♦ Tori and Lokita ***
by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Belgian film, 1 h 28
Awarded the prize of the 75th Cannes Film Festival, Tori and Lokita is one of the darkest and strongest films of the Dardenne brothers. Through the characters of the little orphan Tori and the teenager Lokita, young migrants from Africa who arrived in France, the two filmmakers underline the insensitivity of our society to the fate of the most fragile.
» READ THE REVIEW. “Tori and Lokita” by the Dardenne brothers, friendship in the face of the darkness of the world
♦ A beautiful morning ***
by Mia Hansen-Love
French film, 1 h 52
In this delicate and touching film, Mia Hansen-Løve sublimates daily life, intertwining joy and suffering. Sandra (Léa Seydoux, particularly moving) raises her daughter alone and takes care of her father, Georg, suffering from a neurodegenerative disease. As she patiently accompanies him, she finds a childhood friend, Clément, who is now married.
» READ THE REVIEW.“One Beautiful Morning”, The Paradox of Feelings
♦ November **
by Cedric Jimenez
French film, 1 h 45
After North ferry, November by Cédric Jimenez focuses on the hunt for two Bataclan terrorists by the police officers of the anti-terrorist sub-directorate. Alongside a prestigious cast, with Anaïs Demoustier and Jérémie Renier, a promising generation of young actors is brought to the screen.
» READ THE REVIEW. “November” by Cédric Jimenez, the hunt for terrorists
♦ The Origin of Evil **
by Sebastien Marnier
French film, 2 h 05
When she is put on the street by her landlady, Stéphane, an employee in a fish cannery, turns to her father, whom she has never known. Invited to the luxurious family home in Porquerolles, she enters a chilling camera. In this dark comedy, Sébastien Marnier paints a scathing portrait of a toxic family.
» READ THE REVIEW. “The Origin of Evil” by Sébastien Marnier: family, I hate you
♦ A woman of our time *
by Jean-Paul Civeyrac
French film, 1 h 36
An honest and flexible policeman, Juliane has been coping for five years with the absence of her deceased sister, but also with the infidelity of her husband. Flat dialogues, strong staging, acting without nuance… Jean-Paul Civeyrac’s new film is perplexing.
» READ THE REVIEW. “A woman of our time” by Jean-Paul Civeyrac, a disappointing portrait
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