Films as of January 17th
Your films as of January 17th
PREMIERE AT THE GRAND REX THEATER ON FEBRUARY 1ST
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
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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: https://festivals.telerama.fr/
Many films to see at Balzac: https://www.cinemabalzac.com/
FILMS IN MOVIE THEATERS AS OF JANUARY 17TH
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.
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FILMS & SERIES PROGRAM ON TV AS OF JANUARY 17TH
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
ARTE ‘ FILMS & SERIES AS OF JANUARY 17TH
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
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
TRUE DETECTIVE : NIGHT COUNTRY, ISSA LOPEZ, AS OF JANUARY 15TH (Warner Pass)
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.
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
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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.