Cannes Film Festival: L’Envol, musical tale and When You Finish Saving the World, the shadow of the son

CRITICISM – The two feature films are the first favorites of the editorial staff.

Flight: musical tale

In the middle of a field of crosses, a man plays the accordion in front of his wife’s grave. A survivor of the First World War, Raphaël understands that he is not welcome in his village. A woman has taken in her little girl, Juliette. Ravished face, thick fingers, the camera shows, without ever becoming heavy, the heaviness of a broken heart. Sepia images of a Normandy countryside. Raphaël has gold in his hands. He makes toys, brings a piano back to life, sculpts the bow of a ship. Juliette grows up, lonely learning to play In the moonlight. They say she’s a little crazy, she dreams of flying away.

A sorceress predicted that one day veils would take her away. Is it love? She keeps young people at a distance, bathes in a lake while singing. Halfway between dream and reality, the director of Martin Eden, Pietro Marcello, continues his dreamlike journey. Opening the Directors’ Fortnight, Flight is a musical tale, set to a poem by Louise Michel, a succession…

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