Filming anecdotes, notes of intent, cinephile information: every week, discover the behind the scenes of cinema releases.
It’s beautiful! by Clovis Cornillac
With Clovis Cornillac, Alice Pol, Manon Lemoine …
What is it about? Pierre, in his forties, has always lived far from the disorders of the world, between his bees and his hibiscus. When his parents disappear, his whole universe changes: he discovers that he has been adopted and must learn to survive in a modern society he has never known.
Do you live his life? Clovis Cornillac chose to locate the plot of the film in Lyon, his hometown, whose architecture is reminiscent of northern Italy. The filmmaker states: “I’ve always felt Lyonnais, and when I’m in Lyon, I’m at home. So I wanted to idealize Lyon: the way I brought the place together is fictitious. I didn’t want to be in the truth but in the essence. “
Firestarter by Keith Thomas (II)
With Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon …
What is it about? A young girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic power tries to protect her family from dark forces that seek to capture her and exploit her faculties.
Do you live his life? Firestarter is taken from the novel Charlie of Stephen Kingalready adapted for the cinema in 1984 with Drew Barrymore in the title role. Producers Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman, who had previously collaborated on the Paranormal Activity saga, felt it was time to start a new adaptation, designed for a 21st century audience.
Official competition by Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
With Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martinez …
What is it about? A billionaire businessman decides to make a film to leave a mark on history. He then hired the best: the famous filmmaker Lola Cuevas, the Hollywood star Félix Rivero and the radical theater actor Iván Torres. But if their talent is great… Their ego is even bigger!
Do you live his life? While there are many films that show the behind the scenes of film production, none really recount everything the actors do to make them cry, laugh and generate emotion. The filmmakers Mariano Cohn et Gastón Duprat confident: “This film looks at this complex and extraordinary relationship, usually hidden from view by the general public.”
Clara Sola by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
With Wendy Chinchilla Araya, Daniel Castañeda Rincón, Ana Julia Porras Espinoza …
What is it about? In a remote village in Costa Rica, a self-contained 40-year-old woman sets out to break free from the repressive religious and social conventions that have dominated her life, leading her to sexual and spiritual awakening.
Do you live his life? Nathalie Álvarez Mesén comes from a large family of mostly women. Despite this, patriarchal norms that she describes as “unhealthy” about how a woman should or should not behave have been passed on to her.
The Hive by Blerta Basholli
With Yllka Gashi, Cun Lajci, Aurita Agushi …
What is it about? Fahrije’s husband has been missing since the Kosovo war. In addition to this mourning, her family is also facing significant financial difficulties. To support them, Fahrije started a small farm.
Do you live his life? To design The Hive, Blerta Basholli had to go back and forth: talk to the real Fahrije Hoti and imagine how to be in her place. The director states: “I had to dig deep into the emotions and experiences that could bring me closer to her, and at the same time I tried to put myself in the place of the international audience, which needs to understand and feel without “We have too much to explain.”
Broadway of Christos Massalas
With Elsa Lekakou, Foivos Papadopoulos, Stathis Apostolou …
What is it about? Nelly, a young dancer on the run, takes refuge on Broadway, an abandoned leisure complex in Athens, squatted by a gang of pickpockets. She joins their group and they come up with a new handset: Nelly gives a street show, while the others subtilize wallets and cell phones.
Do you live his life? Knowing where and what the hiding place of this gang would be, for Christos Massalas, the first thing he thought about when writing the screenplay. The director then began wandering around downtown Athens in search of abandoned spaces and warehouses. Until Sophia Dona, an architect and visual artist, suggests she go see the Broadway Arcades.
Elizabeth, Regard (s) Singulier (s) by Roger Michell
What is it about? Elizabeth, Regard (s) Singulier (s) is a unique, modern and exhilarating cinematic portrayal of an extraordinary queen but also of a woman: touching, playful, elusive.
Did you know? Elizabeth, singular look (s) is the latest film made by Roger Michellwho died in September 2021. The director of Notting Hill’s Coup de Foudre had previously directed a feature-length documentary: Nothing Like a Damewhere Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith gather over a cup of tea to discuss their careers.
Letter to the child you gave us by Charlotte Silvera
What is it about? “Letter to the Child You Gave Us” is intended to encourage young people to measure the importance of the Law, the issue of democracy, and to push them to commit to abstention.
Do you live his life? This is not the first time Charlotte Silvera filming youth. She has already been interested in it in her previous films, from her first feature film Louise … the Insubordinate and then in C’est la tangente que je préfère and Les filles, nobody is wary of it.
Secret ceremony by Tatiana Becquet-Genel
With Michel Bouquet, Kasia Wolf, Valérie Moinet …
What is it about? Rachel is a lawyer, her client committed suicide in prison. As children, they lived in the same village. One was a poor little girl, the other a rich little girl. Rachel then begins an inner journey, where they face a ruthless class struggle, a difficult social and sexual emancipation.
Roland Gori, a mindless age by Xavier Gayan
What is it about? Today we live in a world where the logic of profitability applies to all areas. Places dedicated to the trades of care, social, education, culture… Are managed by managers or experts for whom only the numbers count, denying human needs. Psychoanalyst Roland Gori has been fighting for years against the disintegration of our society.
Do you live his life? When the director Xavier Gayan came in contact with Roland Gori to offer him a film about him following a debate he had held around the documentary In the Belly of the Hospital, the psychoanalyst admits that he did not measure the investment that that would require. He remembers:
“I was used to ITW and conference videos and one of my friends, Christophe Chassaigne, even made a DVD about me, Gori the Free Individual. I thought Xavier would be a sound and visual mirror of what I was saying. , that he would just capture the time I would like to give him. “