You can also find: “the Voice of Aida”, ‘My name is Baghdad’, ‘Without any particular signs”,?Bigger Than Us”, ‘The Summit of the gods”, &?My mother is a gorilla (so why not?) These are the results. They will be in theaters on Wednesday, September 22, at 22:22. “The Obs,” helps you choose.
French dramatic comedy by Francois Ozon, with André Dussollier, Sophie Marceau, Géraldine Pailhas (1h52).
André (André Dussollier), collector of despotic and cowardly art, has a stroke. Because he loves life and looks at his death in the eye, And intimate to his novelist daughter, Emmanuèle (Sophie Marceau), vestal enthroned of a very long procedure, to help him end it via assisted suicide, banned in France but authorized in Switzerland. A priori, “Everything went well” condenses the themes and major motifs of François Ozon, prolific filmmaker: the shadow of the grim reaper, present since his short films, the family, the writing. However, he hesitated to appropriate a story that was not his own but that of Emmanuel Bernheim, his doctorate script, from “Under the sand” to “Ricky”, but also his friend, who died in 2017 from a cancer after publishing the tight logbook of accompanying his father to death four years earlier (Gallimard).
He finds this retreat to be a success. François Ozon, like Emmanuèle Bernheim, works with drypoint, avoids the pitfall of the film dossier on the right to die with dignity, shows, of course, the inflexible will of André, an old selfish ganache, but also his downfall. He chooses comedy that prevents the tragedy and opts for a classicism that privileges the power of his actors: a Dussollier confit with cynicism“How can the poor get by?”), a dazzling Marceau, a subtle Geraldine Pailhas as the effaced sister of Emmanuel, André’s “favorite”, a Hanna Schygulla, heroine of Fassbinder, venerated filmmaker of Ozon, in Parque. He also adds a character: Claude de Soria the sculptor, mother to Emmanuel Bernheim (Charlotte Rampling).“Heart of cement” according to André, whose eye still curls when he sees a nurse pass by since the patriarch imposed his bisexuality on his clan). GM, her rapacious lover who guards the hospital and threatens to ruin everything, is called “Big shit”.
This limpid and refined film, ample and nuanced, evokes the love that it takes to pass over childish humiliations (as certain memories of Emmanuèle attest) and to accept to see a father, more and more perked up, look forward to its coming end. François Ozon turns without warning towards the thriller, films a last lunch in a beloved restaurant, goodbyes sent, and wins the game by imposing, between pain and triviality, a growing emotional richness where complacency never finds its place.
Italian-French drama by Giovanni Aloi, with Anthony Bajon, Karim Leklou, Leïla Bekhti (1h30).
The trial of the terrorist attack of November 13, 2015 was overshadowed by Operation Sentinel which sought to stop the threat. This first film, directed by an Italian young director, follows a Parisian police patrol. of three soldiers: Léo (the excellent Anthony Bajon), Hicham (Karim Leklou) and Yasmine (Leïla Bekhti), who hides her pregnancy and commands the first two. They walk with guns in their hands, looking like zombies in fencing. They are not only required to find no threat to national security but they are also instructed not to intervene in any assault or robbery. They are often noticed when they cross the path of protestors against the pension reform. For our soldiers confronted with an invisible war, both idle and on the lookout, it is the “Desert of the Tartars” in the heart of Paris. This very realistic film is a surrealist take on a topic that has never been addressed.
American drama by Tom McCarthy with Matt Damon and Camille Cottin (22h20).
Bill, a widowed Oklahoma worker, arrives in Marseille to rescue his daughter from Baumettes prison. He invites himself into the lives of Camille Cottin, a bohemian actress, single mother of a pitchoune aged eight years old, and finds in him the father she doesn’t have. Is it blood or heart ties Law of retaliation, or adoption family? Bill will have the final say. Redneck silent (as Clint Eastwood likes them), Bill is played by Matt Damon, impeccable, even lost in the city of Kallisté. While “Stillwater”, while far from picturesque, benefits from the authenticity of the director. His attention to people, places and people, a little drowned by the hybrid nature this film has, which straddles the thriller, chronic, and family drama, is a bit too long.
Bosnian Drama by Jasmila Zbanic with Jasna Duricic and Izudin Bjrovic, Boris Ler (1h44).