The cinema releases of April 13: Fantastic Beasts 3, The Winners, Vortex… – Actus Ciné


Shooting anecdotes, notes of intent, information for film lovers: every week, discover behind the scenes of cinema releases.

Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets by David Yates

With Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Mads Mikkelsen…

What is it about ? Professor Albus Dumbledore knows that the powerful Gellert Grindelwald seeks to take over the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Norbert Scamander with leading a team of wizards.

Did you know ? Dismissed by Warner when he was found guilty of domestic violence against Amber Heard following the defamation lawsuit he had brought to the tabloid The Sun, Johnny Depp was indeed replaced by Mads Mikkelsen in the role of the wizard Gellert Grindelwad.

The Winners of AZ, Laurent Junca

With Joey Starr, Alban Ivanov, AZ…

What is it about ? Two winners will spend a week in Marseille with their idol, filmed live on the networks. Problem: the two winners are balls…

Did you know ? Alban Ivanov is very present in April-May 2022, with three additional films in addition to the Winners: Les SEGPA (April 20) and The Imaginary Doctor (April 27) and Les Folies fermières (May 11).

In the shadow of the daughters of Etienne Comar

With Alex Lutz, Agnes Jaoui, Hafsia Herzi…

What is it about ? Luc is a renowned opera singer. In the midst of a personal crisis, he agrees to lead a singing workshop in a detention center for women. He quickly finds himself confronted with the difficult temperaments of the inmates.

Did you know ? Like Django, Etienne Comar’s first and previous film, A l’ombre des filles is about music. The director says: “Whether in the choice of tempo, the contrasts, the voices, the levels of emotion or intensity, the opening or the coda of a film… The transcription of an emotion through abstraction musical, I easily associate it with cinematographic writing.”

Revenge of the Glitter Shrimps by Cédric Le Gallo, Maxime Govare

With Nicolas Gob, Alban Lenoir, Bilal El Atreby…

What is it about ? While on their way to the Gay Games in Tokyo, the Glitter Shrimps miss their connection and find themselves stuck in the depths of Russia, in a particularly homophobic region…

Did you know ? Released in May 2019, Les Prawns pailletées had achieved almost 600,000 admissions on French soil. A sequel was therefore quickly started, still written and produced by the duo Cédric Le Gallo and Maxime Govare.

Vortex by Gaspar Noé

With Françoise Lebrun, Dario Argento, Alex Lutz…

What is it about ? Life is a short party that will soon be forgotten.

Did you know ? Gaspar Noé had already filmed, with love, people older than him (Philippe Nahon in Carne and Alone Against All). However, Vortex is inspired by his recent personal experiences: “The film probably refers to the void that surrounds us and in which we float. I have also been told that the film is reminiscent of Enter the Void in the sense that its subject is the great void that is life and not death”says the filmmaker.

And There Was a Morning by Eran Kolirin

With Alex Bachri, Juna Suleiman, Salim Daw…

What is it about ? Sami lives in Jerusalem with his wife Mira and their son Adam. His brother’s marriage forces him to return for an evening to the Arab village where he grew up. But during the night, the village is surrounded by the Israeli army and Sami cannot leave.

Did you know ? And There Was a Morning is adapted from the novel of the same name by Sayed Kashua, first published in 2006. The latter contacted Eran Kolirin in 2016 when the filmmaker was going through a period of doubt about his artistic career.

A Chiara by Jonas Carpignano

With Swamy Rotolo, Claudio Rotolo, Carmela Fumo…

What is it about ? Chiara, 16, lives in a small town in Calabria. Claudio, his father, leaves without a trace. She then decides to investigate to find him. But the closer she gets to the truth that surrounds the mystery of this disappearance, the more her own destiny takes shape.

Did you know ? A Chiara completes a triptych around the Calabrian town of Gioia Tauro, begun with Mediterranea then A Ciambra. When he arrived in Gioia Tauro in 2010, Jonas Carpignano witnessed violent race riots after two African migrants were attacked, which inspired him for Mediterranea. In A Ciambra, he became interested in the city’s Roma community.

Apples by Christos Nikou

With Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovassili, Anna Kalaitzidou…

What is it about ? Part of the population of Athens is struck by a sudden amnesia. A man finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help him build a new life.

Did you know ? It was after the loss of a loved one eight years earlier that Christos Nikou wondered about memory, identity and death: “Is our memory selective? Do we remember what we have experienced or only what we have chosen to remember? Can we forget what hurts us? Is it possible that we don’t want to forget the painful experiences?

Mamá, Mamá, Mamá de Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière

With Agustina Milstein, Chloé Cherchyk, Camila Zolezzi…

What is it about ? The house is full of cousins, but Cléo is alone with her little sister Erín. A grief that she shares with her mother, but that the two women experience differently.

Facing the Sea by Ely Dagher

With Manal Issa, Roger Azar, Yara Abu Haidar…

What is it about ? Jana suddenly returns to Beirut after a long absence and reconnects with the familiar but strange life she left behind…

Did you know ? With Face à la mer, his first feature film after the shorts Beirut (2007) and Vagues ’98 (2015), Ely Dagher wanted to describe the mental state in which the Lebanese are, having been put to the test by history for several decades. The director explains:

“I really wanted the film to reflect the country, its inhabitants, the textures of Beirut. I was not trying to create empathy with my character on a supposed drama. It’s more a game of signs where everything contributes to the plunged into a certain state.”


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