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Five films in movie theaters and series to stream from 19 to 26 of May

This week, we are back to the movie theaters !

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

Five films to watch in your movie theaters

and series to watch this week



Movie theaters are opening today !  The curfew is extended to 9 p.m.

Programme cinéma on May 19th

  • After directing Summer ’85, the director François Ozon began to adapt the novel by Emmanuèle Bernheim, Tout s’est bien passé. The filmmaker directed Sophie Marceau in the lead role. André Dussollier is also in the cast. Tout s’est bien passé will be released in French theaters on September 22.
  • Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand’s will play in Macbeth, broadcast on Apple TV + after its theatrical release. The Shakespeare adaptation is being directed by Oscar winner Joel Coen.









Olivier Jean-Marie passed away on May 13, at the age of 60. The animation studio Xilam, of which he was the pillar, pays tribute to him.

Read the article here











Madrid. A team of riot police is in charge of evicting the tenants of an apartment. But there are more than twenty people there.

The tone rises, the violence rises. And a man dies.

Laïa, a young police agency, is in charge of the investigation in order to determine whether or not the police are responsible for the tragedy.



Along with The Underground Railroad, which I’ll talk about below, this is the punchy series that you must have seen.

In six episodes, Isabel Pena and Rodrigo Sorogoyen take us into the heart of the riot police, the convenient cannon fodder of politicians, corruption and especially the drama of the century, the migrants.

The pugnacity of Laïa, brilliantly played by Vicky Luengo, and the personalities of the policemen, all brilliant, including the famous actor Hovik Keuchkerian, testify to a precise and rich writing from the authors.

From the very first episode, we are immediately caught up in this story.

The camera in the hand follows the characters in all their movements and the realism of the scenes gives the series the appearance of a documentary.

A must see!









Fernando Vila is a lawyer for undocumented immigrants. One day, a colleague passes him the file of Zita, a prostitute threatened with deportation and who is to be married.

But without being informed, the young woman is locked up in a detention center for migrants.

Two days later, he learns that she has committed suicide. He then decides to investigate with Juliet, a Nigerian woman, also a refugee and prostitute, who is a friend of Zita’s.




The lawyer, married to a woman with terminal cancer, and played by Daniel Faraldo, is overwhelming. Distraught by the distress that surrounds him, he does nothing but help, even to the point of risking his life to denounce a corrupt system where women are exploited in Spanish detention centers.

And he never gives up.

The stories of the undocumented migrants are all more moving than the others. The story of Juliet Okoro, played by Yolanda Sey, is terrifying. Women are all raped by the smugglers before they can reach the countries that welcome them so badly.

Spanish director Ramon Termens denounces a system that kills migrants or sexually exploits them for lack of being able to welcome them. The whole thing is real, as it is happening in Spain right now where there are still seven detention centers (CIE) where undocumented migrants are regularly “suicided”.

This film is not only moving but makes you want to act.

A must see.








For an hour and twenty minutes we follow the Italian coast guard, NGOs and associations at work at sea or on land in the rescue of migrants arriving in Italy.



A poignant and revolting documentary, Sea Angels shows us a daily reality, that of migrants in the middle of the sea, who have fled their country to survive.

Caregivers, captains, priests, directors of associations and volunteers offer food, water and care to these new arrivals who have lived through the worst dramas.

Between physical and psychological traumas, the men and women who come to their aid need all their courage to continue this fight every day.

They give confidence in the goodness of humanity. Because inhumanity has led the migrants to this situation.








In the 1800s, a young slave named Cora escapes with Caesar through an underground  railroad from a Georgia plantation where the worst treatment is inflicted upon them.

Ridgeway, the plantation owner, and his slave, a child named Homer, pursue the escapees.



Over ten episodes, we follow the trials and tribulations of Cora, trapped in an America that shows no mercy to African-Americans.

The Indians have already been virtually wiped out, and in the American South, the worst kind of whites have replaced them.

Cora, on the other hand, has been abandoned by her mother, who has managed to escape from the plantation, and this is also the great drama of her life.

In real life, the “Underground Railroad” was a network of abolitionists, hidden routes, and safe houses that helped enslaved African Americans escape to freedom in the early to mid-19th century. In the novel and series, it is a real railroad with engineers, conductors, tracks and tunnels.

Director Barry Jenkins (of 2018 Oscar winner Moonlight and If Beale Street could talk) takes us on a journey into the heart of horror, hell and dehumanization, served by sublime cinematography and actors who have outdone themselves.

Thuso Mbedu, Chase W.Dillon (the child), Aaron Pierre and Joel Edgerton are amazing.

Freeze frames reinforce the impression of imprisonment and frozen time for human beings who have suffered one of the worst crimes committed by man. At times, it recalls scenes seen in Get Out and Twelve Years a Slave by Steve McQueen. It is coproduced as well by Brad Pitt.


Colson Whitehead told Le Monde newspaper in 2017, “I don’t think you have to stick to the facts to get to the historical truth… Juxtaposing realistic descriptions and fantasy worlds allows me to talk about oppression in a broader sense, and about my country.”










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Drunk, by Thomas Vinterberg, in movie theaters this week

I reviewed this magnificent film, a hymn to life, Oscar-winning this year by Thomas Vinterberg, with Mads Mikkelsen. 

Four disillusioned teachers are bored, have no recognition in their professional life and want to find the joy of life of their youth. At first, alcohol gives them back the confidence they had lost, is a source of inspiration, makes them happy.

The director dedicated this film to his daughter, who died in a car accident at the beginning of the shooting.



Une vie secrète, by Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga, this week in movie theaters

A little known story of Franco’s Spain

In 1936, Higinio, a Spanish Republican supporter threatened by Franco’s troops in his village in Andalusia, decides to hide in his house with the help of his wife Rosa. He finds a new hiding place in Higinio’s father’s house, who dies soon after leaving them the house.

Harassed by a zealous informer neighbor, the couple resists and even manages to have a child. They live cloistered, in lies and under terror for 30 years, until the amnesty of the ex-republicans in 1969.

With Antonio de la Torre and Belén Cuesta. Belén Cuesta (Rosa) received the Goya (Spanish Cesar) for Best Actress and this film received the Best Director and Best Screenplay awards at the San Sebastian Film Festival.



L’étreinte, by Ludovic Bergery, with Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Dedienne, Tibo Vandenborre, this week in movie theaters

Margaux has lost her husband and is starting a new life. She moves in with her sister and enrolls at the university to study literature again. But soon she feels the need for other emotions. She leaves in search of love, at the risk of losing herself in it… (review to come).

The film looks wonderful. I’m going to see it today.



Slalom, by Charlène Favier, with Noée Abita, Jérémie Renier, Marie Denarnaud, this week in movie theaters

Lyz, 15 years old, has just entered a prestigious ski school program in Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Fred, an ex-champion and now a coach, decides to bet everything on his new recruit.

Galvanized by his support, Lyz invests her whole body, physically and emotionally. She has a string of successes, but quickly falls under Fred’s absolute control.

This film is the first to denounce the sexual harassment and psychological manipulation to which professional athletes are subjected.



Josep, by Aurel, this week in movie theaters


This beautiful cartoon is a historical document that tells the true story of Josep.

He tries to survive in the concentration camps built by France, to prevent the massive flow of Spaniards fleeing the dictatorship.

Essential, moving, overwhelming, from Spain to Mexico, through New York, a fresco and a testimony to be transmitted in all schools.



And on May 26th in your movie theaters :


The Father, by Florian Zeller (Academy Award for Anthony Hopkins as Best Actor)


Voyagers, by Neil Burger, with Lili Rose-Depp and Colin Farrell


Sons of Philadelphia, by Jérémie Guez, with Matthias Schoenaerts & Paul Schneider


And on June 2nd in your movie theaters :


Suzanna Andler, by Benoît Jacquot, with Charlotte Gainsbourg & Niels Schneider








Israeli thriller books history

Sundays with Stephen King’s “On Writing”  by Scott Myers 

Spec Script Deal: “Valor”. Amazon Studios acquires by Scott Myers  

10 Screenwriting Skills and Traits You Need  by Scott Myers 

Writing Wisdom from Akira Kurosawa  by Scott Myers 




 May 19th to 26th




Wednesday 19

Canal Plus : Antebellum – Suivi de  Judas & The Black Messiah

Arte : il-etait-une-fois-moi-daniel-blake (docu) suivi de The Rider de Chloé Zhao  

C8 : Le Guépard

TF1 series : Coup de foudre à Notting Hill

Thursday 20

Arte : Maroni (saison 2) 

M6 : Le Prénom

W9: Zero Dark Thirty

Chérie 25 : Les noces rebelles


Friday 21

Arte : Né en 68


Saturday 22

Arte : Ultima Patagonia

France 4 : Jazz au Duc des Lombards


Sunday  23

TF1 Spider-Man Homecoming

M6 Vice Versa

Arte: De-rouille-et-d-os


Monday 24

Arte : Kagemusha

France 3: Dunkerque

C8 : Titanic

TMC: Blade Runner 2049


Tuesday 25

Arte : Corleone-le-parrain-des-parrains-1-2

NRJ 12: Oblivion


Wednesday 26

Arte: Une-affaire-de-famille –  Review on the blog here

C8: Cinema Paradiso





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Indiana Jones: À-la-recherche-de-l-age-d-or-perdu

This is the documentary to see on Arte this week.

It shows the genius, courage and bravoury of two men who had dreams: George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, who both had extraordinary careers.

The film returns to the origins of Indiana Jones and therefore the career of George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, the geniuses Philip Kaufman and Lawrence Kasdan but also the history of American audiovisual and the United States: that of the era of transmedia (films declined in derivatives and video games), the myth of the American savior and adventure films, homage to Steven Spielberg to the films he loves the most, those of the 30s, 40s and early 50s he says.


Le-livre-d-image de Jean-Luc Godard





Maroni, the ghosts of the river S02 – and May 20 on ARTE

Chloe is a young gendarme appointed to Cayenne in French Guiana. Her teammate is Joseph Dialo, a native of French Guiana who is familiar with the culture and traditions of this territory. While Dialo is introducing Chloe to the specificities of this department, a metropolitan couple is found brutally murdered on a sailboat adrift on the Maroni River. Their 9 year old son has disappeared. Chloe and Dialo investigate. The only witness is a young Bushinengué. 






Trois-visages de Jafar Panahi

Arte: Une femme dans l’ombre: Felix Karolus:

In the autumn of her life, a woman devoted to her husband’s career finally becomes independent. A touching tragicomedy, starring Senta Berger, who celebrates her 80th birthday this year.

Bandits Bandits

Class action By Michael Apted, with  Gene Hackman (Jedediah Tucker Ward) Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Maggie Ward)

I-got-my-things-and-left– Philbert Aimé Mbabazi – Kigali, in Rwanda, young people gather to mourn their friend.

Bandits Bandits


The Rider, by Chloé Zhao (Academy Award Winner) on May 19th


La Chaîne Parlementaire

LCP offers you a lot of good documentaries: here


La Cinémathèque Française


It is reopening !

On Henri plateform, a cult movie everyday



Your movies and series to watch






Today : a documentary on the Shoah produced by Spielberg 

“The Last Days,” , by James Moll, about the history of Hungarian Jews, will be remastered before being released for streaming on May 19.

The documentary, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Film in 1998, tells the stories of five Hungarian Jews who survived the genocide. One of them is Tom Lantos, who was to become a member of the California Congress from 1981 to 2008.



Hit and run: A new series from “Fauda” star Lior Raz and his co-creator and co-writer Avi Issacharoff of “Times of Israel” : in May (date not given yet)


Master of None season 3: about Dev’s friend Denise (Lena Waithe) and her partner, Alicia (Naomi Ackie): on Sunday, May 23rd


Blue miracle on May 27

The incredible true story of Casa Hogar, a Mexican home for boys whose team competed in the world’s largest fishing tournament to save their orphanage.


The Kominsky Method, on Friday, May 28, f

Without Alan Arkin, who left the show last year. And that’s a shame.

With Kathleen Turner, as well as Sarah Baker and Lisa Edelstein, Emily Osment, Graham Rogers, Ann-Margret, Jay Leno, Patti LaBelle, Ashleigh LaThorpe, and Jane Seymour and Paul Reiser.



Ghost Lab: After witnessing a haunting in their hospital, two doctors become dangerously obsessed with obtaining scientific proof that ghosts exist. On May 26th.


Carnaval: After a breakup, an influencer takes her friends on a free trip to Bahia’s vibrant Carnival, where she learns life’s not just about social media likes. On June 2nd.



Skater Girl, on June 11th, by Manjari Makijany



Fatherhood, on June 18th



Your movies and series to watch

on Prime Video



Belgravia, by Julian Fellowes



Solos, 7 stories, by David Weil, with Anne Hathaway Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren



Dreamland, by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, with Margot Robbie




Your movies and series to watch

on Canal+


La Guerre des Mondes, Chapitre II, created by Howard Overman


Possessor, horreur movie directed by  Brandon Cronenberg (David Cronenberg’s son)



Your movies and series  to watch on 



Run the world, and available on Canal Plus

A group of smart, funny, energetic and fiercely loyal African-American best friends in their 30s live, work and play in Harlem. As they dream of conquering the world, they face ups and downs in their careers, meet new people and experience heartbreak that will make them question their lives: who are they and where are they going?


Death and Nightingales, de Allan Cubitt

We are who we are (review here), by Luca Guadagnino.



Your movies and series to watch on

Apple Tv


1971: The Year that Music Changed Everything, a series produced by Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees, available May 21 on Apple TV+.

For James Gay-Rees, the year 1971 was also a turning point for fashion, marked in particular by the birth of Ziggy Stardurst, Bowie’s double for one album and a glam-rock icon for decades.


Physical, created by Annie Weisman with  Rose Byrne, on June 18th


Fathom, by Dr Ellen Garland & Dr Michelle Fournet



Lisey’s Story, adapted from the novel by Stephen King. The story of a woman, recently widowed, who becomes the object of a stalker obsessed with her husband’s work.

On June 4. Directed by Pablo Larrain (Jackie) with Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Jennifer Jason Leigh…



Your movies and series on 



Cruella: on May 26th – Director : Craig Gillespie

Screenwriter: Tony McNamara, Aline Brosh McKenna, Kelly Marcel, Jez Butterworth, Dana Fox, Steve Zissis avec Emma Stone, Emma Thompson.




Raya and The Last Dragon, on June 4th



Loki, created by Michael Waldron, with Tom Hidelston & Owen Wilson on June 6th



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