At the cinema on May 15, these are the films to see: The Fantastic Three with Raphaël Quenard, The Intruders, Roqya… – Cinema News

At the cinema on May 15, these are the films to see: The Fantastic Three with Raphaël Quenard, The Intruders, Roqya… – Cinema News
At the cinema on May 15, these are the films to see: The Fantastic Three with Raphaël Quenard, The Intruders, Roqya… – Cinema News

Filming anecdotes, notes of intent, information for moviegoers: every week, discover behind the scenes of cinema releases.

Fantastic Three by Michaël Dichter

With Diego Murgia, Emmanuelle Bercot, Raphaël Quenard…

What is it about ? Max, Vivian and Tom, 13, are inseparable. This start of summer is full of upheavals: the last factory in their small town in the Ardennes closes while Seb, Max’s big brother, is released from prison. His schemes will gradually lead the three teenagers into a fall that seems inevitable…

Did you know ? The Fantastic Three takes place in the Grand Est region, between Charleville-Mézières and Revin, as with Pollux, the previous short film by Michaël Dichter. The director explains: “This region, and more precisely this area of ​​the Ardennes, speaks to me enormously.”

“I had the feeling, from the first moments in Revin and even before shooting the short film there, that this city was the current social condition twin of the city in the Paris region in which I grew up at the beginning 2000s.”

The Palace by Roman Polanski

With Fanny Ardant, John Cleese, Oliver Masucci…

What is it about ? In a large hotel, on the evening of December 31, 1999, at the dawn of the new millennium, the crossed destinies of several guests and the staff of this establishment located in the Swiss Alps.

Roqya by Saïd Belktibia

With Golshifteh Farahani, Amine Zariouhi, Jeremy Ferrari…

What is it about ? Nour makes a living smuggling exotic animals for healers. When a consultation goes wrong, she is accused of witchcraft. Chased by the residents of the neighborhood and separated from her son, she then launches into a frantic race to save him. The hunt begins…

Did you know ? Passionate about genre cinema, Saïd Belktibia was looking for an idea for my first feature film that was both sincere and unique. Orphaned by his father, the filmmaker had a turbulent childhood. Convinced that he was possessed by a jinn (a demon), his mother would sit on the living room sofa and melt tin over a basin of water, muttering incantations. He remembers :

“I didn’t understand it at the time but she practiced witchcraft to try to keep evil away from me… I also wanted to continue to explore the theme of violence caused by the internet and social networks initiated in my short film Ghettotube (2015) With my co-writer Louis Penicaut, we very quickly came up with the idea of ​​a modernized witch hunt.”

The Intruders by Renny Harlin

With Madelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez, Rachel Shenton…

What is it about ? During a romantic road trip, a young couple breaks down and has to stop in a reclusive village. They will experience a night of terror as they confront three masked individuals, who for no apparent reason want to kill them.

Did you know ? The Intruders is the third film in The Strangers series, after The Strangers (2008) and Strangers: Prey at Night (2018). It is also the first part of a trilogy taking place in the continuity of the first two feature films.

The Strangers (2008) grossed $83 million via its theatrical release. A very nice score for a film that cost 9 million dollars. Its sequel, The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018) was produced for $5 million and grossed $32.

The 4 souls of the coyote by Áron Gauder

With Lorne Cardinal, Danny Kramer, Diontae Black…

What is it about ? Native American activists oppose an oil pipeline project on their ancestral territory. In the evening around the fire, they gather around their Grandfather who tells them the story of Creation. The tale reminds everyone of Man’s place on Earth and his role in the destruction of nature.

Did you know ? In total, the conception of the 4 souls of the coyote took eight years. What took the most time was finding funding. Áron Gauder remembers: “We went to Bordeaux, to Strasbourg to Eurimages, lots of places to pitch it. In the end it was Hungary that financed it. The film took three good years of “artistic” work.”

“At best, 120 people worked on it, but this number varied greatly since some left once their work was finished. The film was made 100% in Hungary, in the Cinemon Entertainment studio.”

The Turtles by David Lambert

With Olivier Gourmet, Dave Johns…

What is it about ? Henri and Thom live together in Brussels and have been in perfect love for 35 years, or so it seems. Since Henri retired as a police officer, nothing has gone well. His days are dull and endless, his feelings fade and their house has become a real battlefield.

Queens by Yasmine Benkiran

With Nisrin Erradi, Nisrine Benchara, Rayhan Guaran…

What is it about ? Casablanca, Morocco. Zineb escapes from prison to save her daughter from state custody. But things quickly become complicated when she takes a truck driver, Asma, hostage. With the police on their heels, the three women embark on a dangerous chase across the Atlas, its red rocks and its burning deserts…

When Evil Lurks by Demián Rugna

With Ezequiel Rodriguez, Silvina Sabater, Luis Ziembrowski…

What is it about ? After discovering a mutilated corpse near their property, two brothers learn that the strange events occurring in their village are caused by a demonic spirit that has taken up residence in the festering body of a man. The illness from which the latter suffers soon spreads like an epidemic…

The Bite of Romain de Saint-Blanquat

With Léonie Dahan-Lamort, Lilith Grasmug, Fred Blin…

What is it about ? 1967, during Mardi Gras. Françoise, a resident of a Catholic high school, has a nightmare where she sees herself being burned alive. Convinced that she only has one night left before her death, she goes to the wall with her friend Delphine to live this night as if it were her last.

Did you know ? It was Lily-Rose Depp who was approached to play Françoise before the role was entrusted to Léonie Dahan-Lamort from Un si grand soleil.

Lightly by Bertrand Latouche

With Bertrand Latouche, Laurent Messager, Jean-François Marquet…

What is it about ? A musical comedy coupled with a road movie between four friends, aging fathers.

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