Here, a figure very much like Le Pen leads a supposedly kinder-gentler 2.0 version of the extremist bloc her father founded, its populist makeover encompassing the drafting of a hitherto apolitical working-class nurse as a local puppet candidate. Though marred by minor narrative-logic flaws, “Our Land” provides an insightful, non-hyperbolic perspective on Western extremism by
Also starring Camille Cottin, Lambert Wilson, and Catherine Jacob, it comes from co-writer/director Noémie Saglio and there’s no word if we’ll even see it pop up in the United States. Set for a release in France at the end of this month, it’s entertaining enough to see Binoche enjoying herself in this comedic playing field. Check out the trailer below and although there are no hardcoded subtitles, you can get a translation by clicking “Cc” then in settings, choosing the language of your choice.
Pauline (Émilie Dequenne) is the poster girl (literally in this case) for the hard-working, “average” resident
The French release of Lucas Belvaux’s populist politics drama This Is Our Land (Chez Nous) will go ahead as planned in February and without cuts in the face of fierce criticism from France’s far-right Front National (Fn) party, distributor Jean Labadie of Paris-based Le Pacte has vowed.
The Belgian director’s film has been in the eye of a political storm this week following the release of the first trailer on Dec 30, ahead of its scheduled Feb 22 release.
Le Pacte’s international sales team will hold buyers-only screening at Unifrance’s Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris next week. It will get its festival world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam at the end of this month.
“The film will be released in February as planned and in its current form. There will be
A film about the rise of far-right populism has triggered outrage in France after its trailer appeared to showcase a character based on Marine Le Pen, the president of the Front National and a candidate in France’s 2017 presidential election.
Chez Nous (Aka This Is Our Land) stars Émilie Duquenne as a nurse who becomes a political success in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region after becoming involved with the Patriotic Bloc, a thinly disguised fictional version of the Front National. It is due for release in France on 22 February, two months before the first round of voting, and the trailer briefly features a character apparently modelled on Le Pen, played by veteran performer Catherine Jacob.
“Bonne Pomme” is written and directed by Florence Quentin, who notably co-wrote the screenplay of three cult French comedies directed by Étienne Chatiliez: “Tatie Danielle,” “Life Is a Long Quiet River” and “Happiness Is in the Field.”
Now shooting in Flagy, a small village near Paris, “Bonne Pomme,” will be distributed in France by Arp Selection, while TF1 International is handling worldwide sales.
The film is being produced by Dominique Besnehard et Michel Feller’s Paris-based outfit Mon Voisin Productions and Christine Gozlan’s Thelma Film.
Depardieu stars as Gerard, an affable mechanic who is fed up of his mediocre life and his cheating girlfriend, and decides to quit everything on a whim. Gerard moves to a remote village, but his plans to live a tranquil life are turned upside down
Dequenne (“Our Children”) stars opposite French stars Andre Dussollier (“Diplomacy”), Guillaume Gouix (“The Returned”) and Catherine Jacob.
Frenkel, who previously produced Claude Lanzmann’s “The Last of the Unjust,” said the film was eminently political and social as it will shed light on the inner workings of a far right party that tries to polish its image and rhetoric in order to broaden its base.
Belvaux (“The Law of the Weakest,” “38 Witnesses”) said “This Is Our Land” will
Written and Directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury.
Starring Chloé Coulloud, Félix Moati, Jérémy Kapone, Catherine Jacob, Béatrice Dalle and Chloé Marcq.
A young care worker is employed to look after an old woman in a coma in a vast and desolate mansion and learns that the house is rumoured to have great riches hidden inside. Breaking in at night with two friends, she discovers a much darker secret...
This may knock me down in many critics’ estimations (and hurt any chance I may have for writing for Sight & Sound Magazine), but I’ve never been the biggest fan of French cinema. I don’t know what it is, but there is a certain je ne se qua (pun intended) that turns me off from anything the country produces. And while I am still sticking to my guns, haunted house horror Livid is a very,
Trainee Lucie (Chloe Coulloud) is shadowing Catherine (Catherine Jacob) for ten days, accompanying her to clients' houses to help with their daily injections. After Lucie's mother committed suicide some eight months earlier, her dad is working nights and they're desperate for money. The fact her dad's new girlfriend is soon to move in just makes matters worse. When Lucie discovers there's apparently “hidden treasure” in the house of a client, she's convinced by her equally poor fisherman boyfriend to seek it out but uncovers more than she ever dreamed of.
Bustillo and Maury signpost imminent disaster before we even meet Lucie through their suitably eerie title sequence.
After Inside / À l’intérieur (reviewed here: Inside / À l’intérieur (2007) Film Review) was released, I was really
Livid begins as a story about a teenager named Lucy (Chloe Coulloud) who is training as an in-house caregiver. She travels from house to house with her trainer Mrs. Wilson (Catherine Jacob). The last house of the day is a large mansion owned by Miss Jessel (Maria-Claude Pietragalla), a
Livid is a horror fairytale set during Halloween night when three youths decide to burglarize an old lady's desolate house, but what awaits them is no ordinary house...
"We are thrilled to be back in business with Julien Maury and Alex and couldn't be more excited to help bring their frightening vision to fans everywhere," said Bob Weinstein.
"It's a pleasure to collaborate with such a great partner on the Livid adventure. Dimension is the perfect fit.", declared Lionel Uzan, Director of Acquisitions and Sales of Snd.
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