This week we liked, among others, the piece lThe Great Debate who dissects this television ritual, the amazing comedy the secret of the lost city, the jubilant comic strip football-fantasy, the exhibition of mysterious portraits of Judith Joy Ross, or the new album by Jack White, the playful Fear at dawn.
“The secret of the lost city”, good cheap good genre
Do you know the “crazy comedy”? Is a crazy comedy with Sandra Bullock. Bullock embodies the rare survival (here survivor) of this wacky, feminist, mind-boggling comic genre of Hollywood. Freed from its initial heaviness, this comedy of a couple in the jungle, starring a great Sandra Bullock, thus reconnects with the spirit screw ball. In the second half, of cheap parody, the film, even aesthetically, becomes almost beautiful. Because cartography towards the unusual treasure, this easy metaphor, becomes endearing in its supposed obviousness. Even landscapes, grand and real, come together. Read our article.
The secret of the lost city by Aaron Nee and Adam Nee, with Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum… 1h52.
“I Comete”, animated Corsica
A Corsican village, both real and imaginary, in summer, some characters who meet there and meet there, who continue there, begin or end their stories there, in wide shots that give them time, to say everything or say nothing . , act and do nothing, go forward, go back, be in place, on site. A summer’s time in the village, actor Pascal Tagnati’s gorgeous first feature film offers a myriad of dreamy ways to reinvent history.read our article.
I kite by Pascal Tagnati, with Jean-Christophe Folly, Cédric Appietto… 2h07.
“And I love to fury”, taken from life
Thirty years after the cult It happened near his house Of which he co-directed in 1992, André Bonzel’s superb film questions his childhood memories and wounds through video archives of his family and strangers. read our article.
And I love the fury by André Bonzel (1h37)
“The Great Debate”, the threads of the television ritual
“People look at the debate between the two rounds like a football match”: in your fascinating room the great debate, Artists Louise Hémon and Emilie Rousset feature two actors who embody a mix of every second-round debate since 1974 that they’ve dissected and cut up. One way of showing the threads of this already obsolete television ritual destined to “create an icon”.read the interview.
the great debate, by Louise Hémon and Emilie Rousset, on April 22 and 23 at the Center Pompidou.
Eight hours of theater with the “Three Musketeers”: with a cape or without a cape?
The ingenious adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s best-seller in three seasons of twenty episodes, performed separately or in full, by the collective 49 701, dusts off the genre and refreshes the text. This monstrous eight-hour romantic fresco to be performed in the open air and, if possible, strolling with spectators equipped with small tripods to land on, has spent ten years displacing the idea that many have of “popular theatre”: against the idea of a somewhat boring curriculum played in linen pants for articulating too much, are based above all on the energy of the game, the grace of humor and the power of a model, that of Gwénaël Morin’s Permanent Theater, that is, texts from the repertoire played at full blast, without too much nonsense, with two cards and three strings. Read our article.
the three musketeers, the series, MS. Clara Hédouin and Jade Herbulot, on April 22 and 23 in Fouesnant, from April 28 to May 7 in Brest, then Forbach and Rennes until September 2022.
BD: “Football-Fantasy”, siphon symphony
Football-Fantasy it is a comic and has nothing to do with any ball game. Two girls run away from a scientist with a cold to an island with an unknown language. With incredible flexibility, Zviane, an unfairly underrated author from Quebec, signs a supercharged masterpiece, as moving as it is joyous. read our article.
Sylvie Durastanti with Jean Eustache: “I wanted to report on an inextricable relationship”
Last companion of the filmmaker, the author and translator Sylvie Durastanti publishes three texts about their professional and intimate relationships, including two written the year of the death of the director of the Mother and the Whore, film that we can rediscover in theaters in June. Three texts whose writing collides with its cutting conciseness, acidity and ability to make a world and a time engulfed appear, when their status as an outline or blueprint should have preserved them from any literary quality. Inside Fotonovela the twoan ironic title where there was one, Sylvie Durastanti offers a dialogued and scathing version of her flayed daily love life, thus offering the filmmaker a reverse shot of her torments. Read the interview with the author.
The two of us fotonovela and other writings by Jean Eustache, Sylvie Durastanti, Ed. Tristram, 149pp., €18.
Rock’n’roll: Jack White, collages of unreason
Borrowing the cut-up technique dear to Burroughs and turning his back on garage rock, the Detroiter delivers his most playful album, where baroque riffs and crazy collages merge. fear of dawn, fourth solo album that precedes in a few months a fifth entitled enter heaven alive that the American promises us diametrically different, makes the guitars roar from the opening taking me back but it decisively turns its back on garage rock whose White Stripes were the spearheads of the last great revival, with its ethics and its folklore, its rigor, its purism as well. Via Zoom from Nashville, Jack White tells us about the creation of him.Read our article.
White cat, fear at dawn (Third Man Records). In concert on July 18, 19 and 20 at the Olympia (75009).
Classic: Olivier Calmel, “Rites” in Heritage
If the notions of concept and research, in music, seem suspicious to you; if the absence of theme, rhythm or development betrays, for you, a lack of craft, hidden behind a pseudo-intellectual speculation, you should like Olivier Calmel. The fiery forty, a top craftsman of music, combines his French and American influences on his latest album, Rites.Read our article.
rites by Olivier Calmel (Klarthe).
Photo: Judith Joy Ross, uncovered faces
The world of Judith Joy Ross is sustained in a succession of small frontal and mysterious portraits. Behind thin black frames, multitudes of individuals, men, women, teenagers, children, all the same size, offer themselves to her lens in calm and concentrated poses. The American Judith Joy Ross is the revelation of the BAL that dedicates a dense exhibition to her in which nearly 120 engravings of her are shown. Her on-camera portraits of anonymous people provide a vibrant testament to human nature and those left behind. Read our article.
“Judith Joy Ross, photographs (1978-2015)” at BAL, 6, impasse de la Défense (75018), until September 18.
Painting: Xinyi Cheng, truncated appearances
Some thirty works by the successful young Chinese artist are on display in Paris. The opportunity to discover the fragmented, enigmatic and disturbingly simple portraits of him. Les peintures de Xinyi Cheng travaillent ainsi à rapprocher les êtres et à les séparer, à mettre en scène les adjustments boiteux ou harmonieux des hearts, des Pensées, des âmes et des corps, à Montrer les glissements qui creusent entre eux une distance, une faille , a fracture. That sometimes can be filled with a look, a hug or a kiss. Read our article.
Xinyi Cheng, “Seen Through Others”, at Lafayette Anticipations, in Paris (75004), until May 28