It relates the story of a young woman named Angela Récamier (Anna Karina) who greatly wants to have a child and repeatedly requests so of her lover, Émile (Jean-Claude Braily). When he refuses to impregnate her and they begin a long fight, Angéla sleeps with Alfred (Jean-Paul Belmondo), Émile's best friend, out of spite and desperation.
That night at a dinner for the drivers at the Monte Carlo Casino, Jean-Louis receives the telegram and leaves immediately. He jumps into the other Mustang (number 184) used during the race and drives through the night to Paris, telling himself that when a woman sends a telegram like that, you go to her no matter what. Along the way he imagines what their reunion will be like. At her Paris apartment, Jean-Louis learns that Anne is in Deauville, so he continues north. Jean-Louis finally arrives in Deauville and finds Anne and the two children playing on the beach. When they see each other, they run into each other's arms and embrace.
According to director Claude Lelouch, the story originated from an experience following his disappointment trying to get a distribution deal for his film Les Grands Moments. As was his habit during troubling times, he went for a long drive and ended up on the shore at Deauville at 2:00 am. After a few hours sleep in the car, he was awakened by the sunrise and saw a woman walking on the beach with her daughter and a dog. This sparked his creativity which led to the story and script which he co-wrote with Pierre Uytterhoeven within a month.
The title may have come from a line in the film, where Jean-Louis and Anne are listening to the news on the radio driving in a fast Ford Mustang and a commentator says \"A man and a woman have just died after skidding in a powerful car\". This leads to a discussion about how well he is driving and Anne commenting \"you are average\".
For the female lead, Trintignant asked Lelouch who his ideal woman would be, and Lelouch indicated Anouk Aimée, who had appeared in Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) and 8 (1962). Trintignant happened to be a close friend of hers and told him to call her. When he did, she accepted without reading the script. Although early disagreements and the low-budget skeleton crew caused initial tension between the director and actress, they quickly resolved their differences and the two went on to become close friends.
Rendered in a combination of Wolof and French, Atlantics takes place in a suburb of Dakar, following a pair of young lovers and the looming construction of a new high-rise tower. A rare drama that successfully weaves together themes of romance, revenge, migration, and a touch of the supernatural, Atlantics made waves (no pun intended) both for its universal acclaim and as the first film made by a black woman to be featured in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (English translation: Portrait of a Young Lady on Fire) is a French historical drama film written and directed by Céline Sciamma. The film won the Queer Palm at Cannes in 2019, becoming the first film directed by a woman to win the award. The story happens on an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century. A female painter, Marianne is commissioned to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman, Héloïse. Since Héloïse is reluctant to wed the Milanese nobleman who had previously been engaged to her deceased sister, Marianne has to pretend to be her walk companion and paint her in secret. 59ce067264