The 2022 cinema year of Paris Match

The 2022 cinema year of Paris Match

RETRO MATCH 2022. Paris Match’s culture editorial staff looks back on the cinema year with its favorites.

Fabrice Leclerc’s choices

“The real family” by Fabien Gorgeart

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It is one of these films that we do not forget almost a year after having seen them and cried hot tears, so much the simplicity, the harshness and the tenderness of the subject touch the heart. Social chronicle on foster families, feel good movie and, even, Spielbergian homage, Fabien Gorgeart succeeds in this astonishing mixture in a cruel and gentle work. Mélanie Thierry, Lyes Salem and Félix Moati are perfectly discreet behind nicely nuanced characters. A pearl to (re)discover.

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His top 10

1. “The real family” by Fabien Gorgeart
2. “The Cairo Conspiracy” by Tarik Saleh
3. “Decision to Leave” by Park Chan-wook
4. “Avatar: The Waterway” by James Cameron
5. “Elvis” by Baz Luhrmann
6. “Night of 12” by Dominik Moll
7. “Revoir Paris” by Alice Winocour
8. “Saint Omer” by Alice Diop
9. “Great Freedom” by Sebastian Meise
10. “EO” by Jerzy Skolimowski

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The choice of François Lestavel

“As Bestas”, by Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Antoine (Denis Menochet) and Olga (Marina Foïs) settle in a small poor village in Galicia, Spain, where they restore an old farm and grow organic crops. Very quickly, it attracts the hatred of their neighbours, the peasants who are not joking… A sticky film, of absolute darkness on human nature, “As Bestas” is a shock film, literally stunning. To wonder if Rodrigo Sorogoyen is not the Iberian cousin of Henri Georges Clouzot.

Claire Stevens’ Choice

“Blonde” by Andrew Dominik
A visual shock, masterpiece under influence: immense feminist ode.

Yannick Vely’s choices

“Tales of Chance and Other Fantasies” by Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Shot before “Drive my Car” but released a few months later in France – the horrors of distribution – this triptych by the Japanese master is a concentrate of his delicate art of narration and staging, three sentimental tales that play on desire and pretense. And if other great films have punctuated this beautiful cinema year 2022, no offense to the Cassandres who announce like every twenty years the death of the room – it is still the cinema of Hamaguchi which has remained on our table of bedside, like the novels of Haruki Murakami. Vertigo of love, eroticism of speech, need to invent a radiant past.

His top 10

1. “Tales of Chance and Other Fantasies” by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
2. “Licorice Pizza” by Paul Thomas Anderson
3. “Decision to Leave” by Park Chan-wook
4. “One Fine Morning” by Mia Hansen-Love
5. “Nope” by Jordan Peele
6. “Avatar: The Waterway” by James Cameron
7. “Irradiated” by Rithy Panh
8. “Everything Everywhere All At Once” by Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan
9. “Il Buco” by Michelangelo Frammartino
10. “We” and “Saint Omer” by Alice Diop

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