Childhood is when impressionable minds open widest to the mesmerizing power of entertainment. Nearly everyone can recall connecting with a show so completely it feels like a magical world created just for you. But what if it actually was?Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James (Kyle Mooney) James is obsessed with the show to the point of religiosity. A bright, sensitive young adult still living at home, he has grown up with this fantasy series, and the program has grown with him as well — getting more complex over the years. But to say James' intensely protective parents have kept their son a bit sheltered is an understatement.
When the show abruptly ends, James' life changes forever, he sets out to finish the story himself and must learn to cope with the realities of a new world that he knows nothing about. By telling his story, James repairs it, producing in the process an inventively offbeat and profoundly uplifting love letter to the redemptive power of creativity. The tale is told with a disarming gentleness and eerie goodwill, exposing the consumer-friendly mind control that is children's TV. BRIGSBY BEAR is charming, sweet, creative, and different.
Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together in this sharp character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost (Séraphine).
THE MIDWIFE is a closely observed, intelligently imagined and realized presentation of contrasting personalities. A film that looks at its characters with understanding and acceptance, about people caring for one another, and how difficult but vital that is. THE MIDWIFE is anchored by two iconic actresses - the great Catherine Deneuve, lovely and luminous as Beatrice, and Catherine Frot, a contained, persevering survivor as Claire. Provost's film is, in the end, a story about attaining the wisdom that comes from forgiveness and the acceptance of those things - namely the past and the future - that none of us can control.