what to watch for 4 euros per session?

Four euros per screening for three days: Until Tuesday, March 22nd, Printemps du Cinéma allows you to watch films at cinemas throughout France at discounted prices. To help you choose, we offer a selection of about twenty films.

The last episode was a great success: over three million viewers visited it in three days (+73% compared to the previous year). But the last edition of Printemps du Cinéma was… in 2019 – the 2020 and 2021 editions were apparently canceled due to the pandemic and cinema closures. And in this first quarter of 2022, cinemas are still not filled with audiences: if February, well-stocked with school holidays, is logically on the rise (+21%) compared to January, then we are still far from the levels of the Covid-19 outbreak. In any case, for those who would like to take advantage of these three days of screenings at a low price (4 euros for admission), the choice of films currently in cinemas remains very wide, from Batmanhit blockbuster at the moment, My wife’s story (our favorite of the week), passing by the new films of Alain Guiraudis (Come I’ll take you there), Patrice Leconte (Maigret), Jeremy Elkaim (they are alive), Stefan Brize (Another world)… Here is a list of twenty films that we recommend.

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    Permanently

    Directed by Eric Gravel

    The woman is sleeping. The camera captures her very carefully, gently: the texture of her skin, her relaxed limbs, her eyelids, her even breathing. This will be the only moment in the movie where Julie isn’t running out of breath from fighting the world, the weather…

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    Ali and Ava

    Directed by Clio Barnard

    A priori, they have little in common, except for the city in which they live. Bradford, a popular brick and gray building somewhere in Yorkshire, in the north of England. Ava, in her fifties, mother and precocious grandmother with a somewhat massive silhouette…

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    Belfast

    Directed by Kenneth Branagh

    Exactly three years ago, director Alfonso Cuarón received a slew of Oscar nominations for his black-and-white reenactment of his childhood neighborhood in Mexico City—Roma, as the film is called. The same honor goes to Kenneth Branagh today…

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    Goliath

    Directed by Frédéric Tellier

    Muscular French cinema but in tune with reality: this is already a return to the formula that made BAC Nord a success, an action film that, among other things, aimed to lift the veil on the violence in Marseille’s residential areas. …

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    they are alive

    Directed by Jeremy Elkaim

    Despite her pink angora or pigeon sweaters, Beatrice is not a pretty woman. Far from the misfortune of others, this recent widow of a far-right cop makes the same racist remarks as all her relatives…

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    hellish deeds

    Directed by: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak

    One spy with the mafia, the other with the cops. That’s the equation for this schizoid thriller, the Hong Kong cult success that inspired Scorsese’s remake (The Infiltrators). Despite being in Hong Kong, the film muffles the gunfight…

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    Oak

    Directed by Laurent Charbonnier, Michel Seydoux

    Squirrels, ants, field mice, white jays, balaninas and tawny owls live around a hundred-year-old oak almost 20 meters high – the heroes of a fairy tale that spans four seasons. In this protective environment…

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    King

    Directed by David Moreau

    The opening credits are all in pencil animation on the lines of a school notebook in color: children, this is going to be an adventure! Of the adventures of young Ines, it is just sorely lacking. Then a happy coincidence when…

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    My wife’s story

    Directed by Ildiko Enyedi

    A couple, the fusion of two beings, love, the difference between the sexes: the Hungarian Ildiko Enyedi has a heightened curiosity for us, men and women. She showed it in the saucy film Body and Soul (2017), awarded by the Golden Bear…

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    Maigret

    Directed by Patrice Leconte

    This adaptation of Maigret and the Young Dead is reminiscent of a new classic, as if it had long been part of the careers of Patrice Leconte and Gérard Depardieu. The first surprised and immediately convinced, showing its closeness to the world of Simenon…

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    moneyboys

    Directed by Xi Xi Yi

    “If you sell your body, everyone will despise you.” Fei, a 20-year-old Chinese man, works as a prostitute in Beijing to support his family, who in his remote village do not know how he makes money. …

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    Our Lady Burns

    Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud

    For the reconstruction of the fire that almost destroyed the pearl of French heritage on April 15, 2019, the director of the films War of the Fairy (1981) and The Name of the Rose (1986) seemed to be the right choice, being himself a kind of monument to the history of French cinema…

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    small type

    Directed by Samuel Theis

    10-year-old Johnny looks like a little person. He takes care of his little sister, dresses her in the morning before going to school. At home, a young mother drinks a lot and is not always in good shape. Father ? Left…

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    I do not care

    Directed by Julie Lecustre, Emmanuelle Marret

    From the sensuous Françoise Dorléac in François Truffaut’s “Double Soul” (1964) to the stoic Pam Grier in Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” (1997), movie stewardesses say something about their time…

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    Batman

    Directed by Matt Reeves

    Batman again? A dirty beast capable of doing beautiful things seems indestructible. For those who have followed, this is at least the tenth opus in cinema. With a transplant: the tandem of Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck ended …

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    Three times nothing

    Directed by Nadezh Loiseau

    Three beggars made a joint lottery ticket. Bingo! But without an address or a bank account, it is impossible to get their earnings … Thirty years ago, Gerard Juno gave to the homeless …

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    Another world

    Directed by Stefan Brize

    In the spring of 2020, initially stricken by the pandemic, the insular West harbored a vague and fleeting hope for a necessarily better “next world.” “Calm down, dreamers,” the real one immediately hardened, who knows more about this …

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    people

    Directed by Emmanuel Gras

    “The house near HLM gave way to a factory and a supermarket. The trees have disappeared, but it smells of hydrogen sulfide, gasoline, war, society … “While the words of Nino Ferrer’s song fly by, a long sidecar …

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    Come I’ll take you there

    Directed by Alain Guiraudie

    Change of outfit and season for director Averon. After a dozen rustic and summer short, medium and feature films filled with pagan desires and utopias, director L’Inconnu du lac…

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    women cry

    Directed by Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova

    The tone is set by the titles, written in large letters, like on a streamer to go to a demonstration. Anger, energy and strength of solidarity are in the air: the radical program of this Bulgarian film is as free as it is passionate…

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