CANNES JURY PRIZE WINNER ‘POLISSE’ ENTERS THE VOD WORLD

polisse11

With last year’s passing of filmmaker Sidney Lumet (Serpico, Prince of the City), I wondered if police dramas would ever be the same.  It was an all too sentimental notion since that genre, along with the Western and film noir, are always subject to innovative and gripping interpretation.

French filmmaker Maiwenn’s morally ambiguous and absorbing narrative Polisse, which details the lives of members of the Paris CPU (Child Protection Unit).  The film begins with the camera focusing on a wide eyed girl answering questions about her father, who’s accused of molestation.  The questioner, a CPU member, has her back to the camera as viewers listen to the girl’s harrowing story.

The opening moments are just many sequences which stand out in Polisse, as we encounter the police’s frustrations with bureaucracy and, most of all, the exacting tragedies suffered by the families (an inescapable pain also takes its inevitable pound of flesh from the dedicated officers).

During our interview with Maiwenn, the director talked about working with the child actors in Polisse:

Get the Flash Player to see the wordTube Media Player.

Polisse, now playing in select theaters, is also available (starting today) via Video on Demand from Sundance Selects.  The feature was honored with the Jury Prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Find Us On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com

Follow Us On Twitter: http://twitter.com/hollyoutbreak

Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi (Twitter: @gsrisavasdi )

Related articles

Comments

Share article

Latest articles

‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure’: Still Packing A Punch After All These Years

The summer of 1985 was a good one for movie fans -- ushered in over Memorial Day weekend with Rambo 2 and the latest...

Kiefer Sutherland’s ‘Fugitive’ Reboot Is A Stream Come True

When Kiefer Sutherland's post-24 TV series, Designated Survivor, was moved from ABC to Netflix for its final season, he enjoyed the freedom of the...

With A New Colin Firth Film, The Legend Of ‘The Secret Garden’ Lives On

The Secret Garden, the fantasy novel first published more than 100 years ago, has now gotten its fourth film adaptation. Colin Firth plays a...

Michéal Richardson And Liam Neeson Team Up For A Father-Son Relationship ‘Made In Italy’

The new film Made in Italy us about a man and his son who work together to restore a house they've inherited in the...

Amazon Hopes to Hit It Out of the Park With ‘A League Of Their Own’ Series

Amazon Studios announced today that it has ordered a pickup of the new hour-long series A League of Their Own, from Sony Pictures Television,...

New Trailers

Amazon Unveils ‘The Boys’ Season 2 Trailer

Amazon Prime Video has debuted the official trailer for the second season of THE BOYS. The first three episodes of season two premiere Friday, September...

‘Discovery’ Star Sonequa Martin-Green Got The OK From ‘Trek’s’ Nichelle Nichols

The original Star Trek series was light-years ahead of its time when it premiered in 1966. In terms of its stories and its casting,...

Jamie Lee Curtis Thinks It’s Scary How ‘Halloween’ Franchise Has Endured

When it comes to horror franchises, no property can claim the kind of longevity or success as Halloween. Since the original film was released...

‘Bill & Ted’s’ Awesomeness Was No Accident, Say Keanu Reeves & Alex Winter

For a pair of time travelers who've hopped throughout history, 2020 might seem to be an odd destination. But, as fate would have it,...

Ryan Phillippe Takes On Casper Van Dien In Action Fueled ‘The 2nd’ Trailer

  Directed by Brian Skiba (Chokehold, Rottentail), The 2nd features Ryan Phillippe (Crash, Shooter) as Vic Davis, a Secret Service Agent who is caught in...