The Olympiads: Audiard in ultramodern mode marivaudage on Canal +

Audiard looks at this lost new generation without value judgment or moralizing discourse. Shanna Besson / France 2 Cinema

CRITICISM – The director ofa prophet offers a film without weapons or violence with this pretty chronicle where speech and love have the leading roles. To see on MyCanal.

Jacques Audiard wanted to go elsewhere if he was there. “I had a short film in mind, with software to review and the desire to shoot quickly, he confided to Figaro at the time of the release of Olympiads in November 2021. I was coming out of Sisters Brothers, a western, wide open spaces, men among themselves, violence… I liked the idea of ​​surprising people, of being where no one expected me. And when a friend made me read the short stories by Adrian Tomine, American comic book author, the material immediately interested me. It is of great psychological finesse.” In this film without weapons or violence, the director ofa prophet surveys a new territory, the Olympiades, a district of slabs and towers in the 13e district of Paris, pushed at the time of the Olympic Games in Grenoble in 1968. An urban landscape already filmed by Axelle Ropert in the very beautiful stick out your tongue miss.

Unsuspected lightness and humor

Above all, Audiard discovers a new discipline: the chronicle. Here in love and ultramodern, despite…

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