Beauty scale

10 stars of this year’s Venice Film Festival

Young British filmmakers are on fire right now. Just like Charlotte Wells After Sun billed as one of the best films of the year, comes this unassuming, perfectly formed film from Georgia Oakley. Located in the north of England during Thatcher’s time, blue jean tells the story of Jean, a lesbian physical education teacher who tries to conceal her sexual identity during the implementation of Article 28, a law that prohibits the promotion of homosexual practices in schools. But when a teenage girl joins her class, struggling with the same internal problem, Jean is forced to choose between her job and her responsibility, on a human level, to help the girl navigate the choppy waters of understanding who she is. is. A rare and powerful start.

dreaming wild

After earning a lot of love for his Beach Boys biopic Love & Mercy, director Bill Pohlad returns with this lyrical true story of two brothers, Donnie and Joe Emerson, who become belated superstars after rediscovering an album they recorded as teenagers. Starring Casey Affleck and Walton Goggins as the grown-up duo (and a stratospheric double talent as youngsters: Noah Jupe and Jack Dylan Grazer), it’s one of those classic American Dream films, sensibly made with ambition. with wide eyes.

Other people’s children

French director Rebecca Zlotowski has called on her country’s actress of the day, Virginie Efira, to direct her latest feature film. Other people’s children follows Rachel d’Efira, a 40-year-old childless teacher living in Paris. She wonders how she got to this point in her life without having a child of her own, but suddenly finds herself in a relationship with a divorced father and befriends his young daughter. In this configuration, her maternal desires are satisfied, but it is precarious and complicated. Zlotowski directs her best film in years here: a contemporary and straightforward look at femininity with a star-studded lead performance.

don’t worry darling

Harry Styles and Florence Pugh in Don’t worry honey.Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures