What are we watching this weekend?  A melo with Paul Mescal, an Oscar favorite, a great documentary on Bob Marley…

What are we watching this weekend? A melo with Paul Mescal, an Oscar favorite, a great documentary on Bob Marley…

Cinema, streaming, VOD, TV… Find advice from the editorial staff every Friday.

The film in theaters: Without ever knowing us by Andrew Haigh

While he begins a love affair with the neighbor of the London tower where he lives, a screenwriter decides to return to the house of his deceased parents. And discover them alive with the same physical appearance as when they died in a car accident 30 years earlier! In a perfect balance between melodrama and fantastic cinema, Andrew Haigh signs a heartbreaking film about love, mourning and homosexuality carried by an irresistible duo: Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

What’s new at the cinema this week

The film on TV: barbie by Greta Gerwig

Huge success in theaters last summer (1.4 billion dollars at the box office, 4 million spectators in France!), barbie also made a place for itself in the awards season, to the point of landing 8 Oscar nominations. Greta Gerwig’s film is, however, far from unanimously acclaimed. Too feminist for some, not enough for others, this tangy candy divides because it is more complex and less Manichean than it seems. His arrival on Canal Plus is an opportunity to see him again in a dispassionate way, and to savor the clever comedy that hides behind all the marketing veneer that ended up disgusting part of the public.

Watch Barbie this Friday at 9 p.m. on Canal Plus (then streaming on MyCanal)

The film on VOD: The Rapture by Iris Kaltenbäck

Inspired by a news item, Iris Kaltenbäck features a midwife who falls into a downward spiral by borrowing her best friend’s child and making her new companion believe that she is the mother. Discovered at the Critics’ Week in Cannes, it has since been weighed down by awards and is the favorite in the race for the César for first feature film, next Friday. The only composition full of interiority and ambiguity by an impressive Hafsia Herzi is worth the detour.

Watch The Rapture on VOD on Première Max

Series : Bachelor party

The kind of series you don’t expect. Particularly funny with crazy dialogues that flow non-stop, you could believe yourself in a crazy comedy. But no. If this group of friends finds themselves in a strip club, it’s to bury one of their own, who has just been killed in a car. And the farce then shifts into a variation on mourning, never tearful and always carried by an absurd, offbeat atmosphere. An intelligent reflection on death and modern masculinity, written with a sincerity that hits the screen and carried by a fantastic cast.

Watch Bachelor Party on Canal +

The documentary : Marley by Kevin Macdonald

The essential program complement to one Love – for those who find the biopic of the Rasta prophet released this week in cinemas a little too allusive or hagiographic. In 2012, Kevin Macdonald signed one of the masterpieces of the musical documentary, an investigation into the icon Marley, his (immense) place in the history of music and the world, which is watched (devoured) like an enormous American-style biography, finding the ideal balance between historical perspective and pure stylistic intoxication, investigation and euphoria. The monument Marley deserved.

Watch Marley Friday at 10:40 p.m. on Arte and free streaming on the Arte.tv website

The animated film: Fantastic Mr. Fox by Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson’s first foray into the world of animation was a masterstroke. Awarded at the Annecy Festival in 2010, this adaptation of Roal Dahl’s novel is irresistible and totally Andersonian with its five-star vocal cast led by George Clooney and Meryl Streep. The opportunity also to measure the talent of the animator Mark Gustafson (co-director of Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro who died earlier this month), who brilliantly replaced Henry Sellick at short notice on the project.

Watch Fantastic Mr. Fox streaming for free on France.TV

The classic : Red Street by Fritz Lang (1945)

This Red Street follows directly from The woman in the portrait, variation on the same theme where Fritz Lang featured the same duo of performers: Joan Bennett and Edward G. Robinson. It is a remake of Jean Renoir’s masterpiece, The female dog, drama around an amateur painter, madly in love with a young woman who will happily take advantage of his naivety. Lang, filmmaker of guilt and repression, here creates a sentimental thriller of relentless effectiveness. This Red Street is part of a cycle of Films Noirs on Arte.tv where we find in particular the incandescent Pitfall by André de Toth.

Watch Red Street for free streaming on Arte.tv

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