CINÉMA MODERNE: five new releases in January

Cinéma Moderne is pleased to accompany film buffs during the start of the new year with numerous films to discover on its online platform.

The focus will be on two films directed by female filmmakers in 2020. Petite Soeur by Véronique Reymond and Stéphanie Chuat will represent Switzerland at the 2021 Oscars®. Already noticed at the Berlinale, the film features Lisa, a playwright who doesn’t write anymore and who is ready to risk everything so that her brother, an actor fighting a serious illness, gets back on stage. Also, Las niñas bien by Alejandra Márquez Abella, a satire on Mexican society set during the 1982 economic crisis, featuring a woman facing her social downfall while trying to keep up appearances.

For its part, Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue by Jia Zhangke transports us to China to experience an 18-chapter symphony on Chinese society since 1949, told by three important novelists. This film, also seen at the Berlinale, weaves a 70-year spiritual history of the Chinese people.

The little ones will not be left out with the release of the French animated film Houdini by Cédric Babouche, portraying the famous magician in his childhood.


Possessor by Brandon Cronenberg

Canada, UK / 2020 / 113 minutes / Original English version

Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival 2020

*ONLINE – Now available

Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue by Jia Zhangke

China / 2020 / 112 minutes / Original Mandarin version with English subtitles

Official Selection – Berlinale 2020

*ONLINE – From January 8

Petite Soeur by Véronique Reymond and Stéphanie Chuat

Switzerland / 2020 / 99 minutes / Original German, French and English version with English subtitles

Official Selection – Berlinale 2020

*ONLINE – From January 15

Les Petits Modernes series:

Houdini by Cédric Babouche

France / 2014 / 56 minutes / Original French version / From 6 years-old

*ONLINE – From January 22

cELLEuloid series:

Las niñas bien (The Good Girls) by Alejandra Márquez Abella

Mexico / 2018 / 93 minutes / Original Spanish version with English subtitles

Official Selection – TIFF 2018

*ONLINE – From January 22

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