2 items from 2015
Pic follows the chance encounter of six solitary people, which gives rise to surprising moments of compassion and intimacy.
“‘Macadam Stories” touched us because it’s truly a humanist film; it shows the specificity of mankind, its capacity of going towards one another, enriching each others,” said Sabine Chemaly, head of international sales at TF1 Intl.
TF1 Intl. is reteaming with “Serial Bad Weddings” producer Rojtman on “Serial Teachers 2″ (Les Profs 2), the sequel of the French comedy blockbuster “Les Profs” (pictured above) directed by Pierre-Francois Martin-Laval. The first opus of the comic book-based laffer turned out to be Gaul’s biggest local B.O. hit of 2013 with a $32 million gross. »
- Elsa Keslassy
Girls Just Wanna Have: Achache’s Breezy Sophomore Feature
After adapting Muriel Barbery’s celebrated novel The Hedgehog for her 2009 debut, director Mona Achache returns with her latest feature, Gazelles, based on the successful one woman show “Camille Attaque” of its star Camille Chamoux. Fans of her fantastic first outing may be a bit disappointed by the slightness of her latest, which feels akin to English language female buddy comedies, but happens to be a bit more refreshing due to its realistic female characters. Given its familiar scenario, Achache and Chamoux manage an energetic rendition of heterosexual female thirtysomethings finding empowerment as they overcome the building ennui of pre-mid-life crises brought on by refusing to accept standards they’ve had no say in creating. But even with its frank, sexual embrace in tow, there is a constant itchy niggle shadowing every scene because that fact of the matter is, we »
- Nicholas Bell
2 items from 2015
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