Poor Things is a dark fantasy comedy, directed by Yórgos Lánthimos (The Favorite), starring Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo. This is the adaptation of Alasdair Gray’s novel set in the surreal Victorian era. The Oscar-winning actress plays the patient of an eccentric scientist played by Willem Dafoe. A woman who will leave in search of discoveries and freedom. This is a return to cinema for Emma Stone since her last role was that of Cruella.
The Count is a horror-dark comedy that imagines a parallel universe inspired by Chile’s recent history. By making the dictator Augusto Pinochet a vampire who lives in a ruined house located in the far south of the continent, Pablo Larraín (Neruda) illustrates the appetite for evil of Pinochet and his fascist regime. However, after 250 years as a vampire, Pinochet decides to stop drinking blood and renounce the privilege of eternal life… Jaime Vadell embodies the ex-Chilean general who died in 2006. The Count will be released on Netflix a few days after the 50th anniversary of Pinochet’s coup.
A historical epic by Martin Scorsese based on real events, the feature film looks at the history of the Osage Nation in the United States, established in a territory coveted because of the presence of oil and whose members were mysteriously murdered . Between westerns, ancient tragedy and film noir, the legendary filmmaker finds his favorite actors: Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Cannes raved about his work, comparing it to John Ford classics. Need we say more? Otherwise that the new opus of the director of Taxi Driver took seven months of filming and a budget of 200 million US dollars! Killers of the Flower Moon promises to be THE big cinema event of fall 2023.
Presented in official competition at Cannes last May, Nanni Moretti’s new film is an autofiction in which a filmmaker, Giovanni (Moretti’s real first name), wants to make a great film about the Italian Communist Party and Hungarian repression by the Soviets. . Of course, the character will go through a series of pitfalls. Its French producer (Mathieu Amalric) is on the verge of bankruptcy. And his marriage is in crisis (his lover is played by Margherita Buy). Critics have received this feature film from the 70-year-old director well. “Nanni Moretti is doing a sort of homecoming by doing what he does best: talking about himself,” La Presse wrote during the festival.
After a near-miss disaster, a cold, lonely hitman (Michael Fassbender) battles his employers in a worldwide manhunt. And will end up calling its existence into question. Filmed in part in Paris, New Orleans and the Dominican Republic, the new David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club, The Social Network), which will be released direct to Netflix, also stars Tilda Swinton and Charles Parnell. It is inspired by the comic book series Le tueur, created by Matz and Luc Jacamon.
In Maestro, the new feature film written and directed by Bradley Cooper, the actor plays the famous New York conductor Leonard Bernstein. The film depicts the West Side Story composer’s beautiful love affair with Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan) and his same-sex relationships outside of his marriage in the 1960s and 1970s. It also stars Matt Bomer, Sarah Silverman, Gideon Glick and many others. Maestro is Cooper’s first film since A Star Is Born. It will be presented in official competition at the Venice Film Festival on September 2, in the presence of maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor of the Metropolitan Orchestra and musical director of the Metropolitan Opera of New York (Met), who collaborated on the film.
Cinephiles will rediscover Graceland, at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, by going to see Priscilla. The new film from American director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation) is a biographical film that chronicles the life of singer Elvis Presley’s only wife. Based on the memoir of Priscilla Presley Elvis
Palme d’or at the Cannes Film Festival, Anatomy of a Fall, by Justine Triet (Sybil), centers on a couple and their visually impaired 11-year-old son. The family lives far from everything, in the mountains, in the Alps. One day, the jealous husband is found dead at the foot of the family home after falling. Suicide or homicide? An investigation is opened. His wife, who was cheating on him, becomes suspicious and will be charged. The son, Daniel, attends his mother’s trial, a true dissection of the couple. A “dizzying and captivating” film that fascinated the Cannes jury.
Sur l’Adamant is a documentary film on psychiatry directed by Frenchman Nicolas Philibert. It won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival last February. The title refers to a day center for patients with mental disorders. One of a kind: it is built in a building floating on the Seine. “Without a voiceover, scrutinizing the faces of the patients in this unique structure where they are given great freedom, Sur l’Adamant shows the border that ends up blurring between caregivers and patients,” we write in the press kit.
After D’Artagnan, The Three Musketeers: Milady revisits the famous work of Alexandre Dumas, and with the same performers as in the first part: François Civil, Vincent Cassel, Romain Duris, Pio Marmaï and Eva Green. This one plays the fascinating Milady who becomes the central character of the sequel. From the Louvre to Buckingham Palace, from the slums of Paris to the siege of La Rochelle, we reconnect with the adventures of Dumas, between religious wars and threats of invasion of France by England. Heroes whose pride and swords are linked to the destiny of France.