1. A great race
After The House of happiness, Welcome to the Ch’tis et The Ch’tite familythe duo Line Renaud and Dany Boon is finally back on the screen on the occasion ofA great race, directed by Christian Carion. Line Renaud interprets the character of Madeleine, 92, who uses a taxi to take her to the retirement home where she must now live. Dany Boon puts himself in the shoes of Charles, the driver. Together, they will walk the streets of Paris, passing through the places that have marked the life of the old woman. Throughout the scenario, Charles, upset by Madeleine’s past, develops a fondness for her: this is the beginning of a beautiful friendly relationship, beyond intergenerational differences.
2. Other people’s children
With Other people’s children, Rebecca Zlotowski looks at a situation that is little told on screen or often relegated to the secondary character plan: that of a stepmother. Originally, she wanted to adapt the novel to the cinema Beyond this limit your ticket is no longer valid, by Romain Gary, which recounts the impotence of a man at the dawn of his sixty years. She chooses to feminize the main character and recounts the difficulties that mark the life of a woman: not having a child at 40, wanting one more than anything, but raising another’s. It is the actress Virginie Efira who gives life to the character of Rachel. Here, the mother-in-law is not demonized as a stepmother, but on the contrary is depicted in a portrait filled with accuracy.
James Cameron’s event film, which was a huge success in 2009, returns to theaters this Wednesday. The opportunity to review with nostalgia this work of science fiction before the release ofAvatar 2scheduled for December 14.
4. My Father’s Secrets
In the animated film My Father’s Secrets, Vera Belmont tells the story of two brothers, Michel and Charly, who grew up in Belgium in the 1960s, far from suspecting the past of their father, a survivor of the Shoah. In a tragicomic tone, the director hopes to raise awareness among younger generations about the importance of the duty to remember.