Candidate for the 2022 Oscar for best foreign film for Chile, Blanc sur blanc is available exclusively on FILMO. Subscribers can also discover the film behind Coupez!, opening of Cannes 2022, and a selection around the Festival.
DO NOT CUT BEFORE CUT!
As the 2022 Cannes Film Festival prepares to shine the light on the seventh art, from May 17 to 28, FILMO is putting on a big show with the exclusive availability of Don’t Cut!. If this title means nothing to you, it is quite simply the work that inspired Coupez!, the opening film of this 75th edition of the event.
Before diving into this remake directed by Michel Hazanavicius, with Bérénice Bejo and Romain Duris as headliners, the feature film at its origin is revealed on the platform. Released in 2017, Don’t Cut! is a Japanese horror comedy written from A to Z by Shin’ichirō Ueda.
We find a team in the middle of filming a zombie film that they want to conceive in a single and unique sequence shot… all within an abandoned warehouse of the Second World War. If the atmosphere between the actors and the director is execrable, everything degenerates when real zombies arise and cause panic! A burlesque, funny, astonishing mise en abyme that has become legendary for many moviegoers, to be found only on FILMO.
A SHOCK AND DARK DRAMA
Awarded at the Venice Film Festival in 2019 in the Horizons section as best director, Chilean filmmaker Théo Court signs an oppressive and hard-hitting film with Blanc sur blanc, available from May 12 exclusively on FILMO.
With this drama, his second feature film after Ocaso, he lifts the veil on a dark chapter in history: the genocide of the Selk’nam (also known as Onas), an indigenous people settled in Tierra del Fuego in southern Chile. A massacre of a population that has now disappeared, told through the eyes of a photographer who witnessed this violence and this suffering.
It was by discovering real photographs of the extermination of the Selk’nam, at the hands of the men of the wealthy owner Julius Popper, that the idea for this film was born in the mind of the director. The latter, driven by the question of representation and staging by the perpetrators, highlights here the use of images as a tool of power, as he entrusted it in 2021.
This feature film, candidate for the Oscar for best foreign film for Chile in 2022, was particularly praised by the filmmaker and screenwriter Pablo Larraín (Spencer), who describes it as “really interesting, strange and extremely violent” as reported variety.
Discover now the poignant story of White on White, with Alfredo Castro (Tony Manero, No), Lars Rudolph and Lola Rubio, exclusively on FILMO.
ALSO ON FILMO: A STAR-STARTED PROGRAM FOR THE MONTH OF MAY
In this month of May, synonymous with the celebration of cinema with the Cannes Film Festival, FILMO also reserves for its subscribers a selection of the most exceptional with no less than 130 films to see or see again as soon as possible!
Among the feature films not to be missed, we find some of the winners of the prestigious Palme d’or, such as Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino, The Wind Rises by Ken Loach or the masterpiece Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylon.
FILMO also shines the spotlight on stars who have shone in previous editions, such as Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia, Mads Mikkelsen in The Hunt and Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist.
Do you want to let yourself be carried away to other horizons? Also find a collection of the most beautiful foreign films selected and awarded at the Cannes Film Festival: Kinatay, You will not kill, Festen, The Assassin, No Man’s Land…
THE OTHER FILMS IN THE SELECTION TO DISCOVER ON FILMO:
Sailor and Lula
The Harvests of Heaven
My uncle from America
The Sugarland Express
My Name is Joe
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In May on FILMO: the Japanese comedy that inspired the Cannes 2022 zombies, a special Croisette selection…