What to see this week? Here are our reviews of the latest movies released in theaters or on any platform.
The area of interest : A corner of paradise in hell
“Jonathan Glazer masterfully exploits the power of off-camera in this free adaptation of the choral novel by Martin Amis where he is interested in the peaceful daily life of a German family that lives next to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp,” writes our journalist Manon Dumais .
olfa’s daughters : Soulmates
“To understand why two young Tunisian women joined Daesh, a filmmaker asks two actresses to play them alongside his mother and two younger sisters,” writes our journalist Manon Dumais.
ISS : Unbearable atmosphere, real suspense.
“While most science fiction idealizes life in space, ISS It makes us aware of all its discomfort from the first moments. Aboard a Soyuz rocket, we feel the nervousness of the Dre Kyra Foster (the masterful Ariana DeBose). The relief of having survived the trip to the International Space Station (ISS), followed by the joy of meeting his new colleagues, is quickly replaced by an discomfort reminiscent of regret,” writes our journalist Pascal Leblanc.
night walks : Immersion in dementia
“It is an almost immersive experience in the heart of dementia offered by Canadian director Ryan McKenna (The heart of Madame Sabali), without the word ever being spoken on the screen. We also came away a little stunned. Certainly shocked,” writes our journalist Silvia Galipeau.
the braid : These women with whom everything connects
“In this magnificent script signed with Sarah Kaminsky, Laetitia Colombani makes her film entertain us, move us, educate and captivate at the same time. Her camera is very close to her female characters, whose psyche we discover both through her actions and her looks,” writes our journalist Marrisa Groguhé.
Memory : Gray areas
“Third feature film in English by Mexican director Michel Franco (Chronic, Sunset), Memory features characters that are larger than life, played with great nuance by actors at the top of their art. Camped in Brooklyn, whose Belgian cinematographer Yves Cape (The little oneby Guillaume Nicloux) captures everything picturesque without ever giving in to the aesthetics of a postcard, this halftone drama benefits from a realistic style that inspires admiration,” writes our journalist Manon Dumais.
New beginning : Full of tenderness and sincerity.
“The strong point of the film is the duo formed by Karin Viard and Franck Dubosc, who play a very complicit couple. It’s good to see Franck Dubosc in a more serious register. Some scenes are very funny, moving and full of truth about the couple, where, even after 30 years of living together, as Alain says, we can still vibrate for each other,” writes our journalist Olivia Levy.