“Babylon”, “Asterix and Obelix”… the 10 most anticipated films in 2023

SkirmishersJanuary 4

Omar Sy is the headliner of Skirmishers, the second feature film directed by Mathieu Vadepied. The popular actor plays a Senegalese soldier named Bakary Diallo who enlists in the French army in 1917 to find his young son Thierno, conscripted by force. Sent to the front, father and son will have to face the war together. During the presentation of the film in Dakar, the interpreter ofUntouchables told the press that this film represented ” completely my story. Completely my identity “. Forgotten by memorial policies for decades, the Senegalese skirmishers and their heirs still deplore a lack of recognition today.

babylon January 18

For his fourth film, Franco-American director Damien Chazelle takes Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie into a sulfurous Hollywood on the eve of the advent of talkies.

For more than 3 hours, the director of La La Land unveils a still wild and energetic soundtrack. When it premiered in mid-November in Los Angeles, reactions were divided, to say the least. Some viewers came out conquered by this film on the beginnings of the American cinema industry, while others came out exhausted by 3 hours of decadence and depravity of the characters.

TarJanuary 25

Cate Blanchett embodies Tàr, a prodigious conductor at the height of her art and her career. As she prepares to perform Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and release her book, she is overtaken by accusations of sexual abuse. In the post-MeToo era, Todd Field reflects on the mechanics of power, influence and the workings of cancel culture. Resplendent, Cate Blanchett was rewarded in Venice for her performance.

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The FabelmansFebruary 22

Perhaps Spielberg’s most anticipated film. In his first autobiographical film, the director of the greatest cinematographic successes of the 20th century evokes his young years by telling the story of a kid, Sammy Fabelman, who grows up in Arizona in a post-World War II era. One day, he discovers a shocking family secret, and the cinema will help him see and accept the truth.

The sound, March 1

After the father, the son. Two years after his magnificent first feature film The Fatherthe writer Florian Zeller adapts this time his play The son. Nicolas, 17, begins overnight to “find it hard to live”. The former smiling and luminous child withdraws into himself, and no longer goes to class. Distraught, his mother asks him to go live with his father, who will do everything to try to save him and restore his taste for life.

My crime March 8

Every year, his new film. The very productive François Ozon is releasing this drama for 2023 which relates the trial in the 1930s of a penniless and talentless young actress. Played by Nadia Tereszkiewicz, she accuses herself of the murder of a famous producer to attract notoriety. Helped by her best friend Pauline (Rebecca Marder), a young unemployed lawyer, she is acquitted for self-defense. A new life begins for her, glory and success finally point the tip of their nose, until the truth comes out in broad daylight. Dany Boon, Isabelle Huppert, Fabrice Luchini also share the poster.

Soul matesMarch 29

In his new film, André Téchiné uses the context of the Barkhane intervention in Mali, to draw up a story of difficult family reconciliation carried by Benjamin Voisin and Noémie Merlant. Lieutenant of the French forces engaged in Mali, David Faber is seriously burned during the explosion of his armored vehicle. Repatriated in intensive care in France, he must begin a long convalescence, under the worried but devoted gaze of his sister Jeanne.

OppenheimerJuly 19

Little is known about the father of the atomic bomb. This is why Christopher Nolan set out to adapt the biography of the American physicist, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwinwhich won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006. In her second World War II film, after Dunkirk released in 2017, Nolan traces the story of the inventor of the deadliest weapon of the 20th century. Incarnated by Cillian Murphy, the film explores the political, moral, personal and family odysseys of the physicist.

On the one hand 2November 15

Denis Villeneuve had warned: his adaptation of the monument of science fiction (or space fantasy) by Frank Herbert would be in 3 parts. Two years after the release of the first, Paul Atreides played by Timothée Chalamet joins forces with the Fremen to save his people and avenge his family.

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Asterix and Obelix: The Middle EmpireFebruary 1

All good things come to an end, but Guillaume Canet does not seem to have intended it that way. Take the trio Canet, Lellouche, Cotillard, add a touch of the Belgian singer Angèle, you mix it all up, and you add the name of the most famous Gaul to it, you get… the biggest French buzz of the year. A simple scenario: the Empress of China is imprisoned following a coup fomented by Deng Tsin Qin, a traitorous prince, and the brave Gallic people will as usual cross the border of Gaul to help the princess and liberate his country. However, they will have to face the armies of Caesar, embodied by… Vincent Cassel.

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“Babylon”, “Asterix and Obelix”… the 10 most anticipated films in 2023