Filming anecdotes, notes of intent, information for film fans: every week, take a look behind the scenes of cinema outings.
Stillwater by Tom McCarthy
With Matt Damon, Camille Cottin, Abigail Breslin …
What is it about ? Stillwater features an oil driller, played by Matt Damon, who arrives in Marseille from the depths of Oklahoma, to support his daughter, whom he barely knows but who is serving a prison sentence, accused of a crime that ‘she denies having committed.
Did you know ? To be credible as an oil driller, Matt Damon spent a lot of time in the company of “Roughneck” of Oklahoma, these Americans exercising very difficult manual trades (the expression mainly refers to drillers).
Everything went well by François Ozon
With Sophie Marceau, André Dussollier, Géraldine Pailhas …
What is it about ? Emmanuèle, a successful novelist in her private and professional life, rushes to the hospital, her father André has just had a stroke. Whimsical, passionately loving life but diminished, he asks his daughter to help him end it.
Did you know ? In order to create the paralyzed part of his character’s face, André Dussollier wore prostheses designed by prosthetic makeup artist Pop (Pierre-Olivier Persin). They required two and a half hours of work each morning.
The Voice of Aida by Jasmila Žbanić
With Jasna Đuričić, Izudin Bajrovic, Boris Ler …
What is it about ? Srebrenica, July 1995. A modest English teacher, Aida has just been requisitioned as an interpreter from the Blue Helmets, stationed on the outskirts of the city. Their camp is overwhelmed: the inhabitants come to seek refuge there by the thousands, terrified by the imminent arrival of the Serbian army.
Did you know ? The Voice of Aida has its origins in one of the most tragic historical events dating from 1995, the systematic massacre of more than 8,000 inhabitants of Srebrenica, a town in the east of the country, at the end of the Bosnian war (1992 -1995).
The Summit of the Gods by Patrick Imbert
With Lazare Herson-Macarel, Eric Herson-Macarel, François Dunoyer …
What is it about ? In Kathmandu, the Japanese reporter Fukamachi believes he recognizes Habu Jôji, this mountaineer who was thought to have disappeared for years. He seems to hold in his hands a camera that could change the history of mountaineering.
Did you know ? At the origin of the Summit of the Gods, there is the novel by the Japanese writer Baku Yumemakura, published in serial form between 1994 and 1997. This story of ascents which confronts two destinies inspires the mangaka Jirô Taniguchi who, with the complicity of Yumemakura, signs a river adaptation in 5 volumes published by Shueisha between 2000 and 2003.
Once you know about Emmanuel Cappellin
What is it about ? Faced with the reality of climate change and the depletion of resources, director Emmanuel Cappellin realizes that a collapse of our industrial civilization is inevitable. But how can we continue to live with the idea that the human adventure can fail?
Did you know ? Emmanuel Cappellin started making this documentary in 2013. In 2009, the director went to the four corners of the world to film people who were experiencing the direct consequences of climate change (forest fires in the United States, droughts in Australia, etc.) . Over the course of this project, initiated by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, he gathered live testimonies, but also interviews with scientists.
Bigger Than Us by Flore Vasseur
What is it about ? For 6 years, Melati, 18 years old has been fighting plastic pollution which ravages her country Indonesia. Like her, a generation is rising to repair the world.
Did you know ? At the origin of Bigger Than Us is a discussion of Flore Vasseur with her seven-year-old son, in which he became aware of the alarming state of the planet. He then told his mother that she should make a film about pollution.
The Third War by Giovanni Aloi
With Anthony Bajon, Karim Leklou, Leïla Bekhti …
What is it about ? Léo has just finished his classes in the army and for his first posting, he receives a Sentinel mission. Here he is roaming the streets of the capital, with nothing to do except stay on the lookout for a possible threat …
Did you know ? For his first feature film, the Italian director Giovanni Aloi has chosen to focus on the soldiers of Operation Sentinel in Paris. He explains why: “I was in Paris at the time of the attacks in 2015. In two days, the city has changed completely. I had never perceived such silence in the capital, such terror. Following the …