Jean-Luc Godard, Xavier Dolan and Arnaud Desplechin, three emblematic filmmakers of the Croisette to be found in streaming for free this month.
While the Cannes Film Festival 2021 this Thursday unveils its official selection, the Arte.tv streaming platform offers moviegoers to see or re-watch for free some masterpieces that have thrilled the Croisette in recent years.
How I argued… (my sex life) (1996) – available until 08/31/2021
Arnaud Desplechin’s third feature film is also that of the revelation of a young actor with a golden future: Mathieu Amalric, who will be crowned a few months later by the César for Best Promising Actor, plays Paul Dédalus, a thirty-something Parisian who tries to finish his thesis while separating from his partner Esther with whom he has had a tumultuous relationship for ten years. A social painting in which we also find Emmanuelle Devos and Mathilde Seigner, presented in official competition at the Cannes festival.
The Image Book, by Jean-Luc Godard (2018) – available until 04/26/2022
It was the great comeback of the living legend of the Nouvelle Vague on La Croisette. Four years later Goodbye to language, Jean-Luc Godard composes a long farewell song to the cinema as he lived, which obviously earned him a selection in competition at the 71st Festival and above all an exceptional special Palme d’Or. “The only thing that survives an era is the art form it created for itself“he will say, to explain this reflection on the impact of images, constructed from extracts from films, photos, documentaries and archives of all kinds.
Just the end of the world, by Xavier Dolan (2016) – available from 23/06/2021 and until 29/06/2021
After the shock Mommy, Xavier Dolan adapts Jean-Luc Lagarce to sketch family ties in a more naturalistic way, and even more scathing. Around Gaspard Ulliel, who plays Louis, a young man suffering from AIDS who retoruates his family twelve years after having cut the bridges, parade Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard or even Léa Seydoux in a suffocating camera, who will be honored by the Grand Prize and the Jury Prize in Cannes, then by three Césars: best director, best actor and best editing.