Filming anecdotes, notes of intent, information for film enthusiasts: every week, take a behind-the-scenes look at cinema outings.
Les Tuche 4 by Olivier Baroux
With Jean-Paul Rouve, Isabelle Nanty, Michel Blanc …
What is it about ? After having resigned from his post as President of the Republic, Jeff and his family are happy to be back in their village of Bouzolles. As the end of the year holidays approach, Cathy asks for a unique gift: to reconnect with her sister Maguy, and her husband Jean-Yves with whom Jeff has been angry for 10 years.
Did you know ? Les Tuche, Les Tuche 2 – The American dream and Les Tuche 3 had respectively achieved 1.5, 4.6 and 5.7 million admissions on French soil. A constantly growing success which naturally gave rise to a fourth film.
West Side Story by Steven Spielberg
With Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose …
What is it about ? WEST SIDE STORY tells the legendary story of a budding love amid brawls between rival gangs in 1957 New York.
Did you know ? Steven Spielberg has never hidden his desire to make a musical. With West Side Story, it is a dream that he fulfills: “As a child, I could sing all the songs by heart. I actually did it at a dinner party, until I exhausted the patience of all my family. It’s as if the sheet music had always been part of it. of my DNA. I still didn’t know how, but I always felt that I would inevitably find a way to work on West Side Story. “
In the heart of the woods by Claus Drexel
What is it about ? In the legendary Bois de Boulogne, Samantha, Isidro, Geneviève and the others do the oldest profession in the world. Between confidences, humor and dignity, they take us to the heart of the Bois …
Did you know ? Claus Drexel had, on the occasion of the release of his documentary on homeless people from Paris Au bord du monde (2013), made a lot of screenings with associations. One of them, “To the captives, the liberation”, is at the service of the people of the street and in situation of prostitution. Someone from this association then asked him, after a screening, if he wanted to make another film on prostitutes in the Bois de Boulogne.
Where’s Anne Frank! by Ari Folman
With Emily Carey, Ruby Stokes, Sebastian Croft …
What is it about ? Kitty, the imaginary friend of Anne Frank to whom the famous diary was dedicated, has mysteriously come to life nowadays in the house where Anne and her family had taken refuge in Amsterdam, which has since become an emblematic place receiving visitors from the whole world.
A Woman of the World by Cécile Ducrocq
With Laure Calamy, Nissim Renard, Béatrice Facquer …
What is it about ? In Strasbourg, Marie has been prostituting herself for 20 years. It has its end of the sidewalk, its regulars, its freedom. And a son, Adrien, 17 years old. To ensure her future, Marie wants to pay for her studies. He needs money, fast.
Did you know ? Marie was born with the short film La Contre-allée by Cécile Ducrocq, released in 2014 and in which Laure Calamy already played this character. The director explains: “I still had things to say, I also wanted to take him elsewhere, to get him out of the perimeter where I had locked him up. I wanted to breathe life into him, to make this woman a heroine. And, then, I wanted to work with Laure again. “
The Elfkins: Pastry operation by Ute von Münchow-Pohl
With Jella Haase, Louis Hofmann, Leon Seidel …
What is it about ? Elfie is a little Elfkins who lives in the secret world of the elves. She dreams of meeting humans and one day decides to go on an adventure! Elfie runs into Theo, a grumpy pastry chef whose pastry is no longer successful. His new mission? Save the little shop!
Did you know ? For 58% of French people, a good meal must necessarily end with a pastry and 35% of French respondents say they are tempted by a pastry at least once a week.
Any Day Now by Hamy Ramezan
With Aran-Sina Keshvari, Shahab Hosseini, Shabnam Ghorbani …
What is it about ? In the heart of Finland, 13-year-old Ramin Mehdipour and his Iranian family are denied their asylum application. After a last resort and despite the threat of expulsion, the young boy tastes the joys of vacation and back to school, where every carefree moment is precious.
Did you know ? The story of Any Day Now is close to what Hamy Ramezan experienced. When the latter was seven years old, he fled the Iran-Iraq war with his family. The director remembers: “I still remember the excitement I felt, I was thirsty for adventure. It’s like it was yesterday; the desperation of not being able to hold back my scythe …