Not recommended for young children A documentary on the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone. Official Selection – Venice Film Festival – 2021
Best of Annecy 2022 program combines a selection of shorts, mainly winning films from the latest Festival with two tailor-made opening sequences by second year students from the GOBELINS, l’école de l’image. In the program: Steakhouse, by Spela Cadez (Slovénie, Allemagne, France, 2021) – 9 minOf wood, by Owen KlatteAnxious body, by Yoriko MIZUSHIRI (France, Japon, 2021) – 5 min*Amok, by Balázs TURAI Turai (Hongrie, Roumanie, 2022) – 14 min* 13 years and older. *Featured Pictures Country of production: Slovenia, Germany, France, Japan, Hungary, Romania
Winner Silver Lion (Best Director) – Venice Film Festival 2020Best Film, Best Actress (Yu Aoi), Best Costuming (Haruki Koketsu) – Asian Film Awards 2021 Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Cure, Tokyo Sonata) won the Silver Lion (Best Director) at the Venice Film Festival for this riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockian thriller shot in stunning 8K. The year is 1940 in Kobe, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant and amateur filmmaker Yusaku (Issey Takahashi, Kill Bill) senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. Following a trip to Manchuria, he becomes determined to bring to light the things he witnessed there, and secretly filmed. Meanwhile, his wife Satoko (Japan Society’s 2021 Honoree Yû Aoi) receives a visit from her childhood friend, now a military policeman. He warns her about Yusaku’s seditious ways and reveals that a woman her husband brought back from his trip has died. Satoko confronts Yusaku, but when she discovers his true intentions, she is torn between loyalty to her husband, the life they have built, and the country they call home.
Meilleur film international – Oscars 2022Nominations aux Oscars 2022 : Meilleur film, Meilleur réalisateur, Meilleur scénario adaptéCannes Film Festival 2021 – Best Screenplay, FIPRESCI Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical JuryGolden Globes 2022 – Best Motion Picture Non-English languageLos Angeles Film Critics Association 2022 – Foreign Language Film of the Year, Screenwriter of the Year Based on the short story by Haruki Murakami Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koji Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins – with the help of his driver – to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s DRIVE MY CAR is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Language : Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Indonesian, German, Malaysian