Secrets and lies, contrasts between poverty and wealth and, finally, very rhythmic dances. The film to see at the cinema at the weekend is the tense A family vice by Sébastien Marnier with Laure Calamy, Doria Tillier, Dominique Blanc, Jacques Weber and Suzanne Clément.
While for fans of streaming we suggest political horror Nanny by Nikyatu Jusu (Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2022) and, finally, the musical – now a true recent “classic” – La La Land by Damien Chazelle with Emma Stone And Ryan Gosling.
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The film to see at the cinema
A family vice by Sébastien Marnier (screened for I Wonder Pictures)
One of the most interesting and disturbing films seen at the last Venice Film Festival arrives in theaters (Orizzonti Extra section), A family vice by Sébastien Marnier (the original French title is more effective The origin of evil“the origin of evil”).
It tells of Stéphane (Laura Calamy), a woman who works in a canning factory. A sad, monotonous and gray life. Every evening the woman comes home to a sublet room and in her spare time she visits her partner (Suzanne Clement), who is in prison. One day, Stéphane decides to contact his father, Serge (Jacques Weber), which he never knew. The two talk on the phone and the man, a rich businessman from the Côte d’Azur, agrees to meet her. Stéphane wants what is financially due to her, but he has to contend with her “legitimate” daughter (Doria Tillier), his current wife (Dominique Blanc of the Comédie-Française) and a series of unlikely relatives and in-laws. Each character hides a secret…
The French author Sebastien Marnier (former director of Irreproachable And The last hour) writes and directs a work of gloomy hues, where family drama, black comedy (sometimes we laugh through gritted teeth), thriller and noir.
The reference model is clearly the “atmospheric thriller” a la Claude Chabrol, but the work has its own originality. It takes a good look at contemporary identity crises and the distortion of affections at the time of the most extreme capitalism. Between sudden luxury, appearance, lies and collapsing patriarchy…
Excellent cast in which the “father” stands out Jacques Weberperfect in giving Serge ambiguity and unpleasantness.
Two movies to watch in streaming
Nanny by Nikyatu Jusu (on Prime Video)
If you have loved Escape – Get Out And Us – We by Jordan Peele, you might be interested in the new socio-political horror Nannywork before Nikyatu Jusuvisible on Prime Videos (also producer of the project). Tell the story of Aisha (Anna Diop), a young Senegalese immigrant in New York. The girl gets a job as nanny“nanny,” of an upper-class white Upper East Side girl, daughter of haughty Amy (Michelle Monaghan). Between sudden horrific visions and disturbing dreams, Aisha’s harsh everyday life is tinged with fear, her “American dream” shattered.
Giving face and body to Aisha, the talented actress Anna DiopSenegalese origins, already seen in the iconic Us – We by Peele and in the series titans. Co-produces the company experienced in the genre blumhouse (Black Phone, Insidious…). At times rather schematic and “thesis”, but the scares between reality and nightmare are guaranteed. Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2022.
For looks that are not too impressionable.
La La Land by Damien Chazelle (on RaiPlay)
Waiting to witness the river (over three hours of duration) Babylon Of Damien Chazelle (in cinemas from 19 January), can be viewed at RaiPlay the film that made the young American author a superstar. Comes streaming La La Land (Volpi Cup in Venice a Emma Stone and then six Oscar winners).
My (Stone) is an aspiring actress who supports herself by waitressing in a diner. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a jazz pianist. They meet, dance, sing and love each other until they whirl in the starry sky…
A lockout, dreamed of, exciting and “eternal” love story. La La Land (the title is one of the nicknames that refer to the more frivolous and dreamlike side of the “City of Angels”) has a timeless grace and feeling. It is a tribute to love in music, but also an ode to vintage and to the apparently “endangered” art forms: jazz, avant-garde theatre, cinemas, the giant format CinemaScope…
Even those who don’t like musicals (like the writer) will find themselves keeping the rhythm by snapping their fingers…
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