Masterpieces by Michael Haneke and Aki Kaurismäki and the first major role of Virginie Efira.
Victoriaby Justine Triet – available until March 24, 2022
In 2017, the Académie des César appointed Victoria 5 times, notably in the Best Film category. But the quirky story of this young lawyer in turmoil leaves empty-handed from the 42nd ceremony. Virginie Efira nevertheless delivered her first major acting performance there, but she was beaten by Isabelle Huppert for She. The Belgian star has been nominated four times since (for An impossible love and The Big Bath in 2019, for Goodbye idiots in 2021 and for Benedetta in 2022)… still without success.
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The White Ribbonby Michael Haneke – available until April 30, 2022
Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009, this sublime and painful story of a teacher during the First World War, is one of the great works by Michael Haneke. The Austrian filmmaker arrives at the 35th Cesar Ceremony in the shoes of a favorite. But he is beaten by the Gran Torino by Clint Eastwood for Best Foreign Language Film.
Le Havreby Aki Kaurismäki – available until August 14, 2022
In selection at Cannes, where it won the Special Mention of the Ecumenical Jury, the film tells the port of Seine-Maritime in its own way and won three nominations at the 37th César ceremony (including Best Film). But the Finnish director leaves empty-handed. The opportunity to rediscover today this enchanting, funny and melancholic tale, about love, illegal immigrants, solidarity… and Le Havre.