Cinema: These 10 French films not to be missed in 2023

In 2023, it won’t just be American blockbusters in cinemas. Here are ten French films we can’t wait to see in theaters this year.

Asterix and Obelix: Middle Empire (February 1)

Created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, the famous Gauls return for the first time in new adventures based on the original script. From and with Guillaume Canet, this blockbuster brings together an exceptional cast with Gilles Lellouche, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Jonathan Cohen, José Garcia… and even Zlatan Ibrahimovic, among others.

“ 2” (February 8)

Always led by Philippe Lacheau, La Bande à Fifi, featuring Arielle Dombasle, Alexandra Lamy, Gérard Jugnot and Gad Elmaleh, is a hit again on the big screen,, five years after the first installment. Box office with more than 3.6 million viewers. As he prepares to marry Flo, Greg is forced to reopen his agency with his former partners.

“Big Magic” (February 8)

Judith Chemla, Rebecca Marder, Denis Podalydès, Sergi Lopez, François Morel… For her new feature film, which alternates between drama and musical comedy, Noémie Lvovsky has surrounded herself with a wonderful cast. An adaptation of Eduardo De Filippo’s play of the same name, it takes place in a 1920s seaside hotel and will see the arrival of a troupe of acrobats.

“My Crime” (March 8)

In this detective film by François Ozon, Nadia Tereszkiewicz plays Madeleine Verdier, a young woman who has never been successful and is accused of murdering a producer in the 1930s. She is acquitted thanks to the valuable help of an unemployed lawyer. friend But was there really self-defense?

“The Three Musketeers: d’Artagnan” (April 5)

This new film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ novel by Martin Burbulo will be released in two feature films. The first one will be dedicated to the famous character d’Artagnan played by François Civil. We will find Athos, Porthos and Aramis played by Vincent Cassel, Pio Marmaï and Romain Duris in the second part, which will be released on December 13, 2023.

“Life for Truth” (April 19)

15 years after Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis, Dany Boon reunites with his sidekick Kad Merad in this quirky comedy, where he takes on the double role of actor and director. The comedian portrays Tridan Lagache, a fifty-year-old man who has spent his life in Club Med and decides to leave everything behind to join Paris in search of his childhood sweetheart.

“Serious Business” (September 13)

Thomas Lilti, the director of the films “Hippocrates”, “The Country Doctor” and “The First Year”, will direct the actors Vincent Lacoste and Francois Cluzet, whom he knows well. Maybe medicine is at the center of the plot again. The cast will also include Louise Bourgoin, Adèle Exarchopoulos and William Lebghil.

“Difficult Year” (October 18)

The winning duo Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache sign a humane comedy brought to the screen by Pio Marmaï and Jonathan Cohen, who are especially indebted to Touchables. Their disillusioned and penniless characters make the very incredulous choice to approach a group of environmental activists.

“Second round” (October 25)

After winning seven Césars in 2021 with the spectacular Adieu les cons, Albert Dupontel will this year present a political satire featuring a young journalist investigating a presidential campaign and the less-than-smooth, favored candidate.

“Abbé Pierre: A Life of Struggle” (November 8)

Comédie-Française resident Benjamin Lavernhe slips into the shoes of Henri Groues, better known as Abbe Pierre (1912-2007), one of France’s most famous figures. This biopic by Frédéric Tellier will focus on the struggles, scars and cracks of this man who worked for the poorest all his life.

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