Flash-back : nous sommes à la fin des années 70 et le réalisateur espagnol Adolpho Arrietta filme un huis-clos enflammé avec notamment au casting un tout jeune acteur français, Pascal Greggory. C'est le deuxième long métrage du réalisateur et il s'appelle Flammes (1978).
Flashback: we are at the end of the 70s and the Spanish director Adolpho Arrietta is shooting in camera on fire with in the cast a young French actor, Pascal Greggory. This is his second feature film and it's called Flammes (aka Flames, 1978).
Après Quelques heures de printemps (2012) de Stéphane Brizé et Amour (2012) de Michael Haneke, la mort continue de hanter nos salles obscures avec la sortie en salle du nouveau film de Marco Bellocchio : La Belle endormie (La Bella Addormentata, 2012).
After A Few Hours of Spring (Quelques heures de printemps, 2012) by Stéphane Brizé and Love(Amour, 2012) by Michael Haneke, death continues to haunt our theaters with the theatrical release of the new film by Marco Bellocchio: Dormant Beauty (La Bella addormentata, 2012).
Back to the funny and well done first episode, Jeux de glaces (aka Mirrors games) by Eric Woreth (2013) - still visible on the web for a few days -, of the season 2 of the television films aired on French television France 2: Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie (aka Agatha Christie's small murders).
Time passes and I have not found the time to talk about the winners of the third Festival Pointdoc. These films can still be watched online for free until 29 March 2013. If you have not seen them, hurry up!
After five years of prohibition in turn and produce his country, Chinese director Lou Ye (Suzhou River, Love and Bruises) is back with a psychological and tragic thriller: "Mystery" (浮城謎事, 2012).
Finally a well written fiction on French TV channel France 2. After the disappointing series Tiger Lily, quatre femmes dans la vie (aka Tiger Lily, four women in life, 2013) by Negar Djavadi and Paillieux Charlotte, television film by Badreddine Mokrani, Ce monde est fou (aka This world is crazy, 2012), is perfect to reconcile us with programmes from French public television.
Four years later, here is the seventh feature film written by the team Bacri/Jaoui and the fourth feature film directed by Agnès Jaoui: Under the Rainbow (2013). After the taste (The Taste of Others, 2000), the look (Look at Me, 2004) and the rain (Let's Talk About the Rain, 2008) the duo are interested in tales with a cast of characters facing their respective beliefs (love, faith, etc.). But what have we got under this rainbow?
Sometimes after big projects, some filmmakers want to unwind by making films freer and less restrictive production conditions. This is the case here with the director Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis, Chicken with Plums) with this story of hitmen, mafia and revenge in Spain: The Gang of the Jotas (2012).
Golden Leopard at the 65th Locarno International Film Festival,, the latest film by Jean-Claude Brisseau, "The Girl from Nowhere", has probably seduced the festival and its president of the jury Apichatpong Weerasethakul ("Uncle Boonmee who remembers his past lives") with its fantastic story and its direction made with not much (self-produced movie with a budget of 400 000 euros).
Do not miss an unique retrospective of 17 films of Agnès Varda (La Pointe courte , Murmurs, The Gleaners and I, etc.) online for free from 4 to 17 February 2013 and then for VOD, thanks to Doc Alliance Films, a initiative of six European festivals including FIDMarseille.