Click here to read the full article. This year has produced several films if terrorist attacks in France. One Year and One Night by Isaki Lacuesta (which premiered in Berlin this year) and November by Cedric Jimenez which is being shown out of competition at Cannes, and Alice Winocour’s deeply personal Paris Memories (Revoir Paris) which was inspired by Winocour’s own brother who was in the midst of the November 2015 attacks at Bataclan. The film follows a woman’s journey to recovery after surviving a mass shooting. Mia (Virginie Efira) walks through Paris aimlessly trying to put the pieces of her...
‘Paris Memories’ Review: Alice Winocour Explores Trauma Thoughtfully (& Predictably) With Virginie Efira [Cannes]
French writer/director Alice Winocour was interested in the connection between the body and the mind before it was cool. Her feature debut “Augustine” (2012) told the story of a supposedly “hysterical” woman and her doctor in 19th century France, while “Disorder” (2015) centered on a soldier-turned bodyguard suffering from PTSD. “Proxima” (2019) followed a female astronaut preparing her body for the demands of life aboard the International Space Station, and her mind for the separation from her daughter that the trip necessitates. Though dealing with complex, often unexplained emotions and behaviors, her films have a straightforward quality to them that can be quite overwhelming — uncomfortable, scary, and sometimes irrational facts of life are faced head-on, putting viewers in a highly vulnerable position.
The 2022 Directors’ Fortnight Lineup Includes Alex Garland’s ‘Men,’ New Films By Mia Hansen-Løve, Alice Winocour & More
The line-up for the 54th Directors’ Fortnight selection was announced this morning by General Delegate Paolo Moretti and his selection committee. On top of the previously announced opening night film, Pietro Marcello‘s “Scarlet,” he being the director of the well-regarded “Martin Eden” festival film, highlights from the films announced include Alex Garland‘s much-anticipated psychological horror “Men,” starring Jessie Buckley, a woman who retreats to the English countryside following the death of her husband. Garland is known for “Ex-Machina” and “Devs,” and the inclusion of this big a24 film is a big boon for the Director’s Fortnight.
Six projects have been selected during the third 2021 session of the CNC’s second advance on receipts committee. Stealing focus among them is Revoir Paris, which will be Alice Winocour’s 4th feature film after Augustine. [. +. ]. (Critics’ Week 2012), Maryland. [. +. ]. (also unveiled in Cannes, within...