The cinema releases of May 4: Doctor Strange 2, Tenor, Anatomy of Time…

Shooting anecdotes, notes of intent, information for film lovers: every week, discover behind the scenes of cinema releases.

Tenor by Claude Zidi Jr.

With Michèle Laroque, MB14, Guillaume Duhesme…

What is it about ? Antoine, a young Parisian suburbanite, divides his time between the rap battles he performs with talent and his job as a sushi delivery man. During a trip to the Opéra Garnier, his path crosses that of Mrs. Loyseau, singing teacher, who detects in him a raw talent to hatch.

Did you know ? After Les Deguns, co-directed with Cyrille Droux, Claude Zidi Jr. signs his first solo film with Tenor. Son of Claude Zidi, he did not immediately turn to directing: “The idea of ​​Tenor goes back ten years, I had to convince, pitch the film to several producers (…). 5 or 6 years of development followed (…).”

Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

With Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel McAdams…

What is it about ? The Marvel Cinematic Universe unlocks and pushes the boundaries of the Multiverse even further. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who with the help of mystical allies old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous realities of the multiverse to face a mysterious new adversary.

Did you know ? Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the 5th in Phase IV, following Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Jakrawal Nilthamrong’s Anatomy of Time

With Thaveeratana Leelanuja, Prapamonton Eiamchan, Sorabodee Changsiri…

What is it about ? Two fragments of a woman’s life. Maem is a young woman in rural Thailand in the 1960s. Her watchmaker father passed on his passion to his daughter, as tensions between the military dictatorship and communist rebels grew.

Did you know ? For more than 10 years, Jakrawal Nilthamrong’s father was seriously ill. The director’s mother then took care of him tirelessly. He says : “The bond of love between them was probably long gone, but she was committed to taking care of her husband as best she could. I was trying to understand that devotion, never asking him questions.”

Passengers of the Night by Mikhaël Hers

With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Quito Rayon Richter, Noee Abita…

What is it about ? Paris, 1980s. Elisabeth has just been left by her husband and has to take care of the daily life of her two teenagers, Matthias and Judith. She finds a job in a night radio show, where she meets Talulah, an idle young girl whom she takes under her wing.

Did you know ? After Amanda, who is deeply rooted in contemporary times, Mikhaël Hers has chosen to situate Les Passagers de la nuit in the 1980s, a decade he is particularly fond of. The director explains: “In the 80s, I was a child, and happy to be, but I always had the fantasy of being a teenager or a young adult in those years.”

Limbo by Ben Sharrock

With Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi…

What is it about ? On a small fishing island in Scotland, a group of asylum seekers await their fate. Faced with crazy inhabitants and grotesque situations, everyone clings to the promise of a better life.

Did you know ? Ben Sharrock wanted to tell a story whose subject would be the daily life of a refugee, without giving up on his cinematographic style. We therefore find, in Limbo, absurd elements that come to thwart the usual representation of refugees in the media and dramatic films.

Los Fuertes by Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo

With Antonio Altamirano, Samuel González, Marcela Salinas…

What is it about ? The thwarted love story between two men confronted with their opposing life choices in a small, remote fishing village in Chile.

Did you know ? Born in Santiago, Chile, Omar Zúñiga began writing Los Fuertes in 2014 while living in the United States. After several projects in the English language, he wanted to return to his roots.

Il buco by Michelangelo Frammartino

With Paolo Cossi, Jacopo Elia, Denise Trombin…

What is it about ? In the 1960s, Italy celebrated its prosperity by erecting the tallest tower in the country. At the same time, a group of young speleologists decide to explore the deepest cave. 700 meters underground, they pass unnoticed by the surrounding inhabitants, but not by the hermit of the region.

Did you know ? When he was filming Le Quattro Volte (2010) in Alessandria del Carretto, southern Italy, the town’s mayor, Antonio La Rocca (Nino), himself a caver, helped Michelangelo Frammartino with location scouting. He often said to the filmmaker how marvelous the Pollino massif is.

Summer, Eternity by Emilie Aussel

With Agathe Talrich, Marcia Guedj-Feugeas, Matthieu Lucci…

What is it about ? To live and love from the top of her 18 years, to plunge into the carefree summer, to suddenly lose her best friend, to realize that nothing lasts forever, to be reborn.

Did you know ? From her first short films to her first feature L’Été l’éternité, Émilie Aussel’s filmography has been crossed by two main threads: youth and Marseille. The director explains: “From film to film, I felt that I was digging a furrow: filming youth and its emotions, the group, loneliness, the relationship with the elements, the sea, with this desire to mix trivial and sacred.”

Very nice day by Patrice Laliberté

With Guillaume Laurin, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Marc Beaupré…

What is it about ? Jérémie, a bicycle courier delivering anonymous parcels, leads a rigid and solitary life in the heart of Montreal. The arrival of her new neighbor will turn her daily life upside down, with many consequences. This film was shot entirely with a cell phone.

Did you know ? Very nice day was entirely filmed with a cell phone. This idea came from the desire to shoot immediately, as quickly as possible and following his instincts. Patrice Laliberté says: “Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird and Sean Baker’s Tangerine convinced me that this was an interesting avenue.”

Little love lesson by Eve Deboise

With Laetitia Dosch, Pierre Deladonchamps, Paul Kircher…

What is it about ? A Parisian café, lost copies, a high school student’s love letter to her maths teacher: that’s all it takes for Julie, a dog walker in her spare time, to embark on a mad investigation. She has little time to avoid the worst, the teenager seems ready for anything.

Did you know ? After Paradis perdu, a first dramatic film, Eve Deboise realizes, with Little love lesson, a comedy. She confides: “With Paradise Lost, staging a dysfunctional family was a need for me. But I always wanted to make a comedy. I was nurtured by American comedies of the thirties, forties and fifties.”

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