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three films and three series to get away

Three films and three series to get away.

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

 

In your theaters, at home

3 films 3 series to get away

NEWS

As of July 21, the health pass is mandatory for screening rooms that plan to welcome an audience of 50 people or more. …

Wearing a mask is mandatory for all persons not subject to the health pass (mandatory for 11 years old and over, strongly recommended for 6 years old and over)

Keep going to the movies !

 

 ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Steeve Suissa: Amir will be “The swimmer of ’Auschwitz”

The actress and director Hafsia Herzi (Bonne mère, Tu mérites un amour) is filming for Arte a unit called La Cour (fiction filmed from the child’s perspective) with Clotilde Courau and Jérémie Laheurte.

Catherine Zeta-Jones joins the cast of the series Wednesday by Tim Burton for Netflix . She will play Morticia, the mother of the heroine.

According to Deadline, Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in a biopic about Sue Mengers, one of Hollywood’s most famous talent agents. Mengers has represented Michael Caine, Brian De Palma, Sidney Lumet and others.  The film should be directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

 

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TRIBUTE

 

THREE MOVIE & THREE SERIES TO GET AWAY

ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW IN THEATERS AND AT HOME

 

 

to get away

The man from the sea, by Koji Fukada

Synopsis

On the shores of Sumatra, a man is washed up by the sea. He has amnesia and does not speak but seems to understand Japanese.

Sachiko visits her Japanese family to scatter the ashes of her dead father. 

On the island, the population is trying to rebuild itself after the tsunami that devastated the island ten years ago. Upon her arrival, Sachiko learns that a mysterious man has been found on the beach, alive. The village is both perplexed and fascinated by the behavior of this stranger rejected by the waves.

 

About the film: getting away on an island

 

The Man Who Came from the Sea tells us about the connection between the sea and man and the trauma of the tsunami.

Atsuko (Mayu Tsuruta), a Japanese woman, has come to settle with her son Takashi (Taiga) in the village of Aceh, known to have been the closest point to the epicenter of the tsunami, in order to help the population rebuild.

She takes in her niece Sachiko (Junke Abe) and at the same time, must take in the mysterious man found on the beach. She gives him the name “Laut” (the sea in Indonesian). Sachiko meets Kris (Adipati Dolken) and Ilma (Sekar Sari), Takashi’s friends. And Kris falls in love with Sachiko at first sight. Stigmata from the tsunami, like a ship stranded in the city center, appear and the dead mingle with the living.

The film oscillates, like a wave, between the story of the teenagers, light, in search of roots and future and the mysterious and supernatural one of Laut, who seems to be the incarnation of a power stronger than human beings, both positive and negative.

If you want to escape, this is definitely the film to see right now. From the filmed images of the teenagers, the house with its red and green colors, the island and the blue sea, there is a sensuality and cruelty that the nature, the tropics and its main actor Dean Fujioka reinforce.

Koji Fukada  directed also The Nurse, released in 2019.

 

NOW IN YOUR MOVIE THEATER

 

 

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The death of Cinema and My Father too, by Dani Rosenberg

 

Synopsis

Asaf, a young director, offers his father Yoel a role in his next film. When Yoel falls ill, Asaf puts everything in place to continue shooting. In an attempt to freeze time, he shares with his father his love of cinema to face life, and death as well.

 

The film: getting away in Israel

Dani Rosenberg’s first feature film begins with the son’s wish to film his father’s last days and his refusal to participate.

Then, the plot mixes paranoia – understanding or not – of the father, played sometimes by the father and sometimes by an actor.

In the middle of the night, the father wants to move his family to Jerusalem because Israel attacks Iran. According to him, Iran will respond by bombing Israel. But in Jerusalem, everyone will be safe because it is a holy city for Muslims.

We then discover other characters, the grandmother, the grandson, the beautiful daughter. All of them are reacting in two ways, as people who criticize the director’s work and as protagonists of the story.

The instability, the fear of the director and the desire to prolong his relationship with his father beyond death are reflected in the narrative, and at times we no longer know who is who, the reality is mixed up with the fiction. This loss of bearings is sometimes funny, sad, difficult to understand but never leaves indifferent.

Dani Rosenberg knows how to share with us a universal feeling, the fear of losing the loved ones and the will to keep them with us, forever.

Nadav Lapid, who received the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival with his film Ahed’s Knee, was a script advisor on The Death of Cinema and My Father too.

Presented in preview at the MK2 St Michel in Paris, Dani Rosenberg presented us his film virtually, from Israel, where he lives. Because of Covid, he has, alas, still not been able to see his film in the presence of an audience.

 

 

A tribute film

 

Dani Rosenberg had only two days of shooting with his father and pays tribute to him with this story. He said (source: Nour Films):

“My father, an unemployed film buff at the time, spent his time watching movies at home recorded on VHS tapes. That’s how he became the main actor of my films, but also the producer, the driver and even the chef on my shoots. In fact, our only means of communication at the time was through film. When he was discovered to have lung cancer, I wrote a screenplay for him, a tragi-comic travelogue, where he was struggling to save our family from an impending missile attack.”

 

With Marek Rozenbaum, Natan Rosenberg, Noa Koler, Roni Kuban.

A director to be watched.

 

NOW IN YOUR MOVIE THEATER

 

 

 

to get away

Dream horse, by Euros Lyn

 

Synopsis

 

The film tells the true story of Dream Alliance, a racehorse raised by Welsh barmaid Jan Vokes. With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to help breed Dream in the hopes that he can compete with the elite racehorses.

 

The film: getting away with a horse

Of course the movie is classic and the ending is easy to guess. Movies with horses often have a little something extra.

Toni Collette plays with delicacy and emotion Jan, who no longer has any sense in her life, her husband does not work anymore, he has arthritis and she combines a job as a cashier and another as a barmaid.

This horse, Dream Alliance, gives hope to Jan and to an entire economically depressed region, Wales.

You’ll love this tender and heartfelt story where the harsh economic and social reality is revealed in a radical way.

 

NOW IN YOUR MOVIE THEATER

 

 

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Hit & Run, by Lior Raz & Avi Issacharoff

 

Synopsis

Segev Azulai (Lior Raz) is a tour guide who lives a quiet life in Tel Aviv with his young daughter (Neta Orbach) and his new wife Danielle, an American dancer (Kaelen Ohm).

But on the way to the airport to go to New York for an audition, Danielle is hit by a car that takes off.  Her husband, Segev, a former member of the special forces, decides to investigate.

 

The series: getting away to New York and Israel

Over nine episodes, the series deconstructs the ideal couple that Segev thought he had with Danielle.

Who was really his wife? Who killed Danielle? This is what keeps us going throughout these nine episodes.

The two creators of Fauda, Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff ((podcast  ) are back and once again, they hit the nail on the head.

Both of them have the talent to tell stories and to distill information to keep the viewer in suspense and it works every time!

Lior Raz is once again impressive, he plays a lot with his physique. Each time, the character he plays is a violent man, who has difficulty freeing himself from the demons of the past and for whom nothing matters more than his family.

This time, to the violence, is added an urban thriller, with, at times, Hitchcokian passages.

His friendship with Ron, played by Gal Toren (seen in Losing Alice) is one of the highlights of the story. The chases in New York are reminiscent of Three Days of the Condor.  

Once again Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff tell us to beware of appearances. Where is the good? Where is the evil? The border between the two is tenuous and everything is much more complicated than it seems.

With Lior Raz, Kaelen Ohm, Moran Rosenblatt, Gal Toren Lior Ashkenazi, Gregg Henry et Sanaa Lathan, Neta Orbach, Igal Naor, Michael Aronov et Kevin Mambo.

 

NOW ON NETFLIX

 

 

to get away

Cruel Summer, by Bert V. Royal

Synopsis

In 1993, a tragedy strikes the community of Skylin, Texas: Kate Wallis, a popular and well-liked teenager, is kidnapped by Martin Harris, the vice-principal of the town’s high school. Jeanette Turner, another teenager in town, is then accused of not reporting Kate’s disappearance and becomes the most hated person in the country.

 

The series : get away and dive into an investigation inspired by a true story

Addictive and disturbing from the very first episode, Cruel Summer takes  us into the heart of America, in a very conformist Texas town where two teenage girls from opposite backgrounds could become friends without their social difference.

At the heart, social networks, media credibility and especially trust. Trust is at the heart of this investigation. Trust in friends, trust of parents towards their children and vice versa, trust in education and institutions.

Did Jeannette see Kate  or did she pretend not to see her? Why would she do that?

With each episode, we discover a little more of each other’s world, the tracks get blurred. Can the lack of trust and popularity push them over the edge?

The deconstruction of the relationship between the kidnapper and his victim by the psychologist is fascinating.

As in the Hit & Run series, the subject is what is the truth?

If the scenario sometimes gets lost and despite some lengths in this series of ten episodes, the suspense holds us until the ultimate end.

The denouement takes place only in the last minutes of the series.

Hold on!

 

With Olivia Holt : Kate Wallis; Chiara Aurelia : Jeanette Turner; Froy Gutierrez : Jamie Henson

 

CURRENTLY ON PRIME VIDEO

 

 

 

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Foodie Love, by Isabel Coixet

 

Synopsis

She is an editor, he is a mathematician.

They have met on a platform dedicated to food lovers and have arranged to meet in a trendy café in Barcelona.

Together, they will test the best restaurants in the city as they discover each other, between complicity and defiance, restraint and seduction, in the age of social networks.

 

The series: getting away by dining

With humor, accuracy and in an honest way, Isabel Coixet (Elisa y Marcela on Netflix, My Life Without Me, The Secret Life of Words) successfully directed her first series.

Each episode has a new theme, but always these two main characters, simply called El and Ella (he and she), who learn to discover each other, take their distance, get closer.

The modern relationships between men and women are the main subject and each meal reminds of past experiences, good or bad.

What will happen to El and Ella?

Eight episodes. A real pleasure to consume without moderation.

 

With Laia Costa, Guillermo Pfening, Thony Thornburg, Malcom McCarthy, Agnès Jaoui.

 

CURRENTLY ON ARTE

 

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD SEE TO GET AWAY

2. In movie theaters

 

TODAY

Free Guy, by Shaul Levy

 

 

Sentimental, by Cesc Gay

 

 

 

ROUGE  by Farid Bentoumi, with  Zita Hanrot, Sami Bouajila, Céline Sallette, Olivier Gourmet

 

 

 

IN AUGUST 

 

Les fantasmes,  by Stéphane Foenkinos , David Foenkinos, on August 18

 

 

Drive my car, by Ryūsuke Hamaguchi on August 18

 

 

Bac Nord by Cédric Jimenez on August 18

 

 

LATER

La Troisième guerre, by Giovanni Aloi

Léo has just finished his classes and for his first assignment, he is sent on a Sentinel mission. Here he is, pacing the streets of the capital, with nothing to do but keep an eye out for a possible threat…

With ANTHONY BAJON , KARIM LEKLOU , LEÏLA BEKHTI

 

 

Cry Macho, by Clint Eastwood

 

 

Eternals, by Chloé Zhao

 

 

Supremes NTM, by Audrey Estrougo

 

 

Respect, by Liesl Tommy with Jennifer Hudson

 

 

3.

WEEKLY TIPS & OPINIONS

FROM PROFESSIONALS  WRITERS, SCREENWRITERS, DIRECTORS, COMPOSERS…

 

Go Into The Story interview (Part 3): Steven E. de Souza | by Scott Myers

Tell Your Best Work Story For The Medium Writers Challenge | by Marker Editors 

Netflix Can’t Chill As It Loses Subscribers in U.S. & Canada | by Stephen Moore

Script to Screen: “Witness”. The movie’s title exists for a reason… | by Scott Myers 

Great Scene: “When Harry Met Sally…” | by Scott Myers | Aug, 2021 

How do I know if it’s too much or too little scene description? | by Scott Myers

The Best Six Movies of the First Half of 2021 | by Will Leitch 

Writing and the Creative Life: There are no useless ideas | by Scott Myers

The Coen Brothers and the Long Shadow of Authority Figures | by Scott Myers 

The Theology of Cinema: Congregation | by Scott Myers 

 

 

4. AT HOME ON TV

Movies and series to get away

to get away

 

Mercredi- Wednesday

Arte : Vietnam

France 2 : L’amie prodigieuse

 

Jeudi – Thursday

Arte : Vietnam

 

Vendredi – Friday

Arte : La-foret-d-argent  by Emmanuel Bourdieu

 

Samedi – Saturday

Arte : L’odyssée interstellaire

 

Dimanche – Sunday

Arte : Les Blues Brothers

Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles.

Jake Blues, just out of prison, and his brother Elwood, also a convicted delinquent, try to redeem themselves by going on a quest for the five thousand dollars that will keep their former Catholic orphanage from closing its doors. Touched by grace, they have the idea of reforming their defunct orchestra, The Blues Brothers Band, and go in search of their ex-acolytes scattered across the United States.

John Landis – Screenplay: Dan Aykroyd

 

Lundi – Monday

TMC :Tarzan

Arte: Malena by Giuseppe Tornatore with Monica Bellucci

 

Mardi – Tuesday

Canal Plus : Locked Down

Arte : Gorbatchev-en-aparte

 

Mercredi- Wednesday

Arte : Le mur invisible

5.

AT HOME

ON YOUR PLATFORMS

Movies and series to get away

ARTE

to get away

 

FILM

Le-lien by Ingmar Bergman

Miraï ma petite soeur  Review here

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Arte : L’argent-de-poche de François Truffaut avec Jean-François Stévenin

 

SERIES

“Queer as Folk” – from August 20, 2021 (available until July 19, 2022)

Stuart, an inveterate seducer who makes many one-night stands, is best friends with Vince, a shy boy who is uncomfortable with his homosexuality. Stuart meets Nathan, a 15-year-old boy who is determined to discover his sexuality, in the gay neighborhood of Canal Street. They will experience intense love and friendship and face homophobia.

Created by Russell T Davies

Cast: Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly, Charlie Hunnam

 

 

DOCUMENTARY

 

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CONCERT

Mali Blues

Bobby McFerrin

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La Chaîne Parlementaire

LCP offers you a lot of good documentaries: here

Movies and series to get away

 on NETFLIX

(CLICK ON THE LINK TO WATCH THE TRAILER)

 

 

The Swarm, by Just Phillippot, on August 6th

 

 

BECKETT by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, on August 13th, avec John David Washington (“Tenet”), Alicia Vikander and Boyd Holbrook (“Narcos”)

 

 

The Chair, by Amanda Peet, Annie Wyman. With  Sandra Oh, on August 20

 

 

Worth, by Sara Colangelo , with Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Amy Ryan, on September 3rd

 

 

 

Sex education season 3, on September 17th

 

 

La Casa de Papel season 5,on September 3rd

 

 

 

Stranger Things 4, in November ?

 

 

 

 

Movies and series to get away

on Prime Video

 

 

Modern Love season 2, August 13th

 

 

Val, by Leo Scott & Ting Pool , on August 6th

 

 

Cinderella, by Kay Cannon avec Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, on September 3rd

 

 

Everybody is talking about Jamie, by Jonathan Butterell, on September 17

 

 

Movies and series to get away

on Canal+

 

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My Beautiful Boy, by Felix Van Groeningen with Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet

 

 

The L World, saison 2, by Dan Minahan, now

 

 

Yalda la nuit du pardon, by Massoud Bakhshi, now

 

 

Locked down, by Doug Liman, on August 17

 

 

Summerland, by Jessica Swale, on August 24

 

 

Movies and series to get away

Starzplay

 

Death and Nightingales, by Allan Cubitt

 

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

 

BMF, on September 26th

 

 

Movies and series to get away

Apple TV

 

 

Mr Corman, de Joseph Gordon-Levitt

 

 

Coda, remake from La Famille Bélier, on August 13th

 

 

 

Movies and series to get away

DISNEY PLUS

 

Y THE LAST MAN, by Michael Green & Aida Croal

 

 

Only murders in the building, by Steve Martin & John Hoffman with Selena Gomez (Mabel), Steve Martin (Charles)

 

 

Encanto, this fall

 

 

Turning Red (March 2022)

 

 

Avatar 2, by James Cameron

 

 

Stay safe !

 

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