“Adieu Paris”, “Les Promesses”, “Our children’s souls”, “A young girl who is well”… Which films to see at the cinema the week of January 26, 2022? The recap of the outings.
[Mis à jour le 26 janvier 2022 à 9h43] What to see at the cinema the week of January 26, 2022? Several French films with known headliners are to be discovered in theaters this Wednesday. Edouard Baer signs his latest film, Farewell Paris, with Benoît Poelvoorde and François Damiens at the counter of a chic restaurant in the capital, to immortalize the Parisian night and the complexity of aging friendships. Also on view this Wednesday, The promises depicts the battle of a mayor of 93 (Isabelle Huppert) and his chief of staff (Reda Kateb) to save a city.
In the cinema releases of January 26, 2022, we also find the first film directed by Sandrine Kiberlain, A young girl who is well, about the youth of a young Jewish woman in 1940s Paris. Finally, Joaquin Phoenix appears this Wednesday in the American drama Our children’s souls, his first film since winning the Oscar for Joker in March 2020. Also in releases for the week of January 26, 2022 include A world, My hero academia-world heroes’ mission or Almost.
All outings of the week
“Adieu Paris”, last film by Edouard Baer
Farewell Paris is Edouard Baer’s sixth film as a director. The actor and filmmaker follows the reunion of a group of friends of a certain age in a chic restaurant in Paris. For this film about aging friendship, he brought together a cast of big names in French cinema: Pierre Arditi, Benoît Poelvoorde, François Damiens or even Isabelle Nanty and Gérard Depardieu. “Adieu Paris” is dividing the critics, with Allociné’s aggregator giving it an average rating of 2.8/5. Le Figaro is one of the conquered, hailing “a bittersweet comedy” which “paints the portrait of an endangered generation”, “men who are no longer in tune with their time” (Télé Loisirs, which nevertheless regrets that ” the dialogues don’t fly”).
For The Parisian, “Adieu Paris” “is often hilarious, grating, sometimes annoying”, particularly succeeding in “bringing together brilliant numbers of actors”. The cross believes however that the film “drags, is uneven, like any meal, with its hollows and its hairlines, a little heavy like a banquet too long, the sauce does not really take”. Telerama is much more categorical in qualifying the feature film as “rancid, boring, badly acted”. It is up to the viewer to form their own opinion!
“The Promises”, with Reda Kateb and Isabelle Huppert
The promises is a film directed by Thomas Kruithof. This political drama, presented in the official selection at the Venice Film Festival, follows the journey of a mayor of a suburb of 93, determined to save a city, helped by her chief of staff. In the casting, we find Isabelle Huppert and Reda Kateb.
“Our children’s souls”, with Joaquin Phoenix
Our children’s souls, entitled “C’mon C’mon” in its original version, is to be seen this Wednesday, January 26, 2022. This American drama directed by Mike Mills follows a journalist who is forced to take care of his nephew, Jesse, when he does not know not educate a child. In the cast of this black and white feature film, we find Joaquin Phoenix in his first role since his unanimously acclaimed performance in Joker (2019).
“A young girl who is well”, directed by Sandrine Kiberlain
In theaters this Wednesday, January 26, 2022, A young girl who is well is the first feature film directed by Sandrine Kiberlain. The spectator follows a young Jewish woman in the Paris of 1942, who dreams of being an actress. This film with Rebecca Marder, India Hair and Anthony Bajon was part of the special screenings of Critics’ Week at the last Cannes Film Festival.
“One world”, immersed in school harassment
A world is a drama directed by Laura Wandel and which is among the cinema releases of January 26, 2022. The latter was presented at the last Cannes Film Festival in the Un certain regard category. The spectator follows the entry into primary school of Nora, who quickly finds herself confronted with the harassment of which her brother is the victim on the part of the comrades. This feature film won over the press, earning a score of 3.9/5 on Allociné’s review aggregator.