And in addition: “White Constructing”, “My Child”, “Mince then 2! “,” Copyright Van Gogh “,” All on stage 2 “. They hit theaters on December 22. And “Do not Look Up. Cosmic Denial, ”on Netflix from December 24. “The Obs” helps you select.
Science fiction movie by Lana Wachowski, with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss (2h28).
The primary “Matrix” marked its time, a cyberpunk blockbuster which amalgamated part of SF (from “1984” to “Terminator 2”) in an unprecedented kind and anticipated our future as digital beings within the face of conspiracy theories. This new opus is offered as its meta remake round a Neo (Keanu Reeves) caught up by the system, which followers remind of his legend and love. Exit the movie noir undergrounds, make means for the open-air explosion of colours. Within the meantime, the Wachowski brothers have turn into sisters. The sub-text queer and emancipatory was stronger within the unique than on this vaguely postmodern, ugly and opportunistic porridge, signed by Lana alone. Resurrection? Burial, sure. Nicolas Schaller
French drama by Antoine Barraud, with Virginie Efira, Bruno Salomone, Quim Gutiérrez (1h47).
On either side of the Swiss border, Madeleine leads a double life. The proverb that “he who has two homes loses his purpose” is true. Caught in a lure that she herself constructed, our heroine loses her footing. After two exceptional movies, “Les Gouffres” and “Le Dos rouge”, Antoine Barraud pursues his refined artwork of strangeness and unease. Its staging by no means ceases to blur our certainties: frames and modifying create a succession of illusions and pretenses. A psychological nebula the place Virginie Efira finds a job commensurate along with her immense expertise. As disturbing as it’s delicate. Xavier Leherpeur
French comedy by Louis Garrel, with Joseph Engel, Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta (1h07).
A few sore spots are overwhelmed: their 13-year-old son has resold their valuables on the internet to finance, along with his classmates, a venture to save lots of the planet. This quick fable about youth within the face of the local weather emergency is the most recent situation by Jean-Claude Carrière, who died final February. Has he completed it? We marvel in entrance of the loopy facet of the movie, stuffed with allure when it portrays the children as accountable mini-adults (formidable Joseph Engel) on a Spielbergian music by Grégoire Hetzel, much less convincing when he focuses on the dad and mom, performed by the true couple Laetitia Casta-Louis Garrel, whose self-criticism is just not with out finesse. N. S.
Drama social cambodgien par Kavich Neang, avec Chhun Piseth, Soem Chinnaro, Jany Min (1h30).
Between scooter rides and choreography rehearsals, Samnang, 20, unfolds the deceptively carefree course of a life the place social determinism leaves little room for hope. His father is ailing, and the substandard residences in his residence constructing are going to be offered. The inhabitants are organizing to oppose their eviction. Set towards the backdrop of Cambodia’s city and financial transformation, the filmmaker, whose first movie it’s, combines political fiction and an introductory story. If his cinema nonetheless stays below influences (Wong Kar-wai, Tsai Ming-liang), he frees himself from it due to a pointy and melancholy staging. X. L.
Israeli drama by Nir Bergman, with Shai Avivi, Noam Imber, Smadi Woflman (1h34).
Aaron raised his autistic son, now a younger grownup, on his personal. Whereas he should accompany him to a specialised dwelling, he runs away with him, to the good displeasure of the mom. The dilemma of oldsters of disabled kids by a highway film positioned below the overwhelming aegis of Chaplin’s “Child”. Correctness, a variety of tenderness, however little cinema on this movie of actors directed by a screenwriter of the sequence “BeTipul” (supply of “In remedy”), carried by the wonderful Shai Avivi, endearing double of Philip Roth, and younger Noam Imber, who’re challenged to guess if he is really autistic (reply: he is an actor). N. S.
Chinese language documentary by Haibo Yu and Kiki Tianqi Yu (1h29).
In Dafen, a village in South China, the native trade is the mass copy of masterpieces of world portray: slaves are pressured to color Monets, Mona Lisa, and chain naïves, for poverty wages. Giant trade: turnover of 30 million euros, 20,000 staff. Xiayong, specialised in Van Gogh, has copied the well-known “Sunflowers” hundreds of occasions. Is he a forger? A sufferer ? what’s a copyright ? Xiayong, in his personal means, is not he an artist? The movie asks the query: what’s artwork ?, and reveals trendy China, the paradise of essentially the most aggressive and misguided capitalism. Francois Forestier