Your weekly program as from June 7th
All the best films as from June 7th.
This week, get an exclusive look at the films in the 62nd edition of La Semaine de la Critique!
Every year, Semaine de la Critique offers Parisian audiences the chance to discover the films in its competition, less than a fortnight after the Cannes Film Festival. In the presence of the short and feature film teams, a week of screenings at the Cinémathèque française, which has become a not-to-be-missed event over the years.
11 feature films and 3 short film programs, to be discovered from June 7 to 12.
BROADCAST OF LA QUINZAINE DES CINÉASTES AT REFLET MÉDICIS
May 7 to June 18, 2023 at Reflet Médicis
A parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, the Quinzaine des Cinéastes aims to showcase a broad spectrum of films, highlighting the most singular and visionary practices in contemporary cinema.
BROADCAST OF UN CERTAIN REGARD OFFICIAL SELECTION IN PARIS
May 31 to June 06, 2023 at l’Arlequin
This year’s selection includes 20 works, 8 of them first films. John C. Reilly and his jury will have the task of deciding on the best films and singular visions for this section on May 26.
Cinéma Paradiso Louvre 2023 – Open air film festival – 06 – July 9, 2023
REGISTRATION FROM JUNE 7 – FREE EVENT BY LOTTERY.
Lottery opens on June 7, 2023 at 12 noon.
In co-production with MK2, the Louvre invites the public to the cinema, with free outdoor screenings of films on giant screens.
A special guest at this year’s festival, echoing the “Naples in Paris” exhibition, Italy will be in the spotlight with a selection of both rare gems and classics to be rediscovered, including Martin Scorsese’s Les Affranchis, Federico Fellini’s Huit et demi and René Clément’s Plein soleil.
ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT FILMS & SERIES IN THEATERS & AT HOME
Abysses, Frank Doelger
All over the world, marine animals are suddenly attacking humans.
Scientists from several countries realize that an unknown intelligence is probably coordinating these attacks and threatening all humanity. They set off on an expedition to confront it.
The fate of the world’s population is in their hands.
At a time when climate forecasts are increasingly catastrophic, this series is right up there with the times.
Spectacular, dramatic, the episodes flow easily, and I confess I binge-watched the series in one sitting.
Based on the international bestseller of the same name by Frank Schätzing, “Abysses” tackles the subject of oceans threatened by pollution and global warming. Strange phenomena are taking place, a kind of revenge on nature.
But nature is already taking its revenge.
Disasters are happening all over the world, but nothing changes. The series doesn’t show this, but humanizes the ocean, and in an optimistic mood, leaves us the choice of negotiating with its creatures.
While the series succeeds in terms of its rythm, special effects and acting (an international co-production produced by Frank Doelger – “Game of Thrones”), something’s missing, es^ which drags on a little and could have been stronger.
All episodes on France.tv.
No Sex, Didier Cros
Whether voluntary or involuntary, abstinence in our hypersexualized societies is both incomprehensible and embarrassing.
Men and women, in couples or single, testify.
Never in the history of the Western world has sex been so freely experienced and practiced.
But a taboo remains: what about those who don’t have, or no longer have, carnal relations? How do they cope? With frankness and often emotion, seven men and women talk about the reasons behind their abstinence, whether voluntary or involuntary, the way they live with it and the reflections it inspires in them.
These powerful testimonies question our identity, our deepest desires and the weight of social injunctions, which make sexual activity both the norm and the key to a successful existence.
I don’t really have any critic.
In a documentary, you have to make choices, and the ones made by the director allow us to think that, fortunately, whatever we are going through, and especially in terms of intimacy, rarely addressed in documentaries, we are not alone.
All the testimonies reflect our times, when solitude is rising, dating web sites proliferate but not necessarily generate happiness, and the quest for love and happiness at any price, which are current injunctions, often do more harm than good.
This fascinating and moving documentary is currently available on the Arte.tv platform.
Deadloch, Kate McCartney & Kate McLennan
Two very different women detectives are brought together to solve the murder of a local man in the quiet seaside hamlet of Deadloch.
The detective story is special in that it allows us to use all the tonalities of the film register, from science fiction to drama.
In the Deadloch series, the directors use comedy to tell their story, which is basically a pretext for talking about women, their place in the police force and the prejudices they face, even among themselves.
The dialogue is hilarious, and the two directors have managed to endear all their characters, even the stupid ones.
This series is a treat whether you’re in the mood or not, so you can go with confidence.
Available on Amazon Prime Video, 3 episodes online, one episode every Thursday (8).
With Kate Box (Dulcie Collins), Madeleine Sami (Eddie Redcliffe).
IN MOVIE THEATERS
Wahou ! Bruno Podalydès
With Karin Viard, Bruno Podalydès, Sabine Azéma
Catherine (Karin Viard) and Oracio (Bruno Podalydès) are real estate advisors visiting two properties in quick succession: a large bourgeois house with a swimming pool and RER view, and a small modern apartment in Bougival’s golden triangle.
Despite the hectic pace of the visits, they never lose sight of their objective: to win over potential buyers, the real thing, the one that will make them forget all their faults. The one that will make them say “Wow!
Marinette, Virginie Verrier
With Garance Marillier, Emilie Dequenne, Fred Testot
Marinette Pichon has had soccer under her skin from an early age. Raised by a courageous mother with a violent husband, she overcomes difficulties and forges unfailing determination.
While juggling her odd jobs with her sporting career, she was selected for the French national team and then spotted by a coach …
Camila sortira ce soir, Inés María Barrionuevo
With Nina Dziembrowski, Adriana Ferrer, Carolina Rojas
When her grandmother falls seriously ill, Camila has to move to Buenos Aires with her mother and sister. She leaves her public high school for a very traditional private institution. In this hostile environment, she meets Clara, a classmate who is hiding a secret.
A feminist revolution is about to begin.
Le Vrai du faux, Armel Hostiou
One day, I discover that I have a second Facebook profile: a fake Armel Hostiou with real photos of me and lots of friends all living in Kinshasa.
He invites them to castings for my next film, which is supposed to take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Faced with the impossibility of closing this account, I decide to go in search of my double…
Love Again : un peu, beaucoup, passionnément, Jim Strouse
With Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Heughan, Céline Dion
Mira Ray tries to get over the death of her fiancé, and sends a series of romantic messages to his phone number… not realizing that the number had been reassigned to Rob Burns’ new business phone.
As a journalist, Rob is captivated by the sincerity of these sublime epistolary confessions.
Dernière nuit à Milan, Andrea Di Stefano
With Pierfrancesco Favino, Linda Caridi, Antonio Gerardi
Franco Amore lives up to his name. He says of himself that, throughout his life, he has always tried to be an honest man, a policeman who, in 35 years of an honorable career, has never shot anyone. Indeed, these are the words he wrote for the speech he would give the day after his last night on duty.
La Maman et la Putain, Jean Eustache
17 mai 1973 / Drama, Romance
With Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Françoise Lebrun
Alexandre, a young idler, lives with (and at the mercy of) Marie, a shopkeeper considerably older than himself. He still loves Gilberte, a student who refuses his proposal of marriage in atonement. As she leaves a terrace, he accosts Veronika, an intern at Laennec.
Transformers – Rise of the Beasts, Steven Caple Jr.
Set in the heart of the ’90s, this new installment takes us to the four corners of the globe.
A whole new faction of Transformers robots – the Maximals – will join the Autobots in their eternal battle with the Decepticons.
Des mains en or, Isabelle Mergault
Philippe, a future academician, is a famous writer. With a wife who is a surgeon and a circle of friends in high places, his life would be a perfect bliss if he didn’t suffer from a terrible backache that poisons his existence.
But when Philippe meets the incredible Martha with the healing hands, his back pain is about to subside. He becomes addicted to Martha’s hands, which soothe him more than any painkiller.
Between these two characters, an amazing friendship develops, with the opportunity for them to finally seize the best that life has to offer.
Movies to come (and we are looking forward to it):
Asteroid city, Wes Anderson
Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One
Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan, next July 19th
Dune 2, Denis Villeneuve, next November 3rd
Hypnotic, Robert Rodriguez
The Color Purple, Blitz Bazawule (“Black Is King,” “The Burial of Kojo”) and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones. Expected December 25th.
Bottoms, Emma Seligman
TIPS ON MOVIE WRITING
FILMS PROGRAM ON TV AS FROM JUNE 7TH
Mercredi- Wednesday 7
Canal + : Reste un peu
Jeudi – Thursday 8
M6 : Indiana Jones et Le Temple Maudit
Canal + : Yellowjackets S2
Arte : Countrymen
Vendredi – Friday 9
TMC : Spider Man New Generation
Dimanche – Sunday 11
France 2 : Le Mans 66
Arte : Pendez les hauts et courts
Lundi – Monday 12
Canal + : Gangs of London (série)
France 2 : Abysses
France 3 : Un monde parfait
Mercredi- Wednesday 14
Canal + : Avatar, la voie de l’eau
FILMS & SERIES ON ARTE AS FROM JUNE 7TH
In the magnificent landscapes of the Jura mountains, two lonely souls with nothing in common meet in a crossroads. Jean-François Stévenin’s first feature, an astonishing escapade, with Jacques Villeret as the Rimbaudian hero.
Pussy, Pleasure, Power ! Le désir féminin dans la pop culture
As female pleasure takes on an increasingly important role in pop song, how do women receive these messages of “positive sexuality” without taboos? Find out in this documentary that celebrates the intimate.
Maîtres et Valets
An English aristocratic couple takes possession of an elegant London mansion. To maintain her position, Lady Holland must recruit the finest servants. In the vein of Downton Abbey, the series Maîtres et valets explores the lives of tragi-comic characters against a historical and social backdrop.
All films as from June 7th on Netflix
Wim Wenders, Story of my early days, Marcel Wehn
A beautiful life, Mehdi Avaz, as of June 1st
The Days, Jun Masumoto, as of June 1st.
Arnold, Lesley Chilcott (An Inconvenient Truth) & Allen Hughes (The Defiant Ones), as of June 7th
Never Have I ever, final & season 4 as of June 8th.
Black Mirror, S6 , dès le 15 juin.
All films as from June 7th on Prime Video
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, season 5, now!
Deadloch, Kate McCartney, Kate McLennan, as of June 1st
The Idol, Sam Levinson, on June 5th, with Lili Rose-Depp (Pass Warner)
Good Omens S 2, Neil Gaiman, as of July 28th.
The Lost flowers of Alice Hart, Sarah Lambert, as of August 4th.
All films as from June 7th on Canal+
Triangle of sadness, by Ruben Östlund (now President of The Cannes Film Festival) with Harris Dickinson, Charli Dean & Woody Harrelson, now.
Armaggedon Time , James Gray, now.
Reste un peu, by & with Gad Elmaleh, now
Une belle course, Christian Carion, as of June 13th
Avatar, la voie de l’eau, James Cameron, as of June 14th
Films dès le 7 juin sur Appl
All films as from June 7th on Apple TV
Silo, Graham Yost: go for it!
High Desert, Nancy Fichman, Katie Ford & Jennifer Hoppe-House with Patricia Arquette (Peggy), Matt Dillon (Denny)
The crowded room, Akiva Goldsman, dès le 9 juin, avec Tom Holland.
All films as from June 7th on Disney Plus
Flaming Hot, as of June 9th
Chevalier, Stephen Williams, as of June 16th
Secret Invasion, Kyle Bradstreet, as of June 21st
Great expectations,Brady Hood, as of June 28th.
The Bear, season 2, Christopher Storer, as of July 21st.
Ahsoka, Jon Favreau & Dave Filoni, as of August 23rd