What comes out from November 3, in theaters and streaming

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The shadow of Caravaggio by Michele Placido, with Riccardo Scamarcio, Louis Garrel, Isabelle Huppert (Drama, Italy-France, 120 ‘). An Italian-French co-production, it frames the adventurous, controversial and even legendary existence of Michelangelo Merisi, aka Caravaggio, embodied by Scamarcio between rebellion and faith, anxiety and scandal, independence and transgression. In short, a rock star ante litteram, harnessed, if not castrated, in the Italy of the seventeenth century. One can object to Scamarcio’s, indeed carnal, trial, one can sanction some license, er, poetics, such as the irrepressible improper of the painter with his hands on his belt, one can stigmatize a certain ease in mixing fiction and historical truth, but it is stronger than its own weaknesses, its own flaws, by virtue of a blind belief in the pop (olare) register, in the large show, in the film for everyone.

Bros by Nicholas Stoller, with Billy Eichner, Luke MacFarlane, Miss Lawrence (Comedy, USA, 115 ‘). The first major romantic comedy about two gay men who maybe, possibly, probably stumble towards love. Perhaps. They are both very busy. An intelligent, sensual and profound comedy about the pursuit of sex, love and romance with the addition of a little bit of madness. Behind it is also the genius of Judd Apatow. Despite the high expectations of distribution, rom-com is not working for the American market.

My neighbor Adolf by Leon Prudovsky, with David Hayman, Udo Kier, Olivia Silhavy (Drama, Israel-Poland-Colombia, 96 ‘). In an isolated and neglected small house located in an unspecified South American village, Marek, the only survivor of the Polskys of the Holocaust, lives in the most mournful solitude. However, the well-constructed marginalization is shattered by the arrival of an enigmatic, albeit “familiar” neighbor, Mr. Herzog. The surly character, the disguised features and the excessive aura of mystery that surrounds him, lead Marek to suspect that he may be the Führer who did not commit suicide in the bunker years earlier. Paradoxical premise and good mix of themes.

Water and anise by Corrado Ceron, with Stefania Sandrelli, Silvia D’Amico, Paolo Rossi (Comedy, Italy, 107 ‘). A “road movie from dance hall” that tells the story of Olimpia, a legend of the ballroom who at the age of 70 decides to put his orchestra’s van back on the road: this time, however, it is not a matter of going on tour, but of embarking on a I travel to the people who loved her and to the places that made her a star. With her, a young woman, Maria, shy and awkward, just hired to be her driver.

Maria and love by Lauriane Escaffre, Yvo Muller, with Karin Viard, Grégory Gadebois, Noée Abita (Comedy, France, 93 ‘). Maria is hired by a cleaning company that assigns her a new job. The School of Fine Arts opens her horizons, and she also knows her keeper who awakens her heart. She writes poetry, she never separates from her red notebook. Literary fiction becomes reality, art and being creative give life to new possibilities. She brings the fairytale into her everyday routine, escapes for an hour and a half, and once again makes the French capital the cradle of all passion. Dedicated to dreamers, to those who never want to give up, and to those who discover something pleasantly ancient in progress.

Mary and love © Julien Panié

The Nutcracker and the Magic Flute by George Gitis (Animation, Russia-Hungary, 90 ‘). The most romantic story ever returns to the big screen in a new guise for the whole family. Inspired by the great classic by Alexandre Dumas and with the famous music by Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij, the film tells the story of Marie, a girl who loves to dance and is very fond of her toys. Upon her father’s death, Marie makes a wish and, as if by magic, her toy friends come to life and she discovers that her nutcracker is actually her beloved Prince George.

Saint Lucia by Marco Chiappetta, with Renato Carpentieri, Andrea Renzi, Bianca Maria D’Amato (Drama, Italy, 77 ‘). At the center of this indie debut is Naples, which is presented in an unprecedented and timeless version, almost dreamlike and crepuscular, an apparently deserted city. Here develops the story of Roberto’s return, a now blind writer who after many years spent in Buenos Aires returns to his hometown following the death of his mother. Together, with his brother Lorenzo, a missing musician, he embarks on a journey into the memory of the city of his childhood and youth, which he can no longer see, but only perceive through the senses that remain, memories and imagination, in search of the painful reason that prompted him to leave his city.

Tango with Putin by Vera Krichevskaya (Documentary, GB-Germany, 104 ‘). In 2008 Natasha Sindeeva is a rich and ambitious 35-year-old who, to fulfill her dreams of fame and glory, decides to found an independent television channel in Moscow: Dozhd TV – The broadcaster of optimismlater renamed Rain TV. Natasha knows nothing of either journalism or politics. Freedom of expression and rights activism are not part of her vocabulary. Still, she hires journalists who oppose Putin’s regime and defend LGBTQ minorities. Soon her creature becomes an island for free political and sexual expression and hers is the only free broadcaster to survive in Putin’s Russia. The woman finds herself fighting a war between Truth and Propaganda and losing her money, being held hostage by her dreams.

Naughty boy by Paolo Ruffini, with Alessandro Bisegna, Jenny De Nucci, Beppe Fiorello (Comedy, Italy, 100 ‘). The latest effort by Ruffini, who writes, directs and produces this film, tells the story of Mattia, what we would commonly call a bully, but who behind his hardness hides a fragile world, made up of communication difficulties, anaffectivity, lack of I listen. This is also the story of thousands of young people, who found themselves facing the most difficult historical moment of their generation: the first wave of a global pandemic, which left an invisible but lacerating undertow: that of emotional fragility, of loneliness, of social unease, of technological hyper-connection, the real implications of which we are discovering only recently, many months later.

Golden helmet by Jacques Becker, with Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Claude Dauphin (Drama, France, 96 ‘). The Cineteca di Bologna brings back to the room, in a restored version, one of Becker’s masterpieces. Story of an amour fou, of its fatal outcome, of its context at once sordid and splendid, the criminal Paris of the late nineteenth century inspired by the stylizations of popular illustration, lit by a blazing black and white and by the fire of feelings, which be it love, friendship or anarchy. Helmet of gold is Simone Signoret, a prostitute with a high and dazzling coiffure who wrecks the honest carpenter Serge Reggiani, both in the interpretation of a life.

A married woman

A married woman by Jean-Luc Godard, with Bernard Noël, Macha Méril, Philippe Leroy (Drama, France, 98 ‘). Another restoration of the week, for only three days. And another masterpiece of French cinema, signed by its most incendiary author. An opportunity to celebrate Godard a few weeks after his disappearance. The chronicle of 24 hours in the life of a young woman, Charlotte, married to an airplane pilot. Charlotte has an extramarital affair with Robert, a stage actor. Sexuality is at the center of the story, but Godard, wanting to maintain a certain modesty, invented a wonderful fragmentation of the female body.

In our sky a rumble of thunder by Riccardo Milani (Documentary, Italy). The director of Like a cat on the ring road tells the parable of Gigi Riva: a true champion, an example of unshakable ethics throughout the course of his career, which has shown forcefully that not everything can be bought. He has become the symbol of Sardinia, creating an indissoluble bond with his people. The film documents his moral integrity, the courage with which he lived, the values ​​that guided him to become one of the most positive figures in Italian football.

Munch – Loves, ghosts and vampire women by Michel Mally (Documentary, Italy). New appointment with the event films dedicated to art. A new light on Edvard Munch, a man of deep and mysterious charm, a forerunner and a teacher for all who came after him. But it is also a journey through Munch’s Norway, in search of the roots and identity of a universal artist, who invites us to question the main theme of his multifaceted work: his idea of ​​Time.

Black Panther – Wakanda Forever by Ryan Coogler, with Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright (Cinecomic, USA, 161 ‘). Produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, the Marvel Studios action-fantasy returns to the realm of Wakanda, where a new threat emerges from a hidden undersea nation called Talokan, whose king is Namor. Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje struggle to protect their nation from intrusive world powers after King T’Challa’s death. “When we lost Chad, the grief was poured into the film. We kept the celebration of Wakanda and T’Challa in the foreground, in addition to the pain that obviously derives from it “, Feige promises, in reference to the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, who died just forty-three on August 29, 2020, who in Black Panther he played the protagonist.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


Enola Holmes 2 by Harry Bradbeer, with Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, David Thewlis (Adventure-yellow, GB-USA, 129 ‘). NETFLIX. Fresh from the success of her first case solved, Enola Holmes decides to follow in the footsteps of her famous brother Sherlock and opens her own detective agency, discovering that life as a contract detective is not without its problems. Resigned to accepting the harsh reality of her adult life, the young girl is about to close her shop when a penniless match girl offers her her first real assignment: to find her missing sister. But the case is more complex than expected and Enola finds himself in a world full of dangers: from sinister factories and lively London clubs to high society up to 221B Baker Street. Faced with a dangerous plot, Enola asks for the help of her friends and also of her brother to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Causeaway by Lila Neugebauer, with Jennifer Lawrenc, Brian Tyree Henry, Linda Emond (Drama, USA, 92 ‘). APPLE TV +. The psychological and physical traumas of soldiers returning from wars, but also the difficulties, misunderstandings and sufferings that seem to have marked their previous lives, pushing them to enlist and leave for distant destinations, where armed conflicts are bloody and the future uncertain it’s dangerous. The story of a friendship that is not simple, but tender and real, against the backdrop of an unprecedented New Orleans. In competition at the Rome Festival, it gives back to two wounded souls the possibility of a bridge (evoked by the title) on which to meet and through which they can try to reposition their lives, avoiding the risk of mother scenes and abuse of captions. A24 arthouse drama suitable for the platform market, combining the indie spirit and the involvement of the diva Lawrence (in the smell of awards).

My Policeman by Michael Grandage, with Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, David Dawson (Drama, USA, 113 ‘). FIRST VIDEOS. From the novel by Bethan Roberts. In 1950s Brighton, policeman Tom marries teacher Marion to hide his homosexuality and her relationship with Patrick, a museum curator. The secret they share threatens to ruin them all.

What comes out from November 3, in theaters and streaming