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Series and movies of your week. This week, I chose to speak to you about connection. Sometimes the ties  we create take control of ourselves…

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


Many events have happened this week:

  • A new cartoon platform for children as from the age of 3 : Benshi
  • Festivals will happen this week: Cannes Series, Festival Lumières à Lyon
  • A documentary and a series to watch My Octopus teacher & BORGEN
  • A must-see movie: JOSEP
  • Arte has developed new series you may watch on its platform

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.





Quino,  Mafalda’s cartoon creator




Kenzo, great fashion creator, and his great ad movies for fashion and perfume, this one shot by Spike Jonze







My Octopus Teacher


During eight years, filmmaker Craig Foster has been exploring the fauna off the coast of South Africa.

After a burn-out, he decided to go back to the beach of his childhood, Kelp Beach in South Africa, and rediscovered a taste for life thanks to an octopus. In apnea, without a wetsuit, he swam in water at 10°C by 10 to 12 meters deep through a beautiful marine forest in the middle of sharks to get to his friend a female octopus.

During one year Craig Foster, would swim every day with the octopus, and described himself in “a love relationship” with the octopus. He dreamt of the octopus every night and thinks of only one thing, to find her.  His love for his animal took control of his life and he confessed it has been so.

Later he passed his passion for this particular forest to his son.

Pictures of Kelp forest and encounters with the octopus are  pure moments of magic. And My Octopus Teacher was nominated for an Emmy Award. 

Then, Craig Foster created the  Sea Change Project foundation.


Directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, with Roger Horrocks (BBC’s ‘Blue Planet II’) for the subsea camera- Production Ellen Windemith

Instagram Page.

To buy their book.





Borgen is a Danish television series created by Adam Price and his co-writers Jeppe Gjervig Gram and Tobias Lindholm.

Played by Sidse Babett Knudsen, it portrays the life of a centrist and upright Danish Prime Minister who struggles between enemies from within and outside. Married to a teacher who takes care of the children full time, the balance between their two lives is difficult to find. Between her role as a woman Prime Minister and her role as a wife and mother, time is running out.  Birgitte Nyborg is losing herself into her passion for politics and no-one else can find a  place in her life. Despite what she endures, she keeps on.

Katrine, an investigative journalist has an affair with the government’s public relations advisor….

The realism of the plots – we also think of House of Cards, but less violent – and the acting quickly get us hooked.

The main character of the series, Birgitte Nyborg, is said to be inspired by Margrethe Vestager, Denmark’s former Minister of Economy and the Interior, and inflexible European Commissioner for Competition, described as the Danish “iron lady”.


With Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Søren Malling






To watch 

À coeur Battant, by Keren Ben Rafael


The movie I loved this week

Josep, by Aurel – To watch at the  Cinema Le Balzac  where there is now a beautiful making-off exhibition.


The woman who run away, by Sang-soo Hong.



Billie, by James Erskine (review on the blog)


Que Sea Ley, by Juan Solanas (review)


Kajillionnaire, by Miranda July


Heroes don’t die, by Aude Léa Rapin




As from October 7 


Relic, by Natalie Erika James



Fritzi: by Ralph Kukula et Matthias Bruhn; at Le Balzac: a special film show will go on Sunday October 11th at 10.30 A.M. (special breakfast for kids)



Maternal, by Maura Delpero


Mon grand-père et moi, de Tim Hill


Madeleine Riffaud, by Jorge Amat


Les Guerriers de l’Himalaya, by Jerzy Porebski


L’Enfant Rêvé, by Raphaël Jacoulot



En attendant le Carnaval, by Marcelo Gomes


Yalda, La nuit du Pardon, by Massoud Bakhshi


La Puissance de l’Arbre, by Jean-Pierre Duval, with Ernst Zürcher

Trailer on Vimeo



Israël, Le voyage Interdit, Partie I, by Jean-Pierre Lledo



As from October 14th


Babylon, by Franco Rosso


A Dark Dark Man, by Adilkhan Yerzhanov


Calamity, by Rémi Chayé



In November


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


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

To come

Bac Nord, by Cédric Jimenez

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 .


My Salinger Year, by Philippe Falardeau






Click to read the entire article:

Blow-up: Focus on Kathryn Bigelow

HIAM ABASS, on France Culture, actress who plays in Successions


Charli Beleteau is speaking about his series shot in Africa

Great Scene: “Apocalypse Now”. The introduction of Captain Willard… | by Scott Myers | Oct, 2020 | G

Everything I Learned in a Top Creative Writing Course | by Ben Conway | The Writing Cooperative

Rewrite Strategy: The Protagonist Pass | by Scott Myers | Sep, 2020 | Go Into The Story





Wednesday 7

Arte: Un barrage contre le Pacifique de Rithy Panh avec Isabelle Huppert et Gaspard Ulliel
Canal + : The Operative
TMC : Bodyguard


Thursday 8

TF1 : Infidèle
Canal+ : The Head
Arte: Kidnapping 
Chérie 25 : Gone Baby Gone, de Ben Affleck
Canal + Cinema : Nevada
TCM: You got an email
France 3 : Comancheria

Friday 9

Arte: Claire Andrieux, de Olivier Jahan
TCM: L’étrange histoire de Benjamin Button
Paramount: À la poursuite d’Octobre rouge
TF1 Série : Infidèle
Chérie 25: Elle s’appelait Sarah
Paris Première : Les Barbouzes


Saturday 10

TCM: Fantastic Mr Fox, by Wes Anderson
Paramount : Drop zone


Sunday 11

TCM: La mort aux trousses
France 2 : Saba
Arte : La Sirène du Mississippi by François Truffaut

Monday 12

TCM: Mémoire de nos pères, by Clint Eastwood
France 2 : L’impasse
France 5 : Valmont
W9 : Pirate des Caraïbes
TMC : Les gardiens de la galaxie
Gulli : Neverland
Arte : Robe noire de Bruce Beresford

Tuesday 13

France 2: Le Hobbit
Canal+ : Chanson douce
Arte : Ku Klux Klan, une histoire américaine
Gulli : Madagascar 2
TF1 Série : Mort sur le Nil


Wednesday 14 

Arte : Enemy, de Denis Villeneuve
TMC: Dirty dancing








Arte is to broadcast special movies for Halloween



Présidence américaine : le face à face

Portraits de passionnés

Belmondo Le magnifique

Margaret Atwood, La Force des Mots

Être juif dans notre société

Nouvelle-Calédonie, la terre en partage

France-Calais,Porte de l’Exode



British Décalé

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

New! : Une série avec Jon Hamm (Mad Men) et Daniel Radcliffe. À voir ici

The Virtues, Primé au Festival Séries Mania



La Légende du Pianiste sur l’Océan

Une pure formalité, de Giuseppe Tornatore, avec Gérard Depardieu et Roman Polanski


 On France Télévisions



On France 2, as from October 5th.

Le Mensonge (two first episodes seen at the Festival de La Fiction TV this year),  Vincent Garenq series with Daniel Auteuil, adapted from the book written by Christian Iacono.


La Chaîne Parlementaire


LCP offers you a lot of good documentaries: here


La Cinémathèque Française


On Henri plateform, a cult movie everyday

Jean-Claude Carrière retrospective 


Movies and series to watch 




Song Exploder, by Hrishikesh Hirway


Une vie sur notre planète, by David Attenborough, now


L’autre côté (La Valla), now, created by Daniel Ecija


Deaf U, produced by Nyle DiMarco, as from Friday


Borgen, now


La révolution, by Aurélien Molas, as from October 16th


Les sept de Chicago, by Aaron Sorkin, as from October 16th, 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.



The Queen’s Gambit, as from October 23rd


Brave Blue World, as from October 21st


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom as from December 18th with Chadwick Boseman

Les images


Lupin, by Jean-Pierre Jeunet with Omar Sy, as from January 2021


Movies and series to watch 




The Postcard Killings,  by Danis Tanovic, as from October 14th, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead series)


Cut Throat City, by RZA, as from October 26th



Borat 2 de Sacha Baron Cohen, as from October 23rd

Rihanna Savage X Fenty Show (now)


Stockholm, by Robert Budreau (now)



Movies and series to watch 

on Canal+ 



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


The Officer and The Spy by Roman Polanski


Pahokee by Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan (review here)


Movies and series to watch 

on Apple TV



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


StillWater,  animated series adapted from “Zen Shorts” by Jon J. Muth, as from December 4th.










cinéma films séries



  • The African Cinema is doing its cinema. Movies will be broadcast from October 21st till October 24th at the Lincoln Champs Élysées
  • As from today and till November 13th, Festival “Tant qu’il y aura du Mélo” at the Forum des Images. Program
  • The 19th Fête du Cinéma d’Animation is to begin on October 14th
  • The Cannes  Film Festival 2020 is coming back on La Croisette from October 27th till October 29th.  Program herei
  • Festival du Cinéma Indépendant de Bordeaux. Program here
  • The Israeli Film Festival in Paris will take place from November 25th till November 29th at the Majestic Passy.



Go and watch  movies !


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