The films to see (or not) this week

The films to see (or not) this week

Cinema outings.

What should you see at the cinema this Wednesday? Here is a summary of the reviews of our culture department. Click on the links to read the articles.

Kongo, by Hadrien La Vapeur and Corto Vaclav. To create the powerful portrait of a captivator in Brazzaville, the documentary filmmakers immersed themselves in the daily life of a country for six years, of which they portrayed mystical trials and rites without folklore. Read our report on site in Liberation last weekend.

The Good Wife, by Martin Provost. Sauerkraut with decorative effects, the film recounts flameless female emancipation in 1968 in an institution for young Alsatian girls.

Yiddish, from Nurith Aviv. Seven young people share their passion for this language discovered thanks to the great poets of the inter-war period.

Three Summers, by Sandra Kogut. The Brazilian filmmaker follows a domestic worker in a family that is falling apart with her foolproof energy.

The Heart of the Conflict, by Judith Cahen and Masayasu Eguchi. Around Fukushima and the film by Duras “Hiroshima mon amour”, Judith Cahen and Masayasu Eguchi combine politics and intimate life in an essay film which is too theoretical and a bit of a poseur.

A mermaid in Paris, by Mathias Malzieu . With his regressive poetry and his fake aesthetic, Malzieu drowns his subject under syrupy feelings.

Radioactive, by Marjane Satrapi. Far from the charm of her “Persepolis”, the director signs an inept biopic of the physicist Marie Curie.

Vivarium, by Lorcan Finnegan. The director films a young couple trapped in an agonizing housing estate that evokes suburban boredom, but the satire falls flat. Also read our portrait of Jesse Eisenberg.

A son, of Mehdi M. Barsaoui. In his first film, explore the dedication of two parents to find an organ for their son, sometimes with large features.

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Jesse Eisenberg, hyperactive in Hollywood

MEET – To the worrying poster Vivarium, the American actor who also writes plays and chronicles will soon perform the mime Marceau.

In Vivarium, Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gemma (Imogen Poots) find themselves locked in a housing estate and have to raise a demonic toddler.
In Vivarium, Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gemma (Imogen Poots) find themselves locked in a housing estate and have to raise a demonic toddler. The Jokers Films

If he had had the choice, Jesse Eisenberg would have preferred to grow up in Calvados than in New Jersey. In Fleury-sur-Orne, more precisely. If possible, next to the Ikea store. The confidence comes from the actor of The Social Network in person. We meet him in Paris, in the very trendy Grand Amour hotel. His heart swings for Normandy and its pastures. “I didn’t know there were Ikea in France, he enthuses, scrolling through photos from a recent trip along the English Channel coast to his phone. It’s a great place to grow up. “

The suburbs of Caen are a piece of paradise. Especially next to the Yonder building complex. Despite its pleasant Monopoly houses above which hover harmless cardboard clouds, the subdivision imagined by Lorcan Finnegan in Vivarium will be a purgatory for Tom and Gemma, the characters embodied by Eisenberg and Imogen Poots. “I grew up in this kind of place, on the outskirts of New York,

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“Vivarium”, a chick suburb


Lorcan Finnegan films a young couple trapped in an agonizing housing estate that evokes suburban boredom, but the satire falls flat. .