Cinema releases: “First affair”, “The dance of the peaks”

“Première affair”, “La danse des cimes”: which films to see this week?

Published today at 9:32 a.m.

“First case”

It’s a film that we like quite well but which is not without its flaws. We follow Nora, a young, recently graduated lawyer who must handle her first criminal case. In police custody, investigation, she quickly finds herself overwhelmed by events. But the resolution of the mystery – is the accused she must defend guilty or not? – cuts a little the momentum and the interest that we feel at first glance. In addition, Noée Abita seems, like her character it is true, fragile and a little embarrassed in this role. Objectively, it is not entirely credible here. When it comes to staging, Victoria Musiedlak is content with the minimum, fitting barely better than for an ordinary TV film.

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Despite these reservations, we remain in a certain way taken in by the story and by the film. As if it were a question of seeing something other than yet another film on the French judicial machine and perhaps also the observation of a deep France where the professions of the judiciary are also confronted with precariousness. Courts and judges’ offices are dull and ordinary elements of decor, far from the gold that one can sometimes imagine in such environments. Discovered last year in Locarno, the film had the honors of the Piazza Grande.

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•= hateful, °= at your own risk, *= good, **= interesting, ***= excellent, ****= masterpiece

“The dance of the peaks”

A picture of “Bergfahrt”.

We no longer go to the mountains like we used to, we learn in this documentary. Researchers, artists and philosophers now approach it differently. But what has changed? The answer is not very complicated. Global warming alters the appearance of things and our approach is changed.

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“The Dance of the Peaks” alternates passages from expeditions in the Alps and on-camera testimonies, according to a structure of proven classicism. The whole thing is interesting, but you never feel like you’re learning anything new. The images are very beautiful, the tone a bit monotonous. Filmmaker Dominique Margot respects (too much?) the tradition of mountain films, the prerogative of Swiss documentary filmmakers. Reserved for amateurs.

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•= hateful, °= at your own risk, *= good, **= interesting, ***= excellent, ****= masterpiece

Pascal Gavillet has been a journalist in the cultural section since 1992. He mainly deals with cinema, but he also writes on other areas. Especially science. As such, he is also a mathematician.More informations @PascalGavillet

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