The return of Mia Hansen-Love, Tahar Rahim in Guantanamo jails, Vin Diesel who takes the wheel … What should we see this week? The editorial selection of the Figaro.
Designated guilty , a drama by Kevin Macdonald, 2:10 a.m.
The true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim) captured by the US government and held for years without trial or charge. Jodie Foster plays her lawyer, inhabited by her faith in justice. The face-to-face between the two actors is captivating. Their intensity and their demand for authenticity are everywhere. Scores that did not escape the voters of the Golden Globes. Jodie Foster, star at both Oscars, landed a nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actor. Tahar Rahim competes in the Best Actor category.
Helmut Newton, the cheeky, a documentary by Gero von Boehm, 1 h 29.
Difficult to watch today a documentary on Helmut Newton (1920-2004) without saying that all the leagues of female neovertus would fall on him. Von Boehm’s film sets the record straight by leaving plenty of room for the testimonies of models and actresses who have known and worked for the one who photographed them naked and furiously conquering. The interested party completes the portrait by evoking his meticulous way of working and his youth sacked by Nazism. Exciting. FD
Tuoa’s Journal , a drama by Miguel Gomes and Maureen Fazendeiro, 1 h 38.
Take three actors, a team of 16 people. Confine them to a farm near Sintra. To overcome boredom, the couple of directors had the idea of making a film without a script, without a story, without a character. We dance in the house, we kiss, we rehabilitate an old abandoned swimming pool, we take a ride in a tractor. Most of the time, we wait. The main idea of the film is to film everything upside down over 22 days. This Portuguese feature film, selected in Cannes in the section of Directors’ Fortnight, is intentionally running empty. OD
Fast & Furious 9 , an action movie by Justin Lin, 2:23 a.m.
Vin Diesel comes out of retirement to get back behind the wheel. His brother has become a villain in the pay of a terrorist. Abel and Cain are rolling machines. In this ninth adventure of superheroes whose superpowers are supercars, stunts always take up more space than psychology. É. S.
Bergman Island , a drama by Mia Hansen-Love, 1 h 52.
To send his characters in the footsteps of Ingmar Bergman, it must be done. Obviously, since this is a French film, they don’t work: they are therefore both filmmakers. Gives him gore, terror. She seems to prefer a more delicate register. They settle in the master’s house with the idea of each writing a screenplay. Mia Hansen-Love’s cinema has always been diaphanous, soft. She hid her game well: she is capable of leading a tourist office. The nasty Tim Roth, to whom the director seems to have administered Prozac, glances blankly, as if, inside, he was calling Tarantino for help. É. NOT.