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Her

By : Spike Jonze

With : Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson (voice), Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Chris Patt

Country/Year : USA, 2014

Duration : 119'

Language/Age : English with French subt.

Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance, Science Fiction

Screenings :

Friday 28 February 2014, 19h00

Sunday 02 March 2014, 21h00

Wednesday 05 March 2014, 21h00

Venues :

Utopolis (public)

Cinémathèque (public)

Utopia (public)

Synopsis :

Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, “Her” follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha”, a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.


Jonze, his own solo scriptwriter for the first time, shows his most mature and romantic side. 

Director :

Spike Jonze is an American film director born in the US in 1969. He began his career as a music video director (Björk, Beasty Boys, R.E.M) and rapidly became one of the most respected representatives of this art form. After two short films, he directed ”Being John Malkovich", his first feature film, in 1999, which was a huge success and received numerous awards as well as three Academy Award nominations. "Adaptation" was his second film. Jonze is one of the inventors of the MTV series "Jackass" and the creative director of "Vice" magazine’s Internet-TV channel VBS.TV.

Filmographie :

  • Pretty Sweet, Documentary, 2012
  • Were the Wild Things are, 2009
  • Fully Flared, Documentary, 2007
  • Adaptation, 2002
  • Being John Malkovich, 1999

Infos :

Awards:

  • Best Screenplay, Golden Globe Awards 2014
  • Best Original Screenplay, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2014
  • Best Film, National Board of Review Award 2013
  • Best Direction, National Board of Review Award 2013


Critics :

"Visionary and traditional, wispy and soulful, tender and cool, Spike Jonze's Her ponders the nature of love in the encroaching virtual world."

Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, December 2013
 

" ‛Her’ is one of the saddest films of 2013, but also one of the most hopeful: Jonze threads the needle between comedy and drama in ways that surprise all the way through the final shot."

Christopher Rosen, The Huffington Post, December 2013
 

“Thoughtful, elegant, and moving, Spike Jonze's film about a man in love with his operating system is a work of sincere and forceful humanism.”

Christopher Orr, The Atlantic, December 2013
 

“Spike Jonze's fourth feature offers a singular, wryly funny and subtly profound consideration of our relationship to technology - — and to each other."

Scott Foundas, Variety.com, October 2013

Partners

Le gouvernement du Grand Duché du Luxembourg Ville de Luxembourg Centre National de l'Audiovisuel Cinematheque Utopia Utopolis Orange BGL