Picturehouse Entertainment has exclusively released the trailer for Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s gripping drama ‘Tori and Lokita.’
A young boy (Tori) and an adolescent girl (Lokita) who have travelled alone from Africa to Belgium, pit their invincible friendship against the difficult conditions of their exile.
The film is a story of a beautiful and unfailing friendship amidst the struggle for survival. The young friends help each other navigate the Belgian immigration system and a criminal underworld, paying smugglers, finding jobs on the black market and sending money to their families. The plot is set within the framework of a thriller, the suspense pulling ever tighter and more intense.
Winner of the special 75th-anniversary prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the film stars first-time actors Pablo Schils and Joely Mbundu in profoundly moving performances as two young migrants from Africa.
The film is to be released exclusively in cinemas on 2 December 2022. Here’s the trailer.
Venice film ‘The Origin of Evil’ marks a departure for ‘Call My Agent!’ star Laure Calamy, who has never had such a dark role.
Best-known for her role as Noemie in the hit French series “Call My Agent!,” Laure Calamy has emerged in recent years as one of France’s biggest stars and most versatile actors. After a busy career in theater and many notable supporting roles, she finally got a shot at leading roles, and kudos have followed, for Caroline Vignal’s romantic comedy “My Donkey, My Lover and I,” which was part of Cannes’ Official Selection and earned her a Cesar award, and Eric Gravel’s social drama “A Plein Temps,” for which she won best actress at Venice in the Horizons section.
Calamy is now on a roll and she’s shown that she can play anything. [ . . . ]
“From September last year, I did nothing but wait for a man to call me and come to my house.
The singular voice of Laetitia Dosch recites the words written by Annie Ernaux in “Simple Passion”, novel from which this film is adapted. How to put in images the expectation, the amorous obsession?
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To give substance to the tenuous sentences of Ernaux, Danielle Arbid dwells on the bodies. That of Laetitia Dosch, in particular, filmed as Deneuve in “Belle de jour”. Blonde, bourgeois, submissive to her desire for a man who is not even her type: she is a teacher; he, Alexander (played by Russian dancer Sergei Polunin), likes cars and Putin.
More than in the sex scenes, it is in the moments of solitude that the passion radiates, transfiguring the face of the actress. To the point of resembling, disturbingly in some shots, Annie Ernaux. A solar and sensual film.