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In theaters March 22: John Wick 4, Eternal Daughter, Great Expectations…

John Wick: Chapter 4 by Chad Stahelski

With Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård…

What is it about? John Wick discovers a way to defeat the criminal organization known as the Big Table. But before he can find his freedom, he must face a new enemy who has formed powerful alliances around the world and is turning John’s old friends into enemies.

did you know Released in 2014, the first John Wick grossed over $88 million worldwide despite costing “only” $30. $171 million, with an estimated production cost of $40 million.

John Wick Parabellum, meanwhile, grossed $328 million, with an estimated cost of $75 million.

Sylvain Descluse’s Great Expectations

With Rebecca Marder, Benjamin Laverne, Emmanuel Berko…

What is it about? Madeleine, a brilliant and idealistic young woman of humble origins, prepares for her ENA oral exam at Antoine’s holiday home in Corsica. One morning, on a small deserted road, a couple finds themselves in a conflict that turns tragic. As they join the upper echelons of power, the secret that binds them threatens to be revealed.

did you know With high hopes, Sylvain Desclus signs a political drama about a political hero who carries his will and ambition to change the world. The director refused to make him a saint or a novice and wanted to show him in all his complexity and ambiguity. “The film can also be considered as the birth of a female politician and why not a future president.”

Eternal Daughter by Joanna Hogg

With Tilda Swinton, Joseph Maidel, Carly-Sophia Davis…

What is it about? Julie arrives with her elderly mother for a few days of rest at a lost hotel in the English countryside. A young woman, the director in complete doubt, hopes to find inspiration there; The mother sees it as an opportunity to return to distant memories, between the walls of this building, which she often walked in her youth.

did you know Eternal Daughter marks the fourth collaboration between Tilda Swinton and Joanna Hogg, following Caprice (1986), Souvenir (2019) and Souvenir: Part II (2021). For the director, their friendship enhanced the film’s richness and emotion.

On the Dark Paths of Dennis Imbert

With Jean Dujardin, Izia Higuelin, Annie Duper…

What is it about? One drunken evening, Pierre, an investigative writer, fell several floors. This accident puts him in a deep coma. On his hospital bed, revived, he vowed to walk across France from the Mercantile to the Cotentin.

did you know Sur les chemins noirs is an adaptation of Sylvain Tesson’s autobiographical novel of the same name published in 2016. Denis Imbert worked on the script with Diasteme. The latter took care of everything that was literary. Director details: “He brought the skeleton and I brought the flesh. So I brought all the flashbacks, all the backstory, the psyche of the character that I could tell around the story and that came along for the ride.”

Andres Ramirez Pulido’s Eden

With Maicol Andres Jimenez Zarabanda, Miguel Vieira, Diego Rincón…

What is it about? Eliu is imprisoned in a juvenile detention center in the heart of the Colombian rainforest for a crime he committed with his friend El Mono. One day, El Mono is transferred to the same center.

Hiding Emmanuel Nicot

With Zelda Samson, Alexis Manent, Fanta Girassi…

What is it about? Dalva is 12 years old, but she dresses up, wears make-up and sees herself as a woman. One evening he was suddenly taken away from his father’s house. Rebellious at first and with absolute misunderstanding, he meets the enlightened Jayden and the strong-willed teenager Samia.

did you know Dalva was born from an imbroglio of several elements that Emmanuel Nicot had in mind. First, a theme of influence that is personal to him. Then, in his latest short film, À l’arraché, the director dives into a youth emergency center:

“What surprised me there was that all these children who were there for proven abuse went on to be reunited with their families, given that justice was unfair to put them there.”

Kaftan blue Mariam Touzani

With Lubna Azabal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Misui…

What is it about? Halim has been married for a long time to Mina, with whom he runs a traditional kaftan shop in the medina of Saleh, Morocco. The couple has always lived with Halim’s secret, his homosexuality, which he has learned to keep quiet.

did you know While scouting for Adam for his previous film, Maryam Touzan arranged a crucial meeting with a man who ran a ladies’ hairdressing salon in the Medina of Salles. He greatly inspired the character of Halim (Saleh Bakri). The director recalls:

“I sensed something unspoken in his life, something suppressed about who he was in his heart and who he was trying to be to the world, under very conservative circumstances.”

Chile 1976 Manuela Martel

With Aline Kuppenheim, Nicolas Sepulveda, Hugo Medina…

What is it about? Three years after Pinochet’s coup d’état, Carmen leaves to oversee the renovation of the family home by the sea, her husband, children and grandchildren coming and going during the winter holidays.

did you know When a priest asks her to take care of a young man whom he secretly takes in, Carmen finds herself in unknown territory, far from the bourgeois and peaceful life she is used to.

From her teenage years, Manuela Martelli began thinking about her maternal grandmother, whom she had never met. The director recalls:

The scent of mystery was swirling around him. We had a series of objects created by him in the house: ceramics, paintings and sketches, as well as a sculpture representing a woman sitting in the living room. These things turned me on. curiosity.”

We are coming Nina Faure

What is it about? The new generation politicizes issues surrounding the body, sexuality, and gender relations. For two friends, Nina and Yelen, it starts with awareness. Along with several others, they wonder why it’s so difficult in a society that claims gender equality.

Atlantic Bar by Fanny Molins

What is it about? At Atlantic Bar, Natalie, the owner, is the center of attention. Here we sing, dance, wrestle each other. After putting the bar up for sale, Natalie and the regulars come to terms with the end of their world and a place that is both destructive and vital.

did you know After spending time at the Atlantic Bar, Fanny Molins took a series of photographs that sparked the project. After that, the director returned to this institution for three years without a camera. Then he befriended a few regulars, then Nathalie and Jean-Jacques, the seniors, easy and hard to reach.

He recalls: “The desire to write a film about them, about the bar, arose from the desire to present their individuality, even an obvious element of architecture, in the common imagination: the ‘bar columns’.

Source: Allocine

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