Freshly launched at the Cannes Film Festival, where it is in the running for the Palme d’Or, Wes Anderson’s 11th feature film takes the form of a sci-fi romantic comedy. Set in 1955 in a fictional city located in the middle of the desert, the story, co-written with Roman Coppola, is built around a congress where young astronomers and their parents gather, which events disrupt the world will disrupt. Two years after The French Dispatch, the director of The Grand Budapest Hotel has once again assembled an impressive cast, including Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Margot Robbie, Steve Carell and…many others!
Margot Robbie, who acts as producer in addition to embodying the famous title doll, promises surprises and ensures that this feature film will go against preconceived ideas. We can believe the actress, insofar as this project, in development for years, finally materialized thanks to Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story), who signed the screenplay. The director of Little Women took the reins of this intriguing production, which seems to take a look at the very least original on the world of Barbie. Ryan Gosling is also the headliner in the role of Ken, but we will be treated to multiple versions of the two dolls, also interpreted by, among others, Emma Mackey, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu and John Cena.
Mariloup Wolfe (Jouliks, Arlette) directs this film adaptation of the children’s novel of the same name by Sarah-Maude Beauchesne, whose screenplay was written by the author herself. Liliane Skelly, Camille Felton, François Létourneau, Joseph Delorey, Salma Serraji, Vivi-Anne Riel and Jacob Whiteduck-Lavoie make up the cast of this film about the first love of Billie (Liliane Skelly), a 16-year-old girl. That summer, the teenager found herself in a kind of love triangle, her older sister (Camille Felton) also falling in love with the prodigy cyclist (Joseph Delorey) with whom Billie fell in love. Wishing first to seduce the adolescent public, Cœur de slush would in principle generate another feature film, this time drawn from Lèches-vitrine and Maxime, the two other novels with which Cœur de slush forms a trilogy.
The new feature film from Pixar studios, directed by Peter Sohn (Le voyage d’Arlo), will have the honor of closing the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. The Elemental setting is a place called Element City, where the inhabitants of fire, water, earth, and air live. This story, where living together is highlighted, is built around the friendship shared by Flamme, a strong and lively woman, and Flaque, an amusing and sentimental man. In the original version, Leah Lewis (The Half of It) and Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World – Dominion) lend their voices to cartoon characters for the first time.
In this 5th feature film, launched last year at the Venice Film Festival, Rebecca Zlotowski (Grand Central) describes the journey of a 40-year-old woman (excellent Virginie Efira) who becomes attached to the 5-year-old girl whose new lover (Roschdy Zem) is the father. Without anything being underlined in broad strokes, this situation forces the heroine to reflect on motherhood and on the desire to give birth or not. Borrowing a rarer point of view, the filmmaker thus focuses on the role of mother-in-law, in a relationship where the biological mother (Chiara Mastroianni) is also very present in the life of the child. What is the nature of attachment in these circumstances? And what happens next? A sensitive and very contemporary portrait.
Chris Hemsworth returns to his character as a lawless Australian mercenary in this blockbuster produced by brothers Anthony and Joseph Russo. However, the latter alone signs the script for this action film inspired by the graphic novel Ciudad (of which they wrote the story themselves). All the main artisans of the first part, released in 2020, turn up, starting with director Sam Hargrave, a former master stuntman who visibly takes pleasure in orchestrating violent and high-energy scenes, solely intended to provide the viewer with his good share of thrills. . Golshifteh Farahani, Olga Kurylenko and Daniel Bernhardt are also in the game.
At CinemaCon in Las Vegas, held last month, the presentation of an unfinished version of The Flash caused quite a stir. Directed by Andy Muschietti (It and It Chapter Two), this superhero film is even rumored to be one of the best of its kind to come out of the DC Comics factory. Starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen – the Flash, a character with the ability to travel through time at lightning speed – The Flash returns Michael Keaton as Batman, more than 30 years after his death. last appearance in Batman Returns (Tim Burton), as well as Michael Shannon in his character of General Zod, 10 years after Man of Steel. Ben Affleck is there too!
More than 40 years after bursting onto the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones is back on the job, this time under the direction of James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari), who replaces Steven Spielberg to direct. Although there is also talk of a possible TV series, Harrison Ford, now octogenarian, assures that this fifth chapter of the adventures of the famous archaeologist is the one in which he bids farewell to the mythical character. Launched at the Cannes Film Festival last week, where it was presented out of competition, this new opus also stands out with sequences where the actor has been digitally rejuvenated while he himself participates in several action scenes. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen and Antonio Banderas are also on the adventure.
This first feature film by Sophie Farkas Bolla, who has worked on numerous productions as an editor, won the Grand Prix de Montréal this year at the Montreal International Children’s Film Festival. This family tale, which the director wrote with Sarah Lalonde, is set in 1940 in northern Quebec. In search of his dog who ran away in the forest, a boy meets a mysterious young native girl, with whom he will venture to the other side of this forest. Alex Dupras plays Jules and Asha is played by Gaby Jourdain. These young actors are surrounded by Marylise Bourque, Emmanuel Schwartz, Kevin Papatie, Elliot Miville-Deschênes and Xavier Huard.
For her first feature film as a director, Anik Jean is bringing to the screen a screenplay by Maryse Latendresse (Pas d’chicane dans ma cabin). In what is announced to be a “luminous” drama, Léane Labrèche-Dor slips into the skin of a disillusioned young woman, who, according to her mother’s last wishes, must find the latter’s five former husbands to disperse his ashes in five separate places. Around the actress, seen in particular last year in Lines of flight, gravitates an imposing distribution, in which we find, in particular, Colm Feore, Benoît Gouin, Marc Messier, Patrick Huard and Jean-Simon Leduc.
For the sixth feature film he is directing, in the running for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival last year, Roschdy Zem is bringing to the screen a screenplay he co-signed with Maïwenn. In this family chronicle, the actor embodies a television presenter who will be, in a way, taken to task by all his family circle when one of his brothers (Sami Bouajila), victim of a concussion cerebral after falling, completely changes his behavior, now delivering the substance of his thoughts at all times, without any filter. This ode to family solidarity, punctuated by rather spectacular exchanges, is marked by the overall quality of an impeccable cast, and manages to fulfill the mandate of “comfort film” that it has obviously given itself.
Building on his triumph with Top Gun: Maverick, which brought audiences back to cinemas, Tom Cruise will reunite for the seventh time with Ethan Hunt, the other most popular character of his career. Directed by his accomplice Christopher McQuarrie, who has already directed two of the previous episodes, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning will be presented in two parts because of its epic nature (the second part will be released on June 28, 2024). “A disaster is an opportunity to excel,” the director told Entertainment Weekly magazine, referring to the difficulties caused by the pandemic, which occurred when the team was preparing to film in Venice. “We don’t want it, but we accept that it’s part of the process. »
Winner of seven César trophies, including those awarded for best film and best director, La nuit du 12 takes us on an investigation that the viewer knows from the outset will not succeed. Inspired by a case recounted in the book 18.3 – A year at the PJ, by Pauline Guéna, the story describes the obsession of a young policeman (Bastien Bouillon, César for best male hope) with a sordid crime, one of which young woman was a victim. Launched last year at the Cannes Film Festival in the Cannes Première section, this feature film by Dominik Moll (Harry a friend who wants you well, Lemming), who also questions the relationship between women and men, puts also featured Pauline Serieys, Anouk Grinberg and Bouli Lanners, who was awarded the César for best actor in a supporting role.
“Like it or not, J. Robert Oppenheimer is the most important person who ever lived. It has shaped the world we live in, for better and for worse. So said filmmaker Christopher Nolan at CinemaCon, held in Las Vegas last month. Specializing in auteur blockbusters, the director of Inception, Dunkirk and Tenet this time indulges in biographical drama by bringing the life of the famous American scientist to the big screen. Played by Cillian Murphy, the one who is nicknamed the father of the atomic bomb was remembered in history for having been one of the key characters of the Manhattan Project during the Second World War. Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr. and Florence Pugh are also part of the high-flying cast that the British filmmaker has assembled.
After The Big Game and Alice and the Mayor, filmmaker Nicolas Pariser wanted a cinema that would look at comics and entertainment. The idea for Le Parfum vert, for which he also wrote the screenplay, came to him while rereading old Tintin albums, particularly those that Hergé wrote in the 1930s and 1940s. Alfred Hitchcock, Pariser recounts the very eventful journey undertaken by an actor (Vincent Lacoste) who was a direct witness to the assassination, in the middle of a performance, of a comrade from the Comédie-Française. A cartoonist (Sandrine Kiberlain) supports her in her investigation.
Five years ago, Spider-Man – Into the Spider-Verse made such an impression that it even won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. No one will be surprised to learn that a sequel in the form of a diptych has been produced, with the release of the second installment (Spider-Man – Beyond the Spider-Verse) slated for release next year. In this new installment, the hero Miles Morales is once again catapulted into the multiverse, where a team of Spider-Man is responsible for his protection, especially as a new threat looms on the horizon. In this universe closest to comics, Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Daniel Kaluuya and Rachel Dratch lend their voices to the characters.
Jean Dujardin is the headliner of this adaptation of the autobiographical novel by Sylvain Tesson, which has already attracted more than 1 million spectators in France. Directed by Denis Imbert (Vicky, Mystery), this drama recounts the return to life of an explorer writer who, after coming out of a deep coma, promises to cross his country on foot, from Mercantour to Cotentin. The man thus sets out to meet hyper-rurality and self-rebirth. The director indicates that this film project was born out of confinement, at a time when he was looking to reconnect with nature. In these circumstances, Jean Dujardin’s work as an actor essentially consisted of relieving himself in order to achieve a form of purity, the story being mainly told in voiceover.
Louise Archambault (Gabrielle, It was raining birds) brings to the screen a screenplay by Marie Vien (La passion d’Augustine, 14 jours, 12 nuits), which suggests a good dose of humanism. In this comedy-drama filmed mainly in Sainte-Luce, Patrice Robitaille plays the role of an exhausted chaplain holding at arm’s length a church serving as a refuge for the outcasts of society. Inheriting a property in Bas-du-Fleuve, this priest decides to invite a group of homeless people who, like him, need a vacation. Guy Nadon, Élise Guilbault, Martin Dubreuil, Louise Turcot, Pierre Verville and several other actors are on the trip.
Steve Caple Jr. (Creed II) has been recruited to direct this seventh installment in the franchise inspired by toys created by Hasbro, part of which was filmed in Montreal. A more direct sequel to Bumblebee, the previous episode, Rise of the Beasts stars Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback as human characters, while several big-name comedians lend their voices to the sheet metal characters. Note in this regard the participation of Ron Pearlman, Pete Davidson, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Yeoh. Michael Bay, who directed the first five feature films in the series, continues to serve as producer.
For his new feature film, Bernard Émond (La nouvaine, Pour vivre ici) was inspired by a short story by Luigi Pirandello (Pena di vivere cosi – All life, the heart in pain). Set in Trois-Rivières during the 1930s, the story recounts the journey of a woman separated from her husband for 11 years, who agrees to take him home after the death of her concubine. Hélène Florent and Martin Dubreuil are the headliners of this drama in which Paul Savoie, Brigitte Lafleur and Normand Canac Marquis give them the reply. “Pirandello’s story is extraordinary, in that it takes us deep into the inner world of his characters, in a disturbing unveiling of their intimacy and their contradictions,” said the filmmaker.