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Films as of January 17th

Films as of January 17th





Your films as of January 17th

Happy New Year 2024! Best wishes for health and personal fulfillment in the new year 😘
Here are the films we’re looking forward to in 2024 in chronological order!
Mean Girls by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr: January 10, 2024
Poor Creatures by Yórgos Lánthimos: January 17, 2024
May December by Todd Haynes: January 24, 2024
The Color Purple by Blitz Bazawule: January 24, 2024
Argylle by Matthew Vaughn: January 31, 2024
The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer : January 31, 2024
Bob Marley One Love by Reinaldo Marcus Green: February 14, 2024
Dune: Part II by Denis Villeneuve: March 13, 2024
Mickey 17 by Bong Joon-Ho: postponed, date unknown.
Beetlejuice 2 by de Tim Burton: September 11, 2024



Enf of the year gift 2023



In 2024


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.




BACK TO BLACK, Sam Taylor-Johnson with Marisa Abela, Jack O’Connell




My weekly recommandations!


Two festivals to discover this week


The Diasporama festival from January 22 to February 5, online and in theatres, in Paris and the regions:



Télérama festival:

Many films to see at Balzac:








Poor Creatures, Yórgos Lánthimos : No

With Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe
Bella is a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox Dr. Godwin Baxter.
Eager to discover the world she knows nothing about, she elopes with a clever and debauched lawyer, and embarks on a dizzying odyssey across the continents.

Animal, Sofia Exarchou

With Dimitra Vlagkopoulou, Flomaria Papadaki, Ahilleas Hariskos
Under the scorching sun of a Greek island, the hosts of an all-inclusive hotel, led by the charismatic Kalia, get ready for the season. Cardboard sets, glittery costumes and dance shows take center stage. As the summer progresses, the pressure mounts and the nights get longer…


Comme un prince, Ali Marhyar

With Ahmed Sylla, Mallory Wanecque, Julia Piaton

Souleyman, 27, a boxing champion in the midst of preparing for the Olympic Games with the French national team, sees his future shattered when he cracks the bones in his hand following a bar brawl. Souleyman is expelled from the team and sent to the Château de Chambord, where he has to complete 400 hours of community service.


La Tête froide, Stéphane Marchetti

With Florence Loiret Caille, Saabo Balde, Jonathan Couzinié

In the snowy Alps, in the middle of winter. To make ends meet, 45-year-old Marie smuggles cartons of cigarettes between France and Italy with the help of her lover Alex, a border policeman. When she meets Souleymane, a young refugee ready to do anything to join his little sister, she becomes embroiled in a spiral …


Le Voyage en pyjamas, Pascal Thomas

With Alexandre Lafaurie, Constance Labbé, Lolita Chammah

Victor, a forty-something literature teacher on vacation and amateur forecaster at Météo-France, is a wildfire, a sympathetic dilettante who lets himself live with the wind, alongside his partner, Anne, who is beginning to tire of it.


Les Chambres rouges, Pascal Plante

With Juliette Gariepy, Laurie Fortin-Babin, Elisabeth Locas

Every morning, two young women wake up at the gates of the Montreal courthouse to attend the high-profile trial of a serial killer they’re obsessed with, who has filmed the killing of his victims. This obsession will lead them to use every means at their disposal to get their hands on the final piece of the puzzle.



Primadonna, Marta Savina

With Claudia Gusmano, Fabrizio Ferracane, Francesco Colella

Sicily, 1965. Lia has grown up in a rural village. She’s beautiful, stubborn and knows what she wants. Lorenzo, son of a local boss, tries to seduce her. When she rejects him, he decides to take her by force. Instead of accepting a forced marriage, Lia takes him to court.




So close to the sun, Benjamin Rancoule

With Quentin Santarelli, Maylis de Poncins, Pierre Ménès

Every time he wakes up, a young man appears in a new reality in which he has another life. With amnesia about his past, how will he get out of this nightmare?



Stella, a German life, Kilian Riedhof

With Paula Beer, Jannis Niewöhner, Katja Riemann

Stella grows up in Berlin under the Nazi regime. She dreams of a career as a jazz singer, despite all the repressive measures. Finally forced into hiding with her parents in 1944, her life turns into a guilty tragedy.




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.



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 17

Arte : Enquête sur un scandale d’Etat


Jeudi – Thursday 18

Canal + : Fargo saison 5

Arte : Mystery Road : les origines

TFX : Spider Man 2


Vendredi- Friday 19

France 5 : Les Intranquilles

M6 : Coco

Arte : Une femme de confiance


Dimanche – Sunday 21

Arte : Intolérable cruauté


Lundi – Monday 22

Arte : Stalag 17


Mardi – Tuesday 23

Arte : La Shoah des ghettos


Mercredi – Wednesday 24

Arte : Chronique d’un scandale






Everything Will Change Once upon a time in 2054, Marten Persiel, now.

In 2054, three young people born after the disappearance of most animals, forests and oceans call on the humanity of 2024 to prevent catastrophe… A gripping dystopian fable that invites us to face up to the environmental emergency.






“Le Petit Prince, naissance d’une étoile”: to mark the 80th anniversary of its publication, the documentary looks back at the genesis of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s masterpiece

Featuring archive footage and stunning animated sequences by Josep de Aurel, winner of the 2021 César for best animated feature, this documentary recounts the genesis of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s (1900-1944) masterpiece, tracing the last four years of his life, marked by the war and his exile in the United States.




The Durrels, Simon Nye, Steve Barron


With Roger Golby directing.

Based on the trilogy of books written by Gerald Durrell, The Mad Adventure of the Durrells.

In 1935, after the death of her husband and financial problems, Louisa Durrell decides to move from Bournemouth to the Greek island of Corfu with her 4 children.

With Keeley Hawes, Josh O’Connor, Daisy Waterstone, Milo Parker, Callum Woodhouse, Alexis Georgoulis, Miles Jupp, Anna Savva and Lucy Black.

A real feel-good series.


The Aquarian Season, Alain Gsponer

Four brothers and sisters get together for the wedding of their youngest daughter. Soon, tensions arise and the repressed past resurfaces… An effective thriller in the form of a family settling of scores.


The Restaurant, Harald Hamrell, now.

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.



Your films and series to watch as of January 17th on Netflix




Israeli & films series


Carol and the End of the World, Dan Guterman, now.

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,now.

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




3 body problem,  David Benioff, D.B. Weiss & Alexander Woo, as of March 21st

A young woman’s fateful decision in 1960s China reverberates across space and time to a group of brilliant scientists in the present day. As the laws of nature unravel before their eyes five former colleagues reunite to confront the greatest threat in humanity’s history.




Damsel, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Millie Bobby Brown.



The Kitchen, Daniel Kaluuya, as of January 19.

In a dystopian London where all social housing has been abolished, Izi (Kane Robinson) and Benji (Jedaiah Bannerman) struggle to navigate the world as residents of The Kitchen, a community that refuses to give up their home.


Ancestral,  Min Hong-Namp, as of January 19

After the death of an uncle whose existence she had forgotten, a woman inherits a cemetery and finds herself at the heart of a series of murders and dark secrets.



The Gentlemen, Guy Ritchie, in March.


Spaceman, Johan Renck, March 1st

Astrophysicist Jakub Procházka is commissioned by the Czech Republic for a space mission. He is to analyze a large dust cloud in the vicinity of Venus. One day before his departure, Jakub, besieged by the media, prefers to remain alone. Alone in space, he rethinks his whole life: his father’s links with the Communist Party and the Velvet Revolution, the accidental death of his parents, his childhood with his grandparents and then his meeting with his wife, who left him.


Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, Mark Molloy. This summer.



Your films and series to watch as of ​January 17th on Prime Video




Detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro are investigating the disappearance of six men who work on the Tsalal Arctic Research Station, where night can last more than 24 hours.

Ennis is an Alaskan mining town with an Arctic research station. One day, its eight scientists vanish into thin air, leaving their sandwiches still warm on their plates. The only clue was a human tongue lying on the ground. The organ prompts local police chief Liz Danvers to make the connection with the murder, years earlier, of an Inuit midwife and environmental activist. Is it the same killer?



Expats, created by Lulu Wang, adapted from Janice Lee’s novel. On January 25th! ,





Foe, Garth Davis.
2065, Hen (Saiorse Ronan) and Junior (Paul Mescal) lead a happy life on an isolated piece of land that has belonged to Junior’s family for many years. One day, a stranger (Aaron Pierre) shows up on their doorstep and everything threatens to fall apart. Their loyalty is put to the test when they receive a very surprising proposal.Foe is based on Iain Reid’s bestseller of the same name.



Saltburn, Emerald Fennell.


Your films and series to watch as of January 17th on Canal+




Love and death, by Lesli Linka Glatter and written by David E. Kelley. Now. One of the best series of 2023! 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.


Without sin by Frances Poletti, now.
Stella and her ex-husband Paul receive a message from the man convicted of murdering their daughter, who wants to apologize in person. Stella, in search of answers, decides to meet him. He brings her a new element that calls into question everything she thought she knew about the night of her child’s murder. A missing teenager could be the key to the mystery.



The role play, Thomas Vincent, January 12th

Emma has a wonderful husband and two children in suburban New Jersey. She also has a secret life as a hired assassin, a secret her husband David discovers when the couple decide to spice up their marriage with a little role-playing.



Fargo Opus 5,  from January 18
Written by Noah Hawley, Bob DeLaurentis, April Shih, Tom Bezucha.
A series of unexpected events plunges Dorothy “Dot” Lyon back into a life she thought she’d left behind.


Fellow travelers, Ron Nyswaner,  from January 18
With Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey

In 1950s Washington, Hawkins Fuller is making a career in backroom politics. This charismatic war hero keeps his preference for men secret and avoids enlistment whenever possible. Then he meets Tim Laughlin, a young man as pious as he is idealistic.



In February


Tokyo Vice S2



Your films and series to watch as of January 10th on Apple TV & Canal+


Criminal Record, Paul Rutman, now.

An anonymous call draws two brilliant detectives into a confrontation over an old murder case. One is a young woman at the start of her career, the other a well-placed man determined to protect his inheritance.



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 January 17th on Disney Plus



Marvel Studios’ Echo, Marion Dayre, now.
Echo tells the story of the eponymous heroine, aka Maya Lopez. After the events of Hawkeye, she returns to her hometown. There, she will have to reconnect with her Native American roots and confront her past, especially as her New York cavalcade will continue to get her into trouble.



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



FBI Promotion 2009, Tom Rob Smith, now.
This series about a class of FBI agents in three different eras, as the United States faces profound changes.



Theater Camp, written and played by Molly Gordon (Booksmart film) and seen in The Bear series.


Now and then,written and directed by Oliver Murray, documentary  Now and Then: Le Dernier Morceau Des Beatles reveals the song secrets of Paul, Ringo, George, Sean Ono Lennon  Peter Jackson.




A murder at the end of the world, with Brit Marling, Emma Corrin, Clive Owen, now.

Created by Brit Marling; Zal Batmanglij.


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