Under the stars of Paris, Chiffon Boy, DNA … The films to see or avoid this week

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A secret life , drama by Jon Garaño, Aitor Arregi and José Mari Goenaga, 2:27

In 1936, Higinio escapes Franco’s troops. This Republican militant is forced to shut himself up at home. Civil war is in full swing. He hides behind a partition. His wife, Rosa, keeps up appearances on the outside. The couple stick together. His wife becomes pregnant. You have to lie. Outside, the executions are linked. The clandestine buries himself, observes the visitors through the keyhole. Time flies by drip. The film is divided into chapters. It is a very difficult case. The directors got down to three to process it. We do not know how they divided the work, but they give this chronicle of confinement an impression of darkness and true history. Thanks to Antonio de la Torre, who is a bit of the Iberian Piccoli, and to the gentle, brunette Belén Cuesta, this anecdote which is not one, which is not isolated, takes on a strange beauty. Their solitudes rub together like two flints. Sparks light up this interminable Buzzati wait. This in camera enumerates the whole range of feelings.

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Boy Cloth , dramatic comedy by Nicolas Maury, 1h50

Nicolas Maury looks back on his first feature film as a director, moving, serious and light, Rag boy. The story of a “Repair”, according to the sensitive-hearted actor. That of Jérémie (Nicolas Maury himself) whose mad love for his spouse (Arnaud Valois) is marred by his sickly jealousy. Left, mad with grief, he decides to return to his mother (Nathalie Baye) in the provinces. A way for the director to look at his roots. Nicolas Maury also criticizes the world of cinema by showing Laure Calamy, his partner of Ten percent, in the skin of a hysterical director (delicious sequence).

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Under the stars of Paris , dramatic comedy by Caus Drexel, 1h30

Under the stars of Paris features a Parisian tramp used to sleeping under the bridges of the capital. This Christine didn’t say a word at first. Mutic and resigned, she lives between a small room in the Paris town hall located under the metro. One rainy evening, a frozen kid sneaks into his den. This young migrant named Suli (formidable Mahamadou Yaffa) is separated from his mother. These two solitary beings, rejected, tame little by little. Christine will get it into her head that Suli must absolutely find her mother before she is expelled from France. The film then falls into a kind of race against time. The cinema enters the dance, with its procession of suspense and action. Catherine Frot is formidable as a celestial tramp à la Michel Simon. She grabs her role with full hand, ignores her appearance. She teared up tears and held the story on her shoulders. Drexel films the poor of Paris as if they were greats of Spain. Under the stars of Paris turns out to be a funny and terrifying crossing of Paris. Of course, some will say that the fable is sewn with white thread. But it is fair and touches the heart without falling into frenzied commitment or sustained miserability.

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Breathless , drama by Jean-Luc Godard, 1h30

Breathless could have been shot yesterday by a gifted person for whom cinema would be as easy as pie. It is the first film by Jean-Luc Godard. It would be the only one that the director would have written his name in history. Belmondo steals a car in the port of Marseille, kills a biker on the national 7, arrives in Paris to collect the money he is owed, wants to sleep with a little blonde in a T-shirt who sells the New York Herald Tribune on the Champs-Élysées. Jean Seberg is radiant. Bébel runs his thumb over his upper lip to imitate Humphrey Bogart. He complains all the time about loving a woman who is cowardly. What follows will not prove him wrong. There is everything, in there: astonishing freedom, roosters with donkeys, false connections, crackling dialogues, a quote from Faulkner, the capital in all its seams, the famous line: “Can we piss in the sink?” ” Hat screwed on the head, tweed jacket and cigarette in the beak, Jean-Paul Belmondo revolutionizes the way of playing without paying attention to it. In 2020, this miracle remains intact.

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ADN , drama by Maïwenn, 1h30

In ADN, it all starts with the joyous chaos of a family reunion in an Ephad. Maïwenn stages Snow, her heroine (embodied by herself), divorced and mother of three children, lost in the turmoil. The first twenty minutes are presented as a collection of stolen moments, a series of endearing Polaroids, which reconstruct a funny and somewhat crazy puzzle. This family has all the characteristics of a dysfunctional family, while moving forward as one man. Once the ancestor is dead, the storm breaks out. Hell of a thousand and one scabrous details (do you have to buy a cardboard coffin, covered with a white inner canvas …) forms a Stations of the Cross as much linked to family quarrels as to the administrative paperwork that arises in the face of grief . This sense of detail captures the real in its essence. Fanny Ardant as a toxic mother is jubilant. And the sparkling and funny character embodied by Louis Garrel brings a comic lightness. But by tightening the focus on Snow in the second part, Maïwenn loses the group effect. Refocused on the quest for origins, the DNA of a woman torn apart by her multiculturalism, the film plunges into a demonstration that borders on narcissism or self-fiction à la Christine Angot.

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We can also see

100% loup , animated film by Alexs Stadermann, 1h35

Freddy Lupine and his family are ordinary humans. But as soon as night falls, they become werewolves! On his fourteenth birthday, Freddy expects to transform for the first time. But the evening of his initiation, here he becomes… A cute little pink poodle!

The Craft – The New Witches , horror film by Zoe Lister-Jones, 1h35

The introverted Hannah arrives at a new high school. She befriends three other comrades. Young women begin to practice magic and summon the most powerful spirits in order to turn their dreams into reality.

Vortex , fantasy drama by Christophe Karabache, 1h23

A desperate killer leaves town and crosses paths with a mysterious witch intimately linked to nature. Thus begins a strange organic relationship, between life and death …

Alive! , documentary by Alex Ferrini, 1:30 p.m.

Alive! offers new elements of answers through very moving testimonies of people who have experienced physical and mental regeneration.

The Good Grain and the Bad , documentary by Manuela Fresil, 1h34

In a happy little band, they dance, laugh, fight snowballs, but where will they sleep tonight? In a station hall? In an accommodation center? In France, no child should ask these questions.

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Out of breath, a feat and a miracle intact

For its 60th anniversary, Jean-Luc Godard’s film is released in theaters in a restored version. Also available on Blu-ray and Netflix, it is still as attractive as ever.

Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo in “Breathless”.
Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo in “
Breathless”
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He doesn’t do them. The film is 60 years old, is released in theaters in a restored version, is available on Blu-ray collector’s edition… and on Netflix. Breathless could have been shot yesterday by a gifted person for whom cinema would be as easy as pie. It is the first film by Jean-Luc Godard. It would be the only one that the director would have written his name in history.

The New Wave had started the previous year with The four hundred Blows by Truffaut. There had also been Beau Serge by Chabrol. Godard was not going to stand idly by. They were going to see, his friends Cinema Notebooks, review where they had fitted their weapons pen in hand. A vague news item, a comedian with an unusual physique that he had directed in a short film, a Hollywood actress who would not understand much of what is happening on the set, the trick was played.

So Belmondo steals a car in the port of Marseille, kills a biker on the national 7, arrives in Paris to recover

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First Trailer for The Midnight Sky, science fiction with Clooney

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George Clooney has starred in a handful of very sci-fi movies. notable. The Midnight Sky is the last, and not only brings us echoes of Solaris The Gravity. It also has Clooney in the dual role of protagonist and director. As an incentive I don’t know will delay by covid-19 because it premieres on Netflix.

The story of The Midnight Sky is the less intriguing. This is the official synopsis:

This post-apocalyptic tale recounts the race against time of Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist living in the Arctic. Your goal is to prevent Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning to an Earth threatened by a mysterious world catastrophe. Clooney directs this adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel ‘Good Morning, Midnight,’ which also stars David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone.

The The synopsis does not mention what kind of catastrophe it is that has devastated the Earth, but the trailer suggests something as current as a pandemic. Nor does it mention that that during his desperate mission in the Arctic Augustine meets a little girl named Iris. What the hell is a lost girl doing in that remote place? The answer to that comes on December 23, when The Midnight Sky premieres on Netflix. This is your trailer.

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There is already a date for the verdict of the trial of Johnny Depp against The Sun for calling him “abuser”

One of the great dramas of this year (which is saying) will come to an end in a few days. Next Monday, November 2 at 11 a.m., Spanish time, Judge Andrew Nicol will deliver his verdict in the trial of Johnny Depp against News Group Newspapers, owners of The Sun, the newspaper that called Depp a “wife abuser” in an article published in 2018. One of the most followed lawsuits in recent years because, despite being the actor against the newspaper, what has been analyzed is the conduct of Depp to determine whether or not he is an abuser.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in defamation trial

Hence the participation of Amber Heard, Johnny Depp’s ex-wife, in this whole process. In such cases, the United Kingdom requires the defendant to prove his innocence. Because The judge listened for three weeks to Depp and Heard’s testimonies about their marriage, which lasted from 2015 to 2017.

These testimonies and evidence have drawn a most grotesque scenario in which the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor accused his ex-wife of lying, slicing off a piece of his finger and having defecated (she or one of his friends) in his bed. The actor had testimonies in his favor from some of his previous partners, such as Winona Ryder or Vanessa Paradis. The ‘Aquaman’ actress called him controlling and jealous, she even said that she thought “he was going to kill her” and that she felt “kidnapped” the time she went to visit him on the set of “Pirates of the Caribbean” in Australia. He admitted to punching him, but to defend his sister. Those are just some of the niceties they let loose on each other in this trial.

Award for Johnny Depp

While we await the verdict, Johnny Depp has recently received some good news. The next edition of the EnergaCamerimage Film Festival in Poland will present you with the Camerimage Award for your “unique visual sensitivity”. His next film, ‘Minamata’, will be in charge of closing the contest. In it, the actor plays the war photographer W. Eugene Smith. Depp will not be able to come to collect the prize due to the pandemic.

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“I don’t find you funny either”

While his lawyer got tricked into his movie Borat II, the US president said he couldn’t find the actor “Not funny at all”. The interpreter of the Kazakh journalist thanked him for the “Free advertising” made to the movie.

In Borat II, Sacha Baron Cohen disguises himself as Donald Trump to “deliver” a girl to Deputy Prime Minister Michael Pence in the middle of a meeting.
In Borat II, Sacha Baron Cohen disguises himself as Donald Trump to “deliver” a girl to Deputy Prime Minister Michael Pence in the middle of a meeting. Michael Germana/Everett Collection/ABACA – Chris Kleponis/Pool/ABACA

The skirmish between Donald Trump and Sacha Baron Cohen continues. While the second part of the adventures of Borat released on October 23, the President of the United States expressed a negative opinion on the humor of the British actor.

SEE ALSO – Discover the trailer of the film “Borat 2” by Sacha Baron Cohen

“I do not know what happened. But years ago he tried to trick me. And I was the only one to say “No way”. He’s a weird guy. And I don’t find it funny ”, declared Friday Donald Trump, who defines Sacha Baron Cohen as being “A bad guy”. The candidate for his own succession was questioned about a trap sequence in the film in which his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, makes compromising remarks and is filmed with his hand in his pants during an interview with a young journalist, played by the “False” daughter of Borat.

“Donald, I appreciate the free publicity for Borat! I admit that I don’t find you funny either. But yet the whole world is laughing at you ”, thus retorted Sacha Baron Cohen on Twitter. The actor did not hesitate to comment on the outcome of the presidential election either: “I’m still looking for people to play racist buffoons, and you’ll need a job after January 20.” Let’s talk about it !”

For his part, Rudy Giuliani denounced a sequence edited from scratch. “I would put my shirt back into my pants after removing the recording equipment. At no time before, during or after the interview have I behaved inappropriately. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies the opposite, he is shamelessly lying ”, the president’s counsel said on Twitter.

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bringing together Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

The former legendary Hollywood couple, separated for fifteen years, found themselves in the same support for the Democratic presidential candidate.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston back Democratic candidate Joe Biden
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston back Democratic candidate Joe Biden AFP / ROBYN BECK / AFP / ANGELA WEISS / AFP / Alberto E. Rodriguez

«America is a place for everyone. Those who chose this country, those who fought for it, some Republicans, some Democrats, and most just in between“. Signed Brad Pitt, these lyrics accompany an advertisement from Joe Biden’s campaign team. In the image, we discover a Democratic candidate party to meet his voters, looking attentive to their concerns. It’s a unifying Biden that is featured in the ad that airs Saturday night, in Game 4 of the World Series baseball finals.

The day before, Jennifer Aniston, the actor’s former wife, announced on Instagram that she had for her part “Already voted” for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Like Brad Pitt, she placed the issue above a simple opposition between Democrats and Republicans: ” This whole affair is not about a single candidate or a single question, but the future of this country and the world. Vote for equal human rights, for love and for decency ”. By the way, she curls the candidacy of rapper Kanye West. There is “nothing funny“To vote for him, she explains, inviting voters to”be responsible».

The actress of Friends chose Biden and Harris because his “Country is more divided than ever”. «Right now, a few men in power are deciding what women can and cannot do with their bodies, Jennifer Aniston testifies. Our current president has decided that racism is not a problem. He has publicly and repeatedly ignored science … Too many people have died.»

TO SEE ALSO – “Joe Biden has proven that he is not capable of being president”, proclaims Donald Trump

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James Bond directly on a streaming platform?

The last James Bond, To die can wait can he really wait until the end of the current pandemic and a return to normal in theaters? According to Variety , several streaming services are studying the possibility of acquiring it. Expected in November 2020, the last feature film by Daniel Craig in the skin of the famous British spy was postponed once again to April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Heralded as a savior of movie theaters, Die can wait and its postponement ultimately plunged the film industry into doubt, bringing in its wake many other works such as Dune. Beyond a certain annoyance for the fans, these postponements are synonymous with heavy financial losses for MGM. The studio behind the film is said to have lost between $ 30 million and $ 50 million since the first abortive release.

In order to limit the losses, other studios have found the solution by selling their feature films to streaming services. Sony has, for example, sold USS Greyhound: Battle of the Atlantic to Apple TV, the same for Paramount and its films Coming 2 America and Without Remorse. Disney has chosen to abandon the theatrical release of several of its 2020 blockbusters, such as Mulan and Soul in particular, to stream them on its Disney + platform. A strategy strongly rejected by MGM according to a spokesperson: “The film is not for sale. The output of Die can wait has been postponed to April 2021 in order to preserve the cinema experience of the spectators».

Yet still according to Variety , MGM would still be open to the possibility of releasing its blockbuster for a sum of around $ 600 million. The amount, considered astronomical, would continue to scare Netflix, Amazon, Apple and others. In addition to the price, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, in charge of the franchise, also have their say, as does Universal Pictures, which holds the distribution rights abroad.

Other questions, partnerships. Die can wait cost more than $ 250 million to produce and its collaborations with many brands including Land Rover and Heineken helped cover some costs. But the impact of a theatrical release is not the same as a release on a streaming platform and this difference can also tip the scales. If everyone wants James Bond skin, you have to pay the price.

SEE ALSO – James Bond: Aston Martin test from “No Time To Die”

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influencers Léna Situations and EnjoyPhoenix invited to the Élysée

On Wednesday, Gabriel Attal, the government spokesperson, launches a monthly meeting broadcast on Twitch and Youtube. By inviting the stars of social networks, he wants to educate young people about the health crisis.

Influencers Léna Situations and EnjoyPhoenix invited to the Élysée on Wednesday October 28, 2020 to discuss the health crisis.
Influencers Léna Situations and EnjoyPhoenix invited to the Élysée on Wednesday October 28, 2020 to discuss the health crisis. Abaca

Gabriel Attal facing influencers. According to an indiscreet Sunday newspaper, the government spokesperson launches from Wednesday October 28 a “monthly meeting for discussion on current events”At the Élysée where several stars of social networks are invited such as Léna Situations, EnjoyPhoenix, Paola Locatelli and Just Riadh.

Objective for the government? Raise awareness among young people about the health crisis and government measures to fight the spread of Covid-19 (barrier gestures, social distancing, etc.). The first four invited personalities, aged between 16 and 25, being followed by millions of subscribers. BFMTV reveals, however, that “the cast of the meeting Wednesday is not yet stopped“. Still according to information from the continuous news channel, Léna Situations has already declined the invitation. This meeting will be broadcast on Twitch and Youtube.

Politicians are people really like everyone else

EnjoyPhoenix in February 2020

This is not the first time the government has surrounded itself with influencers to convey messages. Last February, EnjoyPhoenix followed Brune Poirson, then Secretary of State for Ecology, for a day. A communication operation where the star with 3.6 million subscribers on Youtube explained in particular to the politician between two meetings in a car: “Young people are not so interested in politics. (…) It’s just because we don’t give them the opportunity to show them that politicians are people really like everyone else“. Three years ago, Hugo Travers had invited him to Matignon with the then Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.

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Microsoft is sending giant Xbox Series X fridge to influencers

Remember when we joked about the Xbox Series X looking like a refrigerator? Microsoft has made three.

Microsoft has sent working Xbox Series X refrigerators to media and celebrities.

For example, Snoop Dog posted on Instagram that he has received a refrigerator from Microsoft and it also appeared on the YouTube channel of iJustine. The refrigerator came in a large version of the Xbox Series X packaging.

The refrigerator itself is finished with a luminous switch, a disk slot as a handle and green light on the inside. When opening, you can also hear a sound effect from a speaker on the left.

A total of three Xbox Series X refrigerators have been created. In the video, iJustine reveals that the third copy will be given away on Twitter.

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4,000-year-old manuscript introduction to the Book of the Dead resurfaces in Saqqara

The text was kept in one of the 59 sarcophagi discovered in September in the necropolis of the city of Memphis, south of Cairo.

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Sarcophagi inside the burial site discovered in the Saqqara necropolis.
Sarcophagi inside the burial site discovered in the Saqqara necropolis. MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY / REUTERS

The necropolis of Saqqarah has just delivered a new treasure. In early October, nearly sixty sarcophagi in perfect condition were discovered on this Egyptian site, near the city of Memphis, where they had been buried over 2,500 years ago.

A big surprise awaited Egyptian archaeologists. One of the sarcophagi has revealed a mummy wrapped in funerary cloth adorned with brightly colored hieroglyphics, reports the site of the Daily Express . According to the English daily, the writings match the text The paths, or Paths, an introduction to one of the most important Egyptian funerary texts, known as the Book of the dead. This 4,000-year-old version might be the oldest copy ever to be found, offering an interesting glimpse into the spirit of the ancient civilization, obsessed with the afterlife.

Confront the afterlife

The ancient Egyptian believed in the resurrection. Book of the dead accompanies the deceased to secure their journey to the next world. It contains a wide range of magical spells written by many priests. The work also contains praises to the deities, songs and prayers. Personal belongings of the deceased, along with food, jewelry, and everything he loved in his life, were also buried with him to face the obstacles of his journey to the next world.

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Saqqarah site has unearthed archaeological treasures in recent years as well as many mummified animals (snakes, birds, beetles, etc.). Egypt hopes that all these finds and its new museum will revitalize tourism undermined by political instability and the attacks after the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak from power, and by the pandemic.

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