Did you find the January outings intense (and rightly so)? Wait and see what awaits you in February — starting with these 15 feature films. , under the air of a summer chronicle between Calum, a divorced father in his thirties and Sophie, his 11-year-old daughter, on the Turkish coast at the end of the 1990s, also takes on the air of coming-of- age movie, dark and sunny at the same time. A very personal and yet universal work that upsets, in very different places, each spectator who discovers it and who has been able to capture, with rare delicacy, a moment of tragic change. Certainly the most beautiful film you will see this year. See also on Konbini From a forgotten holiday photo, Aftersun was born, the most beautiful film of the yearAsterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire by Guillaume Canet, in theaters on the 1st FebruaryThe blockbuster that we have been waiting for for months – with an estimated budget of 65 million euros, it even becomes one of the most expensive French films in history – as much to know if the project is also a headache than expected and if he is the surprise of this beginning of the year. The first Asterix in more than 10 years, with a new duo (Guillaume Canet as Asterix and Gilles Lellouche as Obelix), an XXL cast, and for the first time, an unpublished story not taken from a book already published. You must have already seen the trailer here and there, we put you our interview with the director on the whole history of this project. A little brother by Léonor Serraille, in theaters February 1 too unnoticed, yet of a beauty with finesse. The story in three stages of a woman, freshly arrived from Abidjan with these two little boys, then the eldest, then the youngest. Or how the will to discover who you really are and what you want, like a coming-of-age story, can shatter destinies and lives around you, without being the cliché melodrama . Few films will have made us cry so much in these February releases.Pour la France by Rachid Hami, in theaters February 8Pour la France is the story of a true story, that of the drama that struck the director’s family in 2012 when his younger brother tragically died during a hustle and bustle at the prestigious Saint-Cyr military school. Ten years later, Rachid Hami decided to make a feature film of it, which he could have thought of as a classic investigative, trial or revenge film so that he and Ishmael, his fictional double, could their mourning. But Pour la France is none of that, it’s the story of a fight for a decent burial and above all, a great family odyssey on three continents. Titanic by James Cameron, released in theaters on February 8 To celebrate its 25 years old, James Cameron’s masterpiece comes out in cinemas in a remastered 4K and HDR version. This is the third time in its prolific career that the film, one of the biggest cinematic successes of all time, has been released on the big screen: in 2012, it was converted into 3D for the centenary of the sinking, then it came out again in 2017 on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. To quote Xavier Dolan who speaks of the film better than anyone: “You can look down on Titanic when you’re stupid, but Titanic is the end of an era and the start of a new one. […] Thank you, masterpiece.” The Trial of Orson Welles, released in theaters on February 8Orson Welles, which adapts one of Kafka’s greatest novels, is a big yes on paper. Add to the cast a certain Anthony Perkins (the killer of Psychosis), alongside Jeanne Moreau and Romy Schneider, and you will understand why the film is cult. If you are told that this film is surreal, deals with the depths of justice and its internal dysfunction, represented by this Josef condemned without ever knowing the why and how, you will understand that it is an important film to see — especially in this new remastered copy. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania by Peyton Reed, in theaters February 15 Have you, too, tended to forget the thread of the MCU since Thanos’ death? You are not alone. Nevertheless, after a slightly more deceptively anecdotal phase IV, phase V will kick off with the return of Scott Lang and his team – and should launch the festivities of the saga of the Multiverse (the presence of Kang helping a lot). We hadn’t been in a hurry to see a Marvel for a very long time. Kim Hong-seon’s Wolf Hunting project, released on February 15 A nag, trashy, gory film, a little stupid but quite jubilant. A freighter full of criminals extradited from the Philippines to Korea, Hell’s Wings style but over the Pacific, where nothing is going to go as planned—really nothing. Not perfect, but you won’t see much crazier this month. Nicolas Giraud’s Astronaut, out February 15His dream has always been to join ESA, the European equivalent of NASA. He will only be an engineer for ArianeGroup, until he decides that he can, without the institution, touch the stars up close – as an amateur, therefore. A deceptively light story to tell something completely different, since it touches closely on family, trust, the harshness of a fight deemed impossible by all. La femme de Tchaïkovski by Kirill Serebrennikov, in theaters February 15 After the Much-loved Leto and the less accessible Petrov Fever, the Russian director and dissident returned to Cannes this year with his eighth feature film, Tchaikovsky’s Wife, which recounts the obsession developed by Antonina Miliukova, the composer’s wife , for her husband and the pain of unrequited love. If we wonder about the interest of bringing this not very modern story to the screen, Serebrennikov’s inventive staging and the performance of theater actress Aliona Mikhaïlova make it a film to see this month. Jeanne Moreau filmmaker cycle, released in theaters on February 15 We know, of course, Jeanne Moreau actress, whether with François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Louis Malle, Michelangelo Antonioni, Jacques Demy, Jacques Becker, but also Wim Wenders, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Orson Welles, Agnès Varda or even Bertrand Blier. We know less about Jeanne Moreau director. Carlotta brings out the three feature films directed by this great name in cinema, from an adolescent drama (L’Adolescente) to an actress’s story (Lumière) via a documentary on a great figure of silent cinema (Lillian Gish). Three films to (re) discover urgently. Be beautiful and shut up by Delphine Seyrig, released on February 15 A painful film to watch in 2023 – and therefore necessary. In 1976, almost 50 years ago, filmmaker and documentary maker Delphine Seyrig spoke with renowned actresses, from Ellen Burstyn to Marie Dubois via Shirley MacLaine, Maria Schneider, or even Jane Fonda, on inequalities and the assaults suffered by a company as patriarchal as Hollywood can be. It’s chilling to imagine that women back then could complain about what was still true not long ago — and still is at times.Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, out February 22In this movement of filmmakers who tell their own story, their youth, and their love of cinema, without doubt the most exciting of all, by far, is that of Steven Spielberg. The most famous director, recognized and holding the largest number of cult films on the counter, had to pass through this box. We couldn’t have hoped that it would be in such a beautiful, moving and intelligent gesture. One of the great films of 2023, without a shadow of a doubt. Apache by Romain Quirot, released on February 22 first containment. A broke sci-fi film with a mad ambition. We are particularly moved to see its filmmaker return to our giant screens, with a period film, in this case about Paris in the 1900s and its violent mafia gangs. An ambitious undertaking, once again, and one that is worth the detour.The Last Voyage or the story of an impossible mission: making a SF film in FranceLast Dance by Coline Abert, in theaters February 22For her first film as a director , presented in competition at the Chéries-Chéris festival, Coline Abert has chosen to document in images Vince’s farewell to Lady Vinsantos, his double drag and emblematic figure of New Orleans after 30 years of career. Tired of this character who has taken control of his life, he treats himself to a swan song by realizing his greatest dream, one last show in Paris. On both sides of the Atlantic, the director has followed this endearing personality at the crossroads of her life.
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