Adèle Exarchopoulos (‘Blue is the Warmest Color’) Topline features these two genre-Genger Genre from the writers of Léa Mysius (‘Ava’), which premiered in the director of ‘Fournight.
When it comes to direct their second features, some filmmakers take the Go-For-Broke approach, throwing everything out there and hoping it will somehow stick. This is a big betting that can backfire or give you something like Titane Julia DuCoururnau, the efforts of a second year student who is too ambitious, soft, and too crazy that produces big results at the Cannes Film Festival last year, where he left with Palme D ‘or .
The Five Devils (Les Cinq Daables), the follow-up of Léa Mysius writers for his promising Début, Ava, which was played in the Critical Week in 2017, also too ambitious, telling a best story described as a multi-multiras, bisexual , love triangle small town meets M. Night Shyamalan’s mind. Like Ducournau, MySius goes here, but the film goes beyond its target of several miles, even if Mise-En-Scène is inspired and leads Adèle Exarchopoulos is very good as usual. Fortnight Director is the right way to go to a film that, if it is in the main competition, will risk a rocky reception while finding several admirers.
The problem lies in the decision of MySius and fellow writer/cinematographer Paul Guilhaume to instill interesting and intimate tragedies with magic elements, supernatural journey and time that feels as included in other films-whether by Shyamalan or Robert Eggers, or something from Marvel Cinemati Universe. Instead of increasing the intrigue, the genre component ends with diluting it, and when both sides of the film finally unite, the impact feels blunt.
In short, Five Devils followed the Swimming Instructor Joanne (Exarchopoulos) and his biracin daughter, Vicky (Sally Dramé), who lived in a village covered in fog at the foot of the Alpen mountains. Joanne married a local firefighter, Jimmy (Moustapha Mbengue), but their marriage seemed to be on a stone and then reversed when Jimmy’s sister (Swala Emati) appeared after a long absence, bringing back memories about the terrible disaster that it was that it was That the terrible disaster that the terrible is that the terrible disaster that the terrible happened a decade before.
So much for simple things. The complicated things involved a newborn Little Vicky superpower, which is a sense of smell that is so strong and like an animal, he can finish off his mother in the middle of the forest while closing his eyes. But that’s not all: Julia rolled out with a magic herb in Vase that, when sniffing by Vicky, sending her back to the past so that she could witness what happened between her mother, father and aunt that caused them to be very extraordinary antagonists directly antagonistic. one another. The Hitch, only to add another, is that Julia can really see Vicky when she appears in that flashback, in a temporal paradox that reminds back to the future and terminator.
You can see why this is not an easy film, and MySius uses everything in the equipment box – beautiful colorful color and visceral photo shoot by Guilhaume; Strong and physical performance physically by Exarchopoulos; A karaoke rendition from “Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler – to make everything down smoothly. But unlike Titanae, the initial scene of a serial killer who is listed with Cadillac Vintage means that all bets credibility are inactive, five demons try to credibility and continue to encourage the audience further from him, with a final that failed to achieve its goals.
In essence, this film is about provincial racism (as directed at Vicky, whose other school children, all of them are white, by mocking as “toilet brush”), homophobia (we know that Joanne and Julia have fallen in love, many are disappointed From the father of alcohol addicts who intervene Joanne, played by Patrick Bouchitey), bisexuality (Joanne seems to be divided between Julia and Jimmy, whom he married after Julia missed the city, and what he still had with love), and burning (it was the face of his fellow officers Joanne’s swimming pool, Nadine, played by Daphné Patakia, covered with terrible burns).
Too much to be handled by anyone, including MySius, the opposite has a prominent career as a screenwriter for people like Jacques Audiard, Arnaud Desplechin and Claire Denis (in the title of this year’s competition during the day). But apart from many of his efforts to unite the plot, five demons are decomposed because more ingredients are added to drinks – or rather, witch drinks, when you consider Vicky’s concoction begin dead. . Any amazing attitude, and this film will have defenders, but the problem is when you try to say too many things at once is that you eventually entrust your own voice.
At the technical level, this is a work that is as strong as Ava, which beautifully uses the 35mm film to capture the hard work of its young heroes. Here the camera does a miracle with exarchopoulos and a dramat newcomer while describing the arrangement of Alpine as if it is a remote fairy tale, with elements of fire and water, red and blue, hot and cold constantly filling the frame. Voice design by Alexis Meynet and Victor Praud is effective with Florencia’s score on Concilio, which adds the epic side, paranormal to a film that has many other sides, it is difficult to know where to turn away.