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Against the backdrop of climate change, several series screened at the Lille festival paint a dark future with strength and suspense.

From our journalists in Lille,

"Every revolution begins with a spark

," we hear in the prologue to Le



Literally here.

All over the world, teenage girls are discovering the ability to electrocute people.

For what ?

Regardless of the premise, its implausibility, as long as fiction, like the heartbreaking

The Leftovers

, reveals everyone's humanity at its worst and best.

The power

focuses on the status of women.

From small daily vexations, humiliations, to abuse and violence of all kinds.

Adapted from the dystopian book by the British Naomi Alderman, creation goes beyond strict feminism in post #MeToo fiction.

Choral series, she draws and telescopes unexpected and strong portraits.

Allie, American teenager placed and abused.

Roxy, illegitimate child of a wealthy London mobster.

Tunde, a young Nigerian journalist who investigates the phenomenon.

Margot (Toni Collette of

The Staircase,

always impeccable), mayor of Seattle, soon to be on fire… Brilliantly produced in the style of a thriller, the first available episodes of the series, created by Raelle Tucker (

True Blood


Jessica Jones

) and due to the producers of


, question.

On Prime Video, 9 episodes from March 31.

sea ​​monsters

It's time for dystopias built around the current themes of democratic collapse and climate change.

In addition to

Le Pouvoir

, the Festival allowed us to discover the first episodes of the Norwegian film

The Fortress

, and of the Franco-German-Italian-Norwegian co-production



The first depicts a country still rich in fish and oil resources in a world plagued by the disasters of global warming.

Camped on its positions, the executive is building a gigantic wall, so as to protect its resources but also its richest citizens.

The others, white, black, yellow, illiterate or overqualified, can die.

The second depicts the uprising of marine fauna against humanity.

After centuries and centuries of intensive exploitation, it seems that the living has decided to revolt.

Whales, killer whales, lobsters, lobsters.

Until sea worms.

Disaster saga, saga of monsters in the vein of the works of Roland Emmerich and James Cameron,


based on a German novel, surprises and seduces with the quality of the special effects, the suspense and the action scenes.

His references from





Unfortunately, it suffers a little from a too long start and the lack of depth of the characters.

For now.

Cécile de France is in the cast of this international project, in the shoes of a doctor on the trail of a deadly toxin.

Frank Doelger, showrunner of the eight episodes, was the executive producer of

Game of Thrones

for nine years.

This can be seen.

To see soon on France 2.

Launch of a plethora of projects

And it's not over!

At the professional forum, organized as every year at the Grand Palais in Lille, the channels gratified the audience with a few announcements in the style of the productions raised.

France Télévisions develops with the Alliance,


, a fierce critic of a world inhabited by small ultra-secure and ultra-monitored microcosms.

Also produced by France Télévisions,

La Peste

, according to Albert Camus, offers a frightening and futuristic vision of a denatured world, in the grip of a new pandemic.

In the dark

, a highly anticipated adaptation of the novel co-authored by former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, is described as an eco-dystopia centered on a group of activists who have found no other way to make their voices heard than by kidnapping the children of largest manufacturers in the world.

Also on France Télévisions... Artificial intelligence, police state, cybersurveillance, citizen control, discrimination, rise of populism, ecological transition, climate change... The vein is growing from the staging of the planetary drama towards which we continue to direct us.

Source: lefigaro

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