Nostalgia, Tirailleurs, That summer… Movies to see or avoid this week

A man’s meeting with his best friend, a mafia boss, a memory of the African fighters of the 1914-1918 war, two little girls on vacation observing the suffering of their parents… What should we see this week?

Nostalgia – To be rich, to have

Drama by Mario Martone, 1h57

The first sequences Nostalgia show an unnamed man arriving in Naples from a country far away. He walks alone in the streets. He dines in trattorias without drinking wine. He speaks Italian hesitantly. Felice looks like a western or film noir heroine at home. He sees his homeland as a foreign land. It was not La Sanita, this old working-class, landlocked district of Naples, that changed Felice’s view of people and things. His mother will die. The son looks at him with infinite tenderness. He places her in a beautiful apartment, far away from the lair where Orestes has placed her. Orestes falls silent when his name is spoken in a fearful whisper. Adam is the leader of the worst Camorra clan in Sanita. Orestes and Felice were best friends. Flashbacks show the young men riding motorcycles, their hair flying, shooting the 400, or speeding down the beach. A more painful memory binds them. A secret that Felice confesses to Don Luigi, a priest and sworn enemy of Orestes. If Mario Martone carefully films this realistic and social anchor, he surpasses it magnificently. Nostalgia It shows nothing of Orestes’ prolific trade. But he carefully describes his grip on every street corner and the paranoid atmosphere he instills in Sanita’s maze. ES

This summer– To be rich, to have

Comedy by Éric Lartigau, 1h39

Dune and Mathilde spend the whole summer in Landes. The first, 11, is from Paris; The second, 9, lives in Seignosse (40). They are inseparable in July. However, something has changed. Mathilde remained very childlike. Dune begins to be interested in the stories of adults. His obsession is to film everything with his camera. It’s like a diary washed with sun and sea spray. Tears also contain salt, he will soon discover. His mother lost her sense of smell. Not practical when working in the perfume industry. Father follows them as he goes. They argue in the evening room. Gas contains water. The teenager pretends not to hear. Two friends are quite a pest. Mathilde has a lesbian mother. At home, the unknown parade in a rather contagious good mood. A waitress at a cafe on the beach looks pregnant. But from whom? Children get involved in things that do not belong to them. You can only recover from such emotions by buying round lollipops that leave your tongue blue. They move away and argue. It is for a better reconciliation. Like Diane Kurys La Baule-les-Pins, Éric Lartigau observes this moment of the disappearance of innocence, silently but without dull pain. In a bright setting, dusted with heat, his heroes tell themselves that they will never look like adults. Inspired by Japanese comics, Lartigau succeeded in his work by placing his camera at the level of schoolgirls on vacation. Summer 42 . IN.

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16 years old– To be rich, to have

Drama by Philippe Lioret, 1:34

with 16 years old film director I’m fine, don’t worry and Welcome tackles a modern reinterpretation of the timeless Shakespearean literary myth, Romeo and Juliet. He does it head on, without any frills, but with a real sense of urgency that gives the film a highly addictive feel. Nora and Leo meet in second grade on New Year’s Day. The development of the plot is fast, nervous, merciless. Lioret captures tender adolescence as intense and volcanic material. Two young actors, Sabrina Levoye and Teilo Azais, have composed a believable and realistic idyll with accents of truth. With their brutal purity, their mutual desire creates a beautiful romantic tension. Nora’s older brother is a salesman at a local hypermarket. He is accused of theft without proof and fired by Leo’s father. This child, already raw on his motorcycle, ready to fall over suddenly, crawls through the city, facing the hatred of the Muslim family, whose father embodies the pain of resignation. These two will have to fight to express their love. Romance is interspersed with grit, love, and bursts of youthful violence. But apart from the romantic, it presents a kind of knife-sharp distance, piercing above all the social aspect. OD

Radio Metronome – To be rich, to have

Drama by Alexandru Belc, 1h42

In the 1970s, Romanian youth faced Ceausescu’s Securitat. Ceausescu’s name is mentioned only once in the joke. Ceausescu goes to the post office wearing a mask to avoid being recognized. He wants to understand why the stamp with his stamp is not sold. The employee explains to him that people don’t stick because they spit on the side. This joke says a lot about the popularity rating of “Conductor” in Romania in 1972. So says a high school student who sheds his uniform to meet at an apartment and a party. Children gather to drink, smoke, dance and kiss while parents watch Ilie Nastase’s exploits in dismay on black-and-white TVs. That evening, another idea comes to their mind. A letter is sent through a French journalist to Metronom, an underground music program broadcast by Radio Free Europe, hosted by exiled Romanian journalist Cornel Chiriac. The party is interrupted by a raid by the Securitat, Ceausescu’s political police. At the train station, the upperclassmen, trembling with fear, write their indictments. Stubborn Mom gets special treatment. More silent, harmful violence. One-on-one with Colonel Biris (Vlad Ivanov, corrupt Whistlers cop). He scares with carrots and sticks, flattery and subtle debauchery. ES

The strange story of the woodcutter – To be rich, to have

Comedy by Mikko Myllylahti, 1:39

Cracks allow light to pass through. It’s cold, polar. In the depths of Finland, a father who is a lumberjack by profession and an optimist by nature faces a thousand difficulties. His wife leaves him, his house burns down. He leaves. Later, we follow him during his aesthetic and strange peregrinations, often silent. What do they mean? This seems to be the question the director asked us… BP

Survivors – You can see

Thriller by Guillaume Renusson, 1 hour 34

Samuel (Denis Menochet) helps a distraught Afghan woman (Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi) cross the French border at her chalet in the Italian Alps. The duo face the cold, snow and a horde of fachos. As the name suggests, Survivors is a survival movie. Not very original but not badly done. ES

Warriors– To escape

History by Mathieu Vadepied, 1h40

It’s never too late to learn. We knew Senegalese shooters wore sticks. We will learn here that they are wearing a big gag. Basically, this is what you need to remember about this hard-working, naive and clumsy challenge of 14-18. The theme deserved better. It was urgent to honor the memory of these forced conscripts, to shed light on these not-so-glorious episodes in our history. Mathieu Vadepied, the former chief operator of Jacques Audiard, Nakache and Toledano, chose didacticism and pleasant feelings. Omar Sy, also a producer, therefore finds himself with his son on the front lines, who the authorities don’t know is his son (are you watching?). He has only one idea: to return home. The child does not hear this ear. He wants to climb the military hierarchy, conquer his stripes, become a true Frenchman (are you still watching?). A generational conflict takes place in the middle of the trenches. Misunderstanding grows under the covers. A father watches his children like milk on fire, and no one suspects their relationship. Battle scenes are rarely messy. Men trample in the mud, under the flood of explosions. Dialogues are very meaningful. Omar Sy looks frantically under his blue jersey on the horizon, as if looking for his wheelchairThey are untouchablein the theater of operations. The phrase suddenly takes on its full meaning, because everything seems theatrical, conventional, starched. All this would be harmless if the director didn’t occasionally offer himself false poetic digressions, like this little blonde girl with a doll in an abandoned house, or this poor fox entangled in barbed wire that the hero bravely frees under fire. your enemy. As for the tension, it seems that there are no subscribers. IN.

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