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13 décembre

Films as of December 13th

Films as of December 13th




Your films as of December 13th


In 2024


Dune Part 2, Denis Villeneuve




BOB MARLEY : ONE LOVE Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations with his message of love and unity.

For the first time on the big screen, discover Bob Marley’s powerful story, his resilience in the face of adversity, and the path that led him to his revolutionary music.

Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita, BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE will be released in cinemas in 2024.



Io Capitano, Matteo Garrone













Fremont,  Babak Jalali


With Anaita Wali Zada, Jeremy Allen White, Gregg Turkington



Donya, a 20-year-old Afghan refugee, works for a fortune cookie factory in San Francisco.

A former translator for the US army in Afghanistan, she has trouble sleeping and feels lonely.

Her routine is disrupted when her boss entrusts her with writing messages and predictions. Her desire is awakened and she decides to send a special message in one of the cookies, letting fate take its course.


Yes or no ?


Yes !

Fremont is a town on the outskirts of San Francisco where many Afghan refugees live.

Donya arrived some time ago and is looking for an appointment with a psychiatrist, insomniac and traumatized by a feeling of guilt at having managed to leave her country while her family is still living there, threatened.

A worker in a Fortune Cookies factory, she makes friends with Joanna, a woman obsessed with the idea of meeting her soulmate. 

Filmed with love, Fremont speaks to us of solitude and the simple desires of human beings. The sometimes absurd dialogue is often very funny. The atmosphere is both melancholy and gentle.

And the secondary characters, such as the restaurant owner and the psychiatrist, are all endearing. Fremont’s cast is a mix of professionals and non-professionals.

Babak Jalali and co-writer Carolina Cavalli have succeeded in giving a different image of these women, who are often portrayed as victims but rarely as actors in their own destiny.

“Fortune cookies. These messages are never emphatic, they don’t promise you that you’re going to win a million, they simply give you a line of questioning, a small ray of hope, they make you glimpse the possibility of possibilities.” Babak Jalali (excerpt from press kit)


The aesthetics – the film is shot in 4/3, in fixed shots and in black and white – are a marvel.

If the film recalls the works of Aki Kaurismaki or the early films of Jim Jarmusch, two directors that Babak Jalali is very fond of, Fremont is inspired by the little-known Iranian director Sohrab Shahid Saless. Sohrab Shahid Saless made two films in Iran in the 1970s, Still Life and A Simple Event, two of his favorites.


The film is dedicated to the cause of Iranian women.

A must-see.  Now in theater.


Babak Jalali

2018 – LAND, writer and director

Berlin IFF Panorama

2016 – RADIO DREAMS, writer and director

Rotterdam IFF – Tiger Award Winner

2009 – FRONTIER BLUES, writer/director

San Francisco IFF – FIPRESCI Award Winner

2005 – HEYDAR: AN AFGHAN IN TEHRAN (CM) writer/director

BAFTA nomination for Best Short Film / New York City Short FF – Winner for Best Student Film





Leaving the world behind, Sam Esmail



Amanda and Clay rent a house in a remote part of Long Island for a peaceful vacation with their two children. One evening, the owners, Ruth and G. H., return in a hurry, claiming that a power cut has paralyzed the surrounding area. Without telephone, television or Internet, the tenants are left in a state of uncertainty. Can they really trust their hosts?


Yes or No?



Produced by the Obama couple, this post-apocalyptic psychological thriller raises many questions about screens, our relationship with people and nature

When the couple Amanda and Clay (Julia Roberts and Ethan Hawke) have to decide whether to let the owners of their rented house, G. H and his daughter Ruth (Mahershala Ali and Myha’la Herrold, seen in the Industry series and currently starring in Craig Gillespie’s Dumb Money ( I, Tonya), into their home, it’s all about racism.

Soon, whites and blacks alike are subjected to the same attack, a cyber attack that disrupts screens, electricity, all means of communication, transportation and animal migration. 

A bit like Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, the animals appear unexpectedly in groups. Amanda’s 12-year-old daughter Rose (Farrah Mackenzie), dreaming of watching the latest episode of Friends, sees hundreds of deer and hinds appear in the garden. 

Her brother Archie (Charlie Evans) has a mysterious illness that a survivalist, Danny, played by Kevin Bacon, could save…

Fascinating enough, we can well imagine a sequel to this film, which leaves us a little hungry for more. But the acting is a treat, and for that reason alone, don’t miss it.



Currently on Netflix.







Wonka, by Paul King. With Timothée Chalamet, Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key

Discover the youth of Willy Wonka, the extraordinary inventor, magician and chocolatier from the magical world of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in the film WONKA. Timothée Chalamet plays this young man brimming with ideas and determined to change the world… with greed.




The Three Musketeers: Milady, by Martin Bourboulon. With François Civil, Vincent Cassel, Romain Duris

From the Louvre to Buckingham Palace, from the Parisian underworld to the siege of La Rochelle… in a Kingdom divided by the Wars of Religion and threatened with invasion by England, a handful of men and women will cross swords and link their destiny to that of France.




Blackbird, Blackberry de Elene Naveriani. Avec Eka Chavleishvili, Teimuraz Chinchinadze, Lia Abuladze

Ethéro tient une épicerie dans un petit village reculé en Géorgie. À 48 ans, cette femme indépendante et solitaire découvre tardivement l’amour et sa sexualité. Alors que cette passion nouvelle change sa façon d’envisager son avenir, elle doit faire face aux commérages des femmes de sa communauté et aux fantômes des figures .




Past Lives by Celine Song. With Greta Lee, Yoo Teo, John Magaro

At the age of 12, Nora and Hae Sung are childhood friends and platonic lovers. Circumstances separate them. At 20, chance reconnects them, for a time. At 30, they meet again, adults, confronted with what they could have been, and what they could become.



Légua by João Miller Guerra, Filipa Reis. With Carla Maciel, Fátima Soares, Vitória Nogueira da Silva

In an old manor house in northern Portugal, Ana helps Emília, the elderly housekeeper who continues to care for a home where the owners no longer visit. As the seasons go by, Ana’s daughter Mónica questions her mother’s choices, and these three generations of women try to understand their place in a world …





Winter Break by Alexander Payne. With Paul Giamatti, Dominic Sessa, Da’vine Joy Randolph

Winter 1970: Mr. Hunham is an ancient history teacher at a prestigious New England boys’ private high school. Pedantic and gruff, he’s disliked by students and colleagues alike. As Christmas approaches, Mr. Hunham is asked to stay on campus to supervise the handful of boarders …




SHTTL, by Ady Walter. With Moshe Lobel, Saul Rubinek, Antoine Millet

Summer 1941, on the eve of the Nazi invasion of Soviet Ukraine. In a shtetl, a young man returning from the city stirs up quarrels between secular and religious people, and calls into question a wedding scheduled for a few days later. These are the last 24 hours of a village before its destruction during Operation Barbarossa.


Sirocco et le royaume des courants d’air, Benoit Chieux

Juliette and Carmen, two intrepid sisters, discover a secret passage to the Kingdom of the Air Currents. Transformed into cats and with the help of singer Selma, they face Sirocco, the master of winds and storms.

Audience prize at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival, ages 5 and up.




Movies to come (and we are looking forward to it):


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


The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer and starring  Sandra Hüller, Christian Friedel, Ralph Herforth.




Scott Myers : Go into the story







Mercredi – Wednesday 13

Arte : Appaloosa

France 4 : Queen in Budapest


Jeudi – Thursday 14

France 5 : Tour Eiffel, le rêve d’un visionnaire

W9 : Cruella

Canal + : Love & Death

Arte : Qu’est-ce qu’on va faire de Jacques?


Vendredi- Friday 15

Canal + : Spider Man : Across the Spider-Verse

France 5 : Talons aiguilles

Arte : Toute la vérité – Dans une autre vie.


Dimanche – Sunday 17

Arte : La rivière sans retour

France 2 : Illusions perdues


Lundi – Monday 18

Arte : Sur la route de Madison

France 4 : Quincy Jones symphonique


Mardi – Tuesday 19

Arte : Le plaisir


Mercredi – Wednesday 20

Arte : La Promesse

M6 : Eiffel






Le métis de dieu, Ilan Duran Cohen
Played by Laurent Lucas, energetic and tormented, this is an emotional portrait of Cardinal Lustiger, a major player in Jewish-Christian reconciliation. A captivating TV film, also starring Aurélien Recoing, Pascal Greggory and Nathalie Richard.


Compartment n° 6

Full of delicacy and humour, Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen’s second feature, following the acclaimed “Olli Mäki”, recounts the meeting of two solitudes during a snowy journey to the far reaches of post-Soviet Russia.

Moscow, 1996. Finnish Laura, an archaeology student in Russia, has just been dumped by her girlfriend and sets off on a train journey to Murmansk to admire the Kanozero petroglyphs, rock paintings dating back 10,000 years. On this 2,000-kilometre journey, she has to share her sleeping car, compartment 6, with Ljoha, a Russian miner. At first repulsed by his rudeness, his obscene flirtatious remarks, his alcoholism and his constant smoking, Laura, over the course of this six-day journey beyond the Arctic Circle, ends up taking a liking to this young man who is as lonely as she is.



Orlando, my political biography

How is the figure of Orlando, imagined by Virginia Woolf, embodied today? In his first highly personal documentary, philosopher and activist Paul B. Preciado teams up with trans and non-binary people to deliver a queer, deeply political re-reading of this key novel of modernity.


The thousand and one lives of Jorge Semprún, Albert Solé

Writing and life A rich archive, interviews with close friends and family (his grandson Thomas Landman, his friend Bernard Pivot… ) and specialists (biographers Soledad Fox and Franziska Augstein, essayist Alain Minc…), as well as remarkable animated sequences illustrating extracts from his stories, this documentary reviews the thousand lives of this fierce anti-fascist, who made his memories, constantly reworked, the material of his literary work.

From exile to clandestinity to stardom, Albert Solé paints a captivating portrait of Jorge Semprún, a major witness to the 20th century who died in 2011, and whose centenary is being celebrated in December. 


Forced labor, the SOS of a Chinese prisoner, Laetitia Moreau

Based on a helping message discovered in a pregnancy test, this exemplary investigation brings to the European Parliament a well-hidden secret of “made in China”: a system of “prison-companies” exploiting slave prisoners.

One day in Paris, a young woman buys a cheap pregnancy test manufactured in Tianjin, China. Folded into the package insert, she found a handwritten letter in Chinese, titled with three eloquent Latin characters (“SOS”). Translated and examined, the letter reveals a stupefying content: “Dear friends, do you know that behind your quiet life there are Chinese prisoners working in the prisons of Tianjin twelve to fifteen hours a day without eatin



Life on Mars – Season 1 (1/8)

Following an accident in the middle of an investigation, a police inspector finds himself mysteriously propelled back to 1973… A cult series in the UK, with a delightful blend of thriller and fantasy set against a backdrop of seventies rock.


The whole series on 14 November.
While accompanying fragile patients on the road to recovery, a psychiatric nurse is overtaken by his own demons. Set against a sumptuous Australian landscape, “Wakefield” raises powerful questions about the notions of reason and unreason.


The Restaurant, Harald Hamrell, from December 15.

From the bourgeois siblings at the helm to the dishwashers in the kitchen, this ambitious family saga deploys an array of engaging, well-cast characters whose destinies we follow over three decades and four seasons through the upheavals of history, from the immediate post-war years to the upheavals of May ’68.

With a subtle mix of romance and intrigue, and in a historical reconstruction that always rings true (the sets and costumes are magnificent), the series tackles the political and social issues that marked Sweden during the Thirty Glorious: class struggle, female emancipation, repression of homosexuality, the emergence of the trade union movement and social democracy, right up to the political upheavals of the early 1970s. 



Your films and series to watch as of December 13th on Netflix




Israeli & films series

Bodies, created by Susie Liggat, now.


Sex Education, season 4, Laurie Nunn, now.


Pax Massilia. Oliver Marchal follows a group of police officers as they track down a dangerous criminal in the city of Marseille, already plagued by a deadly gang war. Currently showing.




The Crown season 6 part 2: December 14, Peter Morgan.

The series inspired by the life of Elizabeth II and the British royal family draws to a close.

And the final episodes of The Crown will retrace such landmark moments as the wedding of Charles and Camilla, and the meeting of William and Kate.


Berlin: December 29

Spin of La Casa de Papel features the Berlin character in an almost impossible heist in Paris. With Alvaro Morte and Pedro Alonso.


May December, by Todd Haynes, starring Cory Michael Smith, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman


Yellow Door:’90s Lo-fi Film Club, Bong Joon-Hoo, now.

Nyad,  Annette Bening & Jodie Foster. Now.

Nyad directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin starring Annette Bening, Jodie Foster.



Carol and the End of the World, Dan Guterman, from December 15.

With a planet closing in on Earth, human extinction is imminent. While most humans feel free to pursue their wildest dreams, one silent, uneasy woman remains lost and alone.



Maestro, by and with Bradley Cooper, and Carey Mulligan, as of December 20th.

The complex love of Leonard and Felicia, from their meeting in 1946 and through two engagements, a 25-year marriage and three children.


Rebel Moon-Partie 1 : Enfant du feu follows the destiny of Kora. The former warrior takes up arms to defend a peasant colony threatened by a terrible regent.

Starring Sofia Boutella. From December 22.



Damsel, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Millie Bobby Brown, in 2024.




Your films and series to watch as of ​December 13th on Prime Video



  • Wilderness, by Marnie Dickens, starring Jenna Coleman & Will & Oliver Jackson-Cohen, now.
  • The Lost flowers of Alice Hart, Sarah Lambert.

Reacher season 2, as of December 15th



Candy Cane Lane, as of December 1st


Saltburn, Emerald Fennell.



Un stupéfiant Noël, Arthur Sanigou, as of December 8th


Your Christmas or mine,  as of December 8th




Your films and series to watch as of December 13th on Canal+




The undeclared war, Peter Kosminsky : a must-see.


A friend of the family, Nick Antosca, now.

In the 1970s, Robert Berchtold, a close friend and neighbour of the Brobergs, develops an unhealthy obsession with young Jan and abducts her several times. Manipulated, the Brobergs can’t imagine that their friend would harm their daughter.



Love and death, by Lesli Linka Glatter and written by David E. Kelley. 


Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons et Lily Rab

Candy Montgomery is the perfect housewife. One day, she’s fed up and wants to satisfy her own desires. Her quiet life is turned upside down when she becomes involved in an extramarital affair. The affair turns bloody.


The Killing Kind, by Zara Hayes, from December 17

London barrister Ingrid Lewis is rebuilding her life two years after a life-changing encounter. Then tragedy strikes when Ingrid’s colleague and best friend Belinda is fatally struck. Ingrid suspects she was the target, but the police are not convinced.



Your films and series to watch as of December 13th on Apple TV & Canal+



Monarch : legacy of monsters, Chris Black & Matt Fraction, now.



Fingernails, by Christos Nikou, avec Jessie Buckley, Riz Ahmed, and Jeremy Allen White, now.

Anna and Ryan have found true love. It’s been proven by a controversial new technology. There’s just one problem: Anna still isn’t sure. Then she takes a position at a love testing institute, and meets Amir.

With Jeremy Allen White, Jessie Buckley & Riz Ahmed.



John Lennon, “Murder without a trial” , now,  co-director Rob Coldstream


The Family Plan, Simon Cellan Jones, as of December 15th.

Dan Morgan is a man of many talents: a devoted husband, a famous car salesman, but also a former hitman. When his past catches up with him, he’s forced to take his unsuspecting family on an extraordinary journey.


Masters of the Air, John Orloff, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman, as of January 26th, 2024




Your films and series to watch as of December 13th on Disney Plus



Quiz Lady, Jessica Yu with Awkwafina, Sandra O, now.

Anne (Awkwafina) is a brilliant young woman with a passion for game shows. She soon finds herself forced to team up with her sister Jenny (Sandra Oh) – with whom she has almost lost touch and whom life’s ups and downs have not spared – to help pay off their mother’s gambling debts.

When Anne’s dog is kidnapped for ransom, the two have no choice but to embark on an incredible journey across the U.S. with one idea in mind: to make Anne the undisputed champion of the shows she loves so much, in order to get the money they need!





A murder at the end of the world, avec Brit Marling, Emma Corrin, Clive Owen, en ce moment.

Created by Créée par Brit Marling; Zal Batmanglij.



The Bear, season 2, Christopher Storer.



The other black girl, as of September 13th, series by Danielle Henderson, adapted from eponymous novel by Dalila Harris.


Tout va bien, by Camille de Castelnau, starking Virginie Efira, Nicole Garcia, Sara Giraudeau, Bernard Le Coq, Aliocha Schneider, Yannik Landrein, Eduardo Noriega et Mehdi Nebbou, now.


Percy Jackson & les Olympiens, Rick Riordan et Jonathan E. Steinberg , as of December 20th.

A 12-year-old demigod, Percy Jackson, has just accepted his new powers when the mighty Zeus accuses him of stealing his Lightning Bolt. Percy must search all over the United States to restore order to Olympus.



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