“Time of Armageddon”, “Colors of Fire”… A look at the films showing in cinemas this week

November 5, 2022 at 6:00 p.m

Armageddon Time ****

With James Gray, Michael Banks Repeta, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway. 01:54

In the 1980s, Paul dreams of becoming a famous comic book writer, much to the chagrin of his parents, with whom he has a conflicted relationship. In this autobiographical story with a prophetic title, James Gray paints a portrait of a dysfunctional family in which a brash and determined teenager struggles. In addition to the social and political commentary on a country already consumed by racism and anti-Semitism, we marvel at this intimate drama, which finds its strength in its simplicity, and the elegant, intelligent and elegant staging. Expert photography by Darius Khondji. SB

Penitents ***

With Iciar Bollain, Blanca Portillo, Luis Tosar. 01:56

In 2000, Basque politician Juan Maria Jauregui was assassinated by ETA. 11 years later, his wife and her killer agree to participate in a reconciliation program. Adapted from a true story, this political drama follows their harrowing journey with a suitable sobriety that is not hindered by the misunderstanding of the widow’s relatives as the penitent faces both the consequences of his actions and being perceived as a traitor by his former comrades. emotion is revealed. No Manichaeism here, but a relevant reflection on forgiveness in response to violence. A story finely and brilliantly embodied. Bap.T

Recovery Mission ***

By Joshua and Rebecca Tickell. 01:25

As natural disasters multiply, the consequences of global warming, the solution may be right under our feet! Agronomists observe the dramatic erosion of soil, which turns it into dust and leads to the desertification of entire regions of the world. Main reason ? Industrial agriculture and pesticide use. But if we regenerate the soil, it will absorb the CO2 emissions that engulf the planet… Narrated by Woody Harrelson, this science documentary proves fascinating, uplifting and revolting thanks to its remarkable popularization work. A necessary and inspiring film. SB

Fire Colors **

Clovis Cornillac, with himself, Lea Drucker, Benoît Poelvoorde. 2:14 a.m. on Wednesday.

After her father’s death in 1927, Madeleine Pericourt took over the reins of the financial empire she had inherited. Using the very cinematic narrative of Pierre Lemaitre’s novel thanks to classic yet elegant staging and sumptuous sets, Clovis Kornilak presents a beautiful human fresco. Facing the challenge of men, Léa Drucker brings a delightful flavor to a world of savages. LV

The Feminist Answer **

By Marie Perennes and Simon Depardon. 01:28

At night, armed with white sheets and black paint, young women paste messages condemning gender-based violence on the walls of our cities. In Lyon, Paris, Brest or Marseille, we follow and above all listen to the political motivations of these unfettered activists with a passionate and necessary commitment. LV

Three nights a week **

With Florent Gouelou, Pablo Pauly, Romain Eck. 01:43

In an affair with Samia, Baptiste meets Quentin, aka Kuki Kunti, a charismatic drag queen. He soon falls in love with her. In this first film with transvestites romcom gives a wonderful appreciation to the art of the queens of the night. If it ticks all the boxes of the genre, its charm will affect the viewer immersed in an environment that is as fascinating as it is complex. Alternately funny and poignant, this bright and sensitive love story that celebrates difference is riveting with its sincerity. His translators are not in vain.

Seller **

With Jeroen Perceval, Sverre Rous, Ben Segers. 01:44

14-year-old Johnny hires a worker from Antwerp. Soon she meets Antony, a famous theater actor, a cocaine addict, whom she befriends. Jeroen Perceval (Bullhead, Ardennes) marks his first production with this noir film mixed with social drama, which organizes the meeting of two worlds at each other’s antipodes. His characters are a bit caricatured and the whole sometimes lacks subtlety, but there’s an exciting desire to the cinema. We bond with its anti-heroes in search of salvation or a better life, played by two convincing actors. A promising attempt if not successful. Bap.T

Peace **

Albert Serra with Benoît Magimel, 2 hours 43.

While stationed in Tahiti, a senior French official gets wind of a chilling rumor: the resumption of nuclear testing in the Pacific. Played by Benoit Magimel, perfect as a good-natured diplomat, he listens to his constituents and anxiously looks out over the open sea, where he thinks he sees a submarine… A film of atmosphere and tedium set in the crazy landscapes of untidy Tahiti. , sedation underlines the uncertainty of his main character, who is not very talkative, always pleasant, but in situations that stretch to the point of discomfort. At the risk of sounding too long, it’s beautiful, pleasantly enigmatic, elegantly staged, not abysmal, but not too crazy. Al.C.

Petaushnok *

A film by Eduard Deluc. Pio Marmai, Philippe Rebbot, Camille Chamoux, The Count of Bouderbala, Moussa Mansaly… 1h36.

In the heart of the Pyrenees, Ludovic (Pio Marmaï) and Richard (Philippe Rebbot) live between intensive care and dangerous work. The former works as a riding instructor and fights to keep custody of his daughter. The second is crouching in the first and taking care of his sick mother by performing magic. To get out of the mess, they decide to organize a horse ride for Parisians in search of nature and adventure… We definitely think of the movie. Pedestrians Watching this comedy by Philippe Harel full of good intentions, but a shaky and predictable script. If the Pio Marmaï – Philippe Rebbot tandem creates sparks, this choral film becomes a cacophony with a gallery of often caricatured characters to evoke empathy. EM

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