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Anecdotes from the shoot, notes of intentions, information for moviegoers: every week, discover behind the scenes of theatrical releases.
David Leitch’s Bullet Train
Starring Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson…
What is that talking about? Ladybug is an unlucky assassin and is uniquely determined to complete her new mission peacefully after so many of them have gone off the rails. But fate has decided otherwise and she takes him on the world’s fastest train alongside formidable opponents…
did you know Bullet Train marks the eighth collaboration between David Leitch and Brad Pitt. The two men first worked together on Fight Club (1999), where Leitch provided the actor’s stunts. They then met multiple times in movies like Ocean’s Eleven, Spy Game, spy game, and Troy. In 2018, the director even gave Pitt a cameo in Deadpool 2.
The Year of the Shark by Ludovic Boukherma, Zoran Boukherma
With Marina Foïs, Kad Merad, Jean-Pascal Zadi…
What is that talking about? Maja, a maritime policewoman in the moors, sees her worst nightmare come true: retiring early! Thierry, her husband, has already planned the camping site and mobile home. But the disappearance of a vacationer puts the entire coast on alert: a shark is prowling the bay!
did you know Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma opted for an animatronic shark and not designed through digital effects. The directors explain: “We couldn’t imagine filming a tennis ball in the water and telling the actors ‘there you’re scared, the shark is coming!’ It’s ridiculous.”
Out of the ordinary by Juanjo Giménez Peña
With Marta Nieto, Miki Esparbe, Fran Lareu…
What is that talking about? C. is a talented sound engineer, passionate about her work. One day, she discovers that she is starting to get out of sync. She then realizes that her brain has begun to perceive sound later than the images she receives. C. has to quit her job and reconsider her whole life.
did you know By imagining the dysfunction whose destiny strikes the heroine of the film, Juanjo Giménez Peña does not seek to reproduce real events. However, the director explains: “There was an initial desire to play with the fundamental tools of cinema, as well as a desire for formal experimentation within the framework of a classic storytelling.”
Hasan’s Promises by Semih Kaplanoğlu
With Umut Karadağ, Filiz Bozok, Gökhan Azlağ…
What is that talking about? When Hasan learns that an electric pole will be installed on the land he farms, he maneuvers to save his field. But before embarking on a pilgrimage to Mecca, he promises his wife that he will make up for his past mistakes.
did you know While waiting for the release of his film The Human Particle, which was five years in the making, Semih Kaplanoğlu began writing short stories that became screenplays. Hasan’s Promises is the second part of the “Commitment Trilogy” that stems from these tales.
Fires at Night by Dominique Lienhard
With Igor Van Dessel, Ana Girardot, Jérémie Elkaïm…
What is that talking about? An isolated village between sea and mountains. Its inhabitants try to survive as best they can. Alan’s father, a 15-year-old boy, went to work away from his family, entrusting him with the family’s survival.
did you know Fires in the Night is loosely inspired by a Japanese short story by Akira Yoshimura, Shipwrecks, which Dominique Lienhard transposed to a small European island in the 16th century.
Superheroic Lovers by Paolo Genovese
With Jasmine Trinca, Alessandro Borghi, Greta Scarano…
What is that talking about? A sentimental comedy about couples and the effect of time on their relationships, posing a simple but profound question: what superpowers do you need to love each other for life?
did you know The film takes place over 20 years, from 2000 to 2020, and in different locations: mainly in Milan, but also in Marrakech, Lake Como, Lucca, Copenhagen and Ponza. “The story is told over the years, with twists and turns in time, which is not an editing choice but a true narrative choice”says the director.
Minstrel by Olivier Goujon
With Florent Germain, Virginie Goujon, Olivier Goujon…
What is that talking about? Percelot, dit Grelot, Menestrel of the court could not have dreamed of a greater adventure than embarking on a quest to rescue his beloved sovereign. But along the way, he will have to deal with a strange companion who has come from another world on a secret mission and the whims of Queen Geneviève, whose past is slowly resurfacing.
did you know With Ménestrel, Olivier Goujon wanted to make a film that he could watch with his children but that would also appeal to adults. “Add to that the desire to shoot a costumed movie, and voila, Menestrel was born. I wanted a light, fun, simple movie that would appeal to young and old alike and that’s exactly what I wanted.”he says.