Nice film-lover weekend in perspective: for its finale, this Saturday and Sunday, the Muret International Film Festival offers no less than fifteen films in preview… and many guests
Nice and rich weekend for film lovers for the finale of the Muret International Film Festival. With the Véo de Muret cinema, no less than fifteen films presented in preview, several of them accompanied by their director or actor. Thus, this Saturday at 11 a.m., screening in the presence of actor Bastien Ughetto of “Habib, the great adventure” by Benoît Marriage. Also starring Catherine Deneuve, the film features Habib, a young actor who does a series of small, small films. But his big role is coming: it will be in the theater, in an adaptation of the life of Francis of Assisi. Only his family, of Moroccan origin, does not understand this sudden crisis of Catholic spirituality. And all of this gets even more complicated when he lands a scene with Catherine Deneuve…
Two feature films tell stories of women of yesterday and today. Thus, at 3 p.m., screening in the presence of its director Sylvie Gautier of “Brilliant”, from Ken Loach to the French, against a backdrop of Yellow Vests and which is also interested in the delicate problem of illiteracy. The story of Karine (Céline Sallette) and her group of friends, housekeepers at night in a large industrial complex in Provence. Taken over, the company offers them a new schedule, impossible to keep. Karine is then elected to plead their case with the boss. Only problem: Karine is illiterate and it will be difficult for her to sign a paper or read the demands sent to her by her colleagues. And that, nobody knows… A striking portrait of these women, workers, mothers, wives, who humbly do a thankless job with the sole concern of not being fired. One thinks of “Quai de Ouistreham” by Florence Aubenas, a book in which the journalist had immersed herself in the life of workers in Caën.
Go back in time with ” That’s my man “, screened at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the presence of its director Guillaume Bureau, There, two women are fighting over the same soldier… In the wake of the 14-14 war, Julien Delaunay returns from the front totally amnesiac. Two young women, the gentle Julie (Leila Bekhti) photographer, and the exuberant Adèle (Louise Bourgoin) cabaret singer, each claim him as their husband. Who is in good faith? Who is lying? Who is telling the truth? Is Julien really amnesic? Director Guillaume Bureau, whose first film this is, speaks of a “love thriller”. He was inspired by a news item that occurred in the 1920s, but which was not, it seems, a unique case. On their return from the Great War, in fact, so many men having died in combat, there were not enough hands to work the land. And the women, destitute, exhausted, ardently wished to find a man, whoever he was…
Sunday morning, at 11 a.m., place for children with “Pattie and the Wrath of Poseidon” animated film, which takes place in Ancient Greece. With a young mouse, a cat, and the gods of mythology. The film will be presented to children by its director David Alaux.
Crime at the Comedie Francaise
In the afternoon, at 2 p.m., we can chat with Marie Perennès and Simon Depardon. the two directors of the documentary “Feminist response” dedicated to women’s activists. Élise in Brest, Alexia in Saint-Etienne, Cécile in Compiègne or even Jill in Marseille: there are thousands of young women denouncing sexist violence, street harassment and the macho remarks they experience on a daily basis.
Other good films are also on the program for this cinephile weekend. So today Saturday at 9 p.m., “Our Brothers” by Rachid Bouchareb on the drama of Malik Oussekine, or again, always at 9 p.m., ” Mine “ the tasty (we love) family story directed (and interpreted) by Roschdy Zem. And Sunday, among others, at 11.30 a.m. the little gem ” Come to see “ by Jonas Trueba, recently presented at Cinespaña or again at 4:30 p.m., before the awards ceremony in the evening at 7 p.m. “The Green Scent” by Nicolas Parisé, a funny detective comedy. In full performance, in front of a dumbfounded audience, an actor from the Comédie Française is murdered by poisoning… Presented at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, this film, which will be released on screens just before Christmas. had thrilled its spectators thanks to its fantasy and to Sandrine Kiberlain and Vincent Lacoste, her impeccable acting duo…
Muret International Film Festival, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November, at the Véo cinema in Muret