The Batman, Belfast, Robust… The films to see or avoid this week

A dark and sticky version of the superhero, a tender and poignant film with a religious background, a story of singular friendship… What should we see this week? Discover the cinema selection of Figaro.

Belfast- AT see absolutely

Drama by Kenneth Branagh, 1h38

In Belfast in 1969, a Protestant family lives in a predominantly Catholic neighborhood. Buddy, the eldest of 9 years, observes her surroundings with a mixture of curiosity and innocence. A father named Steve McQueen, handsome but rarely present at home, and a mother who takes on the daily grind, with an energy that commands respect. The young boy also has a big brother. The family is facing demonstrations, fires in the street near their home. Despite the riots, the fun continues. Mixed in this chaos, emotion, joy and memories. In a tender and poignant film, Kenneth Branagh brings to life the clashes between Catholics and Protestants in the city of his childhood. The imagination will be his refuge, his playground. Life will take on other colors. IN

The Batman – A must see

Action movie by Matt Reeves, 2h57

Incarnated to perfection by Robert Pattinson, the new Batman runs after The Riddler (the Sphinx) in the company of Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz). A psychopathic villain, out to prey on the city’s elite, he leaves behind a mountain of crime in Gotham City and puzzles to decipher to find out the next victim. Evidence accumulates and Batman prepares to unmask the culprit. Matt Reeves offers a dark and sticky version of Batman. While retaining the DNA of the creature invented by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, the director manages to keep the imprints of older versions of the superhero without superpowers. A vertiginous, operatic and visceral film noir. S.S.

Robust – To have

Dramatic comedy by Constance Meyer, 1 h 35.

In this ambitious first film, an old actor on the decline (Depardieu, larger than life) lives with a security guard. Constance Meyer captures the loneliness of an actor who slowly detaches himself from the world. Aïssa, (Déborah Lukumuena, seen in divine and The Invisibles) reaches out and the two end up forming a surprising duo. This singular friendship goes through a hand placed on the shoulder, and gives hope for a furtive return to a form of joy…O.D.

Up there perched – You can see

Documentary by Raphaël Mathié, 1 h 47.

In Haute-Provence lives a community of utopians in tired houses. A guitarist does yoga, an old man writes his memories, a forty-year-old is in remission from her cancer… A funny film, slow, gloomy but elegant. BP

Ali & Ava – To avoid

Romance by Clio Barnard, 1 h 35.

Ali, a former DJ, has just broken up with Runa but continues to live under the same roof as his ex. He still has a devastating sense of humor. Ava, a social worker, is the widow of a man who beat her and raises her children alone. What happens next is predictable. The Briton Clio Barnard, discovered with the beautiful and harsh selfish giant, follows in the footsteps of Mike Leigh. Despite the charm of the actors, his romance purrs a little. E. S.

I don’t give a fuck – To avoid

Drama by Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre, 1 h 52.

Cassandre (Adèle Exarchopoulos) is a flight attendant in a low cost company. She embodies a hedonistic and not fooled generation. This first part of I don’t give a fuck looks like a documentary about an “uberized” youth. The second turns into a melodrama when Cassandre returns to her family bereaved by the death of her mother. The whole thing is a (long) film with which we have little to do. We stay polite. E. S.

Come, I will take you there – To avoid

Comedy by Alain Guiraudie, 1 h 40.

Médéric (Jean-Charles Clichet) falls in love with Isadora (Noémie Lvovsky), a prostitute married to a jealous man. On this plot of vaudeville, Alain Guiraudie grafts a story of a homeless man suspected of being the author of a terrorist attack. We do not see where he is coming from. Above all, we see that it does not lead very far. The author of The unknown lake is funnier when it doesn’t pretend to be a comedy. E. S.

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