“Tar”, “Return to Seoul”, “Ashkal, Tunisia study”…
Which movies should (or should not) be watched this week? Find our reviews of the latest theatrical releases every Wednesday.
FAVORITE OF THE WEEK
“Tár” by Todd Field
In breathtaking form under the name of an ultra-modern psychological thriller, Todd Field creates a film that is intelligent, relentless and… scary. What Cate Blanchett has achieved here is a marvel.
► With Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss. 2 hours 38. Check the rating and review tar.
“Back to Seoul” by Davy Chou
GENRE: Introductory Quest
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a female character as charming, single, and modern as 25-year-old Freddie, who came to Korea, was abandoned as a baby, and then adopted. A film of great beauty, black and light, searching for itself.
► With Park Ji-min (II), Oh Kwang-rok, Gooka Han. 1 hour 59. Check the rating and review Return to Seoul.
“Study of Ashkal, Tunisia” by Youssef Chebbi
Genre: Fiery Thriller
Two police officers investigate a series of arson incidents in a Tunisian district following the overthrow of Ben Ali. Yussef Chebbi succeeds in creating a fantastically tinged thriller tinged with a lingering mystery with stunning formal mastery. An interesting first film.
► With Fatma Ousaifi, Mohamed Houcine Grayaa, Rami Harrabi. 1 hour 32. Check the rating and reviewSurvey of Ashkal, Tunisia.
“No Dogs and No Italians” by Alain Ughetto
GENRE: animated family chronicle
This cartoon follows the life of a poor Italian family through pure wonder, great history and migrations. Modeling clay gives such a soft soul to this intimate story that touches the universal. Cinema big (artistic) gesture.
► Ariane Ascaride with Alain Ughetto. 1 hour 10. Check the rating and review dogs and Italians are prohibited.
“Divertimento” by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
GENRE: Civil Rights for Classic
The battle of two high school girls to form a symphony orchestra in Seine-Saint-Denis. A true action film based on the true story of conductor Zahia Ziouani and her cellist sister Fettouma.
► With Oulaya Amamra, Lina El Arabi, Niels Arestrup. 1 hour 50. Check the rating and review Entertainment.
Victory or Death by Paul Minot and Vincent Mottez
Genre: Chouanne humbug
If the Vendée wars and the false martyrdom of General Charette had not been told to me with glasses and big plugs… To run away!
► With Hugo Becker, Rod Paradot, Gilles Cohen. 1 hour 40. Check the rating and review Win or die.
“The Asada Family” by Ryota Nakano
GENRE: passport photos
The true story of photographer Masashi Asada, the author of extraordinary portraits who became a picture collector under the rubble of the 2011 tsunami. A touching chronicle, not lacking in humor.
► With Kazunari Ninomiya, Haru Kuroki, Satoshi Tsumabuki. 2:07 a.m. Check the rating and review Assad family.
Neneh Superstar by Ramzi Ben Sliman
Genre: Opera Suburban
A young girl from La Courneuve barely integrates into the Paris Opera Dance School. A convincing acting debut for ballerina Oumy Bruni Garrel in a rather elegant film.
► With Oumy Bruni Garrel, Maïwenn, Aïssa Maïqa. 1 hour 35. Check the rating and review Grandma Superstar.
“Petty and the Wrath of Poseidon” by David Alaux
Genre: mythological fantasy
Adventures of a little mouse in ancient Greece. Moving through the seas at the whim of the gods (no, not cheese), it mimics jams, aesthetics, and tempo. blockbusters international entertainment. Friendly but predictable.
► With Kaycie Chase, Christophe Lemoine, Emmanuel Curtil. 1 hour 36. Check the rating and review Patty and Poseidon’s Wrath.
“You will choose life”, Stefan Freiss
gender: unusual love
A young woman suffocated in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family meets a man who seems to understand her. The religious question remains artificial in this film, which has no idea about the subject. But sometimes he cheats with a very romantic duet.
► With Lou de Laâge, Riccardo Scamarcio, Pierre-Henri Salfati. 1 hour 41. Check the rating and review You will choose life.
“Alice” by Clare Weiskopf and Nicolas van Hemelryck
GENRE: documentary film workshop
At a boarding school for underprivileged youth in Colombia, eight girls are invited to invent friends on camera. A friend who is strangely like them, who embodies their sadness, their worries, but also their hope for a better future.
► Documentary. 1 hour 24. Check the rating and reviewAlice.
“Black Heart of the Woods” by Serge Mirzabekiants
GENRE: forest fugue
In this first feature film, two young people run away from their teenage home and start a family in the forest. The author can’t quite slip into a children’s story or a post-apocalyptic movie. What remains is a very rigid naturalism.
► Elsa Houben, Rayon Richter of Quito, with Leelou Laridan. 1 hour 44. Discover the record and feedback Dark heart of the woods.
“Mayday” by Jean-Francois Richet
Genre: good disaster movie
A plane crashed in the hands of militia on an island in the Philippines… This disaster film (a diptych about Mesrin) surprisingly signed by French veteran Jean-Francois Richet comes as a great surprise: constant tension, pure action, dry violence.
► Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Jason An. with 1h47. Check the rating and review Mayday.
Pompon Ours, short walks and big adventures, by Matthieu Gaillard
GENRE: Miniature Adventures
Based on Benjamin Chaud’s albums, this five-episode 2D animated series follows a teddy bear with big fascinating eyes as he explores the world. Special mention to two miniature adventure films, Mother’s treasure and The hunting of Zarbidul.
► Cartoon. 0h33. Check the rating and review Pompon Ours, short walks and big adventures.
Saloum by Jean-Luc Herbulot
Genre: West Africa
The overflow of different desires gives this story of mercenaries in Senegal a stylish and unusual flavor, where a drowned political message is a little lost.
► With Yann Gael, Evelyne Ily J., Roger Salah. 1 hour 24. Check the rating and review Hello.