The distributors are preparing to launch as many as seven new films next weekend. The loudest premiere, of course, will be Luc Besson's new visual attraction Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets . However, there are options for lovers of less space and scale. French directors with more modest ambitions will be especially generous with the premieres.|
Besson himself calls Valerian a dream project. Comparing it to his previous films, he puts the new blockbuster much higher than The Fifth Element and Lucy. The film tells about the space agent Valerian , who was tasked with uncovering the cause of the death of the largest city in the galaxy. This time, Besson attracted a whole galaxy of first-magnitude stars to the project, including Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke and Rihanna.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
The main roles in the tape went to the now fashionable Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne. Foreign viewers who have already watched Valerian , in unison, assert that this is the most real visual perfection. But there are those who criticize the new creation of Besson for a predictable plot.
THE CURSE OF ANNABEL: THE BIRTH OF EVIL
Horror franchise "The Conjuring" safely continues to frighten viewers with new stories about the doll Annabelle . On the project "The Curse of Annabelle: The Origin of Evil" Jace Wan, responsible for the success of the film series, worked already as a producer, not a director. Judging by the rave reviews from abroad, this did not interfere with the tape. It's still scary and interesting. Moreover, Wang managed to lure the beautiful Miranda Otto into the lead role, who not only starred in The Lord of the Rings, but also shines on the world stage.
"1 + 1. BREAKING THE RULES
Laurels of the French hit "1 + 1" haunt not only Hollywood but also other world producers. So Argentina filmed its own version of the story about a wheelchair millionaire who hired a man as his assistant who had neither the appropriate education nor experience. The main role in the tape "1 + 1. Breaking the rules " performed by the wonderful Oscar Martinez, who recently shone in the" Freeman ". The film is also notable for the fact that Latin American projects are not such frequent guests in the domestic box office.
"Groom for two"
Who can always joke about love and sex is the insatiable French. The protagonist of the film "Groom for Two" is caught between two fires: his mistress is the organizer of his own wedding. Another piquant moment - the viewer will see the whole situation through female eyes. The director of the film, Rem Kerisi, released a funny film "Paris at any cost" a few years ago, so a new picture in absentia simply must be very funny.
Another great Frenchman, Thierry Fremaud, is releasing a documentary tape "Lumiere!" . The film is notable primarily for the fact that Monsieur Fremaud is the director of the Cannes Film Festival - the most prestigious show of auteur cinema. And if anyone is allowed to touch the holy of holies, namely the films of the great Lumiere brothers, then it is the person who has devoted himself entirely to serving the cinema.
The last French premiere of the week is the comedy Miracles in Paris , which tells about a girl who came to the capital of France at the request of an elderly aunt. From the very beginning, everything does not go according to plan: the heroine cannot find her relative and accidentally meets a charming vagrant. The script was written and directed by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, known for their dance charm "Rumba". Also, distributors do not forget to indicate in each promotional material that two legends of French cinema appeared in the new film - Pierre Richard and Emmanuel Riva.
And another European newcomer - "Who are these people?" from the homeland of Don Carleone and spaghetti westerns. The main character of the tape makes, it would seem, the most obvious choice between preparing for a presentation to the authorities and a stormy night with two young ladies of easy behavior. And this very choice turns his life into an adventurous journey full of unpredictable moments and existential questions. And the main role was played by Marco Giallini himself, thanks in large part to whom "Ideal Strangers" turned out to be so bright and memorable.
The Topic of Article: Valerian and six more premieres. Watch this week.