Shooting anecdotes, notes of intent, information for film lovers: every week, discover behind the scenes of cinema releases.
As bestas by Rodrigo Sorogoyen
With Marina Foïs, Denis Ménochet, Luis Zahera…
What is it about ? Antoine and Olga, a French couple, have been living in a small village in Galicia for a long time. They have a farm and restore abandoned houses to facilitate repopulation. Everything should be idyllic but a serious conflict with their neighbors escalates the tension to irreparable…
Did you know ? The thriller (and its variants such as thrillers, dramatic thrillers, etc.) is Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s favorite genre, as evidenced by El Reino and Madre, but above all Que Dios nos perdone, in which Antonio de la Torre and Roberto Álamo set off in pursuit of a terrifying serial killer.
Happy Retirement 2 by Fabrice Bracq
With Michèle Laroque, Thierry Lhermitte, Constance Labbé…
What is it about ? They thought they were finally going to have a quiet retirement… 3 years have passed. Marilou and Philippe decide to introduce their grandchildren to their new vacation home in Portugal. But once there, they discover horrified that the house is still under construction!
Did you know ? Apart from Happy Retirement! and Happy retirement 2, Michèle Laroque and Thierry Lhermitte played together in Fallait pas!…, Tango, Le Placard and So we dance.
Mazes by Bogdan George Apetri
With Ioana Bugarin, Emanuel Parvu, Cezar Antal…
What is it about ? A 19-year-old novice secretly leaves her monastery to settle an urgent matter in town. That same evening, on the way home, her fate changes. Marius, the police inspector in charge of the investigation, is determined to solve the enigma by all means, but the case quickly turns into an obsession.
Did you know ? Dédales is the second part of a trilogy, preceded by Unidentified. The casting and filming of these two feature films took place simultaneously.
Tempura by Akiko Ohku
With No, Kento Hayashi, Asami Usuda…
What is it about ? Mitsuko has always lived in her bubble. In the heart of a Tokyo too big for her, she devotes herself with passion to cooking recipes that she refines from her small apartment. As a fulfilled single person, she sets herself new challenges every day, including the unprecedented one… To invite a boy to dinner!
Did you know ? Tempura brings to the screen a novel by Risa Wataya. The director talks about what seduced her in the original work: “Most of the protagonists of Risa Wataya’s novels are women engaged in romantic comedies that transcend the simple quest for love and humor to tend towards moments of self-realization.”
The Little Band by Pierre Salvadori
With Paul Belhoste, Laurent Capelluto, Mathys Clodion-Gines…
What is it about ? The little gang is Cat, Fouad, Antoine and Sami, four 12-year-old schoolboys. Out of pride and provocation, they embark on a crazy project: to blow up the factory that has been polluting their river for years. But in the freshly formed group, disagreements are frequent and tie votes constantly paralyze the action.
Did you know ? This is the first time that Pierre Salvadori has staged children’s characters. Originally, the film centered on a small group of “incompetent and clumsy” adults, but the director changed his tune because he found it old-fashioned: “I slid towards children for reasons of dramaturgy. I was suddenly much more interested in their sense of improvisation, of lying, of resourcefulness.”
Mia and I, The Heroine of Centopia by Adam Gunn, Matthias Temmermans
With Margot Nuccetelli, Dave Willetts, Rick Kavanian…
What is it about ? Mia, a brilliant young girl, has the ability, thanks to a magic bracelet, to transform into an elf in the magical world of the Unicorns of Centopia, where extraordinary creatures live. After discovering that the magic stone in her bracelet is linked to an ancient prophecy, she embarks on a thrilling journey to the outermost islands of Centopia.
Did you know ? Originally, Mia and I is a series mixing live action and 3D animation created by Gerhard Hahn in 2011. The program currently consists of three seasons (78 x 23 minutes) sold to television channels and streaming platforms in more from 170 countries.
Magdalene by Damien Manivel
With Elsa Wolliaston, Aimie Lombard, Olga Mouak…
What is it about ? Since the death of Jesus, Mary Magdalene has withdrawn from the world. Her hair has turned white, she eats berries, drinks rainwater and sleeps among the trees. Alone in the heart of the forest, she remembers her lost love. She searches for a way to find him.
Did you know ? Filming took place in three short sessions. Originally, Magdala was to be completely silent, but once the first session was over, the director realized that his film lacked voice.
Mr and Mrs Toutlemonde by Jean-Michel Noirey
With Blandine Mouret, Erika Regimbeau, Pascale Maupin…
What is it about ? Mr. & Mrs. Everyone is a set of portraits, all heroes of their ordinary lives. Twelve different personalities who reveal their most intimate secrets to us, and strive to face the same question: “How to write your life?…”