our selection for Wednesday May 29

our selection for Wednesday May 29
our selection for Wednesday May 29

Colette, a social drama by Robert Guédiguian, a questioning of parenthood with “Parents à perpetuité” and a documentary on motherhood on Arte… Tonight, we are rethinking society.

By Joanna Blain

Published on May 29, 2024 at 2:55 p.m.

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Faced with horror: “Parents for life”

Natacha Lindinger (Laurence, the mother), Eric Caravaca (Eric, the father), Naidra Ayadi (Maitre Guedj), Jules Houplain (Guillaume, the son) in the TV film by Safy Nebbou (2022).

Natacha Lindinger (Laurence, the mother), Eric Caravaca (Eric, the father), Naidra Ayadi (Maitre Guedj), Jules Houplain (Guillaume, the son) in the TV film by Safy Nebbou (2022). Photo Sarah Alcalay/FTV/EVS Prod

What happens when you realize your child is a monster? In this TV film inspired by a real case, Natacha Lindinger and Éric Caravaca play Laurence and Éric, a couple whose 17-year-old son is accused of rape. Caught in a legal spiral, they will have to mourn their innocence.

At 9:10 p.m. on France 2. Telefilm directed by Safy Nebbou (France, 2024). 1h25. With Natacha Lindinger, Éric Caravaca, Naidra Ayadi. Unpublished.

Portrait of a pioneer: “The docs of La Grande Libraire: Colette”

Colette, in 1906.

Colette, in 1906.

Colette, in 1906. Photo Collection Frédéric Maget

Colette, the first woman elected to the Académie Goncourt, is portrayed here by a myriad of specialists and authors. Lydie Salvayre, Emmanuelle Lambert, Nicolas Mathieu, Mona Ozouf… All brought together to paint a portrait of one of the greatest French writers, as you have never seen her.

At 9:05 p.m. on France 5. Documentary series directed by Catherine Aventurier, written by Margaux Opinel (France, 2024). 1h35. Unpublished.

Social drama: “Gloria Mundi”

Gerard Meylan in “Gloria Mundi”, by Robert Guediguian (2019).

Gerard Meylan in “Gloria Mundi”, by Robert Guediguian (2019).

Gerard Meylan in “Gloria Mundi”, by Robert Guediguian (2019). Photo Ex Nihilo/Agat Films & Cie

All of Robert Guédiguian’s films are set in Marseille. Gloria Mundi is no exception. If “Gloria” is also the name of Mathilda’s daughter (Anaïs Demoustier), the Latin expression gloria mundi (“the glory of the world”) contrasts ironically with the precariousness of the characters. An Italian-French drama not to be missed.

At 8:55 p.m. on Arte. Film directed by Robert Guédiguian (France / Italy, 2019). 1h50. With Gérard Meylan, Anaïs Demoustier, Robinson Stévenin. Rebroadcast.

Night owl bonus: “The Myth of the Perfect Mother”

An edifying documentary that deconstructs the concept of the good mother, her innate maternal love and her sense of sacrifice.

An edifying documentary that deconstructs the concept of the good mother, her innate maternal love and her sense of sacrifice.

An edifying documentary that deconstructs the concept of the good mother, her innate maternal love and her sense of sacrifice. Photo NGF Geyrhalterfilm

Often portrayed as the most beautiful experience of life, motherhood would be all the more fulfilling if it were freed from the societal constraints that restrict mothers. This is what this documentary demonstrates, full of analyzes and interviews with experts in sociology and psychology.

At 12:20 a.m. on Arte, documentary directed by Marion Priglinger (Austria, 2022). 55 mins. Rebroadcast.

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