Morera, Nicolle García, Vicky Pena…
What is it about ? Spain, summer. Libertad bursts into the life of 15-year-old Nora and shakes up the usual calm of her family vacation. These two young girls who are opposites then forge a deep friendship that will mark their entry into adolescence.
Did you know ? Clara Roquet grew up in a conservative town in northern Catalonia, in a bourgeois family that firmly believed in the values of family ties. During her rebellious teenage years, she realized that many of the family conventions were based on lies.