Starring Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor as author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson, the first woman of African descent to win the Pulitzer Prize, Origin, by Ava Du Vernay (Selma, A Wrinkle in Time), chronicles the genesis of his essay Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents. While she must resolve to place her mother in a retirement home, Isabel Wilkerson begins writing an essay on the case of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager killed by the Latino supervisor of a white neighborhood in 2012 .
While a phenomenon transforms several human beings into animals, a man (Romain Duris) whose wife was struck by this mysterious epidemic sets out in search of her in the company of his 16-year-old son (Paul Kircher). Written with Pauline Munier, this fantastic drama by Thomas Cailley (Les Combattants, César for best first film in 2015) is intended to be a metaphor for our world in the grip of various mutations. Adèle Exarchopoulos is also in the cast.
Starring Kōji Yakusho (Shall We Dansu?, Babel), winner of the Best Actor Award at Cannes, Perfect Days chronicles the daily tribulations of a janitor who walks to work listening to rock music. Written in three weeks with Takayuki Takuma (Ai to Makoto, by Takashi Miike), shot in 17 days in Tokyo, this film by Wim Wenders is dedicated to the memory of Yasujirô Ozu, who made his last film in the same locations 60 years ago earlier.
“It is known that old gentlemen lure children with sweets; Mr. Matzneff attracts them with his reputation. » These words spoken with indignation by the late Denise Bombardier in 1990 on the set of Apostrophes, a literary show hosted by Bernard Pivot, would have given Vanessa Springora the courage to write Le Consentement (Grasset, 2020). Four years after the release of the event book, Vanessa Filho (Gueule d’ange) tells the story of Springora (Kim Higelin) who, in 1985, then aged 13, was under the influence of Gabriel Matzneff (Jean-Paul Rouve), fifty-year-old writer.
Adaptation of La Meute, a successful play by and with Catherine-Anne Toupin, created in 2018 at La Licorne in a production by Marc Beaupré, this psychological thriller by Anne Émond (Nelly, Jeune Juliette) tells the story of the disturbing relationship that develops between Sophie (Toupin), a forty-year-old on the run after losing her job, and Martin (Guillaume Cyr), who welcomes her to B
First scheduled for November 3, Dune: Part II was pushed back to March 2024 due to the actors’ strike which would have prevented them from promoting Denis Villeneuve’s film. A wise choice given that it’s a most impressive cast: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling and Stellan Skarsgård are back, while the additions Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken and Léa Seydoux. In the sequel co-written by the Quebec filmmaker, Paul Atreides (Chalamet) helps the Fremen people defend Arrakis from Harkonnen invaders.
Did you like the M3gan doll? Now meet teddy bear Chauncey. A horror drama from Jeff Wadlow (Fantasy Island, The Curse of Bridge Hollow), Imaginary features Jessica (DeWanda Wise), who moves into her childhood home with her family. Barely arriving, his daughter-in-law (Pyper Braun) discovers Chauncey in a sorry state in the basement. While the little girl adopts increasingly worrying behavior, Jessica discovers that the toy is possessed by her imaginary friend who cannot bear to have been abandoned.
Biographical drama by Louise Archambault (Gabrielle, Le temps d’un été), written by Dan Gordon, based on his play In My Hands, based on the book In My Hands: Memories of Holocaust Rescuer, The Promise of Irène (V. F. from Irena’s Vow) stars Sophie Nélisse as Irène Gut Opdyke. During World War II, this Polish nurse saved the lives of 12 Jews by hiding them in the villa of a German officer.
A sequel to Afterlife, The Ice Threat brings the action back to New York, a city haunted by specters and ectoplasm in the two 1980s films. The Spangler Children (Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard), their mother (Carrie Coon) and Gary (Paul Rudd) therefore leave Oklahoma to find the original hunters – as well as the actors who played them – in the famous barracks. Their discovery of an artifact unleashes an evil force that freezes everything in its path. Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan once again co-wrote the screenplay, but the latter takes over behind the camera.
Drama by Léa Pool (The Passion of Augustine) adapted from Ör (Zulma, 2017), a novel by Icelandic author Audur Ava Ólafsdóttir, Hôtel Silence stars Sébastien Ricard in the role of a desperate man. While he goes to a country devastated by a warlike conflict with the idea of ending his life, Jean regains a taste for life through contact with the people he meets, including Anna (Lorena Handschin), who manages the he hotel where he is staying, and his 6-year-old boy, traumatized by the war.
Robert Pattinson plays Mickey Barnes, a disposable employee on a team sent to colonize the icy world of Niflheim. The problem is that every time Mickey dies and is reincarnated, he keeps some memories of his previous lives. Adapted from the novel Mickey7 by Edward Ashton, this science fiction film from South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, Snowpiercer, Okja, Parasite) also stars Mark Ruffalo, Toni Collette and Steven Yeun.
The film by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) was set to open the 80th Venice Film Festival last summer. Like Dune: Part Two, its postponement is a consequence of the strike. The screenplay by Justin Kuritzkes, who adapts William S. Burroughs’ novel Queer for Guadagnino’s next feature, deals with tennis and a love triangle. Tashi Duncan (Zendaya) was supposed to be the best, but following an injury, she became her husband’s (Mike Faist) trainer. He finds an old friend (Josh O’Connor), also a former lover of Tashi, in a tournament.
The fourth feature film from English filmmaker Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation, Men), Civil War takes place in the not-so-distant future. As a civil war ravages the United States, a photographer (Kirsten Dunst) and a team of reporters cross the country to bear witness to what they see. Also included in the cast are Nick Offerman as President of the United States and Jesse Plemons as a less-than-reassuring soldier.
Inspired by the 1980s TV series of the same name, The Fall Guy follows the journey of an experienced stuntman (Ryan Gosling) who must track down the star actor (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) of the film directed by an old flame ( Emily Blunt). The trailer – frankly too long – for the film by David Leith (Bullet Train, Atomic Blonde) promises action, humor and moments of tenderness. Lee Majors, star of the original series, plays a small role in the feature film.
Loosely inspired by the letters of Madame de Sévigné, this drama by Isabelle Brocard (My Night Companion) takes us into the salon run by Madame de La Fayette (Noémie Lvovsky), friend of the Marquise de Sévigné (Karin Viard). Brilliant and independent of fortune, the latter wishes to model her daughter Françoise-Marguerite (Ana Girardot) in her image. Rebel, the young woman prefers to give her hand to the Count of Grignan (Cédric Kahn), a penniless widower. The most beautiful maternal love letters in French literature will follow.
The title is an acronym for “imaginary friend”, which explains its title in Quebec: Amis Imaginaires. Directed and written by John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, The Office), the work, which combines humans and animated characters, tells the story of young Bea (Cailey Fleming), who possesses the ability to see imaginary friends abandoned by children grown up. She discovers that her neighbor (Krasinski) has the same power. Acclaimed actors including Steve Carell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., Maya Rudolph and Matt Damon lend their voices to the adorable creatures.
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu, The Queen’s Gambit series) plays a younger version of the character Charlize Theron played in Mad Max: Fury Road. This is the fifth film in the universe created by George Miller, who directs again, in addition to co-writing the screenplay with Nico Lathouris, also back, as are the editor, production designer, costume designer, makeup artist and composer. Kidnapped by a biker gang led by Dementus (Chris Hemsworth) as a child, Furiosa attempts to return home as a war for control of the Citadel rages.
Nine years after Upside Down, winner of the Oscar for best animated feature film in 2016, Pixar studios return to the head of Riley, now a teenager. Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger are still there, but Anxiety – and possibly new emotions – have just moved in. Maya Hawke (Stranger Things) lends her voice to the newcomer. Amy Poehler returned as Glee, but Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader couldn’t come to terms with production. The screenwriter of the original, Meg LeFauve, rewrites the story, while this is Kelsey Mann’s first feature film.
Another victim of the strike, The Bikeriders was premiered at the Telluride Festival on August 31, then changed distributor, which explains its postponement for almost a year. Focus Features will present the new work of filmmaker Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special, Mud) which chronicles the gradual evolution of a Chicago motorcycle club into a criminal gang in the 1960s. Nichols’ screenplay is based on a book by photos by Danny Lion released in 1967. The film stars Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, Tom Hardy and Michael Shannon.
After having lent her features to Marcelle Gauvreau, botanist and protégé of Brother Marie-Victorin, alongside Yves Jacques in The Forgotten Flowers (2019), a fanciful comedy by André Forcier, Mylène Mackay revisits her in Tell me why these things are so beautiful, by Lyne Charlebois (Borderline). Playing the author of La Flore Laurentienne and his assistant with whom he maintained a correspondence until his death, two film actors, Antoine (Alexandre Goyette) and Roxane (Mackay), question their relationship to love and to Nature.
“Moé I like bingo! There’s nothing in the world I love more than bingo! » After transforming it on stage into a musical with Daniel Bélanger, in 2010, René-Richard Cyr transposed the legendary play by Michel Tremblay, created in 1968 in a production by André Brassard, to the big screen. Winner of 1 million premium stamps, Germaine Lauzon (Geneviève Schmidt) invites her sister-in-law Thérèse Dubuc (Guylaine Tremblay) and her friends to come and paste them in notebooks. Backlash on the horizon!
The last time Marvel Studios released only one film in a year was in 2012. With The Avengers, they had their first big success. Kevin Feige and company are hoping the third Deadpool will revive them after a rough year. Rumors have been flying since the announcement of the third part, directed by Shawn Levy (Free Guy), who grew up in Montreal. At least a dozen actors from the X-Men, Daredevil and Fantastic Four films could make appearances. We know that Ryan Reynolds is taking over the title role and that Hugh Jackman is back in the claws of Wolverine. It’s already good.
The fourth part of Ricardo Trogi’s autobiographical films, 1995 will be the most “funny” and “zany” of the series, the filmmaker said during La Presse’s visit to the set in October. Aged 24, Ricardo (still played by Jean-Carl Boucher) is mourning a career in cinema. An invitation to participate in La course de Radio-Canada rekindles hope. We find him in Egypt, while he is having difficulty filming his report. Sandrine Bisson, Claudio Colangelo, Shadi Janho, Youssef Nekmouch, Rose Adam, Myriam Gaboury and Mickaël Gouin are also part of the cast.
Awarded the Gold Audience Award at the last Fantasia festival, the new creation of the Quebec trio RKSS (Turbo Kid, Summer of ’84), composed of François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell, is a tale of particular zombies inspired by The Z Word comic strip. “In a town infested with undead people – non-cannibalistic zombies – three slackers looking for easy money must battle small-time gangsters and a megacorporation with evil designs to save their kidnapped grandmother,” the synopsis reads. Alexander Nachi, Megan Peta Hill and Derek Johns star.
While Marvel Studios will only launch one film this year and the DC Cinematic Universe takes a one-year break before starting over again, Sony’s Spider-Man Universe will offer three titles in 2024. And none will feature Spider-Man… Madame Web will get the ball rolling on February 14th, then Venom 3 wraps it up on November 8th. Between the two, Kraven the Hunter, originally scheduled for January 2023, places Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the title role. Left for dead by his father (Russell Crowe), Sergei Kravinoff hunts him down after developing powers similar to those of predatory animals.
Thirty-six years after the original, Tim Burton and Michael Keaton bring Betelgeuse back to life. Also returning are actresses Catherine O’Hara and Winona Ryder and composer Danny Elfman. Monica Bellucci, Willem Dafoe and Jenna Ortega join the adventure, which began on the set of Wednesday with the latter. The co-creators of the series, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, also wrote the script for the horror comedy, filming of which wrapped on November 30.
As the title suggests, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker will be accompanied in the sequel to the critical and commercial success of 2019. Lady Gaga plays psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel who develops a sick fascination with Arthur Fleck following his hospitalization. Her version of Harley Quinn should be very different from Margot Robbie’s, especially since it’s a musical. Todd Phillips (The Hangover) is once again behind the camera, in addition to co-writing the screenplay with Scott Silver. Also in the cast are Zazie Beetz, Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland and Harry Lawtey.
One of the most beloved films in Ridley Scott’s impressive filmography will finally have a sequel. The venerable British filmmaker once again called on screenwriter David Scarpa (Napoleon, All the Money in the World) to develop this second chapter. This tells the story of Lucius (Paul Mescal), the nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), saved by Maximus (Russell Crowe). Now an adult, Lucius lives as a recluse and his mother (Connie Nielsen, who reprises his role) believes him to be dead. Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal and May Calamawy also star. Hans Zimmer will again compose the music.
Let it be said: Mlle Bottine is not a remake of Bach et Bottine (1986), by André Melançon. Written by Dominic James (screenwriter of Coco Ferme, by Sébastien Gagné) and directed by Yan Lanouette Turgeon (Roche Papier Ciseaux), this Tale for All features Antoine Bertrand in the role of Philippe, an opera composer lacking inspiration . While he tries to deliver an opera, he must take care of his niece Simone (Marguerite Laurence), a little girl full of life, and Bottine, her tamed skunk.
After terrifying spectators as the clown Pennywise (It), Bill Skarsgård returns under the hideous makeup of the vampire Nosferatu, succeeding the unforgettable Max Schreck and Klaus Kinski, who respectively played him in Murnau (1922) and Herzog (1979). ). Directed by Robert Eggers (The Witch: A New England Folktale, The Lighthouse, The Northman), based on the masterpiece of German expressionism, itself inspired by the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, this new version also stars Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp and Willem Dafoe.