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Forest Whitaker, a Healer?s Palm
?The Eight Mountains?, a fable with a stiff morality on the return to nature
Volodymyr Zelensky stars in American Festival opening ceremony
Dunkirk and Le Havre, rival film stars
?La Maman et la putain? or the slow resurrection of a masterpiece
the director Jean-Pierre Baro renounces a creation
?The political vacuum leaves a gaping space for the far right?
?I notice how this question of gender identity crosses generations?
?I notice how this question of gender identity crosses generations?
at the Afikaris gallery, Boluwatife Oyediran wishes to correct the story

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                    [description] => American Forest Whitaker, actor, director and film producer. AUDOIN DESFORGES / PASCO He advances with small cautious steps, his meter-eighty-eight slightly bent, he stretches out his hand with a timid gesture and slips without laughing: “I know you, don’t I? I’ve seen your photo somewhere before. » Certainly, it surprises. We laugh but he doesn’t. ... Read more
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He advances with small cautious steps, his meter-eighty-eight slightly bent, he stretches out his hand with a timid gesture and slips without laughing: “I know you, don’t I? I’ve seen your photo somewhere before. » Certainly, it surprises. We laugh but he doesn’t. Forest Whitaker, 61, the man who appears in the credits of a hundred films, six times in the official selection at Cannes, to whom a Palme d’honneur was awarded on Tuesday May 17, has kindness printed on his forehead.

Her voice is soft, the delivery monotonous: ?I think I’m trying to figure out how to put more joy in my life. There are, yes. But a part of me needs healing. You will notice that the subject of the films I have made is always healing. And I believe that the work I do in the world with my foundation allows me to better understand the depths of human emotions. And that helps me understand mine. Healing others helps to heal oneself. »

Ten years ago, Clint Eastwood’s Charlie Parker (Bird, 1988), le Ghost Dog by Jim Jarmush (1999), by Idi Amin Dada by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, 2006) created an NGO, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative. However, it all started there, precisely, during the shooting in Uganda of the film on the famous dictator for which he will obtain the Oscar for best actor.

Read the 2007 review: “The Last King of Scotland”: portrait of a bloodthirsty jester

?The more it went, the more I got involved?

For the first time, in 2005, Forest Whitaker landed on the African continent. ?My role as an actor was to understand what it was like to live there,? says the actor, who has always made it a point of honor to inhabit his roles. For the film, he even learns the accordion, which the despot plays. An actor offers him to go visit an orphanage in the north of the country. He meets child soldiers there. ?And there, in their eyes, he says, I saw something I had seen in the eyes of gang members I had known growing up in my neighborhood in Los Angeles. And this link haunted me. So I started to help, to build a dormitory, to dig wells, my daughter created a computer center? And the more it went, the more I got involved. »

This is how he found himself face to face with Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations at the time, to plead the cause of these populations decimated by the conflicts, and that he ended up creating an NGO which works to resolve them. Not only in Africa, but also in Mexico, Los Angeles or Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis). Principle: capillarity, training the people of the place so that they swarm. If we want to resolve conflicts, we must give people the tools for dialogue. If we want to overcome the traumas, teach them to look them in the face. And if we want to give them the means to create wealth, prime the pump. Hosted in the offices of Unesco in Paris, the NGO has grown from about thirty children to more than 1.5 million people concerned by its programs.

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) [summary] => American Forest Whitaker, actor, director and film producer. AUDOIN DESFORGES / PASCO He advances with small cautious steps, his meter-eighty-eight slightly bent, he stretches out his hand with a timid gesture and slips without laughing: “I know you, don’t I? I’ve seen your photo somewhere before. » Certainly, it surprises. We laugh but he doesn’t. ... Read more [atom_content] =>

He advances with small cautious steps, his meter-eighty-eight slightly bent, he stretches out his hand with a timid gesture and slips without laughing: “I know you, don’t I? I’ve seen your photo somewhere before. » Certainly, it surprises. We laugh but he doesn’t. Forest Whitaker, 61, the man who appears in the credits of a hundred films, six times in the official selection at Cannes, to whom a Palme d’honneur was awarded on Tuesday May 17, has kindness printed on his forehead.

Her voice is soft, the delivery monotonous: ?I think I’m trying to figure out how to put more joy in my life. There are, yes. But a part of me needs healing. You will notice that the subject of the films I have made is always healing. And I believe that the work I do in the world with my foundation allows me to better understand the depths of human emotions. And that helps me understand mine. Healing others helps to heal oneself. »

Ten years ago, Clint Eastwood’s Charlie Parker (Bird, 1988), le Ghost Dog by Jim Jarmush (1999), by Idi Amin Dada by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, 2006) created an NGO, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative. However, it all started there, precisely, during the shooting in Uganda of the film on the famous dictator for which he will obtain the Oscar for best actor.

Read the 2007 review: “The Last King of Scotland”: portrait of a bloodthirsty jester

?The more it went, the more I got involved?

For the first time, in 2005, Forest Whitaker landed on the African continent. ?My role as an actor was to understand what it was like to live there,? says the actor, who has always made it a point of honor to inhabit his roles. For the film, he even learns the accordion, which the despot plays. An actor offers him to go visit an orphanage in the north of the country. He meets child soldiers there. ?And there, in their eyes, he says, I saw something I had seen in the eyes of gang members I had known growing up in my neighborhood in Los Angeles. And this link haunted me. So I started to help, to build a dormitory, to dig wells, my daughter created a computer center? And the more it went, the more I got involved. »

This is how he found himself face to face with Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations at the time, to plead the cause of these populations decimated by the conflicts, and that he ended up creating an NGO which works to resolve them. Not only in Africa, but also in Mexico, Los Angeles or Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis). Principle: capillarity, training the people of the place so that they swarm. If we want to resolve conflicts, we must give people the tools for dialogue. If we want to overcome the traumas, teach them to look them in the face. And if we want to give them the means to create wealth, prime the pump. Hosted in the offices of Unesco in Paris, the NGO has grown from about thirty children to more than 1.5 million people concerned by its programs.

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[date_timestamp] => 1652935054 ) [1] => Array ( [title] => ?The Eight Mountains?, a fable with a stiff morality on the return to nature [link] => https://movs.world/culture/the-eight-mountains-a-fable-with-a-stiff-morality-on-the-return-to-nature/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Wed, 18 May 2022 17:36:32 +0000 [category] => CulturefableMoralitymountainsnaturereturnstiff [guid] => https://movs.world/culture/the-eight-mountains-a-fable-with-a-stiff-morality-on-the-return-to-nature/ [description] => « Les Huit Montagnes », the Charlotte Vandermeersch et Felix Van Groeningen. PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION OFFICIAL SELECTION – IN COMPETITION Kicking off the competition, Charlotte Vandermeersch’s first four-handed feature with Felix Van Groeningen (The shit of things2009, Alabama Monroe, 2012) comes to occupy a box well known to festival-goers, that of the ?lesson of life and ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

OFFICIAL SELECTION – IN COMPETITION

Kicking off the competition, Charlotte Vandermeersch’s first four-handed feature with Felix Van Groeningen (The shit of things2009, Alabama Monroe, 2012) comes to occupy a box well known to festival-goers, that of the ?lesson of life and authenticity?. The Flemish duo adapts an eponymous book by Paolo Cognetti which takes place in the alpine heights of Val d’Aosta. The Eight Mountains (“Les Huit Montagnes”) recounts the lifelong friendship between two children, Pietro and Bruno. One city rat from Turin, the other country rat, native of the mountain pastures, who become adults by meeting each year in this mountainous Eden, where they build a common house with their hands.

The mountain is much more than a setting here: a system of natural ?values? that unite the two men against the urban way of life and the world of money. But steep solitudes can also turn the heads of mere mortals and engulf them.

Read also: “The Merditude of things”: initiation novel in the middle of beer mugs

Built like a long existential chronicle, this fable on the return to nature, which, as we know, does not lie, diffuses throughout, on a decorative landscaping, a stuffy morality, like its little edifying music that we have sometimes hard to distinguish from a personal development manual. The purely conventional friendship between the two protagonists is described here as an absolute, never discussed, rarely questioned. The lesson of life stretches in length by dint of remaining centered on an immobile relationship, invested with a pseudo-truth fabricated from scratch.

Italian, Belgian and French film by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen. With Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Filippo Timi, Elena Lietti (2 h 27). Theatrical release December 21.

) [summary] => « Les Huit Montagnes », the Charlotte Vandermeersch et Felix Van Groeningen. PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION OFFICIAL SELECTION – IN COMPETITION Kicking off the competition, Charlotte Vandermeersch’s first four-handed feature with Felix Van Groeningen (The shit of things2009, Alabama Monroe, 2012) comes to occupy a box well known to festival-goers, that of the ?lesson of life and ... Read more [atom_content] =>

OFFICIAL SELECTION – IN COMPETITION

Kicking off the competition, Charlotte Vandermeersch’s first four-handed feature with Felix Van Groeningen (The shit of things2009, Alabama Monroe, 2012) comes to occupy a box well known to festival-goers, that of the ?lesson of life and authenticity?. The Flemish duo adapts an eponymous book by Paolo Cognetti which takes place in the alpine heights of Val d’Aosta. The Eight Mountains (“Les Huit Montagnes”) recounts the lifelong friendship between two children, Pietro and Bruno. One city rat from Turin, the other country rat, native of the mountain pastures, who become adults by meeting each year in this mountainous Eden, where they build a common house with their hands.

The mountain is much more than a setting here: a system of natural ?values? that unite the two men against the urban way of life and the world of money. But steep solitudes can also turn the heads of mere mortals and engulf them.

Read also: “The Merditude of things”: initiation novel in the middle of beer mugs

Built like a long existential chronicle, this fable on the return to nature, which, as we know, does not lie, diffuses throughout, on a decorative landscaping, a stuffy morality, like its little edifying music that we have sometimes hard to distinguish from a personal development manual. The purely conventional friendship between the two protagonists is described here as an absolute, never discussed, rarely questioned. The lesson of life stretches in length by dint of remaining centered on an immobile relationship, invested with a pseudo-truth fabricated from scratch.

Italian, Belgian and French film by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen. With Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Filippo Timi, Elena Lietti (2 h 27). Theatrical release December 21.

[date_timestamp] => 1652895392 ) [2] => Array ( [title] => Volodymyr Zelensky stars in American Festival opening ceremony [link] => https://movs.world/culture/volodymyr-zelensky-stars-in-american-festival-opening-ceremony/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Wed, 18 May 2022 06:35:35 +0000 [category] => CultureAmericanceremonyFestivalOpeningstarsVolodymyrZelensky [guid] => https://movs.world/culture/volodymyr-zelensky-stars-in-american-festival-opening-ceremony/ [description] => Volodymyr Zelensky speaks live during the opening ceremony of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, May 17, 2022. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m., the seventy-fifth edition of the International Film Festival was inaugurated, ready to sail under full sail with a contained pandemic and the announced return of ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m., the seventy-fifth edition of the International Film Festival was inaugurated, ready to sail under full sail with a contained pandemic and the announced return of professionals. It fell to the mermaid Virginie Efira to embody, all in silver lamé, matching ring and streaming blonde hair, the undulating adornment of the opening ceremony.

On the other side of the decor, at the helm, a new armada. That of France Télévisions, which replaces Canal+ for the official coverage of the festival and which has gone all out by mobilizing all its channels. It is also the return of the historic producer of the Cannes television ceremonial, Renaud Le Van Kim, ousted from Canal+ a few years ago, who returns to operations both with the public service group and with Brut, a high-performance information platform that he has created in the meantime, and which should bring a new strike force, towards young people on the one hand, and abroad on the other, to the disclosure of the event.

Read also: Article reserved for our subscribers Caprices of stars, schoolboy humor and grandiose parties: at the Cannes Film Festival, the Roaring Twenties Canal

It is true that the old lady from Cannes, with her more or less outdated rituals and her immutable appearance, demands to be both respected and jostled. The world around her is on fire, the images migrate, as for the cinema, it trembles on its foundations. We will not repeat here, for the thousandth time, the reasons, while vaticinating on his approaching death and invoking optional the ghosts that dig his grave.

Virginie Efira delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, May 17, 2022.

The current challenge of the festival would not be understood, however, without having this great theater of change and the danger of these abysses in mind. Thierry Frémaux the first, in the columns of the magazine Ecran total of May, worries about it: ?In twenty-five years, our children shouldn’t ask us why we let cinemas die. » Even though they will reproach us, more surely, for having ransacked the entire planet, we can clearly see that today the challenge of the festival, more than ever, consists in sparing the light and the heavy, the glamorous and the tragic, dream and worry.

Read also: Article reserved for our subscribers Is the cinema dead or alive, jostled by the platforms and weakened by the Covid?

Tears in the eyes, standing ovations and collective vibratos

If he needed a more than encouraging sign of how he intends to take it up, the opening ceremony gave it in barely an hour. She was perfect from start to finish. Imprint of sobriety, dignity, emotion, surprise, accuracy. So far from the heights of boredom and self-satisfaction that this kind of event too often provokes.

Undoubtedly, the awareness that the hour was serious had a lot to do with it. And the art of dialectic was so well carried out there, between the din of the world and the way in which the cinema responds to it, between the love of men and the courage of ideas by which the seventh art, in that it has more noble, takes us away without firing a shot. A ceremony that took place in short like a film, in a dramaturgy whose success is to be credited to many talents. First of all, the scenography, wide open to the city thanks to panels where the urban landscape itself was filmed. Beautiful idea that this link restored between the closed vase of the ceremony and the surrounding reality. The mistress of ceremonies, beautiful, vibrant, herself affected, and sometimes overwhelmed, by the emotion of such and such a moment. The president of the jury, Vincent Lindon, author of a speech written and read on stage without failing, of an incredible outfit, to celebrate this “Weapon of Massive Emotion” what is cinema.

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) [summary] => Volodymyr Zelensky speaks live during the opening ceremony of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, May 17, 2022. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m., the seventy-fifth edition of the International Film Festival was inaugurated, ready to sail under full sail with a contained pandemic and the announced return of ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m., the seventy-fifth edition of the International Film Festival was inaugurated, ready to sail under full sail with a contained pandemic and the announced return of professionals. It fell to the mermaid Virginie Efira to embody, all in silver lamé, matching ring and streaming blonde hair, the undulating adornment of the opening ceremony.

On the other side of the decor, at the helm, a new armada. That of France Télévisions, which replaces Canal+ for the official coverage of the festival and which has gone all out by mobilizing all its channels. It is also the return of the historic producer of the Cannes television ceremonial, Renaud Le Van Kim, ousted from Canal+ a few years ago, who returns to operations both with the public service group and with Brut, a high-performance information platform that he has created in the meantime, and which should bring a new strike force, towards young people on the one hand, and abroad on the other, to the disclosure of the event.

Read also: Article reserved for our subscribers Caprices of stars, schoolboy humor and grandiose parties: at the Cannes Film Festival, the Roaring Twenties Canal

It is true that the old lady from Cannes, with her more or less outdated rituals and her immutable appearance, demands to be both respected and jostled. The world around her is on fire, the images migrate, as for the cinema, it trembles on its foundations. We will not repeat here, for the thousandth time, the reasons, while vaticinating on his approaching death and invoking optional the ghosts that dig his grave.

Virginie Efira delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, May 17, 2022.

The current challenge of the festival would not be understood, however, without having this great theater of change and the danger of these abysses in mind. Thierry Frémaux the first, in the columns of the magazine Ecran total of May, worries about it: ?In twenty-five years, our children shouldn’t ask us why we let cinemas die. » Even though they will reproach us, more surely, for having ransacked the entire planet, we can clearly see that today the challenge of the festival, more than ever, consists in sparing the light and the heavy, the glamorous and the tragic, dream and worry.

Read also: Article reserved for our subscribers Is the cinema dead or alive, jostled by the platforms and weakened by the Covid?

Tears in the eyes, standing ovations and collective vibratos

If he needed a more than encouraging sign of how he intends to take it up, the opening ceremony gave it in barely an hour. She was perfect from start to finish. Imprint of sobriety, dignity, emotion, surprise, accuracy. So far from the heights of boredom and self-satisfaction that this kind of event too often provokes.

Undoubtedly, the awareness that the hour was serious had a lot to do with it. And the art of dialectic was so well carried out there, between the din of the world and the way in which the cinema responds to it, between the love of men and the courage of ideas by which the seventh art, in that it has more noble, takes us away without firing a shot. A ceremony that took place in short like a film, in a dramaturgy whose success is to be credited to many talents. First of all, the scenography, wide open to the city thanks to panels where the urban landscape itself was filmed. Beautiful idea that this link restored between the closed vase of the ceremony and the surrounding reality. The mistress of ceremonies, beautiful, vibrant, herself affected, and sometimes overwhelmed, by the emotion of such and such a moment. The president of the jury, Vincent Lindon, author of a speech written and read on stage without failing, of an incredible outfit, to celebrate this “Weapon of Massive Emotion” what is cinema.

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[date_timestamp] => 1652855735 ) [3] => Array ( [title] => Dunkirk and Le Havre, rival film stars [link] => https://movs.world/culture/dunkirk-and-le-havre-rival-film-stars/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Tue, 17 May 2022 19:34:38 +0000 [category] => CultureDunkirkfilmhavrerivalstars [guid] => https://movs.world/culture/dunkirk-and-le-havre-rival-film-stars/ [description] => With his film “Dunkirk”, Christopher Nolan made a great advertisement for the northern city (here, during filming, in 2016). PHOTO CITY OF DUNKIRK That morning, a few fishing vans are parked on the Braek dyke. A concrete strip of 6 kilometers in the middle of the waves, on which the waves throw themselves with a ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

That morning, a few fishing vans are parked on the Braek dyke. A concrete strip of 6 kilometers in the middle of the waves, on which the waves throw themselves with a crash. On one side, there is the ore basin of the port and, on the other, the sea as far as the eye can see. It is the most emblematic location for filming taking place in Dunkirk, in the North. ?I am asked for this decor half the time! It’s the industrial and graphic atmosphere that pleases”, exclaims Muriel Debaene, head of the city’s cinema unit.

In the political series black baron, broadcast on Canal+, a car crosses the dike at full speed. For the blockbuster Dunkirk (2017), a Spitfire plane lands there. Christopher Nolan’s film revealed the city to the eyes of the whole world, “by doing the best publicity possible for Dunkirk”, assures Fabien Jankowiak, head of the reception desk for filming at Pictanovo, an association responsible for developing the image sector in Hauts-de-France. The notoriety of the film has generated numerous economic benefits for the city, estimated at 9 million euros by the National Cinema Center.

Economic benefits

In this competition to attract film shoots, Dunkirk (86,000 inhabitants) must
come to terms with its great rival. 273 kilometers further south, located in the Seine estuary, Le Havre (170,000 inhabitants) is inseparable from its port, leader in France in terms of container traffic. As for Dunkirk, it is ?the harbor setting and our modern city center which are the most requested by the directors who come here?, assures Fabienne Delafosse, assistant to the culture of the city. A city center with wide avenues, rebuilt by the architect Auguste Perret. Le Havre can also be proud, as a business card, of its eponymous feature film, directed by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. A work that won the International Critics Prize at Cannes in 2011.

Read the survey: Article reserved for our subscribers Threats, kidnappings, assassination? Coke in docks at the port of Le Havre

If Dunkirk and Le Havre will not shine on the Croisette this year, the two cities will have other opportunities to showcase their charm by the end of the year. The comedy choir of rockers, with Mathilde Seigner, is inspired by the true story of a Dunkirk choir. Peter and Joan, film adapted by Clémentine Célarié from a novel by Guy de Maupassant, will include a few scenes shot in the Normandy town.

In the wake of Kaurismäki’s feature film, Le Havre opened, in 2011, an office dedicated to the seventh art within the municipal team. ?We realized that we had to structure ourselves to meet the growing demands of producers,? explains Fabienne Delafosse. Three years later, Dunkirk followed suit after the election as mayor of the various left Patrice Vergriete. Its goal ? Restore the image of the city and diversify its economy by facilitating the production of short and feature films on its soil.

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) [summary] => With his film “Dunkirk”, Christopher Nolan made a great advertisement for the northern city (here, during filming, in 2016). PHOTO CITY OF DUNKIRK That morning, a few fishing vans are parked on the Braek dyke. A concrete strip of 6 kilometers in the middle of the waves, on which the waves throw themselves with a ... Read more [atom_content] =>

That morning, a few fishing vans are parked on the Braek dyke. A concrete strip of 6 kilometers in the middle of the waves, on which the waves throw themselves with a crash. On one side, there is the ore basin of the port and, on the other, the sea as far as the eye can see. It is the most emblematic location for filming taking place in Dunkirk, in the North. ?I am asked for this decor half the time! It’s the industrial and graphic atmosphere that pleases”, exclaims Muriel Debaene, head of the city’s cinema unit.

In the political series black baron, broadcast on Canal+, a car crosses the dike at full speed. For the blockbuster Dunkirk (2017), a Spitfire plane lands there. Christopher Nolan’s film revealed the city to the eyes of the whole world, “by doing the best publicity possible for Dunkirk”, assures Fabien Jankowiak, head of the reception desk for filming at Pictanovo, an association responsible for developing the image sector in Hauts-de-France. The notoriety of the film has generated numerous economic benefits for the city, estimated at 9 million euros by the National Cinema Center.

Economic benefits

In this competition to attract film shoots, Dunkirk (86,000 inhabitants) must
come to terms with its great rival. 273 kilometers further south, located in the Seine estuary, Le Havre (170,000 inhabitants) is inseparable from its port, leader in France in terms of container traffic. As for Dunkirk, it is ?the harbor setting and our modern city center which are the most requested by the directors who come here?, assures Fabienne Delafosse, assistant to the culture of the city. A city center with wide avenues, rebuilt by the architect Auguste Perret. Le Havre can also be proud, as a business card, of its eponymous feature film, directed by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. A work that won the International Critics Prize at Cannes in 2011.

Read the survey: Article reserved for our subscribers Threats, kidnappings, assassination? Coke in docks at the port of Le Havre

If Dunkirk and Le Havre will not shine on the Croisette this year, the two cities will have other opportunities to showcase their charm by the end of the year. The comedy choir of rockers, with Mathilde Seigner, is inspired by the true story of a Dunkirk choir. Peter and Joan, film adapted by Clémentine Célarié from a novel by Guy de Maupassant, will include a few scenes shot in the Normandy town.

In the wake of Kaurismäki’s feature film, Le Havre opened, in 2011, an office dedicated to the seventh art within the municipal team. ?We realized that we had to structure ourselves to meet the growing demands of producers,? explains Fabienne Delafosse. Three years later, Dunkirk followed suit after the election as mayor of the various left Patrice Vergriete. Its goal ? Restore the image of the city and diversify its economy by facilitating the production of short and feature films on its soil.

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[date_timestamp] => 1652816078 ) [4] => Array ( [title] => ?La Maman et la putain? or the slow resurrection of a masterpiece [link] => https://movs.world/culture/la-maman-et-la-putain-or-the-slow-resurrection-of-a-masterpiece/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Tue, 17 May 2022 08:33:33 +0000 [category] => CultureMamanmasterpieceputainresurrectionslow [guid] => https://movs.world/culture/la-maman-et-la-putain-or-the-slow-resurrection-of-a-masterpiece/ [description] => Françoise Lebrun in ?La Maman et la putain? (1973), by Jean Eustache. BERNARD PRIM/THE LOZENGE FILMS On January 19, a small cinephilic earthquake took place, when the producer and distributor Charles Gillibert, who had just acquired the legendary company Les Films du losange (Barbet Schroeder, Eric Rohmer, etc.), announced the restoration and concession of the ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

On January 19, a small cinephilic earthquake took place, when the producer and distributor Charles Gillibert, who had just acquired the legendary company Les Films du losange (Barbet Schroeder, Eric Rohmer, etc.), announced the restoration and concession of the rights to work of Jean Eustache. To better measure the shock, it should be remembered that, since the suicide in 1981 of the filmmaker, the promotion and the preservation of his work were made complicated by Boris Eustache, his son, who holds the rights. Access to posterity of this work among the most singular was slowed down, at the same time as the desire to know it, maintained by a core of cinephiles, was increased tenfold, according to this old pendulum movement that all lovers know.

Of course, the blackout was not total. There were a few retrospectives of the work, at the Center Pompidou (2006) or at La Cinémathèque française (2017). But, to take the example of The mother and the whore, there is one passage per decade on television, a deteriorated copy circulating on the Internet and a Japanese DVD edition. It’s not much for a film of this size.

What will have decided the beneficiary of this work, so reluctant to part with it, to finally do business with the producer Charles Gillibert? With exemplary discretion on the financial question, the latter evokes several reasons: “The anniversary of the death of Jean Eustache, who was able to play psychologically, the old connection of Films du losange with this work that the company co-produced and whose mandates it still manages, and no doubt also the fact that we ere were not many able to offer restoration work on the entire work. » Régine Vial, historical figure of Films du losange, adds: ?The restoration was undoubtedly a decisive element, and we are carrying it out in collaboration with Boris Eustache. »

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Sharpness and grain

The good news of this rehabilitation has already mobilized moviegoers around the world, from the United States to Japan. The Mom and the Whore will travel everywhere, starting with the Cannes Film Festival, which shows the film on Tuesday May 17, before it is released in France in June, on a hundred prints.

Davide Pozzi, Director of L’Image Regained: “Removing a scratch is a simple thing, but restoring colors and luminosity to color grading is another matter, which has to do with the cultural history of perception”

The actual restoration work was carried out by a team of expert blades. Entrusted to L’Image regainée, a Bolognese company which is an authority on the subject and which has just bought the Eclair laboratory, it takes place in its Parisian branch, in the shadow of the imposing Pathé Wepler, place de Clichy. Its director, Davide Pozzi, a former Erasmus student, remembers having discovered The Mom and the Whore in Paris, at the Forum des images, on a small screen. He retains the memory of a film that breathes ” the truth “.

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) [summary] => Françoise Lebrun in ?La Maman et la putain? (1973), by Jean Eustache. BERNARD PRIM/THE LOZENGE FILMS On January 19, a small cinephilic earthquake took place, when the producer and distributor Charles Gillibert, who had just acquired the legendary company Les Films du losange (Barbet Schroeder, Eric Rohmer, etc.), announced the restoration and concession of the ... Read more [atom_content] =>

On January 19, a small cinephilic earthquake took place, when the producer and distributor Charles Gillibert, who had just acquired the legendary company Les Films du losange (Barbet Schroeder, Eric Rohmer, etc.), announced the restoration and concession of the rights to work of Jean Eustache. To better measure the shock, it should be remembered that, since the suicide in 1981 of the filmmaker, the promotion and the preservation of his work were made complicated by Boris Eustache, his son, who holds the rights. Access to posterity of this work among the most singular was slowed down, at the same time as the desire to know it, maintained by a core of cinephiles, was increased tenfold, according to this old pendulum movement that all lovers know.

Of course, the blackout was not total. There were a few retrospectives of the work, at the Center Pompidou (2006) or at La Cinémathèque française (2017). But, to take the example of The mother and the whore, there is one passage per decade on television, a deteriorated copy circulating on the Internet and a Japanese DVD edition. It’s not much for a film of this size.

What will have decided the beneficiary of this work, so reluctant to part with it, to finally do business with the producer Charles Gillibert? With exemplary discretion on the financial question, the latter evokes several reasons: “The anniversary of the death of Jean Eustache, who was able to play psychologically, the old connection of Films du losange with this work that the company co-produced and whose mandates it still manages, and no doubt also the fact that we ere were not many able to offer restoration work on the entire work. » Régine Vial, historical figure of Films du losange, adds: ?The restoration was undoubtedly a decisive element, and we are carrying it out in collaboration with Boris Eustache. »

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Sharpness and grain

The good news of this rehabilitation has already mobilized moviegoers around the world, from the United States to Japan. The Mom and the Whore will travel everywhere, starting with the Cannes Film Festival, which shows the film on Tuesday May 17, before it is released in France in June, on a hundred prints.

Davide Pozzi, Director of L’Image Regained: “Removing a scratch is a simple thing, but restoring colors and luminosity to color grading is another matter, which has to do with the cultural history of perception”

The actual restoration work was carried out by a team of expert blades. Entrusted to L’Image regainée, a Bolognese company which is an authority on the subject and which has just bought the Eclair laboratory, it takes place in its Parisian branch, in the shadow of the imposing Pathé Wepler, place de Clichy. Its director, Davide Pozzi, a former Erasmus student, remembers having discovered The Mom and the Whore in Paris, at the Forum des images, on a small screen. He retains the memory of a film that breathes ” the truth “.

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[date_timestamp] => 1652776413 ) [5] => Array ( [title] => the director Jean-Pierre Baro renounces a creation [link] => https://movs.world/culture/the-director-jean-pierre-baro-renounces-a-creation/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Mon, 07 Feb 2022 04:49:33 +0000 [category] => CultureBaroCreationdirectorJeanPierrerenounces [guid] => https://movs.world/culture/the-director-jean-pierre-baro-renounces-a-creation/ [description] => Demonstrators behind a banner during a demonstration as part of the #metothéâtre movement, in front of the Théâtre national de la Colline, in Paris, on the day of the premiere of the play by Canadian author and director Wajdi Mouawad, the November 19, 2021. ALAIN JOCARD / AFP Questioned by the #metoothéâtre movement, the director ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Questioned by the #metoothéâtre movement, the director Jean-Pierre Baro, a time targeted by a rape case, closed without further action, gave up a creation planned in three French theaters.

A source at the Théâtre national de la Colline confirmed to Agence France-Presse (AFP) the information relayed this weekend on Twitter by theater blogger and feminist activist Marie Coquille-Chambel, who mentioned a “huge victory against sexist and sexual violence in the theater”.

Mr. Baro should have started rehearsals shortly for a play co-produced by the Hill, the National Theater of Strasbourg (TNS) and the National Theater of Brittany (TNB). ?The three co-producers [Wajdi Mouawad, Stanislas Nordey et Arthur Nauzyciel] received a letter on Friday from Jean-Pierre Baro informing them that he was giving up his creation because the conditions were not serene “, it was reported to the Hill.

In the document, that Release was able to consult, he writes: You have all told me of your fears about this situation and its probable consequences on the reception of the show. [?] Following our exchanges and in agreement with you, I have decided to suspend the creation of this show. I fought until the last moment against this decision. But it is humanly impossible for me to work on this project while protecting my family and loved ones from this incessant pressure. » Asked by AFP, the director could not be reached immediately.

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Mouawad already pinned down by feminists

The programming of her show by the director of the Théâtre national de la Colline, Wajdi Mouawad, had aroused the indignation of feminist activists. They had also mobilized against the director’s proposal to have the soundtrack of his show signed. Mother to Bertrand Cantat, sentenced for the murder of his partner Marie Trintignant.

At the time, Wajdi Mouawad justified his support for Jean-Pierre Baro’s show in a long press release: “The attention due to the words of the plaintiffs coupled with the slowness of the legal proceedings leads me to believe that, if a person programmed or invited to the theater finds himself involved in a legal process, I will encourage him to withdraw from the program until until the work of justice has been completed. To date, no one is in this situation in the programming of the Théâtre de la Colline. So I don’t see how I should change anything, or ask anyone to step down. »

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Deep discomfort at the Ivry theater, after a complaint for rape dismissed

Former director of the Théâtre des Quartiers d’Ivry (Val-de-Marne), Jean-Pierre Baro had left his post in 2019. A complaint for rape was filed against him in 2018 by a former collaborator, for facts which would have been took place in September 2011. It was dismissed in March 2019, while at the same time other accusations of women were published on the blog of theater critic Jean-Pierre Thibaudat, hosted by Mediapart.

The story resurfaced at the beginning of October, in the wake of the hashtag #metoothéâtre, which called for the emergence of testimonies on sexual assault in this environment. Mr. Baro then claimed in a press release to bear the brunt ?accusing amalgams?, refusing that his ?name be instrumentalized?.

Wajdi Mouawad had, for his part, refused to deprogram Bertrand Cantat and Jean-Pierre Baro, saying he did not want to “substitute for justice”. The Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot, had said ” to regret “ programming by Bertrand Cantat.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers #metothéâtre: “Speaking up represents the risk of being blacklisted”

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) [summary] => Demonstrators behind a banner during a demonstration as part of the #metothéâtre movement, in front of the Théâtre national de la Colline, in Paris, on the day of the premiere of the play by Canadian author and director Wajdi Mouawad, the November 19, 2021. ALAIN JOCARD / AFP Questioned by the #metoothéâtre movement, the director ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Questioned by the #metoothéâtre movement, the director Jean-Pierre Baro, a time targeted by a rape case, closed without further action, gave up a creation planned in three French theaters.

A source at the Théâtre national de la Colline confirmed to Agence France-Presse (AFP) the information relayed this weekend on Twitter by theater blogger and feminist activist Marie Coquille-Chambel, who mentioned a “huge victory against sexist and sexual violence in the theater”.

Mr. Baro should have started rehearsals shortly for a play co-produced by the Hill, the National Theater of Strasbourg (TNS) and the National Theater of Brittany (TNB). ?The three co-producers [Wajdi Mouawad, Stanislas Nordey et Arthur Nauzyciel] received a letter on Friday from Jean-Pierre Baro informing them that he was giving up his creation because the conditions were not serene “, it was reported to the Hill.

In the document, that Release was able to consult, he writes: You have all told me of your fears about this situation and its probable consequences on the reception of the show. [?] Following our exchanges and in agreement with you, I have decided to suspend the creation of this show. I fought until the last moment against this decision. But it is humanly impossible for me to work on this project while protecting my family and loved ones from this incessant pressure. » Asked by AFP, the director could not be reached immediately.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Roselyne Bachelot extends her #metoo plan to performing arts

Mouawad already pinned down by feminists

The programming of her show by the director of the Théâtre national de la Colline, Wajdi Mouawad, had aroused the indignation of feminist activists. They had also mobilized against the director’s proposal to have the soundtrack of his show signed. Mother to Bertrand Cantat, sentenced for the murder of his partner Marie Trintignant.

At the time, Wajdi Mouawad justified his support for Jean-Pierre Baro’s show in a long press release: “The attention due to the words of the plaintiffs coupled with the slowness of the legal proceedings leads me to believe that, if a person programmed or invited to the theater finds himself involved in a legal process, I will encourage him to withdraw from the program until until the work of justice has been completed. To date, no one is in this situation in the programming of the Théâtre de la Colline. So I don’t see how I should change anything, or ask anyone to step down. »

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Deep discomfort at the Ivry theater, after a complaint for rape dismissed

Former director of the Théâtre des Quartiers d’Ivry (Val-de-Marne), Jean-Pierre Baro had left his post in 2019. A complaint for rape was filed against him in 2018 by a former collaborator, for facts which would have been took place in September 2011. It was dismissed in March 2019, while at the same time other accusations of women were published on the blog of theater critic Jean-Pierre Thibaudat, hosted by Mediapart.

The story resurfaced at the beginning of October, in the wake of the hashtag #metoothéâtre, which called for the emergence of testimonies on sexual assault in this environment. Mr. Baro then claimed in a press release to bear the brunt ?accusing amalgams?, refusing that his ?name be instrumentalized?.

Wajdi Mouawad had, for his part, refused to deprogram Bertrand Cantat and Jean-Pierre Baro, saying he did not want to “substitute for justice”. The Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot, had said ” to regret “ programming by Bertrand Cantat.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers #metothéâtre: “Speaking up represents the risk of being blacklisted”

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[date_timestamp] => 1644209373 ) [6] => Array ( [title] => ?The political vacuum leaves a gaping space for the far right? [link] => https://movs.world/culture/the-political-vacuum-leaves-a-gaping-space-for-the-far-right/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Thu, 03 Feb 2022 23:40:33 +0000 [category] => CultureGapingleavespoliticalSpacevacuum [guid] => https://movs.world/culture/the-political-vacuum-leaves-a-gaping-space-for-the-far-right/ [description] => Rioters in the Capitol rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington. SAUL LOEB / AFP ?Freedom, equality, uncertainty. Power of democracy? (Democracy Rules. Liberty, Equality, Uncertainty), by Jan-Werner Müller, translated from English by Cécile Dutheil de la Rochère, Premier parallel, 320 p., ?22, digital ?15. Professor of political theory and history of ideas at Princeton ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

?Freedom, equality, uncertainty. Power of democracy? (Democracy Rules. Liberty, Equality, Uncertainty), by Jan-Werner Müller, translated from English by Cécile Dutheil de la Rochère, Premier parallel, 320 p., ?22, digital ?15.

Professor of political theory and history of ideas at Princeton University (New Jersey), populism specialist, Jan-Werner Müller takes issue, in Freedom, equality, uncertainty, to some preconceived ideas about the state of democracy. Without veiling his face on the crisis it is going through, he refuses the overhanging positions which lead to despair of universal suffrage, and of the people, because of populist temptation. Rather, it proposes a reinvestment of democracy, mainly of intermediary bodies such as political parties and the media, in order to rebuild their legitimacy.

Its objective is to put society back in motion when it is currently frozen by serious inequalities. A situation that allows the various populist currents to appear as the only ones to offer a counter-model, especially since they occupy a large space in the media and on social networks, and are analyzed using poorly mastered historical references, which distort the problem. ?Our democracies are exposed to less explicit threats? than in the 1930s, he writes, without however renouncing to draw, in a more distanced way, from this experience. At a time when the populists seek to present themselves as the inevitable and sole holders of popular legitimacy, Jan-Werner Müller, notably inspired by the thought of the philosopher Claude Lefort [1924-2010], pleads for a reinforcement of the uncertainty organized by democracy.

To what extent does the term “populism” retain meaning, when it is used to refer to very different realities?

It is true that the term is overused. It is used to designate various phenomena for which we have a much more precise vocabulary: racism, xenophobia, protectionism… Popular mobilizations and political leaders are sometimes called “populists” for the sole purpose of discrediting them. But the concept of populism remains relevant to account for certain political phenomena, provided that it is given a precise meaning: the claim made by some, on the right as well as on the left, to be the representatives of what constitutes, according to them , the real people.

See the events of January 6, 2021, in Washington. The protesters who broke into the Capitol claimed they were there to save the Constitution. They believed that Joe Biden had been elected fraudulently. These Americans believe they are the real people in a white, Christian nation, where blacks should be second-class citizens at best. This populist strategy works all the better as it is increasingly difficult to know what the traditional right is. In Germany, it is an understatement to say that it is no longer distinguished by its ability to govern, as its management of the pandemic has been calamitous. The political vacuum created leaves a gaping space for the far right. It’s the same thing in France: the political identity of the Les Républicains party is unclear.

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) [summary] => Rioters in the Capitol rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington. SAUL LOEB / AFP ?Freedom, equality, uncertainty. Power of democracy? (Democracy Rules. Liberty, Equality, Uncertainty), by Jan-Werner Müller, translated from English by Cécile Dutheil de la Rochère, Premier parallel, 320 p., ?22, digital ?15. Professor of political theory and history of ideas at Princeton ... Read more [atom_content] =>

?Freedom, equality, uncertainty. Power of democracy? (Democracy Rules. Liberty, Equality, Uncertainty), by Jan-Werner Müller, translated from English by Cécile Dutheil de la Rochère, Premier parallel, 320 p., ?22, digital ?15.

Professor of political theory and history of ideas at Princeton University (New Jersey), populism specialist, Jan-Werner Müller takes issue, in Freedom, equality, uncertainty, to some preconceived ideas about the state of democracy. Without veiling his face on the crisis it is going through, he refuses the overhanging positions which lead to despair of universal suffrage, and of the people, because of populist temptation. Rather, it proposes a reinvestment of democracy, mainly of intermediary bodies such as political parties and the media, in order to rebuild their legitimacy.

Its objective is to put society back in motion when it is currently frozen by serious inequalities. A situation that allows the various populist currents to appear as the only ones to offer a counter-model, especially since they occupy a large space in the media and on social networks, and are analyzed using poorly mastered historical references, which distort the problem. ?Our democracies are exposed to less explicit threats? than in the 1930s, he writes, without however renouncing to draw, in a more distanced way, from this experience. At a time when the populists seek to present themselves as the inevitable and sole holders of popular legitimacy, Jan-Werner Müller, notably inspired by the thought of the philosopher Claude Lefort [1924-2010], pleads for a reinforcement of the uncertainty organized by democracy.

To what extent does the term “populism” retain meaning, when it is used to refer to very different realities?

It is true that the term is overused. It is used to designate various phenomena for which we have a much more precise vocabulary: racism, xenophobia, protectionism… Popular mobilizations and political leaders are sometimes called “populists” for the sole purpose of discrediting them. But the concept of populism remains relevant to account for certain political phenomena, provided that it is given a precise meaning: the claim made by some, on the right as well as on the left, to be the representatives of what constitutes, according to them , the real people.

See the events of January 6, 2021, in Washington. The protesters who broke into the Capitol claimed they were there to save the Constitution. They believed that Joe Biden had been elected fraudulently. These Americans believe they are the real people in a white, Christian nation, where blacks should be second-class citizens at best. This populist strategy works all the better as it is increasingly difficult to know what the traditional right is. In Germany, it is an understatement to say that it is no longer distinguished by its ability to govern, as its management of the pandemic has been calamitous. The political vacuum created leaves a gaping space for the far right. It’s the same thing in France: the political identity of the Les Républicains party is unclear.

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[date_timestamp] => 1643931633 ) [7] => Array ( [title] => ?I notice how this question of gender identity crosses generations? [link] => https://movs.world/culture/i-notice-how-this-question-of-gender-identity-crosses-generations/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Tue, 01 Feb 2022 05:34:31 +0000 [category] => Culturecrossesgendergenerationsidentitynoticequestion [guid] => https://movs.world/culture/i-notice-how-this-question-of-gender-identity-crosses-generations/ [description] => The actor Melvil Poupaud, with a breast prosthesis, during the filming (end of 2011 beginning of 2012) of “Laurence Anyways”, by Xavier Dolan. MELVIL POUPAUD ?This photo of me was taken ten years ago, during the filming of Laurence Anyways, by Xavier Dolan, in which I played a character who assumes his trans identity. I ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

?This photo of me was taken ten years ago, during the filming of Laurence Anyways, by Xavier Dolan, in which I played a character who assumes his trans identity. I wear a breast prosthesis. For that, we went to a Quebec specialist who worked mainly on fantasy or science fiction films. The kind of place with flayed people in the entrance, guys hanging upside down with bulging eyes, a Hieronymus Bosch cave where you find everything that makes the gore imagery of genre films on screen . In short, Dante’s inferno!

“It was in the middle of a bare-chested scene that Xavier finally turned away from the editing, because he was afraid she would be too lean, too sensational. »

For once, we asked this professional to make a chest. He modeled himself on his girlfriend at the time. It has become the breastplate that I wear here on the front of my chest. The latex is thinner on the side to the point of blending into the skin, and the breasts are filled with silicone. He even added fake moles and pubic hair, for the sake of plausibility. It was in the context of a bare-chested scene that Xavier finally ruled out during editing, because he feared it would be too intense, too sensational.

As a child, I remember that I too had fun creating special effects on my GI Joes ? I loved horror movies ? with flesh-colored modeling clay: fake scars, fake wounds, fake blood? More later, for the cinema, I did tests for a false chin in Lucky Luke, and they even recently reproduced my entire head in latex, in order to suggest a decapitation, on the set of Little Flower, by Santiago Mitre, a surrealist film which has yet to be released.

They had to cover my face with latex, then with plaster: half an hour motionless, as if frozen in a sarcophagus, with only the two nostrils uncovered… But, having breasts, it’s still a feeling that I don’t forget . It was like stepping into a wetsuit. Xavier Dolan was a forerunner on these gender issues which today have infiltrated people’s eyes.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Series: ?Ovni(s)?, the other office of Canal+ legends

As a teenager, I had a fear of finding myself too fragile, little thing. And I wanted to build a semblance of virility, through dating, traveling, choosing characters. It finally took this film, this photo, to get rid of this false problem: Xavier was 20 years old and went completely beyond these questions about virility, femininity.

?I remember seeing myself in the mirror like this felt like total schizophrenia. The brain spins: we recognize ourselves and we are surprised at the same time. »Melvil Poupaud

Now I notice how this question of gender identity cuts across generations. My mother made an interesting documentary called Crossdresser [en 2009] for which she filmed men who, since childhood, dress as women in secret. My 20-year-old daughter is now passionate about gender studies, their vocabulary, their concepts, and corrects me whenever I use bad terminology. Everyone has their own language, but these are questions that hang over the family.

I remember seeing myself in the mirror like this felt like total schizophrenia. The brain spins: we recognize ourselves and we are surprised at the same time. That’s why I insisted that someone take a picture at that time, with my prosthesis and my short hair. During the fitting, I really had the impression of being split. It is, after all, that the very essence of the profession of actor: to assume at a time, like a chrysalis, to change body. »

The Young Lovers, by Carine Tardieu, in theaters February 2.
Aries (s), season 2, in February on Canal+.

) [summary] => The actor Melvil Poupaud, with a breast prosthesis, during the filming (end of 2011 beginning of 2012) of “Laurence Anyways”, by Xavier Dolan. MELVIL POUPAUD ?This photo of me was taken ten years ago, during the filming of Laurence Anyways, by Xavier Dolan, in which I played a character who assumes his trans identity. I ... Read more [atom_content] =>

?This photo of me was taken ten years ago, during the filming of Laurence Anyways, by Xavier Dolan, in which I played a character who assumes his trans identity. I wear a breast prosthesis. For that, we went to a Quebec specialist who worked mainly on fantasy or science fiction films. The kind of place with flayed people in the entrance, guys hanging upside down with bulging eyes, a Hieronymus Bosch cave where you find everything that makes the gore imagery of genre films on screen . In short, Dante’s inferno!

“It was in the middle of a bare-chested scene that Xavier finally turned away from the editing, because he was afraid she would be too lean, too sensational. »

For once, we asked this professional to make a chest. He modeled himself on his girlfriend at the time. It has become the breastplate that I wear here on the front of my chest. The latex is thinner on the side to the point of blending into the skin, and the breasts are filled with silicone. He even added fake moles and pubic hair, for the sake of plausibility. It was in the context of a bare-chested scene that Xavier finally ruled out during editing, because he feared it would be too intense, too sensational.

As a child, I remember that I too had fun creating special effects on my GI Joes ? I loved horror movies ? with flesh-colored modeling clay: fake scars, fake wounds, fake blood? More later, for the cinema, I did tests for a false chin in Lucky Luke, and they even recently reproduced my entire head in latex, in order to suggest a decapitation, on the set of Little Flower, by Santiago Mitre, a surrealist film which has yet to be released.

They had to cover my face with latex, then with plaster: half an hour motionless, as if frozen in a sarcophagus, with only the two nostrils uncovered… But, having breasts, it’s still a feeling that I don’t forget . It was like stepping into a wetsuit. Xavier Dolan was a forerunner on these gender issues which today have infiltrated people’s eyes.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Series: ?Ovni(s)?, the other office of Canal+ legends

As a teenager, I had a fear of finding myself too fragile, little thing. And I wanted to build a semblance of virility, through dating, traveling, choosing characters. It finally took this film, this photo, to get rid of this false problem: Xavier was 20 years old and went completely beyond these questions about virility, femininity.

?I remember seeing myself in the mirror like this felt like total schizophrenia. The brain spins: we recognize ourselves and we are surprised at the same time. »Melvil Poupaud

Now I notice how this question of gender identity cuts across generations. My mother made an interesting documentary called Crossdresser [en 2009] for which she filmed men who, since childhood, dress as women in secret. My 20-year-old daughter is now passionate about gender studies, their vocabulary, their concepts, and corrects me whenever I use bad terminology. Everyone has their own language, but these are questions that hang over the family.

I remember seeing myself in the mirror like this felt like total schizophrenia. The brain spins: we recognize ourselves and we are surprised at the same time. That’s why I insisted that someone take a picture at that time, with my prosthesis and my short hair. During the fitting, I really had the impression of being split. It is, after all, that the very essence of the profession of actor: to assume at a time, like a chrysalis, to change body. »

The Young Lovers, by Carine Tardieu, in theaters February 2.
Aries (s), season 2, in February on Canal+.

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?This photo of me was taken ten years ago, during the filming of Laurence Anyways, by Xavier Dolan, in which I played a character who assumes his trans identity. I wear a breast prosthesis. For that, we went to a Quebec specialist who worked mainly on fantasy or science fiction films. The kind of place with flayed people in the entrance, guys hanging upside down with bulging eyes, a Hieronymus Bosch cave where you find everything that makes the gore imagery of genre films on screen . In short, Dante’s inferno!

“It was in the middle of a bare-chested scene that Xavier finally turned away from the editing, because he was afraid she would be too lean, too sensational. »

For once, we asked this professional to make a chest. He modeled himself on his girlfriend at the time. It has become the breastplate that I wear here on the front of my chest. The latex is thinner on the side to the point of blending into the skin, and the breasts are filled with silicone. He even added fake moles and pubic hair, for the sake of plausibility. It was in the context of a bare-chested scene that Xavier finally ruled out during editing, because he feared it would be too intense, too sensational.

As a child, I remember that I too had fun creating special effects on my GI Joes ? I loved horror movies ? with flesh-colored modeling clay: fake scars, fake wounds, fake blood? More later, for the cinema, I did tests for a false chin in Lucky Luke, and they even recently reproduced my entire head in latex, in order to suggest a decapitation, on the set of Little Flower, by Santiago Mitre, a surrealist film which has yet to be released.

They had to cover my face with latex, then with plaster: half an hour motionless, as if frozen in a sarcophagus, with only the two nostrils uncovered… But, having breasts, it’s still a feeling that I don’t forget . It was like stepping into a wetsuit. Xavier Dolan was a forerunner on these gender issues which today have infiltrated people’s eyes.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Series: ?Ovni(s)?, the other office of Canal+ legends

As a teenager, I had a fear of finding myself too fragile, little thing. And I wanted to build a semblance of virility, through dating, traveling, choosing characters. It finally took this film, this photo, to get rid of this false problem: Xavier was 20 years old and went completely beyond these questions about virility, femininity.

?I remember seeing myself in the mirror like this felt like total schizophrenia. The brain spins: we recognize ourselves and we are surprised at the same time. »Melvil Poupaud

Now I notice how this question of gender identity cuts across generations. My mother made an interesting documentary called Crossdresser [en 2009] for which she filmed men who, since childhood, dress as women in secret. My 20-year-old daughter is now passionate about gender studies, their vocabulary, their concepts, and corrects me whenever I use bad terminology. Everyone has their own language, but these are questions that hang over the family.

I remember seeing myself in the mirror like this felt like total schizophrenia. The brain spins: we recognize ourselves and we are surprised at the same time. That’s why I insisted that someone take a picture at that time, with my prosthesis and my short hair. During the fitting, I really had the impression of being split. It is, after all, that the very essence of the profession of actor: to assume at a time, like a chrysalis, to change body. »

The Young Lovers, by Carine Tardieu, in theaters February 2.
Aries (s), season 2, in February on Canal+.

) [summary] => The actor Melvil Poupaud, with a breast prosthesis, during the filming (end of 2011 beginning of 2012) of “Laurence Anyways”, by Xavier Dolan. MELVIL POUPAUD ?This photo of me was taken ten years ago, during the filming of Laurence Anyways, by Xavier Dolan, in which I played a character who assumes his trans identity. I ... Read more [atom_content] =>

?This photo of me was taken ten years ago, during the filming of Laurence Anyways, by Xavier Dolan, in which I played a character who assumes his trans identity. I wear a breast prosthesis. For that, we went to a Quebec specialist who worked mainly on fantasy or science fiction films. The kind of place with flayed people in the entrance, guys hanging upside down with bulging eyes, a Hieronymus Bosch cave where you find everything that makes the gore imagery of genre films on screen . In short, Dante’s inferno!

“It was in the middle of a bare-chested scene that Xavier finally turned away from the editing, because he was afraid she would be too lean, too sensational. »

For once, we asked this professional to make a chest. He modeled himself on his girlfriend at the time. It has become the breastplate that I wear here on the front of my chest. The latex is thinner on the side to the point of blending into the skin, and the breasts are filled with silicone. He even added fake moles and pubic hair, for the sake of plausibility. It was in the context of a bare-chested scene that Xavier finally ruled out during editing, because he feared it would be too intense, too sensational.

As a child, I remember that I too had fun creating special effects on my GI Joes ? I loved horror movies ? with flesh-colored modeling clay: fake scars, fake wounds, fake blood? More later, for the cinema, I did tests for a false chin in Lucky Luke, and they even recently reproduced my entire head in latex, in order to suggest a decapitation, on the set of Little Flower, by Santiago Mitre, a surrealist film which has yet to be released.

They had to cover my face with latex, then with plaster: half an hour motionless, as if frozen in a sarcophagus, with only the two nostrils uncovered… But, having breasts, it’s still a feeling that I don’t forget . It was like stepping into a wetsuit. Xavier Dolan was a forerunner on these gender issues which today have infiltrated people’s eyes.

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As a teenager, I had a fear of finding myself too fragile, little thing. And I wanted to build a semblance of virility, through dating, traveling, choosing characters. It finally took this film, this photo, to get rid of this false problem: Xavier was 20 years old and went completely beyond these questions about virility, femininity.

?I remember seeing myself in the mirror like this felt like total schizophrenia. The brain spins: we recognize ourselves and we are surprised at the same time. »Melvil Poupaud

Now I notice how this question of gender identity cuts across generations. My mother made an interesting documentary called Crossdresser [en 2009] for which she filmed men who, since childhood, dress as women in secret. My 20-year-old daughter is now passionate about gender studies, their vocabulary, their concepts, and corrects me whenever I use bad terminology. Everyone has their own language, but these are questions that hang over the family.

I remember seeing myself in the mirror like this felt like total schizophrenia. The brain spins: we recognize ourselves and we are surprised at the same time. That’s why I insisted that someone take a picture at that time, with my prosthesis and my short hair. During the fitting, I really had the impression of being split. It is, after all, that the very essence of the profession of actor: to assume at a time, like a chrysalis, to change body. »

The Young Lovers, by Carine Tardieu, in theaters February 2.
Aries (s), season 2, in February on Canal+.

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On entering the Afikaris gallery, located in 4e district of Paris, it is the complexion of the historical characters represented which, at first glance, surprises. All black, whereas they were (or are) white: Christ, Napoleon, Queen Elizabeth II, a sovereign pontiff? Why?

?I started painting black skin during the pandemic [du Covid-19] and at the height of the tumultuous Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, as people put their lives on the line in a fervent demand for justice and right, explains Boluwatife Oyediran, who presents a dozen paintings for this exhibition entitled ?Point of Correction? . During this time, I re-read art history in ways I hadn’t in a long time, and somehow found myself tracing the history of black representation in art. classic art. »

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Born in 1997 in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, among the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria, the painter, who is currently at the Noldor artists’ residence in Accra, Ghana, questions in his work the concept of norm and power. The usual protagonists of political and religious imagery are replaced by figures often invisible or voluntarily ignored by the West.

?I try to correct certain notions of identity that have been affirmed, cemented and transmitted by previous generations. For example, where I grew up in Nigeria, pictures of a white Jesus hung on the church walls. Today I paint a Jesus, a dark-skinned Middle Eastern Jew, who wasn’t exactly white. This is what I mean by correcting certain notions of identity. Hence the title of my exhibition, ?Point of Correction?, says the plastic surgeon.

All the importance of cotton

For Florian Azzopardi, founder and director of the Afikaris gallery, Boluwatife Oyediran is part of the current of figurative painting working to promote black identity, a movement very active in West Africa, particularly in Ghana and Nigeria. . He is distinguished by his historical references, by seizing figures of power and by upsetting classical Western painting, without forgetting the poetry inherent in his work. ?And this is the artist’s first international exhibition! », says the gallery owner.

?Self Portrait as Napoleon?, by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylic on canvas, 175 x 225 cm, 2021).

Looking more closely at the paintings, we notice that all the scenes and characters are represented in cotton fields. “Cotton produced by the labor of blacks, a vital crop in the rise of capitalism”, souligne Boluwatife Oyediran, qui y voit ?an essential symbol for questioning the links between slavery, fashion, globalization and black history?.

take back the power

Not to mention the tragic events that took place on October 20, 2020 (?Black Tuesday?, ?Black Tuesday?) in several cities in Nigeria ? Lagos, Benin City, Abuja, Osogbo, Kano? ?, which particularly marked the artist. , leading him to reflect on the notions of power and oppression.

The police had fired live ammunition at young people who were demonstrating to denounce police violence, in particular that of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the special squad for combating theft, a unit known to be particularly brutal. In the processions, placards were brandished with unequivocal slogans: « Stop Klling our Dreamers » (?Stop killing our dreamers?). Several people had been killed and some bodies, which fell into the Lagos lagoon, were never found.

  • « And Their Fingertips Were White With Grief », de Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 180 x 200 cm, 2021).

    « And Their Fingertips Were White With Grief », de Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 180 x 200 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

  • “Untitled (portrait of Queen Elizabeth II)”, by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 200 x 215 cm, 2021). JEREMY JOSEPH PHOTO

  • “Man in Red Coat”, by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 210 x 175 cm, 2021). JEREMY JOSEPH PHOTO

  • “Dreamscape”, by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 117 x 168 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

  • “Lady with a Boll”, by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 118 x 170 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

  • “The African Pope”, by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 175 x 225 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

  • «Moremi», de Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 118 x 170 cm, 2021).

    «Moremi», de Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 118 x 170 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

  • «To Become a Man», by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 83 x 110 cm, 2021).

    «To Become a Man», by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 83 x 110 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

  • «Kemi», de Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 89 x 100 cm, 2021).

    «Kemi», de Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 89 x 100 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

Influenced by the works of the African-American artist Titus Kaphar ? present in particular at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York ?, who redraws the history of Blacks in the United States by including them in his paintings, and by those from Batswana Meleko Mokgosi who works on the notions of colonialism, democracy and liberation through the history of southern Africa, Boluwatife Oyediran wants to establish new models and transmit a message of hope.

He wishes to regain power himself ? as in the self-portrait as Napoleon Bonaparte ? by showing that patterns of domination are not immutable. ?I try to convey the message that black people should not be seen as non-contributors to modernization and global development?, concludes the artist.

“Point of Correction”, de Boluwatife Oyediran, at the Afikaris gallery until February 22, 2022 (38, rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris. Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.).

Virtual tour of the exhibition: https://afikaris.com/pages/point-of-correction

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On entering the Afikaris gallery, located in 4e district of Paris, it is the complexion of the historical characters represented which, at first glance, surprises. All black, whereas they were (or are) white: Christ, Napoleon, Queen Elizabeth II, a sovereign pontiff? Why?

?I started painting black skin during the pandemic [du Covid-19] and at the height of the tumultuous Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, as people put their lives on the line in a fervent demand for justice and right, explains Boluwatife Oyediran, who presents a dozen paintings for this exhibition entitled ?Point of Correction? . During this time, I re-read art history in ways I hadn’t in a long time, and somehow found myself tracing the history of black representation in art. classic art. »

Read also Contemporary art: at the Kadist space, intra-African migrations are in the spotlight

Born in 1997 in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, among the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria, the painter, who is currently at the Noldor artists’ residence in Accra, Ghana, questions in his work the concept of norm and power. The usual protagonists of political and religious imagery are replaced by figures often invisible or voluntarily ignored by the West.

?I try to correct certain notions of identity that have been affirmed, cemented and transmitted by previous generations. For example, where I grew up in Nigeria, pictures of a white Jesus hung on the church walls. Today I paint a Jesus, a dark-skinned Middle Eastern Jew, who wasn’t exactly white. This is what I mean by correcting certain notions of identity. Hence the title of my exhibition, ?Point of Correction?, says the plastic surgeon.

All the importance of cotton

For Florian Azzopardi, founder and director of the Afikaris gallery, Boluwatife Oyediran is part of the current of figurative painting working to promote black identity, a movement very active in West Africa, particularly in Ghana and Nigeria. . He is distinguished by his historical references, by seizing figures of power and by upsetting classical Western painting, without forgetting the poetry inherent in his work. ?And this is the artist’s first international exhibition! », says the gallery owner.

?Self Portrait as Napoleon?, by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylic on canvas, 175 x 225 cm, 2021).

Looking more closely at the paintings, we notice that all the scenes and characters are represented in cotton fields. “Cotton produced by the labor of blacks, a vital crop in the rise of capitalism”, souligne Boluwatife Oyediran, qui y voit ?an essential symbol for questioning the links between slavery, fashion, globalization and black history?.

take back the power

Not to mention the tragic events that took place on October 20, 2020 (?Black Tuesday?, ?Black Tuesday?) in several cities in Nigeria ? Lagos, Benin City, Abuja, Osogbo, Kano? ?, which particularly marked the artist. , leading him to reflect on the notions of power and oppression.

The police had fired live ammunition at young people who were demonstrating to denounce police violence, in particular that of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the special squad for combating theft, a unit known to be particularly brutal. In the processions, placards were brandished with unequivocal slogans: « Stop Klling our Dreamers » (?Stop killing our dreamers?). Several people had been killed and some bodies, which fell into the Lagos lagoon, were never found.

  • « And Their Fingertips Were White With Grief », de Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 180 x 200 cm, 2021).

    « And Their Fingertips Were White With Grief », de Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 180 x 200 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

  • “Untitled (portrait of Queen Elizabeth II)”, by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 200 x 215 cm, 2021). JEREMY JOSEPH PHOTO

  • “Man in Red Coat”, by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 210 x 175 cm, 2021). JEREMY JOSEPH PHOTO

  • “Dreamscape”, by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 117 x 168 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

  • “Lady with a Boll”, by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 118 x 170 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

  • “The African Pope”, by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 175 x 225 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

  • «Moremi», de Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 118 x 170 cm, 2021).

    «Moremi», de Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 118 x 170 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

  • «To Become a Man», by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 83 x 110 cm, 2021).

    «To Become a Man», by Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 83 x 110 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

  • «Kemi», de Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 89 x 100 cm, 2021).

    «Kemi», de Boluwatife Oyediran (acrylique sur toile, 89 x 100 cm, 2021). KWADWO PHOTOGRAPHY

Influenced by the works of the African-American artist Titus Kaphar ? present in particular at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York ?, who redraws the history of Blacks in the United States by including them in his paintings, and by those from Batswana Meleko Mokgosi who works on the notions of colonialism, democracy and liberation through the history of southern Africa, Boluwatife Oyediran wants to establish new models and transmit a message of hope.

He wishes to regain power himself ? as in the self-portrait as Napoleon Bonaparte ? by showing that patterns of domination are not immutable. ?I try to convey the message that black people should not be seen as non-contributors to modernization and global development?, concludes the artist.

“Point of Correction”, de Boluwatife Oyediran, at the Afikaris gallery until February 22, 2022 (38, rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris. Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.).

Virtual tour of the exhibition: https://afikaris.com/pages/point-of-correction

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