What are the films not to miss this week? To help you in your choice, discover the reviews of the culture department of Release.
The things we say, the things we do, by Emmanuel Mouret, with Camélia Jordana, Niels Schneider, Vincent Macaigne. Isolated in a country house, Daphné and Maxime confide their disappointments in love. Through ellipses and flashbacks, the filmmaker weaves a subtle literary narrative around the dynamics of desire.
Antoinette in the Cévennes by Caroline Vignal with Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, Olivia Côte. See Antoinette in the Cévennes in this re-entry under mask, it is a belated way of saying a final farewell to our summer wanderings while returning there by the funny paths of a love chase in Lozère. Laure Calamy excels there in the role of an obstinate lover on a trip with a jerk sensitive to her sentimental failures.
Africa Mia by Richard Minier and Edouard Salier. The documentary traces the success story of the Malian group Las Maravillas de Mali, formed in Cuba in the 1960s.
Total Recall by Paul Verhoeven with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone. Paul Verhoeven’s masterpiece produced in 1990, reproduced in a restored version, follows the Martian adventures of Douglas Quaid, who had made-to-measure memories implanted. A fantastic chain of pretenses and corruption, both in substance (a character rebelling against a structure exercising absolute control) and in form.
Don’t look back the Nicolas Roeg with Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland. Superb dreamlike puzzle resembling a fairy tale, Nicolas Roeg’s fantastic thriller, released in 1973, follows a couple in Venice devastated by the drowning of their daughter.
(Photo Pascal Chantier. The things we say, the things we do. Moby Dick Films)