Barbie and Oppenheimer continue to hit the movies. But as the start of the school year approaches, the little friends knock on the door. Autumn is indeed a good season to release films, especially when you are American and you are seeking Oscar nominations.
We therefore recap ‘the most exciting cases of this end of the year. Keeping in mind that all of this can change. The strike of actors and screenwriters still raging in Hollywood, the studios tend more and more to postpone the releases of their big cartridges. Because, without casting to ensure the promotion, the producers are afraid that the public will miss the appointment. An example? Friday afternoon, Warner, producer of Dune 2, announced that the continuation of the adaptation of the work of Frank Herbert by Denis Villeneuve passed from November 1 to… March 15, 2024.
1. Killers of the flower moon
A Martin Scorsese film always arouses curiosity. Especially since the director finds Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, with whom he shot, among others, The Wolf of Wall Street. He plants his plot at the beginning of the 20th century, in Oklahoma where the Amerindian Osage people are victims of white people who want to appropriate their wealth, obtained thanks to oil.
Belgian release: October 18
2. A difficult year
The same week, a French film by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache was released. The duo of Intouchables is interested this time in two over-indebted guys who integrate an ecological militant movement, “more interested in beer and free crisps than in their arguments.” Given the talent of the two fellows to crunch a medium, combining depth and lightness, we can’t wait to see that.
Belgian release: October 18
3. Second round
Albert Dupontel has rarely disappointed. After Adieu les cons, the French director stages a political journalist in disgrace who is entrusted with the in-between rounds of the presidential campaign. Troubled by the too smooth side of the favorite, she embarks on an astonishing investigation. Knowing the penchant for the satire of the man, it might be tough!
Belgian release: November 1
At 85, Ridley Scott takes on Napoleon and explores his rise from his Revolutionary promotion to his final days. All this through the prism of his addictive and explosive relationship with his wife, Josephine. Quite a program, especially since he entrusted the main role to Joaquin Phoenix.
Belgian release: November 22
The director of Paddington, Paul King, will make us discover the youth of Willy Wonka, the wacky chocolatier of Charlie and the chocolate factory. It smacks of an end-of-year family film that relies on magic and its big cast. Timothée Chalamet, Hugh Grant, Olivia Colman, it throws.
Belgian release: December 13
On our side
This fall, no film by the Dardenne brothers is scheduled to hit the screens, however the other Belgians have not been idle. Among the releases to keep an eye on, The syndrome of past loves by Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni scheduled for September 20. Their previous, Une vie démente, spoke with poetry and lightness of senile dementia. This time they tell the story of a couple who fails to have children and finds an… original solution to their problem.
The following week, it’s The wall by Philippe Van Leeuw, a psychological thriller in the middle of American customs officers at the Mexican border. In November, it is necessary to point out Augure the film of Baloji, selected with Un certain regard at the last festival of Cannes. The new film directed by Yolande Moreau, The poet’s fiancée will be released on November 8. Then it will be the turn of Veerle Baetens, who directed his first feature film, Het smelt and Fien Troch, in the running for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival with Holly.