Graceful, refreshing, fair: September 1 movie releases
♦ A triumph ***
by Emmanuel Courcol
French film, 1 h 45
Kad Merad plays an unemployed actor who runs a theater workshop in prison and will lead his troop of inmates to L’Odéon. Inspired by a true story, this endearing and inspired comedy avoids the pitfall of good feelings by the accuracy of its writing and its actors, all formidable.
“READ THE REVIEW:” A triumph “, the theater beyond the walls
»READ THE PORTRAIT: Sofian Khammes, the passion for the game
♦ A story of love and desire ***
by Leyla Bouzid
French film, 1 h 42
Grand Prize of the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival, this graceful film evokes the resistance of a young man in the face of his feelings for a college friend.
»READ THE REVIEW:“A story of love and desire”, on the threshold of amorous awakening
♦ Ride your wave ***
by Masaaki Yuasa
Japanese animated film, 1 hour 35 minutes
A nice surprise for the start of the new school year, this animated film twists with humor and fantasy the codes of Japanese bluettes while delicately evoking the mourning work of a pretty surfer.
»READ THE REVIEW:“Ride your wave”, funny melody on a surfboard
♦ Dear comrades! **
by Andreï Konchalovsky
Russian movie, 2 hours
In the USSR of the 1960s, a dedicated party official faces the disappearance of her daughter, the victim of violent repression by the regime. A heartbreak filmed with mastery by Andreï Konchalovsky.
»READ THE REVIEW:” Dear friends ! “, When the communist faith falters
♦ Il Varco **
by Federico Ferrone and Michele Manzolini
Italian movie, 1 h 10
Made from archive images, He Varco tells the fictional story of an Italian soldier engaged in a crossing from the Alps to the steppes of Ukraine, at the dawn of Italy’s entry into the war against the USSR in 1941. An experimental film which brilliantly combines fiction and reality, poetic and political.
“READ THE REVIEW:” Il Varco “, the art of the archive
♦ Shang-Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings **
by Destin Daniel Cretton
American Film, 2:12 a.m.
First new superhero of the new phase of the Marvel universe in cinema, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings draws its inspiration from Jackie Chan martial arts films and Chinese folklore. This refreshing new adventure seems to be tailored for audiences in this country.
»READ THE REVIEW:With ‘Shang-Chi’, Marvel looks to China
♦ The grocer’s son, the mayor, the village and the world **
by Claire Simon
Documentary, 1 h 51
Director Claire Simon films a rural village in the Ardèche, Lussas, a high place for documentary films, which is embarking on the digital adventure and wondering about its future.
»READ THE REVIEW:“The grocer’s son …”, a rural village storming the world
♦ Gogo *
by Pascal Plisson
French film, 1 h 23
After On the way to school and The big day, Pascal Plisson dedicates his new documentary to the oldest schoolgirl in the world, a 94-year-old Kenyan.
“READ THE REVIEW:” Gogo “, A nonagenarian on the benches of the school
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