Films as of February 7th
Your films as of February 7th
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The Expats, Lulu Wang,
A series beautifully led by Nicole Kidman, exploring the experience of being a woman, a mother, and the pain of losing a child in the context of expatriate women in Hong Kong. Created by Lulu Wang, adapted from the book by Janice Y. K. Lee.
Starring Ji-young Yoo, Jack Huston, Sarayu Blue, Brian Tee, Flora Chan, and Alex Weston.
Criminal Record, Paul Rutman
Created by Paul Rutman, starring Peter Capaldi, Cush Jumbo, Aysha Kala, and Dionne Brown. An anonymous tip leads two brilliant detectives into a confrontation over an old murder case. One is a young woman at the beginning of her career, the other is a well-placed man determined to protect his legacy.
A policewoman takes over an investigation led by a white policeman with questionable methods. She must confront the racism prevalent in the police force and fight to assert her convictions in her mixed-race relationship.
ON APPLE TV & CANAL +
True Detective, Night Country, Issa Lopez
Detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro investigate the disappearance of six men working at the Tsalal Arctic research station, where the night can last over 24 hours.
In the mining town of Ennis, Alaska, there’s an Arctic research station. One day, its eight scientists vanish, leaving behind their still-warm sandwiches on their plates. The only clue is a human tongue lying on the floor. This organ leads the local police chief, Liz Danvers, to link it to the murder, years ago, of an Inuit midwife and environmental activist. Is it the same killer striking again?
Once again, two strong women investigating in Alaska. Between violence against indigenous women and magic, this series is both captivating and terrifying, carried by two sensational actresses, Jodie Foster and Kali Reis.
ON PRIME VIDEO / PASS WARNER
The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer
Similar to Robert Merle’s book “Death Is My Trade,” Jonathan Glazer focuses on the executioners to talk about the Holocaust, perhaps why the film has been so successful, tapping into the unfortunately voyeuristic aspect of the audience.
Hopefully, they will come out changed. Terrifying, almost like a work of art, this film grabs you from the first minutes with an exceptional soundtrack and doesn’t let go for several days.
FILMS IN MOVIE THEATERS AS OF FEBRUARY 7TH
The Last Jaguar, Gilles de Maistre. Starring Lumi Pollack, Emily Bett Rickards, Wayne Charles Baker.
FOR AGES 8 AND UP
Autumn grows up in the Amazon rainforest alongside Hope, an adorable female jaguar cub she has rescued. But at the age of six, a family tragedy forces Autumn and her father to return to live in New York. Eight years pass, and Autumn, now a teenager, has never forgotten her jaguar friend.
The Kingdom of Kensuke, Neil Boyle, Kirk Hendry. Starring Cillian Murphy, Sally Hawkins, Raffey Cassidy.
The incredible story of Michael, an 11-year-old boy who sets sail around the world with his parents, before a terrible storm throws him overboard with his dog Stella. Stranded on a deserted island, how will they survive?
Race for Glory: Audi vs Lancia, Stefano Mordini. Starring Riccardo Scamarcio, Daniel Brühl, Volker Bruch.
1983, rivalry is at its peak between the Italian team Lancia, led by the charismatic Cesare Fiorio (Riccardo Scamarcio) and the powerful German team Audi, led by the formidable Roland Gumpert (Daniel Brühl). But it’s on the track, driven respectively by Walter Röhrl and Hannu Mikkola, that their cars: the Lancia Rally 037 and the Audi Quattro, will compete during a legendary World Rally Championship.
The Beast, Bertrand Bonello. Starring Léa Seydoux, George MacKay, Guslagie Malanda.
In the near future where artificial intelligence reigns, human emotions have become a threat. To rid herself of them, Gabrielle must purify her DNA by delving back into her past lives. There, she finds Louis, her great love. But a fear overwhelms her, a premonition that a catastrophe is looming.
Green Border, Agnieszka Holland. Starring Jalal Altawil, Maja Ostaszewska, Behi Djanati Ataï.
Having fled the war, a Syrian family undertakes a grueling journey to reach Sweden. At the border between Belarus and Poland, symbolizing entry into Europe, they find themselves bogged down with dozens of other families in a marshy area, at the mercy of soldiers with violent methods.
Elaha, Milena Aboyan. Starring Bayan Layla, Derya Durmaz, Nazmi Kırık.
Tomorrow will be the release of “Elaha” by Milena Aboyan, her first feature film, unveiled at the Berlinale (in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section) and screened at the 24th Arras Film Festival as part of the European Discoveries program.
“At a certain point in my life, others controlled me and I didn’t have the courage to defend myself, it almost broke me until I asked myself the right question: are you the woman you want to be?” declares the director.
Elaha, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, is desperately trying to have her hymen reconstructed, believing it will restore her innocence before her marriage.
Despite her determination, doubts creep in. As a dilemma seems inevitable, Elaha is torn between respecting her traditions and her desire for independence.
Daaaaaali!, Quentin Dupieux. Starring Anaïs Demoustier, Gilles Lellouche, Edouard Baer.
A French journalist meets Salvador Dali several times for a documentary project.
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FILMS & SERIES PROGRAM ON TV AS OF FEBRUARY 7TH
Mercredi – Wednesday 7
France 4 : Pomme à l’Olympia
6Ter : Captain Fantastic
Jeudi – Thursday 8
Canal + : Fargo saison 5
Arte : De Grâce (série)
W9 : The Holiday
Vendredi- Friday 9
France 5 : Nos plus belles années
M6 : Free Guy
Dimanche – Sunday 11
Arte : Le loup de Wall Street
Lundi – Monday 12
TMC : The Dark Knight
Mardi – Tuesday 13
Canal + : The Forgiven
Mercredi – Wednesday 14
Arte : Tromperie
ARTE ‘ FILMS & SERIES AS OF FEBRUARY 7th
La bonne année, Claude Lelouch
Lino Ventura prepares the heist of the century on the French Riviera before being caught in the nets of love. Directed by Claude Lelouch, a jubilant film, emblematic of the 1970s.
With Lino Ventura (Simon), Françoise Fabian (Françoise), Charles Gérard (Charlot), André Falcon (le bijoutier), Mireille Mathieu (Mireille Mathieu
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.
Starting February 11, Funny Face!
“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.
De Grâce, Vincent Maël Cardona. Starting February 8th.
In the world of dockworkers in Le Havre, a family is torn apart against the backdrop of drug trafficking and buried secrets… A blend of crime drama and tragedy with lyrical undertones, a series carried by majestic direction and an exceptional cast.
Dana & Murray, starting February 9th
The Israeli feel-good series created by Stav Idisis and directed by Yogev Yefet “Dana and Murray.” Written by Stav Idisis.
The friendship between two roommates, Dana, a gynecologist, and Murray, a film professor, is put to the test when they both fall in love with the same man…
Each episode breaks the conventions of romantic comedy, much like the main heroine Murray does in front of her film students. True love seems possible, but is it ultimately desirable?
Starring Naomi Levov, Rotem Sela, Shlomi Tapiaro, Omer Etzion, Yoram Toledano, Aviv Pinkas. Available online from February 9th to November 15th, 9 episodes of 30 minutes each.
“Wakefiled” by Kristen Dunphy
As he guides fragile patients on the path to recovery, a psychiatric nurse is confronted by his own demons.
This captivating Australian series, “Wakefield,” oscillates between realism and phantasmagorical escapades leading to an unsuspected and powerful climax.
Starring Rudi Dharmalingam, Geraldine Hakewill, Harry Greenwood. 8 episodes.
The Durrels, Simon Nye, Steve Barron (Now). 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.
Your films and series to watch as of February 7th on Netflix
Griselda, Eric Newman, now.
Mini Series Rael : le Prophète des Extraterrestres, by director Antoine Baldassari and author Alexandre Ifi.
On February 7th.
The Greatest Night in Pop, Bao Nguyen : a must-see!
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 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.
Ripley, Steve Zaillian, with Andrew Scott
Ripley, Series adapted from the five novels by Patricia Highsmith featuring the character Tom Ripley, sent to Italy to bring back the son of a wealthy shipowner. He discovers a world that is not his own and endeavors to stay in it, even if it means resorting to murder. April 4th
The Abyss, Richard Holm
As society collapses, a team of scientists must uncover the true nature of the attacks and the enigmatic creature behind them before it’s too late. Based on the international bestseller by Frank Schätzing.”
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, Mark Molloy. This summer.
Your films and series to watch as of February 7th on Prime Video
“Nudes”, l’adolescence en proie aux réseaux sociaux
Three directors, Andréa Bescond, Sylvie Verheyde, and Lucie Borleteau, helm the ten episodes that narrate the misadventures of three young individuals.
We follow Ada, a victim of a pedophile, Sofia whose sexuality is exposed to the world, and Victor, a medical student unaware of the consequences of his actions. Whether victims or perpetrators, the episodes paint a picture of a generation overwhelmed by the reality of a world where the life of an anonymous person can be overturned in just a few clicks.
TRUE DETECTIVE : NIGHT COUNTRY, ISSA LOPEZ, NOW (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. Now!
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 February 7th on Canal+
“Feud : Capote vs. The Swans” : scandales et trahisons entre amis
After the rivalry between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, Ryan Murphy delves into Truman Capote and his high-society friends in the second season of Feud. In 1975, the famous writer betrays his friends, whom he called his “swans,” by publishing some of their unspeakable secrets in Esquire magazine. An offense that accelerated his social and artistic downfall. His close ones shun him, and he never recovers, sinking into his addictions.
Director Gus Van Sant leads this eight-episode series with a dream cast: Naomi Watts, Diane Lane, Demi Moore, Calista Flockhart, and Chloë Sevigny portray Truman Capote’s “swans,” played by Tom Hollander.
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 Dreamer, becoming Karen Blixen, Dunja Gry Jensen, now.
“Full Circle”: investigation into a botched kidnapping, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Claire Danes and Timothy Olyphant. Premieres February 22.
An investigation into a botched kidnapping gone wrong.
The son of a New York bourgeois couple is kidnapped by Guyanese mobsters. The investigation uncovers secrets among the characters and ignites old rivalries.
A thrilling and fast-paced thriller directed by the incomparable Steven Soderbergh, returning to series directing six years after Mosaic, with Sharon Stone.
Tokyo Vice S2
Your films and series to watch as of February 7th 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, now.
The New Look,Todd A. Kessler, as of February 14.
Explores the rise of fashion designer Christian Dior, who dethrones Coco Chanel and contributes to bringing spirit and life back to the world through the iconic imprint of his beauty and influence.
Constellation, Michelle MacLaren, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Joseph Ceda. Starting February 21.
Jo is an astronaut. She returns to Earth after a space disaster and discovers that key elements of her life seem to have disappeared.
Your films and series to watch as of February 7th on Disney Plus
Suncoast, Laura Chinn.
A teenage girl living with her strong-willed mother must take her brother to a specialized facility. She forms an unlikely friendship with an eccentric activist during protests surrounding a historic medical case.
Quiz Lady, Jessica Yu with Awkwafina, Sandra O, now.
“Black Cake”, adaptation of the eponymous Best-Seller by American-Caribbean author Charmaine Wilkinson, released in early 2022 and adapted by Marissa Jo Cerar.
The series “Black Cake,” adapted from Charmaine Wilkerson’s novel, premieres today on Disney+.
In the late 1960s, a young woman, Covey, disappears at sea off the coast of Jamaica. It is feared that she drowned after fleeing following the murder of her husband.
Today, in California, a widow, Eleanor Bennett, loses her battle with cancer. She leaves her two estranged children, Byron and Benny, a USB containing the untold story of her immigration to the United States.
This recording will challenge everything they thought they knew about their family origins.
A murder at the end of the world, with Brit Marling, Emma Corrin, Clive Owen, now.
Created by Brit Marling; Zal Batmanglij.