Once upon a time ... a TV star presenter on a 24-hour news channel living to the rhythm of bad buzzes in a world overwhelmed by social networks. The release of the film France , an extraordinary feature film worn by Léa Seydoux and Blanche Gardin with Benjamin Biolay, appears as the star film of the start of the school year.
And for good reason: this contemporary jewel confirms more than ever the incredible aura of its director Bruno Dumont , free filmmaker and iconoclast darling of criticism, who excels between films by indie authors ( Camille Claudel, 1915 ) and popular successes like P ' tit Quinquin , this cult burlesque detective series broadcast on Arte.
A Bruno Dumont retrospective at the Cinémathèque
Critics, cinephiles and cult actors of the real, chic Parisians and arty girls are therefore on the war footing to take their places and rush to see the retrospective dedicated to Bruno Dumont at the temple of the 7th Parisian art that is the Cinémathèque in the 12th arrondissement.
The sessions not to be missed under any circumstances
Worthy of a red carpet on the Croisette, the first screening tonight inaugurates this exceptional couture cycle with France , in the presence of the director. In competition at Cannes, the film, a true satire of the media world, is displayed as the must-go of the week (Wednesday September 1 at 8 p.m.) !
On the program: all the director's cult films and canon conferences. Starting with The Life of Jesus , the first film which marked its success in 1996 and immediately imposes the fundamentals that will populate its cinema: direction of amateur actors, filming on the places of his youth and study of a modest environment. ( Thursday September 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday September 11 at 2:30 p.m.).
Ma Loute , with Fabrice Luchini , Juliette Binoche , an investigation into astonishing disappearances in Slack Bay in 1910. This masterpiece, singular mix between comedy, thriller and social satire, also inspired by the silent cinema by Frightful, dirty and wicked by Ettore Scola (Saturday September 4 at 9:15 p.m. and Sunday September 12 at 8:00 p.m.) .
Must see and review
Camille Claudel, 1915 , a feature film with more contemporary resonance than ever with Juliette Binoche in the role of the writer interned in a madhouse (surrounded by real patients in the film) in the South of France while awaiting the visit from his brother, the sculptor Paul (Saturday September 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday September 12 at 6.30 p.m.) ...
The complete miniseries P'tit Quinquin this Sunday afternoon (catch-up session Tuesday evening) with “ the ” little gem that had thrilled the Directors' Fortnight in 2014 through an investigation in deep France led by a commander and his loyal lieutenant around a “ dirty story ” ...
Discover all the programming here.