What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, by Lasse Hallström – To Be Rediscovered


What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, by Lasse Hallström, released in 1993, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny depp, Juliette Lewis, Darlene Cates…

The story takes place in a boring little town in Iowa, the kind of place where nothing much happens. That is where the Grape family lives, the mother and her four children, the father having died. The elder son, Gilbert, played by Johnny Depp, works at a grocery store and cares for his family, particularly looking after his young brother Arnie, a mentally deficient person, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

To Rediscover: The Thin Red Line

La Ligne RougeThe Thin Red Line, by Terrence Malick (1998), with Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, John Cusack, Nick Nolte, George Clooney, Miranda Otto, John Travolta…

The Thin red Line was released in France in 1999, and the digital 4K restoration arrived in France in August, 2016.
It’s an adaptation of James Jones’s 1962 novel, The Thin Red Line.
In this feature film, which was almost 6 hours long, many scenes were cut, the final version lasting two hours and fifty minutes.
So, the character played by Adrien Brody, who was the lead in the script, had been cut out of the finished film and reduced to a secondary role. Terrence Malick entirely removed whole roles too…

“Intelligent Trees” – September 2017

“Intelligent Trees”,
from 27 September 2017 in France
already released in UK and USA

It is a 45-minute documentary, realized by Julia Dordel and Guido Tölke, with Peter Wohlleben, German forester and author of the best-seller “The Hidden Life of Trees”.

Scientists share their researches and discoveries on the communication and the language of trees, their solidarity to organize mutual aid. So, they make us discover trees and vegetable world as social organisms, gifted with memory and sensibility.
A fascinating movie, to be seen absolutely!

Previews are arranged:

  • On Sunday, September 24th, at 5 pm at the Club de l’Etoile, 14 rue Troyon, 75017 Paris,
  • on Monday, September 25th, at 8:15 pm at the UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles, Forum des Halles, 75001 Paris, with François Bouteau, specialist in plant neurobiology, Julie Marsaud, coordinator, “Réseau Forêt”, France Nature Environnement and Hervé Le Bouler,  in charge of the “Réseau Forêt”, France Nature Environnement.




Merlin-Aria's witch

Merlin, by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Johnny Capps, Julian Murphywith Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Richard Wilson, Anthony Head, Katie McGrath, Angel Coulby…

Merlin is a British fantasy drama series, based on the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

This version of the Arthurian legends tells the youth of Merlin the Magician, and his meeting with young  Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, the King of Camelot. This series is great, full of unexpected developments and filled with humour.