MK2/MILE END – INTERNATIONAL FILMS TO WATCH IN 2022

THE MK2 | MILE END ROSTER OF FILMS FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR

JULIE (EN 12 CHAPITRES) by Joachim Trier – February 11, 2022

74th Cannes Film Festival Official Competition – Best Actress Award
Sundance 2022 official selection
With Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie and Herbert Nordrum

Julie, soon to be 30, cannot settle down in life. When she thinks she has found some stability with 45-year-old bestselling author Aksel, she meets the young and handsome Eivind.

LE LOUP ET LE LION by Gilles de Maistre – February 18, 2022

With Molly Kunz and Graham Green

After the death of her grandfather, Alma, a young 20-year-old pianist, returns to her childhood home, on a largely deserted island in Canada. There, everything changes when a wolf cub and a lion cub in distress appear in his life. She chooses to keep them to save them and the unlikely happens: they grow up together and love each other like family. But their ideal world crumbles when their secret is discovered.

LE TRÉSOR DU PETIT NICOLAS by Julien Rappeneau – February 25, 2022

Opening film of FIFEM 2022
With Ilan Debrabant, Jean-Paul Rouve and Audrey Lamy

In the peaceful world of Little Nicolas, there is Dad, Mum, school, but above all, his group of friends. They are called Les Invincibles, but most importantly they are inseparable. At least they think so. Because when Dad receives a promotion and announces that the family has to move to the south of France, Nicolas’s little world falls apart. How can you imagine life without your best friends? Without Alceste’s croissants, Agnan’s glasses, Clotaire’s nonsense, far from their dear wasteland? Helped by his friends, Nicolas sets out in search of a mysterious treasure that could help him prevent this terrible move.

LA FINE FLEUR by Pierre Pinaud – March 25, 2022

With Catherine Frot, Melan Omerta, Fatsah Bouyahmed and Olivia Côté

Ève Vernet was the greatest designer of roses. Today, it is on the verge of bankruptcy, on the verge of being acquired by a powerful competitor. Véra, her loyal secretary, believes she has found a solution by hiring three back-to-work employees without any horticultural skills … While almost everything separates them, they embark together on a most unique adventure to save the small artisanal farm.

LES OLYMPIADES by Jacques Audiard – April 15, 2022

74th Cannes Film Festival official competition
With Noémie Merlant, Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba and Jehnny Beth
Co-written by Céline Sciamma/From 3 short stories by American cartoonist Adrian Tomine (Amber Sweet, Killing and Dying and Hawaiian Getaway)

Paris, 13th arrondissement, today. Émilie meets Camille, who is attracted to Nora, who crosses Ambre’s path. Three girls and a boy redefine what modern love is.

TWIST À BAMAKO by Robert Guédiguian – April 11, 2022

With Alicia Da Luz Gomes, Stéphane Bak and Issaka Sawadogo

1960. Samba, a young socialist militant whose father is a well-established trader in Bamako, meets Lara during one of his missions in the bush. Lara takes advantage of Samba to flee her family who want to marry her by force. As Lara discovers a new life in Bamako, Samba begins to challenge loudly certain decisions of his hierarchy since his father was imprisoned. Our two heroes meet up one evening in one of Bamako’s many dance clubs and swear never to leave each other again. But events will decide otherwise …

UN ENDROIT COMME UN AUTRE (NOWHERE SPECIAL) by Uberto Pasolini – May 6, 2022

Orizzonti Competition, Venice Film Festival 2020
With James Norton, Valene Kane and Rhoda Ofori-Attah

John, a thirty-five-year-old window cleaner, dedicated his life to raising his son, after the child’s mother left them shortly after giving birth. When John learns that he only has a few months to live, he tries to find a perfect new family for his four-year-old son, determined to protect him from the terrible reality of the situation.

TOUT S’EST BIEN PASSÉ by François Ozon – May 13, 2022

74th Cannes Film Festival official competition
With Sophie Marceau, André Dussollier, Géraldine Pailhas and Laëtitia Clément
Adaptation of the eponymous novel by Emmanuel Bernheim

When André, 85, has a stroke, Emmanuelle rushes to her father’s bedside. Sick and half paralyzed in his hospital bed, he asks Emmanuelle to help him end his life. But how do you honor such a request when it comes to your own father?

THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt – May 20, 2022

Selection Une Certain Regard, 74th Cannes Film Festival
With Rakel Lenora Flottum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad and Sam Ashraf

In the tranquility of a suburb during summer, four children discover amazing powers that they innocently summon in their games, far from the eyes of adults. As they explore their new abilities in the surrounding forest and park, their distractions slowly take on a disturbing turn.

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