Your special cinema program for August!

In August, discover or rediscover classics of contemporary world cinema. From Hong Kong to Los Angeles, via London, and the mythological lands of Eastern Europe, immerse yourself in a selection of thrillers and fantastic films that have marked the past four decades. Chills guaranteed!

Thursday August 4 – Ghosts of the past, fantastic mythologies

To be found on the platform france.tv
Draculaby Francis Ford Coppola (prohibited for children under 12)

Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula

Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula

The story: in Transylvania, in 1462, Count Vlad Dracula went to war against the Turks, leaving behind his wife Elisabeta. The latter ends her life when she learns the false news of her husband’s death. Crazy with pain, he decides to deny the Church, which condemns suicide. He wants to avenge the death of his princess using dark powers and becomes a vampire. Four hundred years later, wanting to leave Transylvania to settle in England, he called on Jonathan Harker, notary’s clerk and fiancé of the pretty Mina Murray. The young girl is the look-alike of Elisabeth, the count’s original love…
This movie of Francis Ford Coppola produced in 1992 has the particularity of depicting a Count Dracula victim of a curse rather than a monster, and of accentuating the erotic dimension of the original novel. Shot entirely in studio in Los Angeles, this version is also known for its costumes and its symbolist aesthetic line.

Starring Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder.


Hellboyby Neil Marshall (not recommended for children under 10)

Hellboy by Neil Marshall

Hellboy by Neil Marshall

The story: Hellboy is back and he will have to face in the heart of London a powerful demon returned from the dead to satisfy his revenge. This is the 3e film around the character of the English comics Hellboy created by Mike Mianola. It is about King Arthur, the Blood Queen Vivian Nimue (another name for the fairy Viviane) and the sword Excalibur. After surviving several assassination attempts, Hellboy discovers that dark forces are trying to bring back the Blood Queen to exterminate humanity. He will therefore have to confront her.

Starring David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane.


Thursday August 11 – Scams, Crimes and Combat Sports

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Snapby Guy Ritchie (not recommended for children under 10)

Snatch by Guy Ritchie

Snatch by Guy Ritchie

© Columbia Tristar Films

The story: After a spectacular burglary in Antwerp, Frankie is in possession of an extraordinary diamond. This stone of course arouses all desires. Boris, a ruthless mobster decides to exploit Frankie’s penchant for gambling by ambushing him during an underground boxing match…
Released in 2000, Snatch is a breathtaking thriller that plunges us into the world of the London underworld and Irish gypsies. This is Guy Ritchie’s second film after Scams, Crimes and Botany.

With Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, Jason Statham.


roller ballby John McTiernan (not recommended for children under 12)

Rollerball by John McTiernan

Rollerball by John McTiernan

The story: Jonathan Cross is the star of the American team of an extremely violent sport: rollerball, a mixture of hockey, handball and motorcycle racing. With Marcus Ridley, his childhood friend, and Aurora, he unleashes the crowds. But he soon discovers that behind this entertainment hides a much more disturbing reality. Each new game increases their fame and the wealth of Alexi Petrovich, the creator of this sport where (almost) all shots are allowed.

With Chris Klein, LL Cool J, Jean Reno.


Thursday August 18 – Love and cognitive experimentation

To be found on the platform france.tv
Donnie Darkoby Richard Kelly

Donnie Darko by Richard Kelly

Donnie Darko by Richard Kelly

© Pandora Cinema, Flower Films, Adam Fields Productions, Gaylord Films

When it was released in 2001, Donnie Darko attracted virtually no one to theaters. The film became cult a few years later. Its complex universe is still open to many interpretations.
The story: In the fictional town of Middlesex, Iowa, in the mid-1980s, Donnie Darko, a 16-year-old teenager like no other, is shown to be introverted and emotionally disturbed. The very young man maintains a friendship with a certain Frank, a giant rabbit that only he can see and hear… Director Richard Kelly leaves it up to the viewer to determine the status of this character themselves: hallucination or parallel reality.
It’s up to you to see… or not!

With Drew Barrymore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone.


Time and tideby Tsui Hark (prohibited for children under 12)

Time and tide of

Time and Tide by Tsui Hark

© Columbia Pictures

Three years after his Trap in Hong Kong, Tsui Hark returned in 2001 with a film that has since been considered a masterpiece. Critics see in this work which plays on a debauchery of wild sensations a cinematographic gem in the form of experimental chaos.
The story: in Hong Kong, the brief encounter between Tyler, a young man accustomed to the dangers of the street, and Jo, an undercover policewoman, will not be without consequences because the latter becomes pregnant. To make a quick buck, Tyler becomes a bodyguard. In the service of Hong, a powerful leader of a triad, he joins forces with Jack, a former mercenary who has decided to start a new life with Hui, Hong’s daughter, whom he has just married and who is expecting a child from him. .

With Wu Bai, Candy Lo, Nicholas Tse.


Thursday, August 25 – Women Superstars

To be found on france.tv
Ultravioletby Kurt Wimmer (not recommended for children under 10)

Ultraviolet by Kurt Wimmer

Ultraviolet by Kurt Wimmer

History: at the end of the 21st centurye century, a disease causing a genetic mutation spawns a new breed of humans with superhuman strength and overdeveloped canines. The government has these newcomers eliminated. Only a woman, Violet, infected by the disease, is determined to protect her family… A fascinating heroine embodied by a powerful Milla Jovovich.

With Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, Milla Jovovich.


Underworld: Blood Wars, ofAnna Foerster (prohibited for children under 12)

  Underworld: Blood Wars by Anna Foerster

Underworld: Blood Wars by Anna Foerster

The story: we follow the tribulations of Selene, a vampire hunter of Lycans (or werewolves). She must counter their brutal attacks and those of the vampires who betrayed her. His only allies are David, his friend, and Thomas, his father. With them, she wants to end the ancestral war between vampires and Lycans, even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice for her.
A new opus in the blockbuster franchise carried brilliantly by Kate Beckinsale and directed for the first time by a woman.

Starring Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies

Your special cinema program for August!