Through this semi-autobiography, the director ofAND wrote what could be the first volume of his memoirs. Award-winning in Toronto, the film is one of the favorites in the race for the Oscars.
A big blow for the Lumière festival and its general manager Thierry Frémaux. The Lyon event, which will take place from October 15 to 23 in the capital of Gaul, will offer film lovers the French preview of Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated childhood story. The Fabelmans. The session will take place on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Pathé Bellecour. The rest of France will discover this love letter to the seventh art and to his mother three months later on January 25, 2023.
In The Fabelmans, viewers follow the director’s alter ego, Sammy, from his first session with his parents in a New Jersey movie theater in 1952 to his meeting with John Ford in 1965, the year the young man moved to Los Angeles. Between these two events, the director of Sea teeth and of Schindler’s List unfolds the adolescence of its hero in a practicing Jewish family whose ancestors came from Ukraine. The intrepid and unconventional mother – played by Michelle Williams – is the main character and holds the key to a painful family secret.
In pole position for the Oscars following his triumph in Toronto
In addition to Michelle Williams, Steven Spielberg called on Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Gabriel LaBelle, Jeannie Berlin, Julia Butters and Robin Bartlett to recreate his home. Through the fate of Sammy, harassed at school because of his origins and the divorce of his parents, it is also an American youth in the post-Second World War era that emerges. The filmmaker seems to be writing what could be the first volume of his Memoirs: the story ends when he is not yet 20 years old.
Presented in world preview at the Toronto festival, The Fabelmans, who preferred the Canadian event to the Venice Film Festival, walked away with the coveted audience award. The trophy brings the winner good luck on the awards season circuit. It is synonymous with numerous Oscar nominations and sometimes supreme victory. Awards in Toronto, 12 Years A Slave, Green Book on Southern Roads, Nomadland ended up winning the Best Picture Oscar.