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Tonight on TV: A great social film and a real emotional moment

Marian Winkler, an acclaimed author, is producing a book about precarious work. She settled near Caen and, without revealing her identity, joined a team of cleaning ladies. Faced with economic fragility and social invisibility, he also discovers the mutual aid and solidarity that unites these shadow workers.

This pitch is a feature film Ouistreham, loosely adapted Wystreham Beach By Florence Obenas. Screened at the Directors’ Open Monday at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, this moving Ken Loach-style social drama stars the excellent Juliette Binoche.

Oscillating between feature films and documentaries, Wystreham It is necessary work, as well as powerful. A film of poignant revelation, which should not leave you unscathed, and which stands out for the quality of its interpretation.

Juliette Binoche surrounded by non-professionals

Next to A Juliette Binoche heavily involved (invited Florence Obenas dinner every year to convince him to bring his work to the screen!), we find non-professional actors, the idea established from the beginning. In the town of Caen, director Emmanuel Carrère and his casting director Elsa Faraone met many people, especially two women from the book who played themselves (Nadege, the ferry master, and Justine, who is celebrating her departure).

desire WystrehamWe forget that we are ahead Juliette BinocheA big name in French cinema, the actor hides behind his character to deliver a sophisticated performance with great precision. “Juliette Binoche’s greatest contribution was to agree to play on an equal level with others”Note one Emmanuel Carrera fascinated.

“I expected him to be an extraordinary actor, but I was surprised that he was so humble and generous”The writer and film director continues. “Honestly, Juliette Binoche guided the actors as much as I did, not by giving directions, but by playing with them.”

Tonight on France 2 at 21:10.

Juliette Binoche recently appeared in The Passion of Dodin Buffan:

Source: Allocine

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