Four days of marathon in dark rooms, thanks to the new edition of the Film Festival which takes place from Sunday 3 to Wednesday 6 July, at the single price of 4 € per screening. On display :
The moving documentary diptych “Les Cahiers Noirs” (5/5) (Viviane, the first part, Ronit, the second). Shlomi Elkabetz pays tribute to his sister, actress Ronit Elkabetz, who died in 2016. Using personal archives and excerpts from the films they shot together, he brings her back to life as if offering her a last posthumous role, a tender farewell through their common passion for cinema.
“Goodnight Soldier” (3/5): Hiner Saleem’s political fable, with the false air of “Romeo and Juliet” revisited with a truculence à la Emir Kusturica. The director gets a little lost in his epilogue but has fun with this story of neighbors who hate each other and have to deal with the love story that develops between their children.
Wong Kar Wai Sequences
It will also be possible to realize the astonishing influence of the series “Two cops in Miami” by Michael Mann or the first “Top Gun” (yes!) on the very first feature film by Wong Kar Wai, the film noir ” As Tears Go By” (3/5) or to feel the beginnings of “In The Mood For Love” in the romantic drama “Our Wild Years” (4/5), marked by the indelicacy of the seducer played by Leslie Cheung with his mistresses. These two early works from the end of the 80s already revealed an author, who will move away from these influences to find his own style, romantic, with elegant aesthetics and exacerbated feelings.
Waves of chills
Waves of shivers with “Mastemah” (3/5), a nightmare by Didier D. Daarwin where a young psychiatrist leaves to recharge her batteries in the countryside after a hypnosis session that goes wrong. Effective, until a failed end. We are less enthusiastic about the quirky Belgian thriller “Entre la vie et la mort”, despite the presence of Antonio de la Torre who ruthlessly tracks down those responsible for the death of his son; on “En roue libre” (2/5), a not very funny comedy with Marina Foïs who can no longer get out of her car, which Benjamin Voisin is going to steal or the drama “L’Équipier” (2/5) which takes place during the first three days of the 1998 Tour de France, which marked the beginning of awareness of the scourge of doping in this popular sport. Addressing this subject through a “servant” (team member in the service of his leader) at the end of his career was an interesting angle. Alas, the approach is melodramatic and sentimental, with caricatural characters. The end, bitter but realistic, somewhat redeems this impression of waste.