a Mad Max saga, “Lightning”…

a Mad Max saga, “Lightning”…
a Mad Max saga, “Lightning”…

What films to see this week (or not)? Every Wednesday, find our reviews of the latest theatrical releases.

Anya Taylor-Joy in “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga”, by George Miller.

Anya Taylor-Joy in “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga”, by George Miller. Warner Bros. Pictures

By The Cinema Service

Published on May 21, 2024 at 5:38 p.m.

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“Marcello Mio”, by Christophe Honoré : Our favorite

Genre: dolce vita. Based not on a true story, but on real people, this poetic comedy recounts the insane transformation of Chiara Mastroianni into her father Marcello. With a dream cast: Deneuve, Luchini, Poupaud, Biolay, Garcia. (With Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Benjamin Biolay. 2h01.)

“Furiosa: a Mad Max saga”, by George Miller

Genre: sound and fury. This new installment of the exciting dystopia explores the origins of Furiosa’s thirst for revenge. And hits very hard. Refocused on the ride of the resilient Valkyrie, this epic biopic investigates chases in the desert filmed with the same mastery. (With Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke. 2h28.)

“Lightning”, by Carmen Jaquier

Genre: struck by grace. In 1900, a young nun returns to her mountain village and discovers sex and freedom in the arms of three boys. Apology of desire, portrait of a rebellious adolescent: a beautiful and strange story of sacrifice and transgression. (With Lilith Grasmug, Mermoz Melchior, François Revaclier. 1h32.)

“Heroico”, by David Zonana

Genre: disembodied pamphlet. A young underprivileged Mexican enters a military school where he will suffer mistreatment. A phenomenon in Mexico, this film, staged with sometimes cerebral rigor, is not surprising in its denunciation of violence made too symbolic. (With Santiago Sandoval Carbajal, Monica Del Carmen, Fernando Cuautle. 1h28.)

“White Dog”, by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette

Like: the caravan passes. A catch-all and, therefore, superficial and vain adaptation of Romain Gary’s great novel where a wolfdog is trained to attack black people. The aesthetic staging doesn’t help anything. (With Denis Ménochet, Kacey Rohl, KC Collins. 1h36.)

“Shock roommates”, by Élodie Lélu

Like: we forget. Yvonne, suffering from Alzheimer’s, is chaperoned by her son-in-law and granddaughter at home. A “family comedy” without laughter, without rhythm and without a real subject where neither Olivier Gourmet nor Hélène Vincent nor Émilie Dequenne can do much. (With Olivier Gourmet, Hélène Vincent, Fantine Harduin. 1h27.)



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