While the 2021 Cannes Film Festival will close on July 17, CANAL + is rolling out the red carpet for films that marked a very special 2020 edition. Chiffon boy, Josep, DNA… labeled and starred programming.
Become one of the most famous French directors thanks to a shovel success like Le Bal des actrices, Polisse and recently Mon Roi, Maïwenn returned to the fore in 2020 with DNA.
For this new film, the filmmaker and actress drew on her roots, exploring her Algerian heritage after the death of her grandfather. Surrounded by Fanny Ardant, Omar Marwan, Louis Garrel, Dylan Robert and Marine Vacth, Maïwenn delivers here a luminous and intimate work, to be rediscovered now via myCANAL.
Francis Lee’s second film after Only the Earth, Ammonite hoists Kate Winslet into the role of paleontologist Mary Anning. In 1840, the one who now lives with her mother on the south coast of England met Charlotte (Saoirse Ronan). From there springs a love story as passionate as it is forbidden, defying all the codes of the time and turning everyone’s life upside down.
A naturalist nugget taking care to leave space to the atmosphere with ethereal dialogues and great care given to sound and light, this romance necessarily recalls the sublime Portrait of the young girl on fire by Céline Sciamma who had set the scene ablaze. Cannes Film Festival 2019.
Josep – from Tuesday July 13 via myCANAL
Very first animated feature film by designer Aurel after his collaboration with Florence Corre on the short film Black October in 2011, Josep tells the life of Josep Bartoli.
Spanish Civil War, World War II, without forgetting of course his couple formed with Frida Khalo at the end of the 40s: the life of the designer and politician is depicted through the cartoon and simple sketches. No surprise if he was named Best Animated Film at the César 2021, the Lumières 2021, or the European Film Prize 2020.
Peninsula – from Wednesday July 14 via myCANAL
The highly anticipated sequel to Sang-Ho Yeon’s Last Train to Busan, Peninsula takes us four years after the events of the first film. While he has managed to escape a Korean peninsula now infested by zombies, Jung-seok (Kang Dong-won) must return to Seoul …
There, a mission awaits him. But while he thought he was alone, he will quickly discover that uninfected and fought for survivors have formed a group that could be far more dangerous than the zombies. A feature film that combines action with fear and suspense, broadcast exclusively on July 14 on CANAL + and to be found on myCANAL.
Revealed by the general public in Dix pour Cent, Nicolas Maury went behind – while remaining in front of – the camera for Boy Chiffon. This quirky, self-centered diary tells how a Parisian in his thirties on the verge of a marital crisis leaves the capital to repair himself with his mother.
Making us go from tears of laughter to shivers of emotion, this dramatic comedy relies on the presence of choice actors, starting with Nathalie Baye, but also Arnaud Valois, Jean-Marc Barr, and the luminous Laure Calamy in one scene anthology! To see and review via myCANAL.
The other films of the Cannes 2020 label to find via myCANAL:
Antoinette in the Cévennes
The things we say, the things we do
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