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autumn movies

Your autumn movies

Your autumn movies to watch during the Toussaint holidays.

This week, I chose to speak to you about freedom, freedom to choose who we want to be, freedom of speech and thoughts and fighting for these rights.

Two movies moved me, Drunk by Thomas Vinterberg and The Trial of the Chicago 7 by Aaron Sorkin.

On the bilingual Movieintheair blog, I do for you a press review every Wednesday and keep the best of national and international audiovisual news.

 

 

 

 

Sad events happened this week. And because of the curfew, movie theaters have changed their schedule.

Many films are coming out in theaters, new series on your platforms.

Here are the new movies in theaters, the movies to see in theaters, the new series.  The best of your television programs and all the news of the festivals.

 

 

TRIBUTE

Marcel Trillat movie director

 

Wojciech Pszoniak, a man of theater and movies from Poland and France

 

YOUR AUTUMN MOVIES

 

1. REVIEW

ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT

 

Drunk

 by Thomas Vinterberg

 

 

The Pitch

Four friends decide to put into practice the theory of a psychologist that man should always have 0.5 g of alcohol in his blood.
The main character, Martin, played by the huge actor Mads Mikkelsen, is a teacher and is going through a serious crisis in his relationship and in his professional life. He feels lonely and is criticized at school by students and their parents. Little by little, alcohol is going to give him back his confidence, until it becomes indispensable to his daily life…

 

The film

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg, Drunk is a magnificent film.

Few good films have been made about alcoholism. The director stated that he had watched Marco Ferreri’s movie, La Grande Bouffe many times during the writing process. Besides, the subject is a bit the same. Four friends decide to end it, but through food…

In Drunk, it is about four teachers, who are bored, have no recognition in their professional life and want to rediscover the happiness and joy of their youth. Alcohol gives them back the confidence they had lost, is a source of inspiration and makes them happy.

Martin asks his students what they drink and the amount they drink each week is impressive.  He cites the great alcoholic men in history, such as Hemingway or Churchill, as examples. Churchill used to say “I never drink before breakfast”.

 

A tribute to life and freedom

 

The way he films each character and the way he drinks says more than all the words.

Thomas Vinterberg shows the danger of the alcohol through its beauty of alcohol – a beauty that does not exist in other drugs – the glasses, the ice cubes, and the color of the alcohol poured into glasses specially designed for alcohol.

But he also shows the ravages of alcohol in a very short period of time. The drinker goes from euphoria to depression.

Drunk also talks about education, friendships and the meaning of life. Mads Mikkelsen‘s dance celebrates the love of life in a moment of pure magic.

In many of his roles, the actor has used his past as a dancer to act. A gymnast and then a dancer, he became an actor at the age of twenty-eight and can act in seven languages. He has a face and a presence that we do not forget.

 

Dancing videos

In this dance scene when he was very young.

 

 

In Royal Affair, by Nicolaj Arcel

 

 

 

Drunk was presented at the Festival Lumières of Lyon. Thomas Vinterberg confessed that his daughter had died during the filming, in a car accident, following a traditional Danish student party with too much alcohol. 

 

 

Mads Mikkelsen ‘s main part.

 

Thomas Vinterberg interview on Euronews

 

Casting

Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, Magnus Millang, Maria Bonnevie, Susse Wold, Helene Reingaard Neumann

 

 

The Trial of Chicago 7

by Aaron Sorkin,

Pitch

In 1968, the Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago to nominate its candidate for the U.S. presidential election. Demonstrations are organized to protest against the Viet Nam war and Lyndon B’s Johnson’s policies.

One evening, police repression was particularly bloody and in 1969, seven men, nicknamed the “Chicago Seven” were tried and prosecuted by the U.S. government for conspiracy. These men were Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines and Lee Weiner. The eighth, Bobby Seale, co-founder of The Black Panthers, was also on trial, without a lawyer…

 

 

The movie

Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter of A Few good men, The Social Network, Molly’s Game directed a hard-hitting film about a time when the future of individual freedoms in the United States is at stake.

Played by Sacha Baron Cohen, whom I mentioned a little while ago here, Eddie Redmayne (the moving actor in the film A Wonderful History of Time, as Stephen Hawkins), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, Don Jon, Snowden), and Jeremy Strong (from the series Succession), as well as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen), the story of these eight men is obviously historically and emotionally very strong.

 

A historical film

 

Aaron Sorkin mixes into the trial’s proceedings very harsh archive footage of police violence filmed during these few days of peaceful demonstrations. One can’t help but feel their resonance with what is happening around the world today.

It also shows us these seven men, all different, judged for their thoughts, concerned about the fate of young soldiers sent to Vietnam in a useless war. In their roles, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong and Franck Langella, the leaders of the group, excel.

Among the seven men judged, two young men feel like extras. One of them says “these are the Academy Award of the protest, I am proud just to be nominated.

The dialogues are devilishly well written and the historical re-enactments (sets, clothes, cars…), a delight for the eyes.

 

A must-see movie, just fifteen days before the American presidential elections.

 

To watch on Netflix now

 

With Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Keaton, John Carroll Lynch & Alex Sharp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. YOUR AUTUMN  MOVIES

Ondine

 

 

Still on screen

 

Calamity, by Rémi Chayé.

According to his director, the movie is about women empowerment. CNC interview here

 

 

TODAY

 

Miss, by Ruben Alves

 

 

Adieu les cons, by Albert Dupontel

 

 

La baleine et l’escargote, by  Max Lang et Daniel Snaddo

 

 

 

Petit Vampire, by Joann Sfar

 

 

City Hall, by Frederick Wiseman

 

 

Michel Ange, by Andrey Konchalovsky.

 

 

Poly, by Nicolas Vanier

 

 

Une vie secrète, by Jon Garano

 

 

 

October 28th

 

ADN, de Maïwenn

 

 

In November

 

La nuée, by Just Philippot (November 4th)

 

 

 

The Singing Club, by Peter Cattaneo (November 4th)

 

 

 

Balloon, de Pema Tseden, as from November 11th.

 

 

 

Aline, by Valérie Lemercier, biopic on Céline Dion, as from November 11th.

 

Gagarine, by Lyna Khoudri, as from November 18th.

Mandibules, by Quentin Dupieux, as from November 18th

 

To come

 

The film that make sensation at the Sundance Festival, produced by Spike Jonze

 

Nine Days, by Edson Oda with Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz

 

 

 

 

Minari, by Lee Isaac Chung, produced by Brad Pitt, expected to come out in Spring 2021

Winner of the Grand Prix and Public Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Minari is about the American dream of a Korean family and is played by Steven Yeun (Jacob), who also played in The Walking Dead .

 

 

5ème set, by Quentin Reynaudwith Alex Lutz, Ana Girardot, Kristin Scott Thomas

 

Come Away, by Brenda Chapman, with Angelina Jolie

 

Minamata, by Andrew Levitas

 

 

News of the world, by Paul Greengrass

Wet Season, Anthony Chen

 

 

 

3.GOOD TIPS FROM MOVIE PROFESSIONALS

 

 

Click to read the entire article:

On aura tout vu, on France Inter, on movie magazines

Daisy Jones portrait

Becoming a Successful Writer is Easy | by Shaunta Grimes | The Every Day Novelist | Medium

How They Write A Script: Alvin Sargent | by Scott Myers | Oct, 2020 | Go Into The Story

Why Paris Hilton’s Documentary is a Must-Watch for Any Trauma Survivor | by Gillian Sisley | Fearles

Page One: ‘Cloverfield’ (2008). Written by Drew Goddard | by Scott Myers | Oct, 2020 | Go Into The S

Discovery Writing and Efficient Writing | by Scott Myers | Go Into The Story

How To Read A Screenplay (Part 7): Style and Language | by Scott Myers | Oct, 2020 | Go Into The Sto

 

4. YOUR EVENING TV PROGRAM

AUTUMN MOVIES

 

 

Wednesday 20

Arte : Moonrise Kingdom de Wes Anderson 
Star : True lies
6Ter: Catch me if you can
Paramount : Drop Zone

 

Thursday 21

TF1 : Infidèle
Arte : Moloch

W9 : La Reine des Neiges
TCM: Le Maître de Guerre avec Clint Eastwood

 

Friday 22

Arte: Le Flic et l’Indic

TF1 Series : Gremlins
Paris Première : Le Grand Chemin

 

Sunday 24

TCM : Babel

Arte : The Queen, de Steven Frears

TF1 : Star Wars Episode VIII


Monday 25

Arte : L’Homme qui aimait les femmes

France 5 : Les aventuriers

 

Tuesday 26

TCM : Gran Torino

Arte : Trump contre Biden

TFX : La Boum

 

Wednesday 27

TFX : Very Bad trip 3
6Ter : Ballerina
France 4 : Azur et Asmar

 

5. PLATFORMS

Arte 

AUTUMN MOVIES

Documentary

 

1984, George Orwell

La liberté d’expression en danger

Jimmy Carter, by Mary Wharton

The New York Times & Donald Trump

 

 

Series

Géométrie de la mort, by Dariusz Jablonski

Des séries en séries : toutes les nouvelles séries d’Arte

The Virtues, Awarded at the Festival Séries Mania

Hatufim, the Israeli series which inspired Homeland, directed by Gideon Raff

 

 

Film

Le Temps des Égarés, by Virginie Sauveur, with Claudia Tagbo

À ma fille, by  Laura Bispuri

 

 

La Chaîne Parlementaire

 

LCP offers you a lot of good documentaries: here

 

La Cinémathèque Française

 

Louis de Funès exhibition

On Henri plateform, a cult movie everyday

 

 

Movies and series to watch 

on NETFLIX

AUTUMN MOVIES

 

Many movies with Jean-Paul Belmondo will be on line as from November 1st, and I love very much one of them directed by Claude Lelouch:

 

Un homme qui me plaît 

 

 

Now:

 

Alguien tiene que morir, de Manolo Caro

 

Victoria & Abdul, by Stephen Frears

 

Rebecca, by Ben Wheatley, as from October 21st

 

 

 

As from Friday, a series about dance:

 

Move, by Thierry Demaizière & Alban Teurlai

 

 

The Queen’s Gambit,  by Scott Frank & Allan Scott, as from October 23rd

 

 

Brave Blue World, by Tim Neeves, as from October 21st

 

 

Secrets of The Saqqara Tomb, by James Towell, as from October 28th

 

 

 

The Crown, saison 4, dès le 15 novembre, by Peter Morgan

 

 

 

Mank, de David Fincher, as from December 4th

 

 

 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom , as from December 18th,  last movie played by Chadwick Boseman, produced by Denzel Washington

 

 

 

Films, series & documentaries

on  Prime Video

 

 

Borat 2 de Sacha Baron Cohen, dès le 23 octobre

 

Une femme d’exception , RGB,  by Mimi Leder

 

 

 

The Last Narc, by Tiller Russell

 

 

 

Series : The Newsroom, by Aaron Sorkin,  the screener and director of The Trials of the Chicago 7  now on Netflix.

 

 

 

The French, by  William Klein

 

 

 

 

 

Movies & series 

by Canal+

 

 

As from November 2nd, Possessions, French & Israeli production, created by  Shachar Magen & directed by Thomas Vincent.

 

 

Now

Sorry we missed you, by Ken Loach,

 

 

 

Nevada, by Laure Marsa Frédérique de Clermont-Tonnerre

 

 

Nuestra Madres, by César Díaz

 

 

Le Mans 66, by James Mangold

 

 

Le Grand Bain, by Gilles Lelouch, as from October 21st

 

 

Bombshell, by Jay Roach 

 

 

Knives out, by Rian Johnson, as from November 6th

 

 

 

Les oiseaux de passage, by Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego

 

 

 

Series

 

Hidden, série by Gareth Bryn

 

The Undoing, created by David E. Kelley, directed by Susanne Bien,  with Hugh Grant e& Nicole Kidman, as from October 26th.

Movies and series to watch 

on Apple TV

 

 

 

Tehran, by FAUDA ‘s screenwriter, Moshe Zonder. I am looking forward to watching it !

 

Wolfwalkers, by Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart

 

 

Movies and series to watch 

on Disney+

 

The Right Stuff, as from November 6th

 

 

 

The Mandalorian,season 2, as from October 30th

 

 

 

For Christmas

Soul, by Pete Docter et Kemp Powers with Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey ‘s voices

 

 

 

 

6. AUDIOVISUAL NEWS 

 

AUTUMN MOVIES

 

 

 

 7. EVENTS, FESTIVALS

AUTUMN MOVIES

 

 

 

Go and watch  movies !

 

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