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“The youngsters of others”, “A good looking race” … Critics of the movies that are launched in theaters on Wednesday

6:27 p.m., September 17, 2022

The youngsters of others ****

By Rebecca Zlotowski with Virginie Efira, Roschdy Zem, Chiara Mastroianni. 1h43.

Rachel, a highschool instructor, is 40 years previous and has no youngsters. By falling in love with Ali, she turns into connected to her 4-year-old daughter. However how do you slot in if you’re simply daddy’s new girlfriend? With the intelligence that we all know her and a quite new delicacy, Rebecca Zlotowski questions the ties of the guts as robust as these of blood, the necessity for motherhood, the various methods of making a household via the case of a easy and beneficiant lady who by no means offers up. A banal story, however the accuracy of the conditions and the benevolence of the characters remodel it right into a wildly touching sentimental fugue. We vibrate in unison with the feelings of Virginie Efira, magnificently gifted and voluptuous, so true that we instantly establish along with her in entrance of Roschdy Zem, along with her touching virility. LV

A pleasant race **

By Christian Carion. With Line Renaud, Dany Boon, Alice Isaaz. 1h41.

Within the cinema, there may be usually one thing occurring at the back of taxis. The decor of alternative for staging tasty encounters or dramatic tales, the passenger compartment even carried a couple of classics (Taxi Driver, Collateral, Taxi Tehran, for instance). We is not going to go that far with this Belle course, aptly named story of the final journey to her retirement house of a nonagenarian who tells her colourful life to her driver, at first grumpy because the popularity of this occupation. Their crossing of Paris is a chance for her to open her reminiscence field and for him to find himself. The state of affairs of this dramatic comedy is unsurprising, the clumsy flashbacks and the lackluster staging, however the entire thing nonetheless works properly due to the grace of its onboard duo: reunited for the fourth time on display, the ch ’tis Line Renaud and Dany Boon decline their pure complicity in a shifting tandem, a lot one guesses it testamentary. S.J.

My Father’s Secrets and techniques**

By Vera Belmont. 1h14.

Within the Sixties in Belgium, Michel and his little brother Charly surprise why their father, a quantity tattooed on his forearm, is consistently working in his workplace. They uncover the existence of Auschwitz… Tailored from the sketch by Michel Kichka, primarily based on his father’s memoirs, this story of reconciliation talks about the necessity to transmit the reminiscence of the Shoah. This animated movie, accessible from 8 years previous, is meant to be instructional and shifting. SB

Ninjababy **

By Yngvild Sve Flikke, with Kristine Kujath Thorp, Arthur Berning.

A younger Norwegian is surprised when she learns that she is six months pregnant. Searching for an adoptive household, she sees her future little one take the type of an animated little ninja. Freely impressed by a graphic novel, this comedy, as (im)related as it’s refreshing, follows the heroine with a freedom of tone with asserted feminism. It is humorous and uncooked, generally shifting, with out embellishment regardless of the omnipresence of the pleasant embryo of paper. Much less convincing when it flirts with romcom, the movie has the punk appeal of its actress. Bap.T.

The Shadow of Goya **

By Jose Luis Lopez-Linares. 1h30.

Documentary filmmaker José-Luis López Linares accompanied Jean-Claude Carrière to Spain within the footsteps of Francisco Goya, a painter who fascinated him all his life (he died shortly afterwards, in February 2021). The result’s a closing journey that mixes accessible erudition and pure emotion. With this unparalleled information with an enveloping voice, we’ll draw the sources of surrealism from the work and engravings of Goya, an Aragonese affected by deafness like Bunuel, Carrière’s previous confederate. Who touches the guts when he addresses the 2 Maja exhibited on the Prado: “I got here to say goodbye to you. » S.J.

Lise Broholm’s Final Night time **

From Tea Lindeburg, with Flora Ofelia Hofman Lindahl and Kirsten Olesen. 1h26.

On the finish of the XIXe century within the Danish countryside, Lise, the eldest of a rigorous Lutheran household, goals of going to highschool. She should maintain her siblings whereas her mom is about to provide delivery to her eighth little one… This fable of emancipation imposes a unity of place and time, to inform how the existence of a young person will change in a single day, when the delivery goes unsuitable. The story, lit by candlelight just like the painters of the North, anxiety-provoking and punctuated by visions of nightmare, denounces the situation of ladies below the affect of faith and patriarchy. SB

Moonage Daydream*

By Brett Morgan. With David Bowie. 2h20

Six years after his dying, what nonetheless fascinates us a lot about David Bowie? His interchangeable morphology, his sonic bursts or his declarations breaking with well-thought? In a copious sound and visible mille-feuille, Brett Morgen begins from one other postulate: Bowie, it’s the query of Time approached in a round method, it’s Analysis set to music, the Cosmos which interacts with our depressing existences . It invitations a dizzying dive into the totally different sides of the artist. However after a primary half across the Ziggy Stardust shock, this movie produced by the star’s accountant runs out of steam, getting misplaced within the meanders of a pretentious arty topic. LP

Do not Fear Darling*

By Olivia Wilde, with Florence Pugh, Harry Stiles and Chris Pine. 2:03.

Within the Nineteen Fifties, Alice lives in a group within the coronary heart of the Californian desert. Everyone seems to be benevolent and nobody stands out… By no means be fooled by appearances! This ethical story, which takes from an episode of The Twilight Zone, compiles the references: Determined Housewives, The Ladies of Stepford, Matrix, The Village (2004). The state of affairs lacks originality and appears useless, however we stay captivated by the visible universe and the extraordinary efficiency of Florence Pugh on this paranoid UFO. SB

Proper earlier than your eyes *

From Hong Sang-soo, with Hye-Younger Lee and Hae-hyo Kwon. 1h25.

A South Korean actress who’s making a profession in the US returns house to see her sister and meet a director… Hong Sang-soo interferes within the intimacy of her characters in a chronicle of morals punctuated by the identical immutable rituals: alcoholic meals conducive to exchanges or settling scores, mise en abyme with the director who initiatives his personal issues, post-mortem of human relations. A bit music that we all know by coronary heart, which stretches a bit of however retains its appeal. SB


By Rodrigo Perez-Castro. 1h32.

Within the coronary heart of the Latin American rainforest, a group of animals led by a jaguar worries about seeing its place of origin shake. A deceitful snake takes benefit of the scenario to grab energy and persuade the inhabitants emigrate… This Mexican animated movie punctuated by musical interludes is in step with classics resembling The Jungle Ebook (1967), The King Lion (1994) or The Ice Age (2002). The state of affairs advocates communion with nature and the interconnection between species. An initiatory quest in shimmering colours and steeped in good emotions, for youngsters from 6 years previous. SB

Free Madder! *

By Lisa Diaz, with Azou Gardahaut Petiteau, Laetitia Dosch. 1h36.

Garance lives within the Cévennes along with her mother and father, who’ve chosen to guide an alternate life. The theft of a financial institution by two Italian anarchists disrupts his summer time. Anchoring its plot within the early Nineteen Eighties, this primary function movie filmed on the top of its younger heroine is just too dispersed to persuade. Greater than the have a look at the time and its political commitments, it’s the method the child mixes them along with her creativeness as a pre-teen on the free that pursuits us right here. A photo voltaic however clumsy story. Bap.T.

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