OSCARS 2024 THE CROWN OF THE OPPENHEIMER FILM

AND CILLIAN MURPHY

The predicted explosion really took place: “Oppenheimer” won the Oscar for best film on Sunday as well as six other statuettes, during an evening which also largely rewarded the film “Poor Creatures” by Yorgos Lanthimos.

As for the French film “Anatomy of a Fall”, it walked away with the Oscar for best original screenplay.

Acclaimed by critics and featuring a remarkable cast, Christopher Nolan's portrait of the father of the atomic bomb dominated the evening. “I would like to highlight the extraordinary team we have assembled for this film,” reacted the director, expressing his gratitude by winning the best director award and thanking all the actors.

With dozens of supporting roles, impeccably tailored costumes and characters tailor-made for a man of cinema whose acting intensity matches magnetic charisma, Cillian Murphy was named best actor for his portrayal of Robert Oppenheimer in the eponymous film by Christopher Nolan.

Between the actor and the director, a twenty-year collaboration was established, beginning in 2005 with “Batman Begins” and continuing with a series of cinematic successes, including “Inception” and “Dunkirk”.

A Palme d'Or, also, in 2006, for The Wind Rises by Ken Loach, a tribute to the Ireland of its roots. Not to mention a cult series called Peaky Blinders, in which he plays the main role. A beret, a cigarette and a steely look were enough to make the character of Thomas Shelby a leading figure on the small screen.

With “Oppenheimer”, Nolan finally offers his favorite actor a major lead role. "We made a film about the man who invented the bomb [...] so I want to dedicate this prize to peacemakers around the world," Murphy said, showing his Irish pride.
Robert Downey Jr, his on-screen antagonist, who plays a conservative bureaucrat orchestrating the public humiliation of the scientist, won the award for best supporting actor.

The film's triumph also resulted in other technical accolades: Jennifer Lame, the film's editor, who helped manage the film's extraordinarily complex plot, and cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema, previously nominated for his work on Dunkirk by the same Christopher Nolan and composer Ludwig Göransson for best original music.

A complete triumph.




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THE OSCAR FOR BEST ACTRESS

FOR EMMA STONE IN POOR CREATURES

Emma Stone thought she couldn't live up to her character:

"I think because I had lived with her in my mind for so long and was so deeply in love with Bella, I was terrified that I wouldn't live up to the character." she said in an interview with Variety.

It is true that the actress delivered an unusual performance in the latest film Poor Creatures by Yorgos Lanthimos.

Bella Baxter's unbridled sexuality was already a challenge in itself for the 35-year-old actress.

And yet the interpreter of Mia in La La Land (2016) assured that “in a way, it was the easiest part because it was choreographed”.

He added, "Those scenes were quick. We knew exactly what we were doing. That was another aspect of it, as well as the way it was going to be filmed, with our incredible intimacy coordinator, our small crews and all the stay."

But what seemed infinitely more difficult for him to film was in particular his eating habits which made him downright nauseous "Learning to walk or eating 60 Portuguese cream tartlets, the first bite of which is delicious, but in the end, we really feels like throwing up,” she said.

An interpretation which earned her the Oscar for best actress.




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SUCCESS IN THE 2024 CESAR NOMINATIONS

We could experience a moving moment of history on February 23, 2024. This year, three women filmmakers are nominated in the Best Director category: Justine Triet with Anatomie d'une chute, Catherine Breillat with L'Été last and Jeanne Herry with Je I will always see your faces dominate the selection alongside Cédric Kahn (The Goldman Trial) and Thomas Cailley (The Animal Kingdom).

The screening of “Little Girl Blue” amazed spectators during the 76th Cannes Film Festival. Eight months later, satisfaction sets in when discovering the film which was doubly nominated for the 2024 César, in the categories of best documentary and best actress.

Marion Cotillard embodies in a moving way the role given by Mona Achache, that of taking on the appearance and language of Carole Achache, her mother who died by suicide in 2016. The director, driven by the desire to understand the reasons for this premature death, skillfully guides Cotillard's talent through the twists and turns of a life marked by sexist attacks, childhood traumas and the neuroses that result from them.

Marion Cotillard, at the top of her art, meticulously reveals the process of her mother's incarnation, balancing between documentary and fiction. The line between the two becomes even more tenuous when the filmmaker exposes the challenges her actress faces.

In these moments, Cotillard, transcended by the story of an intimacy that is not her own, wears the flaws and the allure of Carole Achache for the duration of a film. Her face hardens when she talks about her “life as a whore and the daughter of intellectuals,” her voice broken by misogynistic violence. “Little Girl Blue”, as a singular cinematographic object, deserves recognition for its strength of interpretation and its raw, striking truth (Valentine Servant-Ulgu).

Rejoice also for the nomination of three directors for the prize for best direction. February 23, 2024 could be marked by a historic moment, with Justine Triet, Catherine Breillat and Jeanne Herry in the running. The last director to win this prize was Tonie Marshall in 2000. Triet continues to collect nominations, notably for the Oscars, while Breillat makes a successful critical comeback after more than ten years. Herry, hailed for her film on restorative justice, completes this promising picture (VSU).

Finally, the reason to rejoice materializes in the faultless performance of the actresses of “I will always see your faces”.

Adèle Exarchopoulos, Miou Miou, Élodie Bouchez and Leïla Bekhti deliver powerful performances, each embodying characters marked by different traumas.




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THE 2024 GOLDEN GLOBES AWARDS

The Golden Globes made their comeback this Sunday, January 7, 2024.

After several years of numerous controversies and scandals - accusations of racism, sexism and corruption targeting the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) - the ceremony

took place under the auspices of conviviality and relief, particularly after the strike of actors and screenwriters in Hollywood which paralyzed the cinema industry for nearly 118 days. With 9 nominations in total, Greta Gerwig's feature film, Barbie, only received two awards, compared to Oppenheimer, who received five! On the series side, The Bear and Succession won everything, with the mini-series Acharnés.

The complete Golden Globes winners

Best Drama Film

Winner: Oppenheimer

Anatomy of a fall

Killers of the flower moon

Maestro

Past Lives

The Zone of interest

Best Actress in a Drama

Winner: Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon

Carey Mulligan, Maestro

Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a fall

Annette Bening, Unsinkable

Greta Lee, Past Lives

Cailee Spaeny, Priscilla

Best Actor in a Drama

Winner: Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers of the Flower Moon

Colman Domingo, Bayard Rustin

Barry Keoghan, Saltburn

Andrew Scott, Without Ever Knowing Us

Best Comedy or Musical

Winner: Poor Creatures

barbie

American Fiction

Those who remain

May December

Air

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical

Winner: Paul Giamatti, Those Who Remain

Nicolas Cage, Dream Scenario

Timothée Chalamet, Wonka

Matt Damon, Air

Joaquin Phoenix, Beau is afraid

Jeffrey Wright, American Friction

Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical

Winner: Emma Stone, Poor Creatures

Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple

Jennifer Lawrence, The Challenge

Natalie Portman, May December

Alma Pöysti, Dead Leaves

Margot Robbie, Barbie

Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer

Willem Dafoe, Poor Creatures

Robert DeNiro, Killers of the Flower Moon

Ryan Gosling, Barbie

Charles Melton, May December

Mark Ruffalo, Poor Creatures

Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Da'vine Joy Randolph, Those Who Remain

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

Jodie Foster, Unsinkable

Julianne Moore, May December

Rosamund Pike, Saltburn

Best achievement

Winner: Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Greta Gerwig, Barbie

Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Creatures

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon

Celine Song, Past Lives

Best screenplay

Winner: Anatomy of a Fall, Justine Triet, Arthur Harari

Barbie, Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach

Poor Creatures, Tony McNamara

Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan

Killers of the Flower Moon, Eric Roth, Martin Scorsese

Past Lives, Celine Song

Best Animated Film

Winner: The Boy and the Heron

Elementary

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Super Mario Bros. The film

Suzume

Wish - Asha and the lucky star

Best non-English language film

Winner: Anatomy of a fall

Dead leaves

Me Captain

Past Lives

The Snow Circle

The zone of interest

Best music

Winner: Ludwig Göransson, Oppenheimer

Jerskin Fendrix, Poor Creatures

Joe Hisaishi, The Boy and the Heron

Daniel Pemberton, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Robbie Robertson, Killers of the Flower Moon

Best song

Winner: Barbie, What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish and Finneas

Barbie -Dance the Night by Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt

She Came to Me - Addicted to Romance, by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa

The Super Mario Bros. The Movie - Peaches by Jack Black, Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Eric Osmond, and John Spiker

Barbie — I'm Just Ken by Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt

Rustin — Road to Freedom by Lenny Kravitz

Best Drama Series

Winner: Succession

1923

The Crown

The Diplomat

The last of us

The Morning Show

Best comedy series

Winner: The Bear

Abbott Elementary

Barry

Fonction : Juré

Only Murders in the building

Ted Lasso

Meilleure mini-série ou Meilleur téléfilm

Lauréat : Acharnés

Toute la lumière que nous ne pouvons voir

Daisy Jones and the Six

Fellow Travelers

Lessons in chemistry

Meilleure actrice dans une série dramatique

Lauréat : Sarah Snook, Succession

Helen Mirren, 1923

Bella Ramsey, The last of us

Keri Russell, La Diplomate

Imelda Staunton, The Crown

Emma Stone, The Curse

Meilleur acteur dans une série dramatique :

Lauréat : Kieran Culkin, Succession

Brian Cox, Succession

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Pedro Pascal, The Last of us

Gary Oldman , Slow Horses

Dominic West, The Crown

Meilleure actrice dans une série comique ou musicale

Lauréat : Ayo Edebiri, The Bear

Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary

Rachel Brosnahan, La Fabuleuse Madame Maisel

Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building

Elle Fanning, The Great

Meilleur acteur dans une série comique ou musicale :

Lauréat : Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

Bill Hader, Barry

Steve Martin, Only Murders in the building

Jason Segel, Shrinking

Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building

Jason Sudeikis, Ted lasso

Meilleure actrice dans une mini-série ou un téléfilm :

Lauréat : Ali Wong, Acharnés

Riley Keough, Daisy Jones & the Six

Brie Larson, Lessons in Chemistry

Elizabeth Olsen, Love and Death

Juno Temple, Fargo

Rachel Weisz, Faux-Semblants

Meilleur acteur dans une mini-série ou un téléfilm

Lauréat : Steven Yeun, Acharnés

Matt Bomer, Fellow Travelers

Sam Clafin, Daisy Jones and the six

Jon Hamm, Fargo

Woody Harrelson, White House Plumbers

David Oyelowo, Lawmen: L'Histoire de Bass Reeves

Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle pour une série dramatique ou comique :

Lauréat : Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown

Abby Elliott, The Bear

Christian Ricci, Yellowjackets

J. Smith-Cameron, Succession

Meryl Streep, Only Murders in the Building

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle pour une série dramatique ou comique :

Lauréat : Matthew Macfadyen, Succession

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

James Marsden, Fonction : Juré

Ebon Moss-Bachrach, The Bear

Alan Ruck, Succession

Alexander Skarsgård, Succession

Meilleure performance de stand-up ou d'émission comique télévisée :

Lauréat : Ricky Gervais, Ricky Gervais : Armageddon

Trevor Noah, Trevor Noah : Where was I

Chris Rock, Chris Rock : Selective Outrage

Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer : Emergency Contact

Sarah Silverman, Sarah Silverman : Someone You love

Wanda Sykes, I'm an Entertainer

Cinematic and Box Office Achievement :

Lauréat : Barbie

Barbie

Les Gardiens de la Galaxie Vol. 3

John Wick : Chapitre 4

Mission : Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Oppenheimer

Spider-Man : À travers le Spider-Verse

Super Mario Bros. Le Film

Taylor Swift : The Eras Tour

Pour un avant-gout des Oscars !!!  



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"KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON" AN ASSUME WESTERN ON THE GENOCIDE OF THE OSAGE INDIANS

Between western, mafia film and love story, a captivating work, Martin Scorsese looks at the history of Native Americans in Killers of the Flower Moon, his latest film, in theaters this Wednesday, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro , Lily Gladstone and Jesse Plemons.

The New York filmmaker brings together his favorite actors for a major fresco set in Oklahoma in the 1920s Robert De Niro and LeonardoDiCaprio

A film that Martin Scorsese has carried with him for many years.

“The film has been in preparation for 7 or 8 years,” said Leonardo DiCaprio last May in Cannes, adding “I know that Marty (Scorsese) spent months, a year there (with the Osage) collecting their stories, to try to get as close as possible to the truth. (...) One hundred years after the massacre (of the Osage), we had the opportunity to speak to direct descendants of the tragedy, to listen to their stories." underlines the actor.

In 2016, Martin Scorsese discovered the captivating work of David Grann, master of literary investigation. Intrigued by the title, Killers of the Flower Moon, he was struck by the gentleness and brutality it suggested. The writer revisits the atrocities committed against the Osage Native Americans in the 1920s and decides to make them the basis of his film

“One of the most heinous crimes”

He sets out to relate "one of the most heinous crimes and racial injustices perpetrated by white settlers against Native Americans, motivated by the lure of oil profits", explains the author. The state of Oklahoma, 1920s. Oil brought wealth to the Osage Indians...much to their chagrin.

The tragedy of the Osage Indians had an enchanted interlude, worthy of a fable. Driven from Kansas at the end of the 19th century for the benefit of white settlers, these Native American people were relegated to an arid corner of Oklahoma. A barren land from which one day geysers of black gold gushed. Thanks to this oil field, the largest in the United States, the Osage Indians became incredibly wealthy.

Like nabobs, they owned vast estates and hired workers, arousing everyone's desire. White criminals then used the worst methods to seize their fortune from the oil boom: scams, poisonings, marriages of interest, bullets in the head. Fascinated by this forgotten page of history, the filmmaker decides to bring it to the screen. She embodies the matrix of his obsessions with greed, organized crime and the essence of evil.

Killers of the Flower Moon narrates this era of terror through the prism of the couple: the opportunist Ernest Burkhart, a war veteran, seeks to seduce the wealthy Mollie Kyle Cobb. Leonardo DiCaprio is an obvious choice for the male role, but who to play him? Martin Scorsese thinks of Lily Gladstone, spotted in the film Certain Women by Kelly Reichardt (2016). Convinced that a single look on his part can convey all the dismay of his character, a privileged witness to the disappearance of his family, he declares: “Marty liked that I had total confidence in my presence on screen.” Because Mollie was a reserved, dignified woman, adept at monosyllabic responses: “On the set, we had to bring the interstices between her words to life.”

How can we do justice to a people marked by drama and ignored by cinema? Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio meet descendants of the Osage tribe, including Margie Burkhart, the heroine's granddaughter. “I saw a lot of Mollie in her. Her laugh, her strength, her skepticism sometimes. I understood how this drama had impacted subsequent generations.”

Thus was born the most memorable scene in Killers of the Flower Moon. We see Mollie and Ernest sitting side by side at a table: him, staring at the ceiling with a focused look; she, a blanket on her shoulders, giving him a tender look. For two years, this image represented the only glimpse of Martin Scorsese's feature film. The actress relies on an anecdote collected during her research.

A man tells him about his grandmother Rose's ritual in times of storm: “When she heard lightning, she would sit down, cover her shoulders and welcome all this force in calm. In the original script, the scene just ended with Mollie pouring herself a glass of whiskey. » On screen, the entire dynamic of the couple is also revealed in this key moment: one rejoices in the benefits of the rain on the crops, while the other urges him to silently embrace the unleashings of the rain. nature.

An assumed western

The film takes on classic Scorsese themes: a story of violence, criminals and love, but it is also perhaps one of his most political films. It depicts how white men dispossessed members of a Native American people, the Osage, on whose lands oil was discovered in the 1920s. The way Native Americans were treated in the centuries after the colonization of the America by Europeans "remains a wound to be healed", he declared during the Cannes festival, where the film was presented out of competition.

In an assumed western atmosphere, with the arrival of the hero in the small town of Fairfax aboard a train, the pipe ceremony and the oil wells, the small community will suddenly be the victim of a series of murders and of disappearances. With this film, Martin Scorsese also realized his dream of a western, a genre which reached its peak "in the 20th century and which has disappeared today". “I loved westerns, they reflected who we were then and who we still are, in some ways.”

“Maybe by knowing our history and understanding where we are, we can make a difference and live up to what our country is supposed to be,” said the American filmmaker. “Let’s just show the story and see what happens."




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UNDERSTANDING THE STRIKE AT ALL HOLLYWOOD

ACTORS AND SCREENPLAYS

A new movement in the world of cinema. American actors launched a massive strike movement more than a hundred days ago. The actors' union SAG-AFTRA initiated the movement after the failure of negotiations with studios and streaming platforms. Fran Drescher, president of the organization, welcomed this event: historical moment”.

“We had no choice. We are the victims. We are victims of a very greedy entity”, estimated the former star of the series “A nanny from hell”.

She also added that this strike movement is a necessity: "If we don't stand up now, […] we all risk being replaced by machines and big companies who care more about Wall Street than you. and your family”.

The movement was initiated by the screenwriters last May, and has now turned into a double social movement. This is the first actors' strike since 1980 in Hollywood. The last double social movement bringing together actors and screenwriters dates back to 1960. At the time, the future President of the United States Ronald Reagan led the actors' union and had built political stature by obtaining important concessions from the studios.

This strike, decided by SAG-AFTRA, the only actors' union, involves its 160,000 members, whether they are simple extras, stunt performers, occasional supporting roles or stars. Many celebrities, including Meryl Streep, Ben Stiller and Colin Farrell, have already publicly spoken out in favor of a strike. They will become an essential spokesperson. The social movement is crucial for the multitude of actors, paid far less than these stars."

Request for upgrade and fear of AI

At the origin of this social movement, a request for an increase in salaries and fees, which have decreased significantly with the arrival of streaming. Substantial for television because calculated according to the price of advertisements, these emoluments are much lower with streaming platforms, which do not communicate their audience figures and pay a flat rate, regardless of success.

Eric Edelstein, an actor who had a small role in Jurassic World, recently illustrated this dramatic erosion with the Los Angeles Times. Revenue from reruns of the film on cable channels brought him $1,400 in one quarter. For the same period, the comedian received $40 for streaming reruns.

In addition, the strikers ask to be protected from the use of artificial intelligence and thus prevent it from generating scripts, or even cloning their image and their voice. The actors indeed fear being replaced by artificial intelligence (AI). They demand safeguards against the cloning of their voice and image without consent.

'No life experience'

And yet for Steven Sonderbergh there is no need to be afraid of AI. The possibility that artificial intelligence could replace screenwriters and actors is not a subject that haunts his nights, he told Variety who asked him about it on the occasion of the upcoming release of his Full Circle mini-series "I may be the Neville Chamberlain of this subject, but I am not afraid of AI in this specific context. It has no experience of life", notes the American director.

"(The artificial intelligence) has never had a hangover. She has never cooked a meal for someone she loved. She has never been scared on her way home late at night. She never felt fragile because someone she was in high school with 20 years ago was incredibly successful. I'm not afraid of that. It's just another tool." And Steven Sonderbergh concludes: "If (this tool) helps you finish the first draft of a screenplay, great. But can it finish it and make it great on its own? Absolutely not. day, (all this) doesn't keep me awake at night".

For Christopher Nolan, the director of the film Oppenheimer the filmmaker, also remains more gifted than artificial intelligence, which he describes as "a very powerful tool for us". The filmmaker, who intends to take advantage of this technology in the exercise of his art, thus has his recipe for approaching it. "My position on technology, as it relates to my work, is that I want to use [it] for the best it has to offer," he sums up.

Because this intelligence is not human but only artificial...




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"SOUND OF FREEDOM"

A CRY AGAINST THE HORROR OF CHILD TRAFFICKING

My dear readers, I speak to you today about a film that transcends the limits of cinema to become a rallying cry against the unspeakable horror of child trafficking.

Sound of Freedom, directed by Alejandro Monteverde and carried by the talented Jim Caviezel, has already generated unprecedented enthusiasm with pre-sales amounting to $11.5 million upon its US release on Tuesday July 4th.

This powerful thriller immerses us in the true story of Tim Ballard, a former US government agent who fought against this criminal scourge, especially in South America.

The plot of the film is simple, but its scope is immense: after rescuing a young boy from the merciless clutches of child traffickers in South America, a federal agent discovers that the boy's sister is still captive, and he decides to save her too.

Timothy Ballard is the founder of the non-profit organization Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), which is dedicated to fighting sex trafficking and child trafficking. Before founding this organization, Ballard, author of several books, served for 12 years in the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

He was part of a special unit responsible for investigating crimes committed against children on the Internet. Ballard, deployed as an undercover agent with a US team fighting child sex tourism, felt deeply "frustrated" with the lack of strategies to rescue these kidnapped or trafficked children, especially in underdeveloped countries.

In response to this frustration, Ballard quit DHS and founded the OUR organization in 2013, alongside former FBI agents and CIA teammates. Their mission was clear: to end the horror of child trafficking and free those trapped in this abomination. Their fierce fight is now brought to the screen, with a gripping performance by Jim Caviezel, who you may remember for his landmark role in The Passion of the Christ.

A "Weapon of mass instruction" on child trafficking

His character is interpreted by actor Jim Caviezel, known for his role in The Passion of the Christ, a worldwide hit film directed in 2004 by Mel Gibson and retracing the last hours of the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Tim Ballard, utters one of the most beautiful lines ever uttered in cinema. To another character who asks him why he fights against child sex trafficking, Caviezel replies: “God's children are not for sale”.

It is a devastating aftershock.

Asked by OSV News, the actor returned to the “objective” of this film, to “sell 2 million tickets for 2 million children” affected by trafficking. The producer of the film, the Mexican Eduardo Verástegui, explains, for his part, that he intends to make this thriller “a weapon of instruction and inspiration for the masses” against this activity which is as criminal as it is inhuman.

The film's distributor, Angel Studios, has adopted an innovative method of crowdfunding, allowing those who buy tickets to give others the opportunity to watch this film for free. This approach, already used successfully for the series "The Chosen", makes it possible to reach a wider audience and spread the essential message of Sound of Freedom.

The origins of this film date back to 2015, when Mexican producer Eduardo Verástegui met Tim Ballard and his team of former CIA and FBI agents. It came as a shock to Verástegui to learn of the horrors they faced, traveling undercover around the world to rescue children kidnapped and destined for sexual exploitation. Verástegui, upset by these revelations, could not sleep for several days.

Sound of Freedom is more than just cinematic entertainment, it's a weapon against the most abominable evil our society has ever known.

When the public realizes the extent of this perversion, it will be deeply shocked by the scale of the atrocities committed against innocent children. Trafficking in human beings generates a turnover of 150 billion dollars a year, of which 34 billion dollars concern children alone. It even surpasses the illegal arms trade and will soon surpass that of illicit drugs.

Up to 60% of unaccompanied minors who cross the US-Mexico border are sold to cartels for sexual exploitation or enslavement, after being relocated within the United States.

In an effort to realize this vision, Angel Studios, the film's distributor, opted for a crowdfunding approach similar to that used for their hit series, "The Chosen." Viewers who buy tickets will help make it possible for others to watch this thriller for free. It is a model that promotes solidarity and allows everyone to access this impactful cinematic experience.

Eduardo Verástegui, meanwhile, shared the origins of the film, revealing that work on the script began in 2015. When he met Tim Ballard and his team, made up of former CIA and FBI agents, he was deeply marked by their commitment around the world, fighting this horror. This meeting was the starting point of a powerful collaboration, giving birth to Sound of Freedom.

When will it be distributed outside the States ?

Angel Studios acquired worldwide distribution rights to this thriller in March 2023, but release dates outside the United States, including France, have yet to be announced.

Twitter boss Elon Musk, who has promised to make the hunt for child pornography his priority, even recommended posting the film on his social network “for free for a brief period” or simply setting up a subscription to support the movie.

Mel Gibson also dedicated a video in which he calls to watch the cast of Angel Studios.

One of the most disturbing problems in the world is the trafficking of people, especially children.

The first step to eradicating this crime is awareness.

For Variety, the fact of making an amalgam between conspiracy theories and this thriller is "a nonsense". "You don't need to have extreme beliefs to discover 'Sound of Freedom' as a convincing film", explains the specialized newspaper, which even qualifies it as a "solid thriller".

In France, Karl Zero indicated this Friday that he was in the running to allow the film to be released.

Go watch "Sound Of Freedom", he sums up.




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THE PALMARES OF CANNES WITH THE PALME D'OR

FOR ANATOMY OF A FALL

The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival came to an end, this Saturday, May 27, 2023. After twelve days during which the personalities paraded on the red carpet, the Palme d'or was awarded to "Anatomy of a fall". by the French director Justine Triet, which succeeds "Sans Filtre", by Ruben Östlund

The closing ceremony was, as on May 16, orchestrated by Chiara Mastroianni. Among the beautiful emotional moments of this year, the amazed face, the wide eyes and the feverishness of Merve Dizdar, rewarded for her role in Les Herbes secs, but also the standing ovation for the legendary American director Roger Corman, introduced by Quentin Tarantino. In terms of speeches, Jane Fonda distinguished herself by a refreshing speech and took advantage of her platform to recall a few truths: in 1963, the date of her first appearance at the Festival, no woman was nominated in competition and no one cared about it. “You have to celebrate change when it happens,” she said, with seven female directors in competition.

The Palme d'Or goes to Anatomy of a Fall

a very great film, where Justine Triet suddenly took a huge step forward in her art. After, already, disheveled portraits of women who were just as disheveled (The Battle of Solferino, Victoria and Sybil), the filmmaker, 10 years after her debut, tells the story of a writer, played with by the disturbing l German actress Sandra Hüller (double honored this evening, since she is also on the bill, in the role of the wife of Rudolf Höss, of The Zone of Interest, of Jonathan Glazer, Grand Jury Prize), accused of the murder of her husband found his head bleeding at the foot of their Savoyard chalet.

The reactions of the heroine, an annoying and icy woman interpreted by the sublime Sandra Hüller, are analyzed with great acuity by a filmmaker specializing in female portraits who notably revealed Virginie Efira. Sandra Hüller plays "a character who assumes her freedom, her sexuality, her life choices. She looks strong and that makes her suspicious", describes the director. "I have always made films around women. This time, it's someone who is not easy to understand".

Anatomy of a Fall, whose screenplay was co-written by the director and her companion, actor and director Arthur Harari, is based on a cerebral and meticulous deconstruction of the mechanisms of the couple and of justice.

"I had really wanted to redo a trial film for a long time (since the film "Victoria" in 2016 Editor's note). I was even hesitant to make a series of it. questions of the couple, of living together. For "Anatomy of a fall", I was fascinated by the Amanda Knox affair "

From the police investigation to the trial that follows, Anatomy of a Fall is above all the implacable dissection of a couple in disintegration, unbalanced when the success of one provokes resentment in the other, all seen by the paradoxical gaze of their visually impaired child.

A story that remains obscure and undecidable until the end.

"It's perhaps the most intimate film I've made," explains the filmmaker on stage.

Winners of the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

Palme d'Or

Anatomy of a fall, worn by Sandra Hüller by Justine Triet

Short Film Palme d'Or

Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter receives a special mention for Far and Flóra Anna Buda receives the

The Golden Camera:

The Golden Butterfly Tree of An Pham Thien.

Best Actor Award

Koji Yakusho is singled out for his lead role in Perfect Days, Wim Wenders.

Best Actress Award

Turkish actress Merve Dizdar for her role in Dry Herbs by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

Script Award

The prize is awarded to Yūji Sakamoto for Monster, by Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Jury Prize

Dead leaves by Aki Kaurismäki.

Best Director Award: Tran Anh Hung for La passion de Dodin Bouffant

Grand Prize

The Zone of Interest, directed by Jonathan Glazer.




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THE RISE OF THE STEPS OF THREE SACRED MONSTERS OF CINEMA MARTIN SCORSESE ROBERT DE NIRO AND LEONARDO DICAPRIO

They were expected, they did not disappoint. On Saturday, the Killers Of The Flower Moon team climbed the steps of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Martin Scorsese came with two of his favorite actors, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, but also Lily Gladstone and Jesse Plemons to present, outside category, their film.

The American director adapts in this feature film the eponymous bestseller by David Grann, published in 2017, and telling the true story of a series of unsolved murders, committed in a Native American community in Oklahoma, in the years 1920.

The cast includes several actors from the Amerindian community, who came to Cannes to climb the steps under the flashes of the photographers.

Killers Of The Flower Moon will air from October 18.




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HARRISON FORD AT THE CANNES FESTIVAL

INDIANA JONES AND HONORARY GOLDEN PALM

After Johnny Depp, and before the trio Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on Saturday, it was Harrison Ford who thrilled the Croisette on Thursday with the presentation of Indiana Jones and the dial of destiny. The fifth and a priori last time that he wears the hat of famous archaeologist. "I like it because it makes the public happy. It's a service that I render to the community!", He confided.

It's a final installment of Indiana Jones for legend Harrison Ford. He will not participate in the series on the illustrious character, currently in preparation at Disney. This last installment represents one of the most expensive threads in history with a budget of 300 million dollars.

At the end of the afternoon, the 80-year-old actor found the whole team of the film directed by James Mangold for a climb of the historic steps. He did it on the arm of Calista Flockhart, the unforgettable interpreter of Ally McBeal whom he married in 2010.

In the packed hall of the Palais des Festivals, he saw a clip of his greatest films ("Star Wars", "Indiana Jones", "Witness" which he had presented at the opening of the 1985 edition, etc.) before to receive an honorary Palme d'Or. The actor then wanted to share his emotion to see his life as an actor flash before his eyes and to be celebrated by the family of world cinema. He had tears in his eyes. an “I love you” then sprung up in the room. To which he replied “I know and I love you too”!

A surprise Palme d'Or

Before the screening, the general delegate Thierry Frémaux asked the star of the day to get up… before inviting him to receive a surprise Palme d'honneur from the hands of the new president of the Cannes Film Festival, the German Iris Knobloc.

"I am deeply touched by this distinction," reacted the 80-year-old American actor, visibly very moved.

A figure of Hollywood cinema, he has played a wide range of characters, from Han Solo in the "Star Wars" saga to "Blade Runner", passing by the adventurer with the hat and the whip, which he has played since 1981 and the first episode, "Raiders of the Lost Ark".

Will he have taken the time to meet Steven Spielberg, who is said to be discreetly present on the Croisette but who did not show up on the steps, obviously not wanting to overshadow James Mangold to whom he gave in? the making of the film after having long wanted to sign it himself.




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CANNES FESTIVAL MICHAEL DOUGLAS

RECEIVES THE PALME D'OR D'HONOR

Pure emotion on the stage of the Cannes Film Festival 2023. Michael Douglas received Tuesday, during the opening ceremony of the Festival, a Palme d'honneur for his entire career. The American actor, who came with his wife Catherine Zeta Jones and their daughter Carys, was presented with the trophy by Uma Thurman, before declaring the 76th edition of the Festival open with Catherine Deneuve, under the watchful eye of the daughter of the latter, Chiara Mastroianni, mistress of ceremonies.

The opportunity to celebrate his brilliant career, his commitment to cinema, but also to man, because Michael Douglas works for many causes. Remember that since 1998, he has been a messenger of peace for the UN. Very quickly, he committed himself against international nuclear armament and for the control of firearms in the United States.

Michael Douglas back on the Croisette

In 1979, Michael Douglas went to the Cannes Film Festival for the very first time. It presents The Chinese Syndrome alongside actors Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon, as well as director James Bridges. In 1992, Paul Verhoeven's sulfurous Basic Instinct was presented in Competition. Shaking up the genre of thriller, the film shakes up the Croisette: it propels Sharon Stone to the rank of international icon and confirms all the power of play of Michael Douglas. The following year, Chute libre by Joel Schumacher was also presented in Competition, marking the American actor's third appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. It will then be necessary to wait 20 years for Michael Douglas to return to show the Marches du Palais du Festival. We are in 2013 and it is the world premiere of the film My life with Liberace by Steven Soderbergh.

And finally the consecration, twenty years later, this Tuesday, May 16, 2023 with the Palme d'or d'honneur. It is the American actress Uma Thurman who gives the Palme d'or d'honneur to this “eternal star”, this “generous artist”, as she calls him so well: Michael Douglas. Acclaimed by the public for his capital career and his commitment to cinema, the actor declares: “There are hundreds of film festivals in the world, but there is only one Cannes. I have wonderful memories of this Festival. The pleasure is immense to be able to meet and talk with such different people around the cinema. While a pandemic and then a terrible war have divided the world, the Cannes Film Festival confirms that cinema can transcend limits and bring people together. It's a privilege to

"You know the basics of my training, which has lasted for more than 50 years. We work with as much relentlessness on our failures as our successes. I thank the hundreds of teams, my wife Catherine and my daughter. I send them all my love, and thank them for their patience," the actor continued.

He recalls that his last role, that of Benjamin Franklin and recalls the links between France and his country. He concludes in French: "I would like to kiss you with all my heart".

Passed in front of the camera of the greatest such as Robert Zemeckis for In pursuit of the green diamond (1984), Ridley Scott for Black Rain (1989) or Barry Levinson with Harassment (1994), he goes so far as to obtain the grail of industry: the Oscar. He thus became the best actor of 1987 for his interpretation of Gordon Gekko, a greedy New York broker on Wall Street. The sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, was screened Out of Competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

"There are hundreds of festivals but there is only one Cannes Film Festival"

“The Festival has always reminded me that the magic of cinema is not only in what you see on screen but also in its ability to move people around the world."




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ACTOR TOM HANKS NOT ALWAYS FRIENDLY

ON FILM SETS

RELEASES HIS FIRST NOVEL

Tom Hanks, Hollywood's perennial darling, the quintessential good guy, dad incarnate, father of Chet Hanks, has admitted to sometimes having a tendency to misbehave on film sets during a new interview with the BBC.

Mr. Hanks was talking about his first novel, The Making of Another Motion Picture Masterpiece, which is partly about making a blockbuster superhero movie. The Forrest Gump star has revealed his novel features a series of characters, including an overbearing and highly obstructive male actor who disrupts and delays filming.

"I've behaved like this on a film set, admits Hanks. Not everyone is at their best every day on a film set. I've had difficult days where I was trying to be a professional when my life was falling apart in more ways than one and I had to be funny and charming and loving…and that's the last thing I feel."

The All-Nighter in Seattle actor then spoke of the "deadly sin in the film industry" of delay.

"What can't happen on a film is that someone can't play with the schedule, the shooting time or the budget, he said, before adding:

You'd be surprised how many people know they can get away with doing it anyway, because they're carrying the movie on their shoulders."

In the novel, he refers to actors who are "whiners, psychological wrecks, alcoholics on the wagon, drug addicts off the wagon...and more than a few talent feuds".

Hanks unsurprisingly didn't take the opportunity to divulge particular examples or offer specific mea culpa.

The Making of Another Motion Picture Masterpiece was released on May 9, 2023. Although it is Hanks' first novel, it is his second work of fiction, following his 2017 short story collection, Matters of Character.

He will also star in Wes Anderson's next film, Asteroid City, which will be released on June 21, 2023.




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A PALME OF HONOR FOR MICHAEL DOUGLAS

AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ON MAY 16, 2023

A fter Forest Whitaker and Tom Cruise, who both received it in 2022, the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or will go to another American actor this year.

The actor of Basic Instinct and Wall Street Michael Douglas will receive the Palme d'or d'honneur of the Cannes Film Festival, "which will salute his brilliant career and his commitment to cinema", during the opening ceremony on May 16, 2023 , the festival announced on Wednesday.

Michael Douglas, 78, will receive the trophy "which will salute his brilliant career and his commitment to cinema", the organizers announced on Wednesday. This tribute will be paid to him during the opening ceremony on May 16.

"After more than 50 years of career, it is an honor to return to the Croisette to open the festival and speak our common language, that of cinema", reacted Michael Douglas, quoted in a press release. A regular at the festival, the actor came to Cannes for the first time in 1979 and still shone at the top of the steps in 2013 for the preview of My life with Liberace.

An Oscar-winning actor

Michael Douglas won the Oscar for best actor in 1988 for the role of New York stockbroker Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone's Wall Street. The sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, was screened out of competition at Cannes in 2010. He was also rewarded as a producer with Flight Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Milos Forman, Oscar for Best Film in 1976.

"To complete the tribute paid to him, an unpublished documentary by Amine Mesta [Michael Douglas, the prodigal son], to be broadcast soon on Arte, will be visible for two days on the festival site", from May 14 at 6 p.m. to May 16 at 6 p.m., the organizers also said.

The actor thus joins the still small club of seventeen recipients of a palme d'honneur, awarded since the beginning of the 2000s.

Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, Jeanne Moreau, Jane Fonda and Alain Delon are among the honorees.




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A BLACK CLEOPATRA ON NETFLIX

IS IT REWRITE HISTORY ?

From May 10, 2023, Netflix should broadcast a documentary series dedicated to African queens, directed by American actress and producer Jada Pinkett Smith. Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt (69-30 BC), is played by black actress Adele James, a choice that has sparked a violent controversy since the trailer aired on April 12 2023.

This series revives very present and recurring controversies in the United States, around the place of blacks in society and the way their history is told.

In a petition launched in Egypt and already signed by more than 18,000 people, the director is accused of “blackwashing”, that is to say of having deliberately transformed a supposedly white historical figure into a black woman. “Blackwashing” and “whitewashing” – much more frequent – ​​respectively consist in employing black actors to embody white characters, or supposedly such, and white actors to embody characters who are not, in a historical fresco or adaptation of a work.

In American fiction and in works of art, Cleopatra has long been an icon for the African-American community. But if the problem with this new film is that it is a documentary: its educational aim requires nuances and precision.

Cleopatra in America

Cleopatra has been a figure in American culture at least since the mid-19th century. From 1858, it was embodied in marble by the very neoclassical sculptor William Wetmore Story. In 1876, the African-American sculptor Edmonia Lewis in turn produced a work in marble representing the suicide of the queen.

The same year, the golden porcelain bust by Isaac Broome shows us a mixed-race queen, with a Greek profile and black skin. Broome thus questions two major themes in the United States: the political role of women and the place of blacks in society.

The civilization of ancient Egypt poses an ideological problem in segregationist America: the history of humanity had known a great civilization that was neither white nor European, unlike the Greek and Roman cultures. As Frederick Douglas, an activist for the abolition of slavery, expressed it in 1854: “The fact that Egypt was one of the first abodes of knowledge and civilization is firmly established. […] But Egypt is in Africa”.

This is how Cleopatra gradually rose to the status of a symbol of the fight against slavery.

A black icon

But it was especially in the second half of the 20th century that Cleopatra became a black icon. The context in which this renewed interest in the queen, and more generally American Egyptomania, blossoms, is quite particular: the new avatar of Cleopatra falls within the framework of the demand for civil rights for blacks.

The Queen represents Africa's fight against slavery. His suicide is seen as a refusal to submit to white power. This is, of course, a rereading of history, a retrospective reconstruction of the past in which, for completely contemporary reasons, a social group is looking for a reputedly glorious character in order to transform him into an emblematic figure.

This type of recuperation is, moreover, not unique to Cleopatra. We can compare the contemporary Afro-American idol to the figure of Vercingetorix, another defeated leader, whose second half of the 19th century in France made national glory.

This touches on a completely different aspect of the problem: the need to find in the distant past, in this case Antiquity, icons capable of embodying contemporary demands or pride.

It is therefore no coincidence that the name of the queen was given to the black heroine Cleopatra Jones, CIA agent, female and black James Bond, in two blaxploitation films of the 1970s: Cleopatra Jones (Dynamite Jones) in 1973, then Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, 1975 (Dynamite Jones et le Casino d'or).

A heroine who loves fur jackets, bell bottoms and flashy outfits. Like the queen of texts from the Roman period, she embodies the inversion of the codes of society at the time and, on the contrary, symbolizes the hope of a new, fairer world. The black vigilante with the “afro” cut hunts down nasty blondes, in a mixture of claiming and irony: here, the criminals are not black, black is beautiful.

In 2002, in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember, singer Beyoncé Knowles parodies the role of Tamara Dobson. This time, her name is Foxxy Cleopatra. But the ingredients are the same: the contemporary black Cleopatra, all dressed in leather, brandishing firearms in the service of world justice.

A problematic review

Cleopatra has already been successfully embodied in the theater by black actresses, such as Yanna McIntosh in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (Stratford Festival, 2015). Which, moreover, is not in contradiction with the text, since the queen is defined there as a “tawny front”.

The following year, in the same role, Chantal Jean-Pierre (Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 2016) largely convinced the public with the poise and elegance of her interpretation.

If the documentary series proposed by Netflix denotes in relation to these fictional interpretations, it is because it broadcasts a message that is questionable to say the least in a format that is nevertheless intended to be educational.

In the trailer, a first speaker rightly recalls that Cleopatra was “a Ptolemaic sovereign” and that “the very first Ptolemy was a general of Alexander the Great”. We deduce that Cleopatra was, in part at least, of Greco-Macedonian and European origin. This is the only certainty we have about its origins.

Then, another participant affirms: “It is possible that she was Egyptian”. It is true that his mother and grandmothers could have been Egyptian concubines of the late Ptolemys. But Cleopatra herself says nothing about it in the official texts. She only mentions her father, King Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos, and defines herself as thea philopator, that is to say "goddess who loves her father".

A third speaker finally says: “My grandmother used to tell me: I don't care what they told you at school, Cleopatra was black. ".

This is where the documentary takes a particularly dubious turn from a scientific point of view, and carries accusations that seem unfounded. What is the point of this intervention if not to suggest that not only was Cleopatra really black, but also that her skin color was deliberately bleached by the repeated lies of generations of teachers?

Trapped Cleopatra

In reality, the figure of the queen has long been trapped in debates between “eurocentrists” and “afrocentrists”. Researcher Ella Shohat reported in 2003 on controversies as virulent as they were futile over the color of the queen's skin and her "racial" type.

Was Cleopatra white, black or mixed-race? Such questions refer less to the time of Cleopatra, multicultural and syncretic, than to the racist fantasies of the 19th and 20th centuries. Is it relevant to try to qualify as European or African the shape of the nose or the lips of the queen from her representations? This type of questioning seems extremely dubious. Eurocentrism and Afrocentrism have in common the same segregationist logic, ignoring the ethnic diversity specific to the time and region where the historical Cleopatra lived.

We do not see why the population of the Nile Valley, 2,000 years ago, would have been uniformly black, that is to say fundamentally different from what it still is today: diverse and mixed.

Egypt and singing stars

The association between ancient Egypt and Africanity has also led some singing stars to take up Egyptian themes. The African-American singer Rihanna shows off the winged Isis with which she is tattooed under the chest. She goes on stage dressed as Cleopatra and sings, microphone in hand, seated on a golden throne, during her "Cleopatra Performance" (2012).

This is an "Africanist" reappropriation of ancient Egypt. At the same time, Rihanna, planetary celebrity of the 2010s, contributes to sprinkle Egyptian themes on this globalized culture, produced in America, which then spreads to the rest of the world.

All this topicality of the myth translates the extraordinary popularity of the character of the last queen of Egypt, although in a superficial way, with a young and adolescent public.

Cleopatra lends itself very well to the staging of a mixed society that the historical character would probably not have denied.

Article by Christian-Georges Schwentzel, professor of ancient history, University of Lorraine, author of "Cleopatra", PUF editions, "Biographies" collection. Also posted in The Conversation France




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WHO WILL BE AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

THIS YEAR ?

A few weeks before the announcement of the official selection of the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, taking place from May 16 to 27, Thierry Frémaux lifted the veil behind the scenes of the next festivities in a long interview with Variety.

Ruben Östlund will be the president of the jury for the 76th Cannes Film Festival.

2023 should mark Martin Scorsese's big return to the Croisette, for the first time in nearly forty years, with Killers of the Flower Moon.

Adapted from the novel by David Grann, the film bringing together Leonardo di Caprio and Robert de Niro, distributed by Apple and Paramount will benefit from both a theatrical release from October 18.

Indiana Jones preview

In terms of glitter, the public will be served with the preview presentation of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Strange Way of Life, a short film by Pedro Almodovar, would not open the event.

Woody Allen and Roman Polanski plan to release one film each this year.




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OSCARS 2023 THE TRIUMPH

FROM "EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE"

The 95th Academy Awards opened Sunday, March 12 in Los Angeles, with a flight over Hollywood, a nod to Tom Cruise's "Top Gun". But it's another film that has won a wave of golden statuettes.

The wave "Everything Everywhere" had been announced for weeks.

The film, which tells the adventures of Evelyn, an overworked laundromat owner suddenly summoned to save a multitude of parallel universes from an evil force, had dominated all the award shows organized before the Oscars. The crazy comedy, in the running in 11 categories, won the Oscar for best film. The creative duo behind the film, Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, shared the Oscar for best director. On stage, the first thanked his parents for having always supported his crazy side.

"Thank you for not crushing my creativity when I was making disturbing horror movies or evil comedies, or dressing up as a drag queen as a kid," he said.

With its mostly Asian cast, this crazy feature film has become a symbol for Hollywood, often criticized in recent years for its lack of diversity.

"Thanks to the Academy, this is History in motion," said Malaysian Michelle Yeoh, heroine of the film and the first actress of Asian origin to win the Oscar for best actress. Michelle Yeoh has demonstrated throughout her filmography that she can play anything, from the James Bond Girl in "Tomorrow Never Dies" to Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung Sang Suu Kyi in Luc Besson's "The Lady," without forget emblematic supporting roles in "Tiger and Dragon" by Ang Lee, "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Rob Marshall and in the third part of "The Mummy" alongside Brendan Fraser, Oscar winner this evening.

Vietnamese actor Ke Huy Quan, revealed at the age of 12 in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", leaves with the Oscar for best supporting actor for his incarnation of a somewhat clumsy husband with unsuspected potential. "I can't believe this is happening to me. It's the American dream," he said. American actress Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Supporting Actress for her role as a bitter tax auditor.

The film was also praised for its original screenplay and editing, earning a total of 7 awards.

Several Oscars for the pacifist film "In the West, nothing new"

The German film "In the West, nothing new" imposed itself as the other revelation of the evening with four Oscars. The German adaptation of "In the West, nothing new", novelist Erich Maria Remarque's pacifist masterpiece on the horrors of the First World War, was crowned best international film.

"Thank you, it means so much to us," said director Edward Berger, who helmed this third adaptation of German Erich Maria Remarque's masterpiece, the first in Goethe's language.

The film also received Oscars for Best Original Score, Set Design and Cinematography.

Brendan Fraser signed an unexpected return to Hollywood by winning the Oscar for best actor for his powerful performance in the drama "The Whale", by Darren Aronofsky, in which he plays an obese professor recluse and tormented by grief. For its part, "Navalny", which relates the poisoning of the leader of the opposition and Russian anti-corruption activist Alexeï Navalny, was awarded the prize for best documentary.

"Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro", a dark version of the famous children's book set in 1930s Italy, won the Oscar for best animated film.

Among the highlights, stars Lady Gaga and Rihanna each performed the songs they were nominated for.

The public also enjoyed the exuberance of Indian cinema, thanks to a troupe of dancers who set the stage on fire with "Naatu Naatu", the song from the Oscar-winning film "RRR".

The full list

Best Film: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Actor: Brendan Fraser for “The Whale”

Best Director: Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Editing: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Original Song: "Naatu Naatu" - Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava in RRR

Best Sound: “Top Gun: Maverick”

Best Adapted Screenplay: “Women Talking” written by Sarah Polley

Best Original Screenplay: “Everything Everywhere All at Once” written by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

Best Visual Effects: “Avatar: The Way of Water”

Best Film Score: “In the West, Nothing New” composed by Volker Bertelmann

Best Production Design: “In the West, Nothing New - Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Decoration Set: Ernestine Hipper

Best Animated Short: “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” – Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud

Best Documentary Short: "The Elephant Whisperers" - Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga

Best Foreign Language Film: Nothing New in the West directed by Edward Berger (Germany)

Best Costume Design: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – Ruth Carter

Best makeup and hairstyles: “The Whale”: Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley

Best Cinematography: “In the West, Nothing New” – James Friend

Best Live Action Short Film: “An Irish Goodbye”

Best documentary film: "Navalny" directed by Daniel Roher

Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Animated Film: "Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio" directed by Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley




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THE NAMES AND SURPRISES OF THE CESAR 2023

The 48th Cesar ceremony took place on Friday evening at the Olympia. The ceremony, broadcast unencrypted on Friday evening on Canal +, attracted 1.7 million viewers, more than last year, with a peak audience of more than 2 million viewers for the surprise Brad Pitt, who came to honor his friend the director American David Fincher.

The opportunity to honor several feature and short films but also screenwriters, directors, editors...

The big winner is of course “La Nuit du 12” by Dominik Moll, with six Césars including best film, best director and best adapted screenplay. “L'Innocent” by Louis Garrel, “Pacifiction” by Albert Serra, “A Plein temps” by Eric Gravel and “Simone” by Olivier Dahan won two Césars respectively. "November" by Cédric Jimenez and "En corps" by Cédric Klapisch left empty-handed.

It was therefore La Nuit du 12 which emerged as the big winner of the 48th Cesar ceremony. With 10 nominations, Dominik Moll's film won 6 awards on Friday 24 February. A success for this thriller retracing the investigation of two police officers from the Grenoble PJ

The triumph of "The night of 12"

Filmed mainly in the Alps, the film tells the investigation of two Grenoble police officers on a feminicide, the murder of a young girl. A story inspired by real events that received the most prestigious of awards: the César for best film. It succeeds Xavier Giannoli's Lost Illusions.

To adapt Pauline Guéa's book, 18.3 - a year at the PJ, Dominik Moll immersed himself for a week in the offices of the Grenoble judicial police. Many scenes were shot in Grenoble but also at the Eybens velodrome or even in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. The film, released in theaters on July 13, 2022, also received the César for best direction, best sound and the best fit. To complete the list, Bouli Lanners and Bastien Bouillon respectively won the Césars for best actor in a supporting role and best male hope.

The filmmaker signs with this thriller his second César for best director after that won with Harry, a friend who wishes you well released in 2001.

On the male performer side , Benoît Magimel won the César for best actor for the second year in a row, with "Pacification - Torment on the islands". Never seen.

The Franco-Belgian actress Virginie Efira was crowned the César for best actress for "Revoir Paris", by Alice Winocour.

The headliner of the film Simone, Olivier Dahan's biopic, was not nominated in the category of best actress. The film (nearly 2.5 million spectators in theaters) had to settle for two categories – best sets and best costumes.

Gérard Depardieu, indicted for rapes which he denies, did not have the honor of being selected either. However, in 2022, he was showing remarkable and very different films, such as Maigret by Patrice Leconte and Les Volets Verts, by Jean Becker, without forgetting, at the end of 2021, Robuste, by the young director Constance Meyer.

The surprise

The presence had been kept secret and David Fincher himself was surprised. After a nice speech by Virginie Efira who exposed us to her traumas following the films of the American director, she announced that she would leave her place to David Fincher's "Partner in Crime". And it was Brad Pitt who arrived on stage, all smiles. The actor starred in three films by the master, “Seven”, “Fight Club” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”.

"Hello, my name is Brad Pitt, I have shot three David Fincher films, I am a survivor", first declared the star, all smiles, then telling how much the director of "Gone Girl" was a perfectionist . “Legend says he can do 90 takes of the same scene. It's wrong, it was 92, "he said in particular mockingly. The room drank in his words, time was suspended.

David Fincher then went on stage, thanked the Academy, his relatives.

"I salute the culture of French cinema, your commitment to a cinema that reflects what we are smallest and simplest, and not just our heroic aspirations when we put on tights," said Fincher.

Palmares

- Best film: "The Night of 12" by Dominik Moll

- Best Director: Dominik Moll for "La Nuit du 12"

- Best actress: Virginie Efira in "Revoir Paris"

- Best actor: Benoît Magimel in "Pacification - Torment on the islands"

- Best Supporting Actress: Noémie Merlant in "L'Innocent"

- Best actor in a supporting role: Bouli Lanners in "La Nuit du 12"

- Best female hope: Nadia Tereszkiewicz in "The Almond Trees"

- Best male hope: Bastien Bouillon in "La Nuit du 12"

- Best first film: "Saint Omer" by Alice Diop

- Best Original Screenplay: Louis Garrel, Tanguy Viel, Naïla Guiguet for "L'Innocent"

- Best foreign film: "As Bestas" by Spaniard Rodrigo Sorogoyen

- Best adaptation: Gilles Marchand and Dominik Moll for "La Nuit du 12"

- Best animated film: "My Afghan family" by Michaela Pavlatova




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ALL ABOUT THE CESAR 2023

Tonight , Friday February 24, 2023, the César ceremony is to award the most prestigious prizes in French cinema, with two great favorites, L'Innocent and La Nuit du 12.

It is Tahar Rahim who is the president of the 48th Cesar ceremony. Thirteen years after receiving the César for best male hope and that of best actor for his role in A Prophet by Jacques Audiard, this prestigious function returns to him.

He was noticed for his performances in Designated Guilty and The Serpent, a series broadcast on Netflix.

This year it is up to a host of artists to present, host and accompany the Eye Haïdara evening, Leïla Bekhti, Emmanuelle Devos, Léa Drucker, Ahmed Sylla, Jamel Debbouze, Raphaël Personnaz and Alex Lutz are expected on stage .

The consecration has been awaited and hoped for by Virginie Efira for years. Will she win the César for best actress?

She is nominated for her role in Revoir Paris, by Alice Winocour, in which she played a survivor of the November 13 attacks in search of answers and reconstruction.

The actress also starred in the moving En Attendant Bojangles, directed by Régis Roinsard, Les Enfants des autres by Rebecca Zlotowski and the astonishing Don Juan by Serge Bozon, in which she co-starred with Tahar Rahim.

For the same category, male equivalent, the big favorite is Benoît Magimel, highly acclaimed for his chiaroscuro role in Albert Serra's Pacifiction.

As for female revelations, the dazzling Rebecca Marder and Nadia Tereszkiewicz shone thanks to their respective roles in The Almond Trees by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi and A young girl who is fine by Sandrine Kiberlain.

Or Denis Menochet. Named for Peter von Kant, it's as if he was also, on the sly, for As Bestas. Two huge performances that make him the actor of the year.

As for who will win the César for best film…

the match could be between Louis Garrel's luminous police comedy L'innocent, carried by a five-star cast which garnered 11 nominations and Dominik Moll's thrilling thriller La Nuit du 12, which dissects the investigation around a case of feminicide. The feature film received 10 nominations.

Great forgotten anyway. The virtual absence of the film Simone by Olivier Dahan may come as a surprise. Elsa Zylberstein was eligible for a nomination for her role as Simone Veil. The biopic is content with two nominations in technical categories (sets and costumes). November by Cédric Jimenez, the 3rd biggest success of the year, manages on the other hand to hold its own, with 7 nominations.

To succeed Cate Blanchett, the Césars have chosen to distinguish David Fincher, American director and producer, a Fight Club, admired for Gone Girl, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button... He also supervised the special effects of cult films such as Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi or The Neverending Story.

This evening, David Fincher will receive his honorary Cesar from the hands of Virginie Efira.

See you on Canal+ live and in clear.




Kate White for DayNewsWorld

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2023 OSCARS

The Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday in Hollywood by Allison Williams and Riz Ahmed from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy Museum.

Some major trends have emerged: Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Banshees of Inisherin and The Fabelmans will remain the season's favorites, and their directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Martin McDonagh and Steven Spielberg, respectively, will go head-to-head in the race. to the best achievement.

The comedy Everything Everywhere All At Once received 11 Oscar nominations, announced on Tuesday January 24, and leads the race for the prestigious statuettes, which will be awarded on March 12 in Hollywood. The competition will be fierce for the best film, with the Irish black comedy The Banshees by Inisherin and the very personal The Fabelmans by Steven Spielberg.

The Academy also honored blockbusters Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: Way of the Water, two sequels. They are both nominated for the Best Picture award.

But beyond that trifecta are underdogs, like German war drama In the West, Nothing New. Backed by Netflix, the film follows its 14 BAFTA Award nominations with nine Oscar nominations.

Between ambitious or original narratives and great popular successes, the suspense is at its height this year and the predictions promise to be difficult.

The predictions are complicated by the recent influx of new members of the Academy from abroad, and to whom some attribute for example the success of the South Korean film Parasite, in 2020.

In recent years, the Academy has rewarded independent films less known to the general public, such as Nomadland and CODA.

BEST FILM

In the west, nothing is new

Avatar: The Way of the Water

The Banshees of Inisherin

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Tar

Top Gun: Maverick

Without Filter

Women Talking

BEST ACTOR

Austin Butler, Elvis

Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Fraser, The Whale

Paul Mescal, Aftersun

Bill Nighy, Live

BEST ACHIEVEMENT

Ruben Ostlund, No filter

Todd Field, Tar

Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Tar

Ana de Armas, Blonde

Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie

Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin

Brian Tyree Henry, Causeway

Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans

Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin

Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Hong Chau, The Whale

Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin

Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once

BEST ORIGINAL SCENARIO

Todd Field, Tar

Tony Kushner & Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Ruben Östlund, No filter

BETTER ADAPTATION

In the West, nothing new, by Edward Berger, Ian Stokell & Lesley Paterson

Glass Onion: A Daggers Drawn Story, by Rian Johnson

Live, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Top Gun: Maverick, by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie, Peter Craig, Justin Marks

Women Talking, by Sarah Polley

BEST FOREIGN FILM

In the West, nothing new (Germany)

Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)

Close (Belgium)

EO (Poland)

The Quiet Girl (Ireland)

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Puss in Boots 2: The Last Quest

The sea monster

Red alert

BEST SHORT FILM

An Irish Goodbye

Ivalued

The Pupil

night ride

The Red Suitcase


BEST DOCUMENTARY

All the beauty and the bloodshed

All That Breathes

fire of love

A House Made of Splinters

Navalny


BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse

The Flying Sailor

Ice Merchants

My Year of Dicks

An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It



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THE GOLDEN GLOBE 2023

The Golden Globes, deprived of air last year and shunned by the industry because of accusations of racism, sexism and corruption, made their comeback on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

A sort of antechamber to the Oscars which will take place on March 12, 2023, the Golden Globes celebrate the best of cinema and television every year. The 80th edition was held last night in Los Angeles and has just delivered its verdict.

On the film side, The Fabelmans by Steven Spielberg and The Banshees by Inisherin stand out as big winners, when Elvis was also rewarded.

With some of the awards season's most beloved films up for grabs, the 2023 Golden Globes were the prime opportunity for the stars and directors of Everything Everywhere All at Once, Top Gun: Maverick, Tár, and more. , to be celebrated in front of a live televised audience.

The Fabelmans and The Banshees of Inisherin won top film awards, while Abbott Elementary, The White Lotus and House of the Dragon reigned on TV.

Here is the full list of Golden Globe winners.

Best Film – Drama

The Fabelmans – WINNER

Avatar: The Way of the Water

Elvis

Tar

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Film – Musical or Comedy

The Banshees of Inisherin – WINNER

babylon

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Glass Onion: a story at loggerheads

Without Filter

Best Director – Film

Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans) – WINNER

James Cameron (Avatar: The Waterway)

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Baz Luhrmann (Elvis)

Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Best Screenplay – Film

The Banshees of Inisherin – Martin McDonagh – WINNER

Tar – Todd Field

Everything Everywhere All at Once – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert

Women Talking – Sarah Polley

The Fabelmans – Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Austin Butler (Elvis) – WINNER

Brendan Fraser (The Whale)

Hugh Jackman (The Son)

Bill Nighy (Living)

Jeremy Pope (The Inspection)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Cate Blanchett (Tár) – WINNER

Olivia Colman (Empire of Light)

Viola Davis (The Woman King)

Ana de Armas (Blonde)

Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) – WINNER

Lesley Manville (A Dress for Mrs. Harris)

Margot Robbie (Babylon)

Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu)

Emma Thompson (My dates with Leo)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) – WINNER

Diego Calva (Babylon)

Daniel Craig (Glass Onion: A Tale at Daggers Drawn)

Adam Driver (White Noise)

Ralph Fiennes (The Menu)

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once) – WINNER

Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Brad Pitt (Babylon)

Eddie Redmayne (Murders Without Prescription)

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) – WINNER

Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Dolly De Leon (No filter)

Carey Mulligan (She Said)

Best Music – Film

Babylon – Justin Hurwitz – WINNER

The Banshees of Inisherin – Carter Burwell

Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro (Netflix) – Alexandre Desplat

Women Talking – Hildur Guðnadóttir

The Fabelmans – John Williams

Best Foreign Language Film

Argentina, 1985 (Prime Video, Argentina) – WINNER

In the West, nothing new (Netflix, Germany)

Close (Belgium)

Decision to Leave (South Korea)

RRR (India)

Best Song – Movie

Naatu Naatu (RRR) – Kala Bhairava, MM Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj – WINNER

Carolina (Where the Crawfish Sing) – Taylor Swift

Ciao Papa (Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro, Netflix) – Alexandre Desplat, Roeban Katz, Guillermo del Toro

Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick) – Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Benjamin Rice

Lift Me Up (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) – Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler

Best Animated Film

Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro (Netflix) – WINNER

Inu-Oh

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Puss in Boots 2: The Last Quest

Red alert




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TARANTINO DOESN'T HAVE HIS TONGUE IN HIS POCKET

Cinema Speculation, Tarantino's new collection of essays on the films that shaped him, is now available for sale but only in English for now on French territory. Quentin Tarantino has said that the current period is one of the worst in the history of cinema and that only films that deviate from the norm can be good.

Whether economically or qualitatively, we often hear it said that the cinema lives a While he is currently on promotion for his new book, Cinema Speculation , the filmmaker has not had his tongue in his pocket. In particular, he was very harsh – or at least very direct – with regard to certain aspects of the modern film industry.

Tarantino notably clarified that he never intended to work for Marvel, judging himself as an author and not as a performer. It is also the fact that the big studios consider their directors as mercenaries rather than artists that revolts him. One of the problems which would contribute, according to him, to the standardization of modern Hollywood films and to a general mediocrity. Thus, for the director of Pulp Fiction, our era would be one of the worst in the history of cinema.

It was also revealed earlier this year that he was in talks to direct a revival of the crime drama series "Justified." Quentin Tarantino – who lives part-time in Israel with his wife, Israeli singer Daniella Pick and their two children – has directed nine feature films over the past 30 years including “Pulp Fiction”, “Inglourious Basterds”, “Reservoir Dogs and “Kill Bill” which won multiple awards.

He indicated that his next feature would be his last, although no timeline was given for it. The director's television experience is limited. He directed one episode of "ER" in 1995 and two episodes of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" in 2005.

In recent years, the director considered producing and possibly directing a Star Trek installment after pitching it to JJ Abrams, but later said he was "staying away" from the project.




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THE BIG RETURN OF CAMERON DIAZ TO THE CINEMA

After eight years away from the cameras, Cameron Diaz is back in action to play in a film alongside Jamie Foxx for our greatest pleasure! And the title of the film is appropriate: Back in action. Neither the rest of the cast nor the scenario have been revealed but the feature film is already presented as an action comedy. Production should start at the end of the year.

It was Jamie Foxx himself who announced on the networks the return of Cameron Diaz “Cameron I hope you're not mad that I recorded this, but no rewind now. (…) Cameron Diaz and I are BACK IN ACTION – our new film with Netflixfilm”, posted actor Jamie Foxx in commentary to a recorded conversation between Cameron Diaz, himself and a surprise guest: the football player American Tom Brady. A humorous wink while in American football Tom Brady. A humorous wink when last March the famous quarterback came out of retirement barely a month after announcing it.

Tom Brady. “[Jamie] told me you needed advice on coming out of retirement. I'm pretty good at it,” he jokes.

If Cameron Diaz is delighted with this new project, she confides, however, to be stressed by this return to the sets. “Thank you for calling me, I'm so anxious right now. I pace,” she explains.

Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz will therefore find themselves facing the camera, after having given the reply for the first time in 1999 in the sports drama “Sunday Hell”. producers.

After being illustrated in many American comedies, such as "The Mask", "Mary at all costs", "Charlie and his funny ladies" or even "The Holiday", Cameron Diaz had put his career on hold in 2014 Since then, the star has devoted herself to her family life with her husband, musician Benji Madden.

In January 2020, the two artists announced the arrival of their first child, a daughter named Raddix.




Kate White for DayNewsWorld

AFTER CANNES IN CANNES

Cannes begins with the arrival of our team with our "CEO" who takes us to the command of his jet (and yes he loves to pilot) in Cannes-Mandelieu. 

Then after an interminable wait, the cars arrive for Cannes.

Once installed, it's madness !

More work than you can even imagine!! After all this, here is the results of this Cannes 2022 !!!

The 75th Cannes Film Festival has given back its panache to an event that had suffered a lot in recent years  !

But after the sequins, the strasses, a more discreet, even more confidential “Cannes” continues, where the companies, the agents, and a whole small world have finished organizing themselves for business.

Do not forget the objective of Cannes, it is to present films but it is necessary well before that to finance them, the turns…. !

Some even say that Cannes 2023 is in the process of being built at the moment, here in discreet alcoves without bling-bling or projectors.

Too bad no more sexy dresses, handsome kids who make you fall in love ( Hey! Tom, I already miss you ), but a ballet of sober and austere suits of ties, well I'm here with the team and as the "work it" said is work”.

Files, documents, reports, interviews, nothing very glamorous but....!!

I'm dying to tell you some secrets about what's going to happen in the coming months but I'm not sure I'm allowed to by......!

To make you wait, I illustrate all this with some beautiful photos to make you wait before telling you more. 


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AWARDS OF THE 75TH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival ended this Saturday May 28, 2022 in the evening after twelve days of competition. The 2022 Cannes Film Festival jury chaired by Vincent Lindon presented its prizes during a closing ceremony hosted by Virginie Efira.

Palme d'or - Without filter

The most prestigious prize of the event, the Palme d'Or of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival was awarded to Without Filter (Triangle of Sadness, in its original version), the sixth feature film by 48-year-old Swedish director Ruben Östlund . The film is an enjoyable satire that shatters the codes of modern society by following a couple of influencers and models on a luxury cruise where nothing goes as planned. This is for this filmmaker his second Palme d'or, the first having been awarded to him in 2017 for The Square.

Iranian actress Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award for her role in Ali Abbasi's thriller Holy Spider (The Nights of Mashhad).

The love of the Cannes Film Festival for South Korean cinema is confirmed once again with the distinction of actor Song Kang Ho (already headlining Parasite, palme d'or 2019). The actor was rewarded for his role in Les Bonnes Étoiles (Broker), the feature film by Japanese director Kore-Eda Hirokazu. The festival jury also rewarded South Korean director Park Chan-Wook (Mademoiselle, Thirst, Old Boy) for Decision to Leave.

Directors Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen (for Les Huit Montagnes) and Jerzy Skolimowski (for EO) share a jury prize ex aequo. While a special 75th anniversary prize was awarded to brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for Tori and Lokita.

The full list

Palme d'or: Without filter by Ruben Östlund

Joint Grand Prize: Close by Lukas Dhont and Des étoiles à midi by Claire Denis

Best Actress Award: Zar Amir Ebrahimi in Holy Spider

Best Actor Award: Song Kang-ho in Les Bonnes étoiles

Joint Jury Prize: Les Huit Montagnes by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen and EO by Jerzy Skolimowski

Best Director Award: Decision to leave by Park Chan-wook

Screenplay Prize: Boy from Heaven by Tarik Saleh

75th anniversary prize: Tori and Lokita by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for

Golden Camera: War Pony by Gina Gammell and Riley Keough

Special Mention of the Camera d'or: Plan 75 by Hayakawa Chie

Palme d'or for short film: The Water Murmurs by Jianying Chen

Special mention for the short film: Lori by Abinash Bikram Shah

Grand Prize - Close and Stars at Noon

A good vintage for the 75th Cannes Film Festival !


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EMILY RATAJKOWSKI DRAWS THE MARKETS OF THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2022

Customary of this Emily Ratajkowski panics the steps of the Cannes Film Festival 2022.

Fortunately, the red carpet is fireproof otherwise it would have caught fire under his feet.

With class and beauty, she delights all her fans as she does at each of her appearances.

Her perfect and so light makeup gives the impression that we are facing a fairy tale princess, chic, glamorous and sensual with her long transparent slit dress, adorned with black lace without forgetting to mention her new cut of awesome hair, with bangs that fit her like a glove and that will definitely inspire many of her fans.

Even though Emily was alone on the steps. Bad luck for gentlemen because our Emily is married (Hey Yes!), so her fans can only dream!.

Sure that in the weeks to come Emily will tell us more about her Cannes Film Festival 2022 which is regaining its splendor (end of the Covid-19 pandemic).

We bet that Emily Ratajkowski will not leave the Croisette immediately, and will still gratify us with her most beautiful assets in the days to come. Remember that the 75th Cannes Film Festival 2022 runs until Saturday May 28, without counting on the after Cannes or numerous negotiations, dialogues, meetings (artists, agents, producers, TV channels, and Major Networks, Vod,... ) take place to establish the projects (battle plan) to come concerning the 7th art.

With its beautiful images we can say to ourselves as in the song:

Summer will be hot, summer will be hot…!!

Emily continues for our greatest pleasure, very affectionately full of kisses!!!

Postscript (I have in my hood in preparation a new muse of which you will go crazy and who will set the fire Yes!: Light the fire, light the fire.... hi hi!! ) 


Mia Kennedy from Cannes for DayNewsWorld

CANNES 2022 IN PICTURES




























Happy Kisses from Cannes 2022 !!


Mia Kennedy and Joanne Courbet from Cannes for DayNewsWorld

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

TOP GUN MAVERICK WITH TOM CRUISE

To see Top Gun: Maverick is to be instantly taken with a feeling of déjà vu. Joseph Kosinski's film, broadcast out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival this Wednesday, May 18, does not just take up the codes of the original Top Gun.

The 2022 version quite simply acts as a remake: the identical scenes follow one another, playing on the same codes and the same narrative axes, using the same little sentences that kill.

The Maverick that we left in 1986 after 1h50 of film seems forced to relive the same sequence identically, Age of Tomorrow style.

And yet, Top Gun and Top Gun: Maverick are fraternal twins.

A little hint of nostalgia is already missing from the Top Gun reunion promised by the second installment, which is released in France on May 25.

If Maverick and Iceman will be reunited, we will not see Charlie again. There was no question of re-casting Kelly McGillis for the simple reason that her character does not appear in the Tom Gun script:

maverick. Exit her role as an instructor and her romance with the hero embodied by Tom Cruise, so, thirty years after the events of the story released in 1986, the whole issue for director Joseph Kosinski was not to "always look in the 'back " :

"[The first installment stories] aren't stories we're pitching" for the sequel, he told Insider.

For the director, it was “important to introduce new characters […] It was an incredible opportunity to integrate the character of Jennifer Connelly. The 51-year-old actress plays Penny Benjamin, the romantic protagonist of this new era for Top Gun.

Top Gun wasn't the hottest movie of the 1980s. But still, young Tom Cruise, with his crooked teeth and beatnik smile, Charlie's (Kelly McGillis) wavy hair and penetrating gaze, had something hot.

We see again with excitement this scene where, invited to dinner at his teacher's house, Pete Mitchell asks him if he can "take a shower", before discussing everything and nothing on the patio. The shower is taken by Top Gun: Maverick. Never has a sex scene been so stark as the one that brings together Tom Cruise and Penny (Jennifer Connely) in the single mother's attic. So nothing happens on the screen that one comes to doubt that they really slept together.

Top Gun was a height of homoeroticism, but Maverick does not seem determined to take over this part of the legacy of Tony Scott's blockbuster. The modest love between Pete Mitchell and the one who shared his cockpit, Goose (Anthony Edwards), died with the co-pilot. This love, which unfolded with great blows of hefty, bare-chested guys in the locker rooms of the flight school, is replaced by a good old conflicting father-son relationship between Tom Cruise and Goose's son.

Goose, original co-pilot of Pete Mitchell, died in the crash of his plane, after having ejected in flight. The experience, traumatic for Pete Mitchell, is all the more so for the widow of Goose and their infant, Bradley.

Thirty-five years have passed but the son has forgiven nothing for his father's co-pilot, especially since he rotted his record at flight school, for reasons he does not know.

Miles Teller was given the heavy task of playing the role of Bradley Bradshaw: a character torn between his resentment towards Pete Mitchell and his sense of military duty.

Teller delivers a fair and sensitive performance of this character. And the narrative axis it carries is crucial, but let's say no more.

And for aviation enthusiasts: In Maverick, Top Gun students no longer fly Grumman F-14 Tomcats like in 1986, but Boeing F-18 Super Hornets. The enemy MiGs have disappeared, like the red star on their bodywork...

The voice of Val Kilmer (Iceman) is a subject that, today, is not funny.

The actor, a huge fallen Hollywood star, underwent a tracheotomy in 2017, following throat cancer. Unable to speak, he is voiced by an artificial intelligence in Top Gun: Maverick. Which allows his character to express himself to taunt this devil of Pete Mitchell: “From you or me, Pete, who is the best driver ? smiles Iceman.

Response from Tom Cruise: "We had such a good time so far."


Andrew Preston from Cannes for DayNewsWorld
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LES SERIES INCONTOURNABLES DU MOIS D'AVRIL

Poupée russe, saison 2

C’était l’un des succès inattendus de 2019 sur Netflix. Une version très new-yorkaise d’Un jour sans fin, dans laquelle une trentenaire névrosée revit sans cesse son décès. 

Les nouveaux épisodes assumeront encore plus cette touche de science-fiction avec une intrigue tournant… autour d’un portail temporel.

A voir si ce n’est pas (déjà) la saison de trop…

Le 20 avril sur Netflix.

The Dropout

Un podcast, un documentaire HBO et maintenant une série télé… Que reste-t-il à raconter de la chute d’Elizabeth Holmes, étoile montante de la Silicon Valley condamnée pour fraude ? 

Elizabeth Meriwether dresse le portrait de la fondatrice de Theranos avec, comme point d’appui, son étrangeté virant à la sociopathie.

Comptez sur Amanda Seyfried pour traduire cette ambiguïté en un regard, une danse frénétique, une voix désincarnée.

Le 20 avril sur Disney+.

Gaslit

L’affaire du Watergate, comme vous ne l’avez jamais vue. C’est ainsi que Sam Esmail, créateur de la série Mr Robot, décrit l’essence de son nouveau projet. Il s’intéresse au destin de Martha Mitchell, première lanceuse d’alerte à avoir mis en cause le président Nixon dans ce scandale.

Contrairement aux journalistes Bob Woodward et Carl Bernstein, récompensés d’un Pulitzer pour leurs révélations, son implication lui vaudra d’être la cible d’une campagne de harcèlement et de diffamation. Julia Roberts tient le rôle principal face à Sean Penn, interprète de son époux, le procureur John Mitchell.




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GIFLE DE WILL SMITH ARRET DES PROJETS PAR SONY ET NETFLIX AVEC L'ACTEUR AMERICAIN

La gifle de Will Smith n’en finit pas d'avoir des conséquences pour l’acteur. Après que celui-ci a annoncé sa démission de l'Académie des Oscars samedi, ce dernier voit sa collaboration avec Netflix et Sony interrompue.

Du côté de Netflix, c’est le film « Fast and Loose » qui est concerné. Alors que la plateforme cherchait déjà un nouveau directeur, suite au départ de David Leitch avant les Oscars, c’est désormais Will Smith qui est éjecté du projet. Dans Fast & Loose, l’acteur devait prêter ses traits à John Riley, un homme qui se réveille à Tijuana, laissé pour mort et amnésique. Il découvre qu’il a vécu deux vies différentes : il était à la fois un baron du crime au train de vie luxueux et un agent secret infiltré de la CIA, véritable loup solitaire. Alors qu’il tente de reconstituer le puzzle de son propre passé, le héros va devoir choisir son camp. Pour ce film d’action, Will Smith devait jouer sous la direction de David Leitch, le cascadeur de John Wick et réalisateur de Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde et prochainement de Bullet Train avec Brad Pitt. Après l’incident de la gifle, Fast & Loose est définitivement mis sur pause. Selon les sources rapportées par The Hollywood Reporter, la plateforme n’a pas encore décidé si le projet allait avancer avec un autre acteur et un autre metteur en scène.

Cette information compromet également le développement de Bright 2, suite du long métrage de David Ayer, véritable succès lors de sa sortie sur Netflix en 2017.

Sony a de son côté choisi de ne pas reconduire l’acteur pour le quatrième épisode de la saga Bad Boys entamée en 1995 dont le tournage avait pourtant commencé il y a quelques semaines. Will Smith avait déjà reçu les 40 premières pages du scénario. Néanmoins, la star oscarisée Will Smith sera bien à l’affiche du long-métrage « Emancipation », d’Antoine Fuqua, puisque le tournage est déjà terminé.

Adapté d’une histoire vraie, ce film Apple TV+ raconte l’histoire d’un esclave en Louisiane qui s’échappe de sa plantation pour rejoindre l'armée.




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 SUR LA GIFLE AUX OSCARS 

CHRIS ROCK SORT DU SILENCE

La gifle que Will Smith a donnée à Chris Rock le soir de la cérémonie des Oscars 2022 n'est pas près d'arrêter de faire du bruit. Après l'incident sur la scène du Dolby Theater de Los Angeles, l'Académie des Oscars a demandé à l'acteur, oscarisé quelques minutes après, de quitter les lieux. Mais il a refusé, a annoncé mercredi 30 mars l'Académie dans un communiqué.

C'est une plaisanterie de Chris Rock sur le crâne rasé de Jada Pinkett Smith, atteinte d'alopécie – une maladie provoquant une importante chute de cheveux, dont elle a révélé souffrir voici quelques années – qui avait déclenché l'esclandre. 

Will Smith était soudainement monté sur scène et avait giflé Chris Rock sous l'œil médusé des célébrités et des téléspectateurs.

« Si nous souhaitons préciser qu'il a été demandé à Will Smith de quitter la cérémonie et qu'il a refusé, nous reconnaissons également que nous aurions pu gérer la situation différemment », a écrit Le conseil d'administration de l'Académie des arts et sciences du cinéma, qui remet les Oscars, a, mercredi, « ouvert la procédure disciplinaire à l'encontre de Will Smith en raison de violations du règlement de l'Académie, ce qui inclut les contacts physiques inappropriés, les conduites abusives ou dangereuses et la compromission de l'intégrité de l'Académie », selon le communiqué.

Will Smith risque jusqu'à l'exclusion des Oscars

Une éventuelle « action disciplinaire » à son encontre sera discutée lors d'une réunion prévue le 18 avril, ajoute-t-elle. Elle pourrait inclure la suspension ou l'exclusion de Will Smith de l'Académie, qui compte des milliers de membres. L'institution reine du cinéma américain donne à l'acteur 15 jours avant que l'Académie ne tranche, lui offrant ainsi « l'opportunité d'être entendu au moyen d'une réponse écrite », poursuit le texte.

Will Smith, récompensé peu après l'incident par l'Oscar du meilleur acteur pour son rôle dans La Méthode Williams, a depuis lors présenté des excuses publiques à Chris Rock et à l'Académie. Plus tôt mercredi, les deux dirigeants de l'Académie avaient assuré qu'elle prendrait les « mesures appropriées » vis-à-vis de cet épisode qui les a « scandalisés ».

« Je suis encore en train de digérer ce qui s'est passé »

Chris Rock, qui n'a pas souhaité porter plainte après son agression, ne s'était quant à lui pas exprimé publiquement sur le sujet jusqu'à mercredi soir. 

« Je n'ai pas grand-chose à dire sur ce qui s'est passé, donc si vous êtes venus pour entendre ça… j'ai un spectacle entier que j'ai écrit avant le week-end dernier », a lancé l'humoriste peu après son arrivée sur scène pour un spectacle à Boston, selon un court extrait sonore diffusé par le magazine Variety. « Je suis encore en train de digérer ce qui s'est passé. Donc, à un moment donné, je vais parler de ce truc. Et ce sera sérieux et drôle », a ajouté Chris Rock.

Will Smith rattrapé par son passé

En giflant Chris Rock aux Oscars, suite à une blague au sujet de Jada Pinkett Smith, atteinte d'alopécie, l'acteur tout juste oscarisé ne pensait être rattrapé par son passé. La perte de cheveux, Will Smith s'en est lui-même moqué il y a une trentaine d'années. À croire que l'humoriste s'en est inspiré pour son monologue.

Depuis peu, une vidéo captée de l'émission américaine The Arsenio Hall Show refait en effet surface sur Twitter. L'extrait, datant de 1991, met en scène Will Smith, invité de l'émission, alors en pleine ascension pour son rôle dans Le Prince de Bel Air.

En pleine discussion avec le comédien Arsenio Hall, l'acteur pointe du doigt John B. Williams, bassiste de l'émission.

Et ne peut s'empêcher de mentionner son absence de cheveux. «Le bassiste, il a une règle : il doit s'épiler la tête tous les jours. C'est la règle», s'amuse-t-il. Si l'intéressé esquisse un sourire, le public désapprouve.

 «Allez, c'est une blague !», hurle l'acteur, hué. La suite ne dit pas si Will Smith a présenté ses excuses auprès du bassiste.

Cette vidéo refait surface alors qu'une éventuelle «action disciplinaire» à l'encontre de l'acteur sera discutée lors d'une réunion le 18 avril.

«Nous sommes bouleversés et indignés que ces moments aient été éclipsés par le comportement inacceptable et nuisible d'un candidat sur scène» est-il mentionné dans une lettre envoyée à ses quelques 10.000 membres.




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L'ACTEUR BRUCE WILLIS MET FIN A SA CARRIERE

L’acteur américain Bruce Willis, qui a incarné pendant des années le héros à la peau dure de la saga Die Hard, doit mettre fin à sa carrière en raison de problèmes de santé, notamment des troubles du langage, a annoncé mercredi sa famille.

« Notre bien-aimé Bruce a connu certains problèmes de santé et a récemment été diagnostiqué comme souffrant d’aphasie, ce qui impacte ses capacités cognitives. Par conséquent, et après mûre réflexion, Bruce abandonne cette carrière qui a tant compté pour lui », écrit sa famille sur Instagram.

Bruce Willis vient de fêter ses 67 ans.

Le message est signé par l’épouse de l’acteur, Emma Heming Willis, ainsi que son ex-femme Demi Moore et ses filles Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel et Evelyn.

D’après des spécialistes américains, l’aphasie survient souvent après une attaque cérébrale ou un traumatisme crânien et empêche le patient de communiquer normalement. 

« Cela peut affecter votre capacité à parler, écrire et à comprendre un langage, à la fois sous sa forme orale et écrite », expliquent-ils.

Il existe différentes formes d’aphasie, plus ou moins sévères, mais qui toutes sont handicapantes. La famille de l’artiste n’a pas donné de détails sur celle dont il souffre.

Son étoile avait pâli dernièrement, mais Bruce Willis était l’un des acteurs de film d’action les plus en vogue dans les années 1990 et 2000. Selon le magazine spécialisé Variety, ses films ont généré plus de 5 milliards de dollars de recettes dans le monde entier.

Début 2019, Bruce Willis était resté plusieurs semaines d’affilée au sommet du box-office nord-américain avec Glass, dernier volet de la trilogie de superhéros réalisée par M. Night Shyamalan où il tenait l’un des rôles principaux.

Crâne rasé et sourire narquois

Bruce Willis s’était d’abord illustré dans les années 1980 avec un rôle récurrent dans la série Clair de lune aux côtés de Cybill Shepherd, mais c’est le film d’action Die Hard (Piège de cristal) en 1988 qui en a fait une vedette internationale dans le rôle de l’invincible John McClane.

Le crâne rasé et le sourire narquois étaient devenus la marque de fabrique de l’acteur, qui avait repris ce rôle pour deux suites dans les années 1990 (58 minutes pour vivre et Une journée en enfer), confirmant sa notoriété et devenant l’une des références du genre.

Très recherché à Hollywood, il enchaîne les grosses productions, qu’il s’agisse de films d’action classiques (Le dernier Samaritain, Le chacal) ou mâtinés de science-fiction comme L’armée des douze singes, qui avait séduit la critique, ou Le cinquième élément de Luc Besson.

Il tournera aussi avec des réalisateurs aussi réputés que Brian De Palma, Robert Zemeckis, mais surtout Quentin Tarantino, qui lui fait jouer un boxeur sur le retour dans Pulp Fiction en 1994, alors qu’il est au sommet de sa gloire.

Bruce Willis fera aussi des prestations remarquées, pour leur tonalité plus sombre et dramatique, sous la direction de M. Night Shyamalan avec ses thrillers fantastiques Sixième sens et Incassable.

Sa notoriété s’érode petit à petit, malgré des incursions vers d’autres genres, telle la comédie (Mon voisin le tueur en 2000).

Durant la précédente décennie, Bruce Willis n’avait pas hésité à se moquer de lui-même et des clichés qui lui collaient à la peau, comme dans Top Cops ou le deuxième volet d’Expendables.




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LE PALMARES DES 94E OSCARS

Les 94e Oscars ont été marqué par deux événements majeurs. Le triomphe de Coda , remake américain de La Famille Bélier d'Apple TV+ vaut à une plateforme de streaming sa première statuette de meilleur film et offre aux talents en situation de handicap une visibilité inédite. Contrairement à La Famille Bélier, Coda a fait appel à des acteurs sourds. Le récit de Sian Heder a remporté les deux autres statuettes auquel il avait le droit : meilleur second rôle, meilleure adaptation.

 Une autre image choc pourrait cependant rester dans les mémoires au grand dam de l'Académie. Celle de Will Smith décochant une gifle ou une droite à Chris Rock sur scène, quelques minutes avant de recevoir l'Oscar du meilleur acteur pour La Méthode Williams.La star de Men In Black n'a pas supporté que Chris Rock plaisante sur la calvitie de sa femme Jada Pinkett Smith. Consolé par son ami Denzel Washington, Will Smith a présenté ses excuses en venant récupérer sa statuette

Dune, le space opera de Denis Villeneuve est le film le plus primé de la soirée avec six Oscars (montage, musique, décors, son, photographie, effets spéciaux). Parti favori avec douze nominations, The Power Of The Dog se contente par contre d'une statuette, celle de meilleure réalisatrice pour Jane Campion.d'un trophée.

Jessica Chastain et Kenneth Branagh

Dernière catégorie incertaine et disputée, celle de la meilleure actrice d'où a émergé Jessica Chastain sous les traits de la télévangéliste Tammy Faye. Cet Oscar, remporté face à Penelope Cruz et Nicole Kidman, couronne une filmographie exigeante.

L'Oscar du meilleur scénario a été remis à Kenneth Branagh pour Belfast , récit poétique de son enfance pendant les troubles nord-irlandais. Pour le premier Oscar de sa riche carrière, le Britannique a rappelé que «Belfast était avant tout la recherche de l'espoir en dépit de la violence».

Ayant raflé tous les trophées précurseurs, Ariana DeBose a été sacrée meilleur second rôle pour son rôle dans le remake de West Side Story de Steven Spielberg.

Père poule mais rustre dans Coda, le remake américain de La Famille Bélier, le grand favori Troy Kotsur a décroché l'Oscar du meilleur second rôle. Le lauréat, sourd de naissance, a été applaudi en langue des signes par l'assistance lorsqu'il est venu chercher son prix sur scène.

Il devient le second acteur sourd à être reconnu par l'Académie trois décennies après le triomphe de sa partenaire dans Coda, Marlee Matlin. Le comédien de 53 ans a dédié cette victoire historique à la communauté malentendante et handicapée.

Le film d'animation Disney Encanto a reçu le prix du meilleur long-métrage d'animation.

Le trophée du meilleur film international a été remis au road-trip japonais Drive My Car du Japonais Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

Comme prévu, les organisateurs des Oscars, réticents à politiser la cérémonie, ont évoqué sobrement la guerre en Ukraine avec une minute de silence et un carton à l'écran appelant à la solidarité.

Palmares:

Meilleur film : Coda

Meilleure réalisatrice : Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Meilleure actrice : Jessica Chastain, Dans les yeux de Tammy Faye

Meilleur acteur : Will Smith, La Méthode Williams

Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle : Troy Kotsur, CODA

Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle : Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Meilleur film international : Drive my car (Japon)

Meilleur film d'animation : Encanto

Meilleur documentaire : Summer of Soul

Meilleur scénario original : Belfast

Meilleur scénario adapté : Coda

Meilleure chanson : No Time To Die, de Billie Eilish

Meilleur son : Dune (Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett).

Meilleur montage : Dune (Joe Walker).

Meilleure musique originale : Dune (Hans Zimmer).

Meilleur décor : Dune.

Meilleurs maquillages et coiffures : Dans les yeux de Tammy Faye (Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh).

Meilleur court-métrage animé : The Windshield Wiper (Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez).

Meilleur court-métrage documentaire : The Queen of Basketball (Ben Proudfoot).

Meilleur court-métrage de fiction : The Long Goodbye (Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed).




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LA MENACE DE SEAN PENN PLANE

SUR LA CEREMONIE DES OSCARS

La proposition a été lancée, notamment par l’une des présentatrices de la soirée, Amy Schumer: les Oscars doivent trouver le moyen de donner la parole au présent ukrainien, Volodymyr Zelensky, d’autant plus que c’est un acteur. «  Je voulais trouver un moyen d'avoir Zelensky par satellite ou dans un enregistrement, juste parce que tellement de regards sont tournés vers les Oscars », a-t-elle expliqué dans l'émission de Drew Barrymore, ajoutant, avec lucidité « mais ce n'est pas moi qui produis les Oscars ».

On ignore encore si cela sera le cas ou non. Mais l’acteur Sean Penn, très impliqué pour aider l’Ukraine où il a tourné un documentaire sur la guerre qui y fait rage depuis un mois, s'en est pris violemment ce week-end à l'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, qui organise chaque année les Oscars, réagissant violemment samedi sur CNN.

«Il n’y a rien de plus grand que les Oscars puissent faire que de donner à Zelensky l’occasion de nous parler à tous, a-t-il déclaré. Je crois comprendre qu’il a été décidé de ne pas le faire. Ce n’est pas moi qui peux dire si le président Zelensky l’avait souhaité ou non». Mais, poursuit-il, s’il s’avérait que l’Académie n’avait pas approché le président, «je vais fondre mes deux Oscars en public. Je prie pour que ce ne soit pas ce qui s’est passé.». Et si c’est ce qui s’est toutefois passé, l’acteur appelle au boycott de la cérémonie qui a lieu ce dimanche soir. «J’espère que chaque participant sortira si c’est le cas».

Sean Penn a reçu deux fois l’Oscar du meilleur acteur, pour «Mystic River» en 2003 et «Milk» en 2008. Il n’est pas nommé cette année, mais il joue dans «Licorice Pizza», de Paul Thomas Anderson, qui est en compétition.

L’Académie des arts et sciences du cinéma, qui remet les Oscars, n’a fait aucune déclaration pour l’instant sur un discours ou non de Zelensky durant la soirée, mais la proposition semble avoir été écartée. Amy Schumer a reconnu qu’«il y a une certaine pression pour que ce soit du genre «C’est une parenthèse, laissons les gens oublier, on veut juste profiter de la soirée».

L’histoire récente a montré que les lauréats n’hésitent jamais à exprimer sur l’actualité, de Michael Moore lançant « Shame on You ! » à George W. Bush lors de la guerre en Irak en 2003 à Sean Penn apportant son soutien au mariage gay en recevant son prix pour Harvey Milk en 2009. Plus loin, en 1993, Richard Gere avait dénoncé la violation des Droits de l’homme par la Chine au Tibet alors qu’il était monté sur scène pour remettre un prix.Les vainqueurs de la soirée vont probablement aborder eux-mêmes ce sujet sensible en venant recevoir leurs statuettes.

«Si je devais parier, je dirais que presque chaque discours mentionnera l’Ukraine et les atrocités qui s’y déroulent», a lancé Clayton Davis, du magazine «Variety».


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LES BAFTA AWARDS SACRENT LE WESTERN

 THE POWER OF THE DOG

Les BAFTA Awards, organisées par la British Academy of Film and Television Arts, se sont déroulés le dimanche 13 mars. Voici le palmarès complet, dominé par «The Power of the Dog» de Jane Campion.

Le western sombre et psychologique The Power of the Dog a été sacré, dimanche 13 mars, meilleur film aux Bafta, les récompenses britanniques du cinéma, et a valu à la Néo-Zélandaise Jane Campion le prix de la meilleure réalisation.Cette production Netflix, également nominée dans la catégorie meilleur film pour les Oscars, le 28 mars, l’a emporté devant Belfast, Don’t Look Up !, Dune et Licorice Pizza.

Avec huit nominations, le film de la Néo-Zélandaise abordait la cérémonie en position de force à deux semaines des Oscars.

Présenté au festival du film de Venise, en septembre, où la réalisatrice avait été primée, le western a depuis remporté le Golden Globe du meilleur film dramatique et Jane Campion celui de la meilleure réalisation.

Jane Campion était absente pour la cérémonie au Royal Albert Hall de Londres, mais sa productrice, Tanya Seghatchian, lui a rendu hommage, la qualifiant de « visionnaire qui a marqué les trente dernières années du cinéma ».

L’Américain Will Smith a remporté le prix du meilleur acteur, pour son rôle dans La Méthode Williams – réalisé par Reinaldo Marcus Green –, où il incarne le père et entraîneur des championnes de tennis Serena et Venus Williams. 

L’acteur de 53 ans, également en lice pour l’Oscar du meilleur acteur, l’a emporté devant Adeel Akhtar, Mahershala Ali, Benedict Cumberbatch, Leonardo DiCaprio et Stephen Graham.

Et c'est Joanna Scanlan qui est repartie avec le prix de la meilleure actrice. La cérémonie a d'ailleurs été historique car c'est la première fois qu'un acteur sourd (Troy Kotsur, pour CODA, le remake de La Famille Bélier) remporte un prix.

Egalement nommé pour le meilleur film, Belfast, dans lequel Kenneth Branagh rend hommage à sa ville natale en retraçant le parcours d’un môme d’Irlande du Nord traumatisé par la guerre civile et qui trouve refuge dans le cinéma, repart avec le prix du meilleur film britannique.

Parmi les autres prix décernés, l'actrice américaine Ariana Debose a remporté le Bafta du meilleur second rôle féminin pour West Side Story, tandis que Drive My Car, du Japonais Ryusuke Hamaguchi, a remporté le prix du meilleur film en langue étrangère. Nommé notamment pour le meilleur film et la meilleure réalisation, la chronique adolescente Licorice Pizza, de Paul Thomas Anderson repart avec le prix du meilleur scénario original.

Déception en revanche pour Dune, adaptation du roman de science-fiction de Frank Herbert par Denis Villeneuve, qui ne remporte aucun des prix les plus prestigieux. Le space opéra avait amassé onze nominations (le record cette année) et repart de Londres avec cinq récompenses notamment pour les effets spéciaux, la musique originale et la cinématographie.

La soirée marquée aussi par la guerre en Ukraine.

Après une remise des prix sans public l’année dernière en raison de la pandémie de Covid-19, c’est la guerre en Ukraine qui a marqué cette 75e édition des Bafta. L’invasion russe « a choqué le monde avec des images et des histoires racontant une situation vraiment horrible et déchirante », a déclaré le président de l’Académie britannique, Krishnendu Majumdar, au début de la cérémonie.

Sur le tapis rouge, certaines stars portaient des badges ou rubans aux couleurs du drapeau ukrainien, dont l'acteur Benedict Cumberbatch.qui, accompagné de sa femme, a appelé à accueillir les réfugiés, expliquant qu'il faisait lui-même « ce qu'il peut » pour en prendre chez lui.




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ENQUETE SUR UN SCANDALE D'ETAT

 UN THRILLER STUPEFIANT ET PASSIONNANT

Infiltré depuis six ans dans un réseau de trafic de drogue, Hubert Antoine confie à un journaliste la découverte d’un trafic de drogue organisé par l'Office français des stupéfiants au bénéfice de ses cadres.

Roschdy Zem y incarne un agent officieux de l'Office français des stupéfiants chargé de remonter une filière du trafic de drogue en France : une histoire vraie.

Avec Pio Marmaï en journaliste de Libération, et Vincent Lindon en chef des stups soupçonné de trafic, Thierry de Peretti questionne la corruption possible d’une institution.

Octobre 2015. Les douanes françaises saisissent en effet sept tonnes de cannabis en plein cœur de la capitale.

Le jour même, Hubert Antoine, contacte Stéphane Vilner, jeune journaliste à Libération. Il prétend pouvoir démontrer l’existence d’un trafic d’État dirigé par Jacques Billard, un haut gradé de la police française. D’abord méfiant, Stéphane finit par plonger dans une enquête qui le mènera jusqu'aux recoins les plus sombres de la République..

Un thriller réaliste

Comme son titre le suggère, Enquête sur un scandale d'Etat met sur la table un dossier en cours. Le film, tiré d’une histoire vraie, revient sur l’affaire François Thierry, du nom de ce commissaire, accusé d’avoir favorisé l’importation de plusieurs tonnes de drogue en France.

 Et de l’homme qui les a dénoncés en 2016, Hubert Avoine, ancien indic ou sous-traitant de l’Office anti-stupéfiants (ex-OCRTIS), alors dirigé par le commissaire François Thierry. Au service de la police anti-drogue d’abord, il a fini par en dénoncer les dérives.

Si les noms ont été modifiés et que Thierry de Peretti avertit en préambule qu’il s’agit d’une fiction, il adapte le livre L’Infiltré – De la traque du Chapo Guzmán au scandale français des stups (2017), écrit par Hubert Avoine et Emmanuel Fansten .

 Le vrai journaliste de l’histoire est un enquêteur de Libération, qui, au fil de ses articles, a révélé ces importations de drogue faites à l’insu de la justice, au prétexte de piéger les trafiquants.

 Il y a quatre ans, l’indicateur est mort de maladie, le grand flic lui a été mis en examen, le dossier de ce scandale d’État n’est donc pas terminé. Entre confessions secrètes, conférences de rédaction et interrogatoires du chef de la lutte contre la drogue, s’immisce une quête de la vérité.

La création d’un récit journalistique?

C’est un thriller dont le titre - Enquête sur un scandale d’État- aurait pu être celui d’un documentaire. Les contours en sont, d’ailleurs, assez classiques. En choisissant le format 1.33, dit « carré », Thierry de Peretti se réfère en effet à une image de reportage. La prépondérance des plans séquences va aussi dans ce sens, avec une caméra aux mouvements fluides, réglés par la talentueuse directrice de la photo Claire Mathon, César de la Meilleure photographie pour Portrait de la jeune fille en feu en 2020.

Ancré dans le réel, Enquête sur un scandale d'Etat entretient une distance par rapport au récit, pour favoriser un regard critique du spectateur sur tous les protagonistes.

Un thriller qui sème le doute

Mais dans cette investigation Thierry de Peretti privilégie ses personnages, leur évolution dans un processus qu’ils ont déclenché : la révélation d’un secret, sa divulgation dans les médias, et la corruption d’un haut responsable de l’Etat.

La tension naît des changements de comportements des personnages qui relancent le récit et l'attention du spectateur.

 Le réalisateur nous fait les témoins des détours de l’enquête journalistique en suivant les personnages avec une certaine distance. Le parti pris éloigne encore davantage son film des modèles du genre, façon Alan J. Pakula ou Costa-Gavras, et de leurs héros dont on épouse quasi systématiquement le regard.

Qui ment? Quelles sont les implications politiques?

 L’infiltré dit-il la vérité ?

 Va-t-il aller jusqu’au bout de ses allégations ?

Le journaliste ne cherche-t-il pas à entretenir l'attention de son lectorat ?

 Le chef des stups ne remplit-il pas ses fonctions en créant un trafic pour mieux le dépister ? Ici, ce sont moins les faits présumés, aussi stupéfiants soient-ils, qui semblent intéresser Thierry de Peretti que l’obsession de son duo improbable Roschdy Zem, Pio Marmaï, à les rendre publics.


Réalisateur : Axelle Ropert

Acteurs : Roschdy Zem, Pio Marmaï, Vincent Lindon, Julie Moulier, Alexis Manenti, Mylenne Jampanoï, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi

Pays : France

Durée : 2h03

Sortie : 9 février 2022

Distributeur : Pyramide Distribution

Thierry de Peretti filme un thriller réaliste fiévreux, instillant une confusion qui réclame toute l’attention du spectateur. Il le laisse se dépêtrer avec ses doutes, privilégiant la complexité du réel plutôt que la recherche de la seule vérité.




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UNE MEILLEURE CHRONOLOGIE DES MEDIAS

 POUR NETFLIX  AMAZON ET DISNEY

Sujet brûlant, la chronologie des médias régit les dates auxquelles les films peuvent être diffusés, en ligne et à la télévision notamment, dans les mois qui suivent leur sortie au cinéma. Chaînes de télévision, diffuseurs et parties prenantes du cinéma ont abouti à un accord sur une nouvelle chronologie des médias qui a été signé ce lundi 24 janvier 2022 sous l’égide de la ministre de la Culture, Roselyne Bachelot.

Netflix va pouvoir diffuser des films 15 mois après leur sortie en salle, contre 36 mois jusqu’ici.

Fruit d’une âpre négociation entre les professionnels, qui s’est prolongée jusqu’à tard dans la nuit de dimanche 23 à lundi 24 janvier, ce nouvel accord, en discussion depuis des mois, entre chaînes de télévision, grandes plates-formes de streaming et organisations du cinéma devait être signé lundi à midi au ministère de la culture.

« Cet accord est une première étape significative de modernisation de la chronologie des médias. Il reflète notre approche constructive tout au long du processus de négociation et notre engagement à contribuer au cinéma français », se félicite un porte-parole de Netflix. En échange, l’Américain va s’engager, auprès des organisations du cinéma, à produire au moins dix films par an et à investir en moyenne 40 millions d’euros (soit 4 % de son chiffre d’affaires réalisé en France).

Netflix a fini par s’inscrire dans le système de l’exception culturelle française, ce qu’il avait initialement refusé lors de son arrivée en France, fin 2014

Toutefois, ses films produits hors de l’Hexagone ne sortiront toujours pas dans les salles tricolores. Ils ne seront donc soumis à aucun délai. En acceptant une échéance de 15 mois, Netflix n’obtient pas tout à fait gain de cause. Le gouvernement lui avait certifié qu’il pourrait bénéficier d’un délai de 12 mois. Il s’agissait d’une sorte de contrepartie au décret sur les services de médias audiovisuels, qui impose aux géants de la vidéo américains d’investir 20 % de leurs revenus dans la création française (audiovisuel et cinéma).

Mais c’était sans compter sur Canal+.

Canal+ diffusera les films six mois après leur sortie

La filiale de Vivendi, qui voyait d’un mauvais œil cet encombrant concurrent se rapprocher d’elle, a réussi à le maintenir à distance, en faisant passer sa propre fenêtre de diffusion de 8 à 6 mois, et en conservant une durée d’exclusivité de 9 mois. Pour conserver ses avantages, Canal+ a récemment signé un accord d’investissement de 190 millions d’euros par an avec le cinéma français. En quatre ans, l’ex-chaîne cryptée a ainsi divisé par deux son délai de diffusion des films, fixé à 12 mois jusqu’en 2018.

Les autres plateformes telles que Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+ ou encore Salto, viendront ensuite, en fonction de leur contribution à la production cinématographique. Elles pourraient diffuser les films entre 12 et 17 mois après leur sortie contre 36 jusqu’ici. Elles passeront ainsi devant les chaînes de télévision gratuites, qui pourraient en faire autant 22 mois après la sortie en salles, a ajouté cette source.

Globalement, l’accord devrait permettre d’injecter davantage d’argent dans la production cinématographique française...




Britney Delsey pour DayNewsWorld
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MORT DE GASPARD ULLIEL

DES SUITES D'UN ACCIDENT DE SKI

C'est une bien triste nouvelle pour le monde du cinéma. Gaspard Ulliel est mort mercredi 19 janvier 2022 après avoir eu un accident de ski qui lui a laissé un traumatisme crânien. L'acteur, transporté en urgence à l’hôpital, n'a malheureusement pas pu être ranimé.

L'acteur français Gaspard Ulliel est mort, mercredi 19 janvier, des suites d’un accident de ski survenu la veille à La Rosière (Savoie), a annoncé sa famille dans un communiqué. Il avait 37 ans.

L’acteur, qui passait des vacances en famille en Savoie, est entré en collision mardi après-midi avec un autre skieur au croisement de deux pistes bleues, selon une porte-parole de la station de La Rosière. Grièvement blessé, il a été transporté par hélicoptère au centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) de Grenoble, où il est mort.

Selon la gendarmerie, l’état de l’acteur avait alors été jugé très critique. Une enquête a été ouverte et confiée à la compagnie républicaine de sécurité (CRS) des Alpes, a, par ailleurs, annoncé le parquet d’Albertville.

La procureure d’Albertville, Anne Gaches, a expliqué qu’« il ressort des premiers témoignages et des constatations réalisées sur place que les deux skieurs ont tous les deux chuté au sol. A l’arrivée des secours, Monsieur Ulliel était immobile, inconscient dans la neige », et « l’autre skieur était indemne ».

Le décès de Gaspard Ulliel a suscité un flot de réactions émues.

Pierre Niney, qui avait lui aussi incarné Yves Saint Laurent à l’écran, et remporté pour ce rôle le César, s’est dit « le cœur brisé ». « Gaspard était la bienveillance et la gentillesse. La beauté et le talent », a-t-il confié sur Twitter.« C’est tout ton être qui a transformé ma vie, un être que j’aimais profondément, et que j’aimerai toujours », a réagi le réalisateur canadien Xavier Dolan sur Instagram.

César du meilleur acteur

Sa dernière apparition sur les écrans remonte à l’automne où il partageait l’affiche de la comédie La Vengeance au triple galop, d’Alex Lutz, avec Leïla Bekhti et Audrey Lamy. Deux ans auparavant, il était à l’affiche du film Sibyl, de Justine Triet, avec Virginie Efira et Adèle Exarchopoulos. Le film avait été présenté en compétition au Festival de Cannes de 2019.

Devenu en quelques années un acteur phare du cinéma français, Gaspard Ulliel figure au casting de la minisérie Marvel Moon Knight, diffusée dès le 30 mars sur Disney +. Il était récemment en tournage pour une série de Xavier Giannoli attendue sur Canal+, a rapporté son agent à l’AFP, et avait fini de tourner Plus que jamais, d’Emily Atef, avec Vicky Krieps et Liv Ullmann.

Révélé à 19 ans dans Les Egarés (2003), d’André Téchiné, aux côtés d’Emmanuelle Béart, où il incarne Yvan, un garçon plutôt sauvage qui, pendant l’exode, traverse les routes de France avec deux enfants et leur mère, Gaspard Ulliel a ensuite interprété un soldat de la première guerre mondiale dans Un long dimanche de fiançailles (2004), réalisé par Jean-Pierre Jeunet, un rôle qui lui a valu le César du meilleur espoir masculin en 2005.

L’acteur avait impressionné en 2014 pour son interprétation du couturier Yves Saint Laurent dans le biopic de Bertrand Bonello. En 2017, il a décroché le César du meilleur acteur pour son rôle dans Juste la fin du monde, de Xavier Dolan. Il y incarnait un écrivain retrouvant sa famille après douze ans d’absence, à qui il venait annoncer sa mort prochaine.

« Un garçon étrange, difficile à percer »

Né le 25 novembre 1984 de parents stylistes, il a passé son enfance entre l’école et l’appartement familial, dans le centre de Paris, où il dessinait pendant des heures. C’est une amie de sa mère qui lui propose d’intégrer l’agence de comédiens qu’elle vient de créer. Il n’a que 11 ans mais obtient très vite un petit rôle dans un téléfilm.

Après quelques stages d’été au cours Florent, il s’inscrit après son bac à l’université de Saint-Denis pour des études de cinéma qu’il abandonnera d’autant plus vite que sa carrière va vite décoller. Il est remarqué par Michel Blanc qui lui offre en 2002 un rôle dans une comédie à succès, Embrassez qui vous voudrez

En 2009, on le retrouve en fils d’Isabelle Huppert dans Un barrage contre le Pacifique, de Rithy Panh, mais aussi en rejeton de Jean Reno dans un thriller, Le Premier Cercle. En 2010, il joue Henri de Guise dans La Princesse de Montpensier, de Bertrand Tavernier.

Devenu un acteur de premier plan, il enchaîne les tournages, y compris aux Etats-Unis dans Hannibal Lecter : les origines du mal, qui conte les jeunes années du tueur en série cannibale. Son premier rôle en anglais.Un contrat signé avec la marque Chanel pour laquelle il devient l’égérie d’un parfum lui a fait dire :

« Tout à coup, j’ai eu un confort financier qui m’a permis de choisir, d’attendre, de ne pas inonder les écrans. »

Un de ses metteurs en scène, Rodolphe Marconi, qui l’a fait tourner dans Le Dernier Jour, dit de lui :

« Gaspard est un ciel bleu traversé de nuages qui n’éclatent jamais. Un garçon étrange, difficile à percer. Il a sûrement une fêlure, le jour où ça va s’ouvrir, ça va faire mal… »




Britney Delsey pour DayNewsWorld
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DES SERIES A NE MANQUER EN JANVIER

Euphoria, Ozark…Des séries à ne rater sous aucun prétexte en janvier

Les prochaines semaines seront marquées par le retour de séries culte, mais aussi par quelques nouveautés. Voici le programme.

Euphoria, saison 2

Trois Emmy Awards, une flopée de nominations et un accueil critique dithyrambique… La première saison, sortie en 2019, a été applaudie par la critique. Zendaya (Rue) a décroché l’Emmy Award de la meilleure actrice dans une série dramatique. À son lancement en 2019, Euphoria a soufflé un vent de modernité - et de controverse - sur le teen drama. Avec son cocktail de drogue, de sexe et de musique planante, la série posait un regard sans concession sur les adolescents d’aujourd’hui. Porte-drapeau de cette génération désenchantée, Rue Bennett, incarnée par Zendaya (Spider-Man, Dune) , 17 ans, sortait tout juste de désintoxication au début de la saison 1. Loin d’être guérie, la jeune femme passe de toxicomane repentie à trafiquante de drogues dans les nouveaux épisodes de la série.

Rue Bennett, revient donc pour un nouveau chapitre d’Euphoria. Produite par le rappeur américain Drake, Euphoria dépeint les relations sans tabou, d’un groupe d’adolescents. Si ce nouveau volet est encore mystérieux, on y retrouvera les personnages emblématiques de la série, Jules, jeune adolescente transgenre (Hunter Schafer) et l’impulsif Nate, incarné par Jacob Elordi. De nouveaux acteurs vont aussi intégrer le casting, à l’instar de Minka Kelly ou de Dominic Fike, Demetrius 'Lil Meech' Flenory Jr (Black Mafia Family) et le chanteur Dominic Fike.

Dès le 10 janvier en US+24 sur OCS

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary : Return to Hogwarts

Harry Potter à l’école des sorciers, premier film de la saga, fête son vingtième anniversaire. L'histoire du jeune sorcier créée par l’autrice J.K. Rowling, a vu le jour sur grand écran en 2001. Pour l’occasion, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson et Chris Colombus, réalisateur des trois premiers volets, sont réunis pour une émission spéciale. Au programme, des secrets de tournage, des témoignages exclusifs d’acteurs et un retour sur la conception des huit films qui ont marqué des millions de personnes à travers le monde.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary : Return to Hogwarts, le 1er janvier en VOSTFR sur Salto

« Archive 81 », surnaturel et secte occulte

Deux destins liés par une mystérieuse secte. Archive 81, c’est la nouvelle série surnaturelle et d’anticipation de Netflix, inspirée du podcast éponyme à succès. Dan Turner, jeune archiviste (Mamoudou Athie), s’engage à restaurer des cassettes vidéo datées de 1994 : il s’agit d’un documentaire sur une secte, tourné il y a 25 ans par Melody Pendras (Dina Shihabi). La série aborde deux temporalités :

celle de Dan, de nos jours, obsédé par cette affaire et celle de Melody, au moment de l’enregistrement du reportage. Par un concours de circonstances occultes, ces deux chronologies finissent par entrer en contact. Dan s’efforcera de trouver le moyen de sauver la jeune femme, morte tragiquement dans le passé. La showrunneuse Rebecca Sonnenshine (Vampire Diaires) est aux manettes pour tenir en haleine le public, accompagnée d’une équipe spécialisée dans l’horreur, James Wan, Michael Clear (la saga Conjuring) et Paul Harris Boardman (Délivre-nous du mal).

Archive 81, le 14 janvier sur Netflix

« Spencer », nouveau coup de projecteur sur Lady Di

Très attendu, ce biopic décalé sur la vie de Lady Diana, interprétée par Kristen Stewart, arrive sur Amazon Prime, le 17 janvier prochain. Ce film s’intéresse à la fin du mariage de Lady Di et du prince Charles. En 1991, l’ombre d’un divorce plane sur le couple, mais à l’approche de Noël, la princesse de Galles doit sauver les apparences. La jeune femme éprise de liberté, étouffe sous la pression médiatique et les obligations lourdes qu’impose la couronne. Un film signé Pablo Larraín, à qui l’on doit un autre biopic, celui de Jackie Kennedy (Jackie). Le réalisateur imagine dans Spencer les événements qui ont pu se produire avant la séparation du couple en 1992.

Spencer, le 17 janvier sur Amazon Prime Vidéo

Ozark, saison 4

Famille d'apparence ordinaire, le couple Byrde et leurs deux enfants se sont installés dans les monts Ozarks (Missouri) pour blanchir de l’argent au nom d’un cartel mexicain. Comme le Walter White de Breaking Bad, les protagonistes de la série Netflix prennent vite goût à cette nouvelle vie, oscillant entre magouilles et désir d’asseoir leur empire. La quatrième saison s’annonce à nouveau riche en rebondissements.

Le 21 janvier sur Netflix.

« As We See It »

Faites la connaissance d’une colocation un peu particulière. Jack, Harrison et Violet ont tous les trois la vingtaine et se situent à différents degrés d’autisme. Ensemble, ils devront entrer dans la vie active et atteindre des objectifs : se faire des amis, trouver un travail, tomber amoureux... Une quête d'indépendance parfois difficile, mais qui offre aussi des belles victoires pour les trois colocataires. As We See It, inspiré de la série israélienne On the Spectrum, promet rebondissements, émotions et rires, sans jamais tomber dans le mélodrame.

As We See It, 21 janvier sur Amazon Prime VidéoHow I

The Gilded Age

Avis aux fans de séries d’époque. Julian Fellowes, le créateur de Downton Abbey, revient avec une nouvelle fiction centrée sur la haute société. The Gilded Age nous plonge dans le New York City des années 1880, où se côtoient vieilles fortunes et nouveaux riches. La série s’intéressera à la collision de ces deux mondes, sans lésiner sur le faste et la reconstruction historique. Marian Brook, interprétée par Louisa Jacobson (fille de Meryl Streep), quitte la Pennsylvanie après avoir perdu son père, elle est recueillie par ses riches tantes à New York. Un changement de vie radicale où elle devra apprendre les codes et subir les guerres sociales entre voisins fortunés. Elle pourra compter sur son amie Peggy Scott (Denée Benton), une mystérieuse autrice afro-américaine se faisant passer pour une femme de chambre.

Dès le 25 janvier en US+24 sur OCS.

« La femme qui habitait en face de la fille à la fenêtre »

La femme qui habitait en face de la fille à la fenêtre, un titre long qui ne passe pas inaperçu pour cette nouvelle série d’enquête et de suspense. Anna, interprétée par Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Bad Moms), est témoin depuis sa fenêtre, d’un assassinat chez ses voisins. Un crime dont elle est la seule à croire, la police l’accuse même de dénonciation calomnieuse, ne trouvant aucune trace du prétendu meurtre. La jeune femme accro au vin rouge et aux médicaments peine à différencier la réalité de ses hallucinations. Pour lever le voile sur ce meurtre mystérieux, elle se transforme en enquêtrice amatrice. Si l’intrigue rappelle celle du thriller Fenêtre sur cour d’Hitchcock, l’actrice Kristen Bell devrait ajouter un soupçon d’autodérision et de répliques cinglantes dont elle a le secret.

La femme qui habitait en face de la fille à la fenêtre, le 28 janvier sur Netflix.




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THE POWER OF THE DOG ET WEST SIDE STORY GRANDS VAINQUEURS DES GOLDEN GLOBES

La cérémonie n'était pas retransmise à la télévision cette année. Les récompenses ont été annoncées en ligne.

The Power of the Dog et West Side Story ont remporté les principaux prix, dimanche 9 janvier, lors d'une cérémonie des Golden Globes dont les lauréats ont été révélés en ligne, sans retransmission télévisée, ni tapis rouge. Le sombre western de Jane Campion devient le deuxième film réalisé par une femme à remporter le Golden Globe du meilleur film dramatique. Il a également remporté les prix du meilleur réalisateur, et du meilleur acteur dans un second rôle pour Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Dans un long-métrage tout en paysages grandioses et en violence sourde, Jane Campion avec la sortie sur Netflix de son nouveau film, The Power of The Dog, une adaptation du roman éponyme de Thomas Savage (1967) nous entraîne en 1925, à une époque charnière dans l’histoire de l’Amérique.

Macho et cruel, Phil est aux antipodes de son frère, le doux George (Jesse Plemons) qu’il martyrise depuis leur plus tendre enfance. Jusqu’au jour où ce dernier lui annonce qu’il a épousé Rose (Kirsten Dunst), une jeune veuve du coin. Et qu’elle va venir s’installer avec son fils Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee).

Après avoir bâti tant de films autour de figures féminines, Jane Campion s’attaque au western, genre cinématographique masculin par excellence.

Phil est la figure principale du récit. Sa présence menaçante plane sur le film : il harcèle Rose, vue comme une croqueuse de diamants, ou se moque de l’attitude efféminée de son fils. Mais le personnage se cache derrière un masque de virilité et de cynisme excessifs qui veut cacher ce qu’au fond de lui, il est vraiment.

Phil évoque constamment la mémoire d’un certain Bronco Henry, dont il a même conservé la selle tel un scapulaire profane, son mouchoir aussi (qui donnera lieu à une scène sensuelle réussie). Sous couvert de le soumettre au rite de passage des vrais cow-boys, donc à des codes de masculinité hétéronormés, Phil se rapproche aussi de Peter; Se tisse une relation de professeur à élève pleine d'ambiguïté, qui fait surgir une dimension inattendue de la personnalité du cow-boy.

Le face-à-face entre Benedict Cumberbatch et Kodi Smit-McPhee, qui livrent deux grandes prestations, en est d’autant plus passionnant.Malgré la dimension homosexuelle du personnage la réalisation reste dans les non-dits et les sous-entendus, dans ce qu’on peut comprendre mais qui ne sera jamais montré.

S'il en respecte tous les codes, en apparence, The Power of The Dog n'est pas vraiment un western. « Ce n’est pas à moi d’analyser la place de ce film dans le genre, mais je dirais que c’est un western où il n’y a pas de fusillades. Les armes, ce sont les mots, ce sont les sons, celui du banjo, celui des pas sur l’escalier ou du cliquetis d’un éperon. » , selon Benedict Cumberbatch.

Le remake de West Side Story par Steven Spielberg

Le remake de West Side Story, réalisé par Steven Spielberg, a été récompensé par le Golden Globe de la meilleure comédie ou comédie musicale. Rachel Zegler a obtenu le prix de la meilleure actrice dans une comédie et Ariana DeBose celui de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle. Will Smith et Nicole Kidman ont, quant à eux, reçu les Globes de meilleurs acteur et actrice dans un film dramatique pour leurs rôles dans La Méthode Williams et Being the Ricardos.

Un jury qui manque de diversité

Outre les accusations de racisme, sexisme, harcèlement et de corruption, la cérémonie a vu ses audiences chuter brutalement ces dernières années. En février 2021, seulement 6,9 millions d'Américains ont regardé les Golden Globes, contre 18,4 millions l'année précédente. Un argument suffisant pour NBC de ne pas renouveler son partenariat. On ne sait pas non plus si toutes les stars récompensées assureront un discours ce dimanche. Des célébrités comme Scarlett Johansson ou Tom Cruise, qui a renvoyé ses trois trophées à la HFPA, sont montées au créneau pour déplorer un manque d'actions concrètes afin de lutter contre les diverses formes de discrimination à l'œuvre. De même pour de grands studios comme Warner Bros. ou Netflix qui ont annoncé qu'ils ne collaboreraient plus avec l'organisation des Golden Globes tant que de vraies réformes n'auraient pas été votées. La chaîne de télévision NBC a même renoncé à diffuser la cérémonie, pourtant suivie ces dernières années par des millions de téléspectateurs.

Officiellement, les organisateurs ont invoqué la pandémie pour expliquer cette situation.




Kate White pour DayNewsWorld
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THE POWER OF THE DOG

UN FILM PUISSANT DE JANE CAMPION

Douze ans séparent Bright Star, la dernière incursion sur grand écran de Jane Campion, et la sortie sur Netflix de son nouveau film, The Power of The Dog, une adaptation du roman éponyme de Thomas Savage (1967).

Nous sommes en 1925, à une époque charnière dans l’histoire de l’Amérique.

Macho et cruel, Phil est aux antipodes de son frère, le doux George (Jesse Plemons) qu’il martyrise depuis leur plus tendre enfance. Jusqu’au jour où ce dernier lui annonce qu’il a épousé Rose (Kirsten Dunst), une jeune veuve du coin.

Et qu’elle va venir s’installer avec son fils Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee).

Après avoir bâti tant de films autour de figures féminines, Jane Campion s’attaque au western, genre cinématographique masculin par excellence.

Phil est la figure principale du récit. Sa présence menaçante plane sur le film : il harcèle Rose, vue comme une croqueuse de diamants, ou se moque de l’attitude efféminée de son fils.

Mais le personnage se cache derrière un masque de virilité et de cynisme excessifs qui veut cacher ce qu’au fond de lui, il est vraiment.

Phil évoque constamment la mémoire d’un certain Bronco Henry, dont il a même conservé la selle tel un scapulaire profane, son mouchoir aussi (qui donnera lieu à une scène sensuelle réussie).

Sous couvert de le soumettre au rite de passage des vrais cow-boys, donc à des codes de masculinité hétéronormés, Phil se rapproche aussi de Peter.

Se tisse une relation de professeur à élève pleine d'ambiguïté, qui fait surgir une dimension inattendue de la personnalité du cow-boy.

Le face-à-face entre Benedict Cumberbatch et Kodi Smit-McPhee, qui livrent deux grandes prestations, en est d’autant plus passionnant.

Malgré la dimension homosexuelle du personnage la réalisation reste dans les non-dits et les sous-entendus, dans ce qu’on peut comprendre mais qui ne sera jamais montré.

S'il en respecte tous les codes, en apparence, The Power of The Dog n'est pas vraiment un western. « Ce n’est pas à moi d’analyser la place de ce film dans le genre, mais je dirais que c’est un western où il n’y a pas de fusillades. Les armes, ce sont les mots, ce sont les sons, celui du banjo, celui des pas sur l’escalier ou du cliquetis d’un éperon. » , selon Benedict Cumberbatch.

Un long-métrage tout en paysages grandioses et en violence sourde.




 Kate White pour DayNewsWorld

PAUL RUDD ELECTED SEXIEST MAN

OF THE YEAR 2021

Here he is at the age of 52, voted “Sexiest Man” of the Year 2021 by People magazine. Paul Rudd has established himself, over the past decades, as an essential face of the small and big screen from the teen-movie Clueless to the Ant-Man saga via the Friends series.

“I will totally assume it. I'm going to appropriate this title ”, reacted with humor Paul Rudd, not sure to deserve this first place.

“I'm aware enough to know that when people find out I've been chosen for this, they'll be like, 'What ?' It is not false humility.

There are so many people who should have this title in my place ”. “I hope I finally get invited to these sexy dinners with George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Michael B. Jordan. I think I would be on a lot more yachts. I can't wait to develop my life on yachts, ”the star still had fun.

After Michael B. Jordan, Dwayne Johnson and Idris Elba

The actor confided that his wife, Julie, is the only person he has announced to have won the title before it was official. “She was stunned,” he joked.

Paul Rudd succeeds Michael B. Jordan, star of Creed and Black Panther, elected in 2020, but also Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, John F. Kennedy Jr, Tom Cruise and Sean Connery.



Kate White for DayNewsWorld

ADAPTATION TO CINEMA BY TAIKA WAITITI

FROM THE INCAL WORSHIP

OF MOEBIUS AND JODOROWSKI

Created by writer-director Alejandro Jodorowsky Franco-Chilean and French artist Moebius in the 80s, the comic world famous "Inca" will be adapted for the first time on the big screen. It is the New Zealand director Taika Waititi, Oscar winner for "Jojo Rabbit", who is working on the adaptation of the famous science fiction.

This project is launched in the wake of the box office success of Denis Villeneuve's Dune, an adaptation of a science fiction classic by Frank Herbert. Jodorowsky had tried to transpose it to cinema in the 1970s. His failure had inspired him ... The Incal.

A series of comics born from the failure of "Dune"

The Incal was in fact born after Jodorowsky's failure to bring the novel Dune to the screen . He entrusts part of the preparatory illustrations to Moebius. After several years of preproduction of this titanic project, Alexandro Jodorowsky is let go by his Hollywood backers. The ideas of this pre-production work give birth to another artistic project, the Incal comic book series.

These plates, published between 1980 and 1988 in the columns of the magazine Métal hurlant, follow the private detective John Difool who accidentally discovers a powerful artefact, named L'Incal. The item is coveted across the galaxy by multitudes of factions. Despite himself, the detective finds himself forced to save the entire universe.

At the controls, the director of "Jojo Rabbit", Taika Waititi.

Touched by the adventures of the investigator, Taika Waititi himself wrote the screenplay for the film, accompanied by his acolytes Jemaine Clement and Peter Warren. An adventure that transformed those who approached it. “It was initially the adventures of an ordinary guy named John Difool, analyzes Farice Giger, boss of Humanoids, then it became something else that transformed everything he touched: its creators, the cartoonists, its publisher Les Humanoïdes Associés and myself, countless readers, writers and directors from all over the world ”.

Alejandro Jodorowsky - 92 - had a say in the choice of director. “When Fabrice Giger presented Taika Waititi's work to me, it seemed obvious to me that it was the right one. I have full confidence in his creativity to give the Incal an astonishing version, both intimate and cosmic, ”he said enthusiastically from his Parisian home.

This masterpiece has influenced the greatest directors of SF such as George Lucas, Ridley Scott or Denis Villeneuve.




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KEANU REEVES FILMING IN PARIS

FOR JOHN WICK 4

Keanu Reeves dropped off in Paris for the filming of John Wick 4.

This new chapter, directed by Chad Stahelski, is due out on our screens on May 25, 2022, but the script of the film is still unknown.

The actor was notably spotted in the heat of the action in Montmartre climbing the endless steps that lead to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in the 19th arrondissement:

the iconic actor, loaded with equipment, came to the aid of a technician who was having trouble carrying everything.

A gesture full of kindness that characterizes the actor considered to be one of the nicest men on Earth.

In addition to Keanu Reeves, we will find in this opus Donnie Yen (Ip Man 4), and Shamier Anderson (The Tomorrow People)

to the cast announced in roles for the moment kept secret. Bill Skarsgard (It), Scott Adkins (Ip Man 4), Laurence

Fishburne and Hiroyuki Sanada will also be there.

To be continued..........




Kate White for DayNewsWorld
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MOURIR PEUT ATTENDRE CLOT ADMIRABLEMENT

LE CYCLE DANIEL GRAIG

Attendu depuis avril 2020, No Time to Die arrive enfin sur les écrans de cinéma le 6 octobre 2021. Après Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall et Spectre, Daniel Craig quitte le costume de James Bond dans Mourir peut attendre.

L’acteur britannique de 53 ans a certes décidé de passer la main rengainant son célèbre Walther PPK, mais il nous offre dans ce 25e volet des aventures de 007 un cru plein d'action et de surprises où Daniel Craig finit en beauté sa mission :

« rendre l'agent secret plus humain et faillible que jamais. »

Le personnage inventé par l'écrivain Ian Fleming est tiré de sa retraite où il coule des jours heureux en Jamaïque avec son amoureuse Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) par la CIA pour traquer un mystérieux personnage ayant dérobé une arme biologique ciblant l’ADN de certaines populations et qui menace la sécurité mondiale.

Les services secrets de Sa Majesté vont vite récupérer leur agent, et son enquête va faire revenir Madeleine sur le devant de la scène.

Le réalisateur Cari Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective) signe là un film d’action, d’aventures et de rebondissements qui respectent parfaitement les codes 007 tout en les modernisant.

Courses-poursuites spectaculaires (mention spéciale pour une cascade à moto dans les ruelles de Matera en Italie), fusillades nourries , scènes bourrées de combats et de gadgets, font parfois jouer à Craig un Bond «à l’ancienne».

La prestation de Rami Malek -Oscar du meilleur acteur en 2019 pour son interprétation du chanteur Freddie Mercury- dans le rôle du méchant un peu fou rappelle aussi les ennemis d’autrefois.

De même que la présence pétaradante de Ana de Armas dans le rôle d’une James Bond Girl haute en couleur, déchaînée, dans la séquence se déroulant à Cuba son pays, qui, en apprentie espionne, dégomme à tout va avec une fougue plus « James Bondienne » que James Bond lui-même.

Mais James Bond n'est plus simplement là avec ses gadgets, ses potiches et ses décors en mousse : il a gagné en profondeur, terriblement humain. Il ne triche pas avec son âge et incarne un 007 amoureux, parfois mélancolique, embarqué dans une complexe relation de couple avec Madeleine.

Conquête de James Bond elle rempile après Spectre et se révèle un personnage plein de secrets et de blessures.

Et dans l'ombre de la Vesper Lynd d'Eva Green, elle incarne une autre facette jusque là inédite des dénommées James Bond girls. D'ailleurs lorsque le générique est lancé sur la mélodie de Billie Eilish et Finneas O'Connell, ce James Bond se place indubitablement sous le signe de l'émotion.

« Mourir peut attendre », de Cary Joji Fukunaga, avec Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Christoph Waltz, Ana de Armas… 2 h 45. Sortie le 6 octobre.




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EMMY AWARDS 2021

 NETFLIX EN TETE AVEC THE CROWN

C'est au L.A. Live, à Los Angeles, que s'est déroulée la 73e édition des Emmy Awards ! Comme chaque année, la cérémonie a récompensé les acteurs et actrices ayant brillé dans une fiction télévisée.

Lors des Emmy Awards 2021, la fiction réalisée par le géant du streaming Netflix a remporté pas moins de 11 récompenses dont la meilleure série dramatique, le prix du meilleur acteur dans une série dramatique pour Josh O'Connor, le prix de la meilleure actrice dans une série dramatique pour Olivia Colman ou encore le prix de la meilleure actrice dans une série dramatique pour Emma Corrin.

Ces « Oscars » de la télévision ont également récompensé la sublime comédienne Kate Winslet qui a été sacrée meilleure actrice dans une minisérie pour son interprétation remarquée dans Mare of Easttown.

De son côté, la comédienne de 70 ans Jean Smart, grande dame de la télévision américaine, a reçu une standing ovation lorsqu'elle s'est vue remettre le prix de la meilleure actrice dans une série comique pour son rôle dans Hacks, une série humoristique diffusée sur HBO.

Sur le tapis rouge, Anya Taylor-Joy a fait sensation dans une robe Dior.

L’actrice américano-britannique a vu sa prestation pour « Le Jeu de la Dame » récompensée par l’Emmy Awards de la meilleure mini-série. Kate Winslet a également sorti le grand jeu !

L'actrice de 45 ans portait une robe Haute Couture noire et décolletée Giorgio Armani Privé.

Elizabeth Olsen avait elle fait confiance à la marque de ses deux sœurs, Ashley et Mary-Kate Olsen, pour l’habiller avec une longue robe couleur crème de leur marque, The Row. Kaley Cuoco, Sophia Bush, Catherine Zeta-Jones et Michael Douglas étaient également de la partie tout comme Regé-Jean Page et Jason Sudeikis.

Voici le palmarès :

Meilleure série dramatique - The Crown

Meilleure série comique - Ted Lasso

Meilleure mini-série - Le Jeu de la dame

Meilleur acteur dans une série dramatique - Josh O'Connor dans The Crown

Meilleure actrice dans une série dramatique - Olivia Colman dans The Crown

Meilleur acteur dans une série comique - Jason Sudeikis dans Ted Lasso

Meilleure actrice dans une série comique - Jean Smart dans Hacks

Meilleur acteur dans une mini-série ou un téléfilm - Ewan McGregor dans Halston

Meilleure actrice dans une mini-série ou un téléfilm - Kate Winslet dans Mare of Easttown

Meilleur second rôle masculin dans une série dramatique - Tobias Menzies dans The Crown

Meilleur second rôle féminin dans une série dramatique - Gillian Anderson dans The Crown

Meilleur second rôle masculin dans une série comique - Brett Goldstein dans Ted Lasso

Meilleur second rôle féminin dans une série comique - Hannah Waddingham dans Ted Lasso




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LA 73 EME EDITION DES EMMYS AWARDS

La 73e édition des Emmys Awards se tiendra dimanche 19 septembre 2021 au soir à Los Angeles.

Une cérémonie organisée en chair et en os pour la première fois depuis le début de la pandémie, mais en effectif réduit avec seulement 500 personnes triées sur le volet contre 4 à 6000 en temps normal. Et une soirée qui s'annonce déterminante pour Netflix, qui pourrait être consacré dans la catégorie « Meilleure série dramatique ». Le duel s’annonce en effet sans pitié ce dimanche soir entre The Crown et The Mandalorian (Disney+) qui vont s’affronter pour l’Emmy Award de la meilleure série dramatique.

« The Crown semble enfin sur le point de connaître son grand moment », déclare Clayton Davis, spécialiste des prix et récompenses pour le magazine Variety, une référence en matière de divertissement. De nombreux comédiens de la série romançant la vie de la famille royale britannique tiennent la corde, parmi lesquels Emma Corrin en princesse Diana, Josh O'Connor en prince Charles et Gillian Anderson (X-Files) campant une étonnante Margaret Thatcher.

Outre la quatrième saison de The Crown, Netflix peut aussi compter sur Le Jeu de la dame qui a fait exploser les inscriptions dans les clubs d’échecs. Ce succès planétaire, avec Anya Taylor-Joy en prodige des échecs tourmentée, est donné favori dans la catégorie des séries limitées (qui ne sont pas destinées à durer plus d’une saison). « Ça va être la première grande victoire pour les séries Netflix »,continue-t-il.

Un outsider sur lequel certains experts misent pour la meilleure série dramatique est Pose, avec Billy Porter, qui explore la culture des bals gays et trans dans le New York des années 1980 et dans laquelle la star Elton John a fait une apparition surprise. Voici deux ans, Billy Porter était devenu le premier acteur noir publiquement homosexuel à remporter l'Emmy Award du meilleur acteur dans une série dramatique.

Des séries à voir ou à revoir sur les différentes plateformes de streaming

The Crown, diffusée sur Netflix, est avec The Mandalorian, diffusée sur Disney+, la série la plus nommée (24 nominations chacune). Viennent ensuite WandaVision (Disney+) et The Handmaid's Tale (visible sur OCS Max, TF1 Séries Film, Prime Video et Salto), Ted Lasso (Apple TV+), dont presque tout le casting est nommé, Lovecraft Country (OCS), Le jeu de la dame (Netflix).

Parmi les autres séries et mini-séries qui pourraient être primées figurent La Chronique des Bridgerton (Netflix), The Boys (Prime Video), This is us (Canal+ Séries), Emily in Paris (Netflix), The Flight Attendant (Canal+ Séries), Pose (Canal+ Séries), black-ish (Disney+), Cobra Kai (Netflix), La Méthode Kominsky (Netflix),En analyse dont la version française, En Thérapie, est disponible sur Arte (OCS), Perry Mason (OCS), I May Destroy You (OCS), The Undoing (OCS), Halston (Netflix).

Une soirée prometteuse !




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MORT DE JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO,

MONSTRE SACRE DU CINEMA

L'acteur français et icône du cinéma Jean-Paul Belmondo est mort ce lundi 6 septembre 2021 à l'âge de 88 ans, a annoncé son avocat.

« Il était très fatigué depuis quelque temps. Il s'est éteint tranquillement », a précisé ce dernier.

L’acteur restera à jamais le monstre sacré du cinéma français avec plus de 50 ans de carrière et 80 films.

Il est apparu aussi bien dans des films d’auteurs que dans des longs-métrages populaires.

« Vous ne réussirez jamais dans ce métier avec votre physique ! »

Jean-Paul Belmondo n'aurait pas pu faire mieux mentir ce jugement entendu à ses débuts.

Né le 9 avril 1933 à Neuilly-sur-Seine, le jeune Belmondo grandit dans une famille d'artistes.

Son père est un sculpteur, dont toute sa vie il défendra passionnément l’œuvre.

Elève turbulent, adolescent plus amateur de sport (la boxe, qu’il pratiquera longtemps, et le football) que d’études il aime faire le pitre et rêve de théâtre.

Jean-Paul Belmondo prend ses premiers cours de théâtre à l'âge de 15 ans.

Il passe par le Conservatoire national de Paris à partir de 1952, où il rencontre les acteurs Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle , Bruno Cremer, Pierre Vernier et Michel Beaune  la « bande du conservatoire » a ainsi joué sur les planches, essentiellement dans les années 1950, au début de sa carrière, et dans les années 1990.

Des personnages entrés dans la mémoire collective des Français

C'est À bout de souffle de Jean-Luc Godard et sorti en 1960 qui le révélera au grand public. Puis vient la rencontre qui scelle son destin, en la personne de Jean-Luc Godard :

« C'est lui qui m'a fait aimer le cinéma. Avant A bout de souffle, on m'avait tellement dit que je n'étais pas bon que je doutais », confiait-il en 2001.

Et Jean-Paul Belmondo en Michel Poiccard, voyou désinvolte et séduisant, tueur de flic amoureux d’une vendeuse du Herald qui finira les bras en croix au bout de la rue Campagne-Première, recueille à juste titre sa part de reconnaissance et d’éloges.

Godard devient alors l’une des figures de proue des réalisateurs de la Nouvelle Vague, Belmondo l’un des acteurs qui l’incarnent. Il joue devant la caméra de Godard toujours dans Pierrot Le Fou, Une femme est une femme, mais aussi de François Truffaut (La Sirène du Mississipi).

Mais l’essentiel de la trajectoire de Jean-Paul Belmondo se joue ailleurs.

C’est avec Cartouche, bandit d’honneur dans les Trois Mousquetaires ( Philippe de Broca en 1962) que naît le véritable personnage de Belmondo, celui que la France entière appellera bientôt « Bébel ».

Celui qui pourra être désormais indifféremment flic ou voyou, comique ou dramatique sans plus jamais se renier.

Week-end à Zuydcoote (Henri Verneuil, 1964), Ho ! (Robert Enrico, 1968), Les Mariés de l’an II (Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 1971), Le Magnifique (Philippe de Broca, 1973), L’Héritier (Philippe Labro, 1973), L’Animal (Claude Zidi, 1977), Le Guignolo (George Lautner, 1980), L’As des as (Gérard Oury, 1982) ou encore  L'Itinéraire d’un enfant gâté (Claude Lelouch, 1988 ) racontent certes des histoires complètement différente mais ces films se ressemblent d’incroyable façon, tous entièrement centrés sur un acteur-personnage unique, comme inamovible d’un film à l’autre.

Jean-Paul Belmondo a incarné des personnages entrés dans la mémoire collective des Français.

En 2001, alors qu'il passe ses vacances en Corse, Jean-Paul Belmondo est victime d'un AVC et met sa carrière en pause.

Il revient sur le grand écran en 2008 dans Un homme et son chien de Francis Huster. Il n'a pas joué depuis, mais a reçu quelques-unes des plus grandes distinctions de la nation.

Fait commandeur de la Légion d’honneur en 2007, grand officier de l’ordre national du Mérite en 2017 et commandeur de l’ordre national des Arts et des Lettres, Jean-Paul Belmondo a également reçu une Palme d'honneur au Festival de Cannes en 2011 et la 42ème cérémonie des César lui était consacrée en février 2017.

« Je n’ai pas peur de la fin. J’ai eu une vie si heureuse », avait-il déclaré à Corse-Matin à l’été 2018. 

Il demeurera à jamais Le Magnifique.




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EMMA STONE REMPILE DANS LE COSTUME DE CRUELLA

C'est officiel, Emma Stone va rempiler dans le costume de Cruella pour un second volet qui devrait sortir en 2023.

Disney prépare donc déjà la suite des aventures de la cruelle diablesse.

Derrière la caméra, c’est à nouveau Craig Gillespie qui œuvrera.

Le réalisateur de Moi, Tonya semble apprécier les anti-héros et va donc offrir de nouvelles aventures à la mythique tueuse de chiots.

Sorti le 18 mai aux USA et le 23 juin en France, le long-métrage a rapporté 222 millions de dollars de recettes mondiales.

Dans l'Hexagone, il a attiré 1,4 million de spectateurs. Diffusé à la fois sur Disney+ et dans les salles obscures, il a redonné quelques couleurs au 7e art en perdition depuis le début de la pandémie.

Après l'affaire Scarlett Johansson contre Disney, qui n'aurait pas respecté son contrat en sortant Black Widow en salles et sur Disney+, des rumeurs circulaient sur une possible plainte d'Emma Stone, qui était dans le même cas avec Cruella. Selon Deadline, la comédienne a trouvé un accord avec Disney pour reprendre le rôle de la méchante mythique des 101 Dalmatiens.

"Cet accord démontre qu'il peut y avoir une voie à suivre qui s'avère équitable, qui protège les artistes et harmonise les intérêts des studios avec les talents."

Nous sommes fiers de travailler aux côtés d'Emma Stone et Disney et apprécions la volonté du studio de reconnaître la contribution de l'actrice en tant que partenaire créatif », a déclaré le président d'Endeavour, Patrick Whitesell, qui représente la comédienne.




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SCARLETT JOHANSSON ATTACK DISNEY

FOR THE DOUBLE BROADCAST OF BLACK WIDOW

The American actress filed a complaint Thursday in Superior Court in Los Angeles. She believes that the firm has not respected the terms of its contract by choosing to release Black Widow simultaneously on its SVOD platform and in the cinema.

At the heart of the discord therefore: the simultaneous broadcast of Black Widow in theaters and on the Disney + platform. Before the Superior Court in Los Angeles, Johansson accuses Disney of knowingly " causing Marvel to break the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from taking full advantage of her market with Marvel".

A shortfall of 50 million for the star

Scarlett Johansson, one of Hollywood's highest paid stars, was entitled to a percentage of the proceeds raised by the highly anticipated Marvel film, according to the complaint filed Thursday, July 29. The release of Black Widow on the big screen, scheduled for 2020, had been postponed several times due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The film was finally released in July in theaters, but also on the Disney + streaming platform.

Box office experts believe that the disappointing numbers - by Marvel movie standards - are in part due to its simultaneous streaming release. In three weeks, the film garnered 150 million dollars (126 million euros) of receipts in American theaters. According to Wall Street Journal estimates, Scarlett Johansson could lose nearly $ 50 million.

Scarlett Johansson's lawyers believe that Disney took this opportunity to enrich themselves a little more. “Disney knew that broadcasting on Disney + would save Marvel (and by extension Disney) very large sums. ". Like many Hollywood studios, Disney is increasingly prioritizing streaming as a source of future revenue.

Disney replica bluntly

Disney, which owns Marvel Studios, which specializes in superheroes, retorted that it did not violate the contract and dismissed the lawsuits out of hand. “The complaint is particularly sad and trying because it ignores the horrific and prolonged global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic,” the group said in a statement. The multinational adds that the complaint filed by Scarlett Johansson would have "no value" since the contract would have been respected. She indicates that Disney + had "significantly improved the star's ability to earn additional indemnities in addition to the $ 20 million she has already received, as of that date."

Double distribution called into question

"It is no secret that Disney is releasing films like Black Widow directly on Disney + to attract more subscribers and thus increase the company's share price and invoke the Covid-19 as a pretext" Scarlett Johansson's attorney John Berlinski said in a statement. This is surely not the last time that Hollywood talent has stood up to Disney and made it clear that whatever the company may claim, it has a legal obligation to honor its contracts, ”he added.

Since the start of the pandemic, many studios have indeed adopted this dual broadcast on their SVOD service and in the cinema. This is the case of Warner Bros, who had chosen to offer Wonder-Woman on HBO Max at the time of its release in theaters. Warner had renegotiated many of his contracts with stars and directors, and reportedly paid more than $ 200 million to make up for the shortfall at the box office.

Moreover, the complaint filed by Scarlett Johansson mentions the strategy of the firm and explains that unlike Warner Bros., who spoke with his talents when making this decision, Marvel "largely ignored Ms. Johansson, forcing her therefore to bring this action ”in court (editor's note).

It remains to be seen whether Scarlett Johansson will succeed when the actress is logically no longer under contract with the house.

The release of his latest feature film Black Widow indeed marks the end of a ten-year collaboration between the interpreter of Natasha Romanoff and Marvel.



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AT THE CANNES FESTIVAL

TITANIUM A SHOCK AND GORE FILM

"La Croisette " has passed its trash test: Titane, an oppressive and radical revenge movie with French actor Vincent Lindon, based on woman / machine hybridization, love for cars and the quest for paternity, has exploded the level of hemoglobin in competition. The director unambiguously associates Vincent Lindon and debutante Agathe Rousselle in a strange story of motherhood and the fusion between human beings and automobiles. This disturbing film should be reserved for an informed public

The film opens with a car accident suffered by the main character, Alexia, in her childhood. Her father is driving, she almost dies and owes her survival only to a titanium plate that is inserted into her brain and which can be guessed above her ear.

Between "Crash" "and" Basic Instinct "we find her as a young adult literally making love with cars, a tribute to Crash by David Cronenberg, and killing men, like Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct but with a hair stick. On the run after these murders, Agathe Rousselle, will meet Vincent (Vincent Lindon), a firefighter who, between two testosterone bites in the buttock, mourns his missing child. He can offer her a refuge, she can repair her loss: on "scorched earth", "unconditional love" will be born, explains the director.

Intense experience, Titane allows you to discover Agathe Rousselle who stands out as obvious. Switching from the feminine to the masculine extremely, she abuses the notion of gender with a mixture of gentleness and brutality that could earn her an acting award for her first role in a feature film. In front of her, Vincent Lindon, inconsolable daddy, is impressive. "One of my goals has always been to bring genre cinema or 'UFO' films to general festivals to stop ostracizing a section of French production," adds Julia Ducournau. “Gender also allows us to talk about the individual and very deeply about our fears and our desires”. "I really tried to make a film that shoots an arrow, which is above all an experience that you come out of like a physical ordeal",said the director to the magazine Three colors

No wonder that on the other side of the Atlantic, the director was dubbed by a master of terror, Night Shyamalan, who entrusted her with the realization of two episodes of his series Servant !




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RAMBO BY QUENTIN TARANTINO ?

American director Quentin Tarentino would like to produce an alternate version of the book from which the first Rambo was inspired. And to do this, imagine castering Adam Driver and Kurt Russell. In discussion on The Big Picture podcast, Tarantino reveals: "Simply a good movie" Inspired by David O. Russell's film Fighter and worn by Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, Tarantino explains that this film is an example, in the sense that its director has managed to put aside his “author” desire to simply achieve a good movie for the audience. the sense that its director has managed to put aside his “author” desire to simply achieve a good movie for the audience.

Guest of The Big Picture podcast, Tarantino reveals the name of the film he would like to remake:

"If I had to just make a good film (bypassing his author's desires), I would direct Rambo."

Another remake with Stalone?

No, it's not about that. The filmmaker would like to make an alternative version of David Morrell's book released in 1972, from which the first Rambo was inspired.

In addition, Quentin Tarantino already knows which actors he wants to see to play the main characters.

“I would love to film the novel. Kurt Russell would play sheriff and Adam Driver Rambo. Every time I read the book, I tell myself that the dialogues are incredible ... This film would be so good ”. Released in 1982, Rambo, which traces the story of a soldier who returned from Vietnam, has become a movie classic, and has been the subject of four other adaptations, the last of which was released in 2019.

The soldier, John Rambo, stupefied as much by the ill-treatment inflicted on him by his torturers as by the indifference of his fellow citizens, is a former elite commandos. While wandering around the small town of Madison, he is arrested by Sheriff, Will Teasle, for vagrancy, when the former soldier simply wanted to eat. The sheriff puts him behind bars and lets his deputy brutalize the veteran.

Sylvester Stallone and director Ted Kotcheff had opted for a more raw and stingy Rambo in dialogue unlike that of the novel. Sly had demanded that the character speak as little as possible. QT's approach would inevitably be much more talkative and talkative.

There is, however, almost no chance that Tarantino will actually revisit Rambo as he has decided to quit his career as a filmmaker after his 10th film. The director of Kill Bill and Boulevard de la Mort, confirmed his ambitions for his tenth film, which he confirmed would be his last, no matter what. The director decided to stop his career after his 10th film, in the firmament.

Tarantino aspired, at one point, to perform an R-rated Star Trek, before the project was entrusted to Noah Hawley in his scriptwriting preparation. A third Kill Bill is also in the pipeline. However, we will have to wait a little longer before knowing more about this mysterious tenth film from this monument of cinema.



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OSCARS 2021 TRIUMPH OF NOMADLAND BY CHLOE ZHAO AND THE FATHER BY FLORIAN ZELLER

Nomadland’s triumph was expected, following a winning streak in Hollywood awards season, and it did come on Sunday, April 25, at the 93rd Academy Awards. The meeting was held for the most part in Los Angeles, with a few satellite stalls around the world for some named, because of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Nomadland was crowned best film, Chloé Zhao was awarded the statuette for best director - awarded to a woman for the second time, only, in history - and its lead performer, Frances McDormand, is best actress, for the third time. of his career (after Fargo, in 1997, and 3 Billboards, Les Panneaux de la vengeance, in 2018). She joins in the club of the three-crowned Meryl Streep, Ingrid Bergman and Katharine Hepburn. French author Florian Zeller was awarded, Sunday, April 25, at the Oscars for the screenplay of his first film, The Father.

The many films devoted to the history of the African-American community have not been ignored, in particular Judas and the Black Messiah (best supporting actor for Daniel Kaluuya, best song), on the life and the assassination of the leader of the Black Panthers in Chicago Fred Hampton. Actor-director-producer Tyler Perry has also received an honorary award for his humanitarian work.

Daniel Kaluuya, who received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in a Supporting Role for "Judas and the Black Messiah," in Los Angeles on April 25. Danish director Thomas Vinterberg of "Drunk" received the Oscar for best foreign film.

Chloé Zhao, big favorite of the evening with her film Nomadland, became the first filmmaker of Asian origin to win the award for best director. Before her, only one other woman had received this coveted award, Kathryn Bigelow in 2010 for Minesweeper.

Another Frenchman, Nicolas Becker, was recognized by the Academy with the Oscar for Best Sound on Sound of Metal, which depicts the life of a heavy metal drummer losing his hearing. France received a third Oscar with a prize for the documentary Colette, dedicated to Colette Marin-Catherine, a 90-year-old woman who was a member of the Resistance under the Nazi Occupation.

Here is the full prize list of the evening:

• Best film: Nomadland, by Chloé Zhao

• Best director: Chloé Zhao for Nomadland

• Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins in The Father

• Best Actress: Frances McDormand in Nomadland

• Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya in Judas and the Black Messiah

• Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung in Minari

• Best Original Screenplay: Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman

• Best Adapted Screenplay: Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller for The Father, based on the eponymous play written by Florian Zeller

• Best sets and artistic direction: Mank by David Fincher

• Best costumes: Le Blues de Ma Rainey by George C. Wolfe

• Best Makeup and Hairstyles: The Blues of Ma Rainey by George C. Wolfe

• Best Cinematography: Mank by David Fincher

• Best Editing: Sound of Metal by Darius Marder

• Best sound: Sound of Metal by Darius Marder

• Best visual effects: Tenet by Christopher Nolan

• Best Original Song: Fight For You in Judas and the Black Messiah, by HER, Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas

• Best film music: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste for Soul

• Best international film: Drunk, by Thomas Vinterberg

• Best animated film: Soul, by Pete Docter and Dana Murray

• Best Documentary: The Wisdom of the Octopus by Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster

• Best short fiction film: Two distant strangers by Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe

• Best animated short: If Anything Happens I Love You by Will McCormack and Michael Govier

Best documentary short: Colette by Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard




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FILMS AND SERIES IN MAY ON NETFLIX

With new cult films and the sequel to your favorite series, May promises to be a busy month on the Netflix streaming platform..


Movies

Jacques Tati Collection: May 1

My uncle

Mr Hulot's Holidays

Playtime

Ingmar Bergman Collection: May 1

Scenes of married life

The Seventh Seal

Autumn Sonata

Oxygen: May 12


The Woman in the Window: May 14

Ex Machina: May 16

Babysitting 2: May 16

Gladiator: May 16

Fifty Shades of Gray: May 16

Army of the Dead: May 21

Mutafukaz: May 24

Il divine codino: the art of the goal by Roberto Baggio: May 26

The Red Turtle: May 27


Series

Colony, season 3: May 2

Selena, The Series, Season 2: May 4

Jupiter's Legacy: May 7

Vincenzo: May 9

Love, Death + Robots, Volume 2: May 14

Who Killed Sara ?, season 2: May 19

Special, season 2: May 20

Jurassic World: The Cretaceous Camp, Season 3: May 21

Ragnarök, season 2: May 27

Lucifer, season 5 part 2: May 28

The Kominsky Method, Season 3: May 28

Master of None: during the month of May

Reality TV is also on the platform with season 2 and 3 of the Real Houswives of New York.



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OSCARS 2021

CHLOE ZHAO'S TRIUMPH OF NOMADLAND

"Nomadland", a magnificent tale, somewhere between documentary and fiction , on these workers forced to move and live in their van or motorhome depending on their jobs, has gleaned 67 awards at festivals since winning the Lion d'Or in Venice last August and is on track to accumulate around ten nominations in all the major categories:

best film, best director, best screenplay… Some even give Frances McDormand, extraordinary, winner for the statuette of the best actress, even if she has already won in 2018 for "3 Billboards".

With her latest film Nomadland, Chinese director Chloé Zhao is asserting herself as a filmmaker to follow.

She is Hollywood's new darling. Born in Beijing, China in 1982, Chloé Zhao is on the way to conquer the cinema world. She has just been crowned on April 11, 2021 at the British cinema awards ceremony, the Bafta, for her film Nomadland. An intimate road movie about elderly Americans traveling the United States in a motorhome.

And Chloe Zhao is the big favorite of the next Oscars, organized on April 26th. Nomadland is nominated four times, notably in the categories of best film. The 38-year-old director will defend her chances in the “best director” category Chloe Zhao, who has already been crowned at the Golden Globes at the end of February, is the first woman to obtain four Oscar nominations in the same year according to Agence France Presse.

A childhood in Beijing and studies in the United States

Born Zhao Ting in Beijing into a wealthy family, Chloé Zhao left China at the age of 15 to attend an English boarding school. She then crossed the Atlantic Ocean to continue her studies in Los Angeles, then in New York.

In the program ? Political science then cinema, where she has in particular Spike Lee (Malcom X, Do the Right Thing, Da 5 Bloods) as a teacher.

In September 2015 and after four short films, she directed her first film, The Songs That My Brothers Learned Me. Selected at the Sundance Independent Film Festival the same year, this feature film tells the story of a teenage girl who dreams of leaving the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. A film for which Chloe Zhao had immersed herself in the life of the natives of South Dakota.

The Rider explosion

Two years later, it was with The Rider that she stood out. This film, awarded the Grand Prix in 2017 at the American Film Festival of Deauville in Normandy and at the Cannes Film Festival the same year on the Côte d'Azur, takes up an essential characteristic of the director's films: non-professional actors who interpret their own character, little or not romanticized.

"I'm not the kind of writer-director who can create his characters all alone in a dark room," she explained last February to New York Magazine.

These successes first drew praise in his native country. But comments from 2016 attributed to her in the American newspaper Filmmaker Magazine, where she appeared to be critical of China, have resurfaced. She has since been in trouble with Beijing's censorship.

The Rider, for example, has not been released in China and Nomadland is not guaranteed to be shown in Chinese cinemas, according to the newspaper Le Monde.

Marvel temptation

Based in the small town of Ojai in California, Chloé Zhao is however already looking to the future. A future under the sign of superheroes, since the filmmaker known and recognized for her independent films on a low budget has just produced the Marvel super-production called Eternals.

Expected for next November, the film will notably feature Angelina Jolie (Tomb Raider, Maleficent) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark from the Game of Thrones series).

Chloe Zhao is currently working on a new Dracula film for Universal Studios. A "futuristic western" version, according to the specialist magazine The Hollywood.




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ANTHONY HOPKINS BEST ACTOR

IN "THE FATHER"

The 74th Bafta ceremony took place this Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Actor Anthony Hopkins won the award for best actor for his role in the film "The Father" by French director Florian Zeller. Anthony Hopkins is "proud" to have participated in this "powerful film". Anthony Hopkins plays an old man sinking into dementia.

, of Frenchman Florian Zeller, who

After the ceremony, the 83-year-old actor, joined in Wales where he is now, told reporters he was "proud" to be part of this "powerful film". Winning this prize "is a bonus", added this legend of the cinema who could do it again at the Oscars.

The American actor of Welsh origin did not expect this award. “I'm so stunned, I was sitting here actually painting, in my little room at the hotel, and I'm covered in paint, look you can see my hands,” he joked.

Adapted from the play of the same name, "The Father" was filmed in England. “It has been a real honor to work in your country which is truly a country of theater,” reacted Florian Zeller. "I am French, but in my heart I feel English", he added, speaking in a tuxedo, although in videoconference.

The film also won the award for best adapted screenplay.




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A PROPOS DE LA CEREMONIE DES CESAR 2021

La 46e édition des César s'est tenue dans un contexte de crise inédit, vendredi 12 mars à l'Olympia, à Paris. Une crise sanitaire avec l'épidémie de Covid-19 qui a contraint les salles à fermer depuis de longs mois mais aussi crise existentielle après le scandale Polanski en 2020.

Aussi Roschdy Zem, président cette année de cette grand-messe du cinéma français , a rappelé les nouvelles préoccupations. « Les règles du jeu changent, non pas pour que le jeu s’arrête, mais pour jouer à égalité cette fois », a-t-il déclaré.

Diversité et parité étaient les maîtres-mots . Les premières récompenses sont d'ailleurs allées à deux acteurs noirs, Jean-Pascal Zadi (« Tout simplement noir ») et Fathia Youssouf (« Mignonnes »), sacrés meilleurs espoirs.

C'est le film « Adieu les cons » d’Albert Dupontel., racontant les malheurs d’un employé capable de rater jusqu’à son propre suicide, qui a triomphé lors de la 46e cérémonie des Césars en décrochant sept récompenses, dont celle de la meilleure réalisation.

Laure Calamy a été récompensée du César de la meilleure actrice pour « Antoinette dans les Cévennes » tandis que Sami Bouajila a décroché le César du meilleur acteur pour « Un fils », de Mehdi Barsaoui.

Cette 46e édition de la cérémonie a été également marquée par de nombreux messages adressés à la ministre de la Culture, Roselyne Bachelot. La comédienne Corinne Masiero, alias le capitaine Marleau, n'a pas hésité à s'exhiber entièrement nue sur la scène, tampons hygiéniques sanguinolents aux oreilles, avec pour tout message « No culture, no future » sur le ventre et « rends-nous l’art, Jean » sur le dos :

Une tenue d'un goût douteux à l'image d'autres moments de cette cérémonie.




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UN SECOND FILM DE DOWNTON ABBEY

 EN PREPARATION

C’est officiel, un second film de « Downton Abbey » est en préparation

Hugh Bonneville, l’interprète de Robert Crowley, a annoncé lors d’une interview à la radio de la BBC, le 12 février, qu’un second film de Downton Abbey serait produit, rapporte l'édition britannique de Vogue. L’acteur a même affirmé avoir déjà lu le script..

« Je pense que c’est le genre de production qui fera plaisir, comme cela a été le cas pour le premier film, et que le public apprécierait après tout ce gâchis que nous avons vécu », ajoute-t-il.

Sorti en 2019, le premier long-métrage de Downton Abbey se concentrait sur les Crawley et la façon dont ils se préparaient à faire la rencontre du roi George V et de la reine Mary.

C’est officiel, un second film de « Downton Abbey » est en préparation

Hugh Bonneville, l’interprète de Robert Crowley, a annoncé lors d’une interview à la radio de la BBC, le 12 février, qu’un second film de Downton Abbey serait produit, rapporte l'édition britannique de Vogue. L’acteur a même affirmé avoir déjà lu le script..

« Je pense que c’est le genre de production qui fera plaisir, comme cela a été le cas pour le premier film, et que le public apprécierait après tout ce gâchis que nous avons vécu », ajoute-t-il.

Sorti en 2019, le premier long-métrage de Downton Abbey se concentrait sur les Crawley et la façon dont ils se préparaient à faire la rencontre du roi George V et de la reine Mary. Une occasion de se replonger avec bonheur dans l’Angleterre du XXe siècle.

Une occasion de se replonger avec bonheur dans l’Angleterre du XXe siècle.




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ROBERT HOSSEIN S'EST ETEINT

Robert Hossein (Abraham Hosseinoff de son vrai nom) s’est éteint jeudi 31 décembre 2020 à l’âge de 94 ans.

Comédien et metteur en scène, il est mort des suites du Covid-19 à l'hôpital quelques heures après avoir soufflé ses 93 bougies.

Il avait contracté le funeste virus lors d'une précédente hospitalisation .

Pour tous, il reste surtout Joffrey de Peyrac, le célèbre amant d’Angélique, Marquise des anges, sortie en 1964.

Il donne entre autres, la réplique à Michèle Mercier (Angélique) et Jean Rochefort (François Desgrez) dans les quatre autres suite de la saga.

Sa notoriété de metteur en scène décolle avec Responsabilité limitée, une pièce qu'il écrit, avec en tête d'affiche Jean Rochefort et Jean-Louis Trintignant.

Avec sa tête de voyou, il enchaîne les rôles de gangsters ou de policiers et rêve de devenir le Bogart à la française.

Il avait également joué dans Le Repos du guerrier (1962) aux côtés de Brigitte Bardot puis de Jean-Paul Belmondo dans Le professionnel (1981), où il jouait le rôle du commissaire Rosen.

Il est le metteur en scène de grands spectacles qui vont faire sa légende, avec la collaboration de son complice Alain Decaux après Le Cuirassé Potemkine au palais des sports de Paris.

Notre-Dame de Paris et son décor de trente tonnes, Les Misérables et ses 400 000 spectateurs, Jules César, de Shakespeare, même Ben Hur au Stade de France.

« Le théâtre, c'est une chose qui ne doit pas être emmerdante, a-t-il un jour confié à sa biographe Cécile Barthélémy. Je le hurle, je le déclare, quitte à passer pour un simpliste et un primaire.

Je ne travaille pas pour une élite, pour des gens qui ont la chance de savoir et sont totalement disponibles intellectuellement. »

Il a été reconnu par ses pairs mais aussi par la nation française : en 2006 il avait été fait Commandeur de la légion d’honneur puis Grand officier de l’ordre national du mérité en 2019.




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MORT DU COMEDIEN CLAUDE BRASSEUR

C’est un monument du cinéma français qui s’est éteint, mardi 22 décembre 2020. Le comédien Claude Brasseur qui a marqué des générations en incarnant François Vidocq à la télévision et plusieurs grands rôles au cinéma, dont « Un éléphant ça trompe énormémement »est décédé mardi 22 décembre 2020 à l’âge de 84 ans, a annoncé son agent.

« Claude Brasseur est décédé ce jour dans la paix et la sérénité entouré des siens. Il n’a pas été victime du Covid.

Il sera inhumé à Paris dans le respect des règles sanitaires et reposera aux côtés de son père, au cimetière du Père-Lachaise à Paris », a annoncé Elisabeth Tanner, à la tête de l’agence Time Art.

Claude Brasseur a joué dans une centaine de films, dont les comédies populaires « Camping » et « La Boum », ainsi que dans de nombreuses pièces de théâtre.

Modeste, pudique, considérant son métier comme un jeu plutôt qu’un labeur, déterminé à se penser comme « un artisan qui appartient à un collectif »,

Issu d'une longue lignée de comédiens, fils de Pierre Brasseur et d'Odette Joyeux, et père d'Alexandre, cet acteur populaire excellait aussi bien sur le grand écran qu’à la télévision ou au théâtre.

En 1977, il a reçu le César du meilleur acteur dans un second rôle pour la comédie « Un éléphant ça trompe énormément »", puis la consécration trois ans plus tard, avec le César du meilleur acteur pour « La guerre des polices »

 Brigitte Fossey, sa partenaire dans le film « La Boum » qui marqua toute une génération , se souvient de lui comme « un homme d’une grande pudeur, une grande délicatesse et d’une grande élégance » avec « un humour fou, et derrière ça un cœur immense ».




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NETFLIX EN DECEMBRE

 LES NOUVEAUX FILMS A VOIR

Pour patienter avant les fêtes de fin d'année, Netflix a décidé de vous gâter.

Et on ne vous parle même pas de la belle sélection de films de Noël à découvrir en ce mois de décembre sur la plateforme !

Le géant de la svod dévoile ce mois-ci quatre longs-métrages originaux très attendus, à l'instar de Minuit dans l'univers, ambitieux projet de science-fiction post-apocalyptique de et avec George Clooney (qui a totalement changé de look pour l'occasion).

Casting royal du côté de la nouvelle réalisation de Ryan Murphy, The Prom, avec notamment Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman et James Corden.

Ou quand des stars de Broadway en manque de succès bouleversent la vie d'une ville de l'Indiana en se ralliant à la cause d'une ado bannie du bal de promo avec sa petite amie.

David Fincher nous plongera avec Mank, dans le Hollywood des années 1930, revisité à travers le regard d'Herman J. Mankiewicz, le scénariste de Citizen Kane.

Ce mois de décembre sera également marqué par le mélo virtuose Le blues de Ma Rainey, avec Chadwick Boseman dans son dernier rôle.




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LA SERIE « THE CROWN » DEVOILE LES SECRETS

 DE LA FAMILLE ROYALE

Près d’un an jour pour jour après la diffusion de la saison 3, la saison 4 est sortie.Une réussite. La série est évidemment « The Crown ». Lancée dimanche 15 novembre sur Netflix, elle remporte tous les suffrages.

Fiction et réalité

Tout d'abord parce que la série de Peter Morgan a la chance de pouvoir compter sur de nombreuses archives, enregistrements, témoignages, interviews, dont ceux de Diana. Cette série américano-britannique.flirte en effet au plus près avec la vérité historique même si parfois elle prend quelques libertés en remaniant à la marge la réalité. Comme dans l'épisode 9 de la saison 4, intitulé « Avalanche » :

Alors qu' un matin de mars 1988, le prince Charles accompagné de ses amis fait du hors-piste sur la montagne du Gotschnagrat il se produit une avalanche. Dans la fiction le prince Charles est porté disparu enseveli sous la neige.Il n'en est rien dans la réalité puisqu'il a pu aussitôt porter secours à ses amis.

Parmi les autres « fausses » intrigues qui font débat, on retrouve notamment la lettre écrite par Lord Mountbatten à Charles juste avant sa mort lors d'un attentat, et dans laquelle il suggère à Charles, dont il est le grand-oncle maternel, d'épouser Diana. Dans un podcast, le créateur de la série a défendu ce choix comme « une manière de montrer le point de vue du personnage ».

The Crown a également choisi de taire certaines périodes encore plus difficiles de la vie de Diana. Notamment ce Noël 1981, durant lequel elle s’était volontairement jetée dans les escaliers de la résidence royale de Sandringham, alors qu’elle était enceinte de William et a été retrouvée inconsciente par la reine en personne.

Non seulement la réalité historique est cernée au plus près mais les personnages le sont également, même si l'on est obligé de forcer le trait...

On ne peut qu' adorer les personnages de Charles et Diana avec une mention toute particulière pour la jeune et inconnue Emma Corrin qui excelle dans le rôle de la Princesse Lady Di.

La démarche un peu gauche, la tête légèrement rentrée dans les épaules et penchée sur le côté...

Emma Corrin incarne une toute jeune Lady Diana, timide et pleine de charme, dans la saison 4.

Le naufrage du couple princier

Le naufrage du couple princier est en fond de toile tout au long de la quatrième saison et l'épisode où Diana apparaît sur scène dans un négligé en soie pour une chorégraphie surprise sur « Uptown Girl » de Billy Joel au Royal Opera House caractérise au mieux les fortes dissensions du couple princier.

Alors que Diana pense offrir le plus beau cadeau à son mari ,Charles, peu impressionné par la performance de sa femme, pense au contraire qu’elle a voulu se mettre en avant et lui voler la vedette. Et à la sortie du spectacle il se rend, dans la fiction, chez sa maitresse, abandonnant Diana.

Durant leur voyage en Australie, la spontanéité et la beauté de la jeune princesse séduisent aussi les foules à tel point qu'elle éclipse le prince de Galles.

Si « La princesse  a gagné le cœur de l'Australie', comme le titre le Times of London à l'époque, cela ne fait qu'exacerber les tensions au sein du couple princier, Charles se sentant à nouveau dépassé par le succès de son épouse. Le triangle amoureux entre le prince Charles, la princesse Diana et Camilla Parker-Bowles conduit au délitement du mariage du couple princier.

Une Lady Di à peine sortie de l'adolescence.

Pas étonnant que Lady Di est montrée sous deux jours bien différents tantôt joyeux, tantôt dépressif dans cette série . C'est une Diana adolescente (interprétée par Emma Corrin), solitaire au palais de Kensington, qui fait du roller dans les couloirs dorés avec son Walkman sur les oreilles vêtue de vichy rose.

Mais c’est surtout Diana aux prises avec ses démons qui marque les esprits, tous ses moments de solitude, les attaques qu’elle inflige à son corps, l’indifférence que lui montre la famille royale. Une lente descente aux enfers qui se traduit par ses troubles alimentaires. « Cet épisode met en scène un trouble alimentaire qui peut choquer », prévient la série The Crown, en introduction de plusieurs épisodes de sa quatrième saison.

Comment raconter à l'écran le mal-être de Lady Diana, désormais personnage central, et notamment sa boulimie ?

« Pour moi, puisqu'on essayait de décrire la boulimie de façon honnête, nous devions la montrer […] On ne peut pas rendre justice à tout ce qu’elle a vécu sans inclure cela.

C’était tellement symptomatique de ses troubles émotionnels et de toutes les émotions refoulées qu’elle avait en elle », a expliqué l’actrice Emma Corrin au magazine Variety.

Et le spectateur ne peut que prendre fait et cause pour cette « Princesse des cœurs ».

La relation ambiguë entre Elisabeth II et la première femme Premier ministre au Royaume-Uni

Toujours grâce à cette série le spectateur apprend à mieux cerner la forte personnalité de la reine tout comme celle de son premier ministre. En effet Gillian Anderson incarne de façon absolument bluffante le rôle de Margaret Thatcher qui fut la première femme Premier ministre au Royaume-Uni de même que l'actrice Olivia Coleman fait une performance dans le rôle de la Reine Elisabeth II.

Sensible, autoritaire, autocentrée, sentimentale, elle incarne à merveille cette reine qui règne depuis le 6 février 1952, soit depuis 68 ans…Et ses qualités comme ses défauts sont mis en valeur dans la relation empreinte tout à la fois de haine et d'admiration vis-à-vis de sa première Ministre à la tête du Royaume-Uni durant onze ans et vice-versa.

Toutes deux avaient le même sens du devoir, et étaient partagées entre leur rôle de mère et leur travail. Durant leurs « conversations de dames », comme les qualifiaient certains de leurs collègues masculins, elles évoquaient parfois des questions plus personnelles.

La Première ministre appréciait ses traditionnelles audiences hebdomadaires avec la souveraine :

« Elles sont tranquilles et efficaces et Sa Majesté apporte une formidable compréhension des enjeux actuels et toute l'étendue de son expérience », disait-elle.

Malgré des turbulences dans sa relation avec Élisabeth II- que ce soit sur la Guerre des Malouines en 1982, ou sur la grève des mineurs au milieu des années 1980 ou au sujet de l'apartheid en Afrique du Sud- Margaret Thatcher, contrainte de démissionner en 1991, trouva du soutien chez Élisabeth II.

Cette dernière ne cacha pas son regret de devoir se séparer d’elle.

Elle lui remit même deux décorations des plus prestigieuses :

l’ordre de la Jarretière mais aussi l’ordre du Mérite, qui n’a honoré que trois anciens chefs de gouvernement avant elle.

La souveraine assista également aux funérailles de l’ancienne Première ministre, en 2013, ce qu'elle n'avait fait que pour Winston Churchill.

Les aspérités et secrets de la famille royale

Autre qualité de The Crown : pour la première fois dans la série, les producteurs n’ont pas hésité non plus à montrer les mauvais côtés de la Reine et de sa famille.

Si Diana tente de cacher au public sa souffrance béante, les membres de la famille royale s’en aperçoivent mais préfèrent fermer les yeux.

L'indifférence voire la dureté du prince Charles infidèle vis-à-vis de sa jeune épouse participe de ce sentiment de froideur hautaine qui émane, à bien des égards semble-t-l, des membres de la famille royale.   

De plus la quatrième saison dévoile l'un des secrets les plus lourds des Windsor que la princesse Margaret, en pleine crise existentielle, déterre dans « Le principe héréditaire ».

Il s'agit de l'histoire de Nerissa et Katherine Bowes-Lyon, deux cousines de la reine handicapées, internées de longues années au Royal Earlswood Asylum for Mental Defectives et tout simplement rayées de l'arbre généalogique.

La saison 4 de The Crown leur consacre un épisode complet.

Les détracteurs de la série lui reprochent certes son mélange de faits historiques et de parties fictionnelles, qui peut selon eux troubler les spectateurs. Pourtant on attend avec impatience la saison suivante.




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THE NEXT JAMES BOND WILL BE A BLACK WOMAN

The next James Bond will be a black woman.

Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel) a black actress, will play the famous 007.

She is aware of the immensity of the task.

“I want to represent a 100% and authentically black experience,” she said.

Lashana Lynch, who plays Nomi, new agent 007 who replaces James Bond by interim while he went into exile, in the next installment of the No Time Die saga, was going to take over the secret agent's number.

The announcement of this film caused a lot of reaction.

Last year, the actress had already raised this subject of the evolution of James Bond in the era of #MeToo and the reactions of toxic fans to The Hollywood Reporter.

In an interview published in Harper's Bazaar magazine, Lashana Lynch once again said that being the first black woman to play an agent with the infamous "license to kill" is not easy.

The 32-year-old actress has suffered harassment on social networks, and racist and misogynistic attacks.

"The opening of the word is underway"

“I'm a black woman - if it had been another black woman in the role, the same thing would have happened, she would have suffered the same attacks, the same abuse,” said Lashana Lynch. "I just have to remember that openness is underway, and that I'm part of something that will be very, very revolutionary."

She adds that it was this prospect of playing 007 that made her want to star in Die Can Wait, detailing to the magazine that she worked closely with screenwriter Phoebe Waller Bridge (Fleabag) to ensure Nomi would bring "a female perspective. innovative ”.

"I wanted it to be written with subtlety, to be able to believe in it and even to make it a little uncomfortable", she confides.

No more Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Daniel Craig, the next James Bond, "Die can wait", will be revolutionary. No more white and virile men who charm the James Bond girls !!!

“Die can wait” will be, as she said, “nuanced”! Notice to the spectator !




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JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO COMES TO NETFLIX

After François Truffaut, Jacques Demy and Jean-Luc Godard, the streaming platform offers, alongside international news, the great classics of French cinema.

Jean-Paul Belmondo is in the spotlight on Netflix from November 1, 2020 with sixteen cult films, to see and re-watch.

The opportunity to rediscover sixteen cult films of the monster of French cinema, from Léon Morin, priest and Cartouche in the early 1960s, to Hold-up in 1985, and obviously through the unforgettable 1970s.

Le Magnifique, 1973 L'Incorrigible (1975) Flic ou voyou (1979), L'As des as (1982), Le Guignolo, 1980)

Le Professionnel, 1981) ... or Le Marginal, 1983

Les Morfalous (1984) ...

And by discovering the most unknown Stavinski (1974), Alain Resnais, Le Corps de mon ennemi (1976), Henri Verneuil and others.

This long list is in addition to the two films already on the platform: the unforgettable Breathless and Pierrot le fou (1965) by Jean-Luc Godard.

The program of 16 films

Léon Morin, priest, by Jean-Pierre Melville (1961)

Cartouche, by Philippe de Broca (1962)

A Man Who Pleases Me, by Claude Lelouch (1969)

The Magnificent, by Philippe de Broca (1973)

The Heir, by Philippe Labro (1974)

Stavisky, by Alain Resnais (1974)

L'Incorrigible, by Philippe de Broca (1975)

Fear of the City, by Henri Verneuil (1975)

The Body of my Enemy, by Henri Verneuil (1976)

Cop or thug, by Georges Lautner (1979

Le Guignolo, by Georges Lautner (1980)

The Professional, by Georges Lautner (1981)

L'As des as, by Gérard Oury (1982)

Le Marginal, by Jacques Deray (1983) es Morfalous, by Henri Verneuil (1984)

Hold-up, by Alexandre Arcady (1985)

For a successful cinephile evening !




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SEAN CONNERY FIRST INTERPRETER OF

JAMES BOND IS DEAD

"Goldfinger ”and“ With love from Russia ”, he was the first to portray James Bond in the cinema and donned the costume of Agent 007 in six films in the 1960s.

He had also played under the direction of Hitchcock, Huston and Lumet, and given, older, his features to the father of Indiana Jones or to William de Baskerville in "The Name of the Rose"

British actor Sean Connery has died at the age of 90 on Saturday October 31, 2020, his family told the BBC.

Sir Sean Connery died overnight surrounded by family members while in Nassau, Bahamas.

He had "not been well for quite some time," his son Jason Connery told the BBC.

Born August 25, 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sean Connery left school early and enlisted in the Navy at 16.

It is from this time that his two tattoos "Mum and dad" and "Scotland forever" date on the right forearm.

Returned to civilian life after three years after an ulcer, he went on to do odd jobs, lifeguard, mason, truck driver but also charcoal deliverer, bodyguard and coffin polisher.

He also embarked on bodybuilding, finishing third in the Mister Universe 1950 competition, before moving at 21 to the theater and film studios where he made a few appearances from 1955.


The chance to play Ian Fleming's hero, Agent 007, was offered to him by a London Express competition he won in 1961.

From then on, Sean Connery gained worldwide notoriety overnight by becoming Bond in six films from 1962 to 1971: James Bond 007 against Dr No, With love from Russia, Goldfinger, Operation Tonnerre, We only live twice and Les diamonds are forever.

The actor gives for a long time the assets of elegance and charm to the agent of the British secret services, faithful to the queen but inveterate seducer.

"He was and will always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entry into film history began when he said those unforgettable words

My name is Bond ... James Bond ", the producers of the saga Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli paid tribute to him in a statement."

He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we will be forever grateful to him, ”they added.

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, however, Sean Connery managed to get out of the image of 007 with some important films, starting with No Spring for Marnie by Alfred Hitchcock, released in 1964, a thriller inspired by a novel by Winston Graham where Connery gives the answer to a disturbing Tippi Hedren.

Another major film, The Crime on the Orient Express, an adaptation of Agatha Christie by Sidney Lumet, released in 1974, in which Connery plays Colonel Arbuthnot.

Also noteworthy during the 1970s The Man Who Wished To Be King (1975), a historical film by John Huston, A Bridge Too Far (1977) by Richard Attenborough, and especially Zardoz, a film in which Sean Connery courageously detaches himself from the somewhat polished image of spy 007.

In this science fiction film by John Boorman, Connery and his partner Charlotte Rampling don amazing costumes and agree to endure long hours of makeup.

After several uncertain years, Sean Connery is renewing himself in some great commercial successes such as The Name of the Rose (1986) adaptation of the bestseller of Umberto Eco by Jean-Jacques Annaud, Les Incorruptibles (1987), Highlander (1986) and the last episode of Steven Spielberg's saga, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).

The actor has enjoyed a long career crowned with numerous awards. In 1988, Sean Connery received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Untouchables. He was also awarded two Bafta and three Golden Globes.

His career enabled him to be knighted by the Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II. But only in 2000, no doubt because of his public support for Scottish separatists. Indeed, only his fight for the autonomy of his native Scotland raised some eyebrows.

In Scotland, on the other hand, the tributes rained on the child of the country, the former Scottish Prime Minister Alex Salmond describing him as "the most brilliant Scots in the world, the last of Hollywood stars, the unforgettable Bond".

"He was an international legend but first and foremost a patriotic and proud Scotsman," the current head of the Scottish government, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Twitter, recalling that he was defending the independence of Scotland. “Our nation is mourning one of its oldest sons,” she added.

All our thoughts at this moment of mourning to his family ....!




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NETFLIX EMILY IN PARIS A STUNNING LOOK

ON A CERTAIN PARISIANISM

The American series Emily in Paris, available since Friday, October 2 on Netflix, was shot in Paris. Fruit of the imagination of the creator of Beverly Hills, Sex and the City and Younger, Darren Star, the series chronicles the Parisian tribulations of Emily Cooper, an ambitious young executive from Chicago, who unexpectedly lands a position in a major marketing agency Parisian.

Emily is in awe of her new picturesque surroundings and the life-changing pain au chocolat town. And she's very excited to share her ideas on how to improve the company's social media presence, but her new colleagues Luc (Bruno Gouery) and Julien (Samuel Arnold) aren't as thrilled with her presence. For starters, Emily doesn't speak French (“Fake it 'til you make it!” Emily retorts), and her courageous approach to work is so American.

The ten 30-minute episodes therefore panics social networks. And for good reason: the new American series collects clichés on France and Paris, which more often looks like an advertisement for perfume than anything else. On the menu: croissants, berets, vintage cafes on the banks of the Seine and good wine. A postcard Paris that the Anglo-Saxon press was quick to mock. When The Independent sees it as a sort of “Westworld-style theme park setting”, the Guardian speaks of a “cartoon version of Paris”. You will understand, in Emily In Paris, Darren Star made the rather surprising choice to surf without any finesse on the biggest Parisian clichés.

Brigitte Macron staging

Shot during the summer of 2019 in the streets of Paris and its suburbs, the series even evokes Brigitte Macron from the first minutes by the character of Kate Walsh, the boss of Emily in the series. “The French like older women. Look at their president, he's young and sexy and he married his teacher. "

In episode 2, Emily whose mission is to promote a product against vaginal dryness Emily, resolutely feminist, is offended when she learns that the word "vagina" is masculine in the French language. So, the young woman decides to post on Instagram a photo of the product accompanied by the following caption: "The vagina is not masculine!" The following scene takes place at the Élysée where a Brigitte Macron, from behind, receives an SMS from Carla Bruni suggesting that she look at the Instagram post of a famous ... "Emily in Paris". Neither one nor two, the first lady retweeted the post with the comment “Exactly!”. Enough to explode the counter of the American on social networks.

No doubt, Emily in Paris is indeed an American series that takes a sharp look at a certain Parisianism.



Kate White for DayNewsWorld

ANTEBELLUM OR THE RETURN TO HELL

OF SLAVERY


Qual bond unites Eden, the slave of the nineteenth century, and Veronica, contemporary author?

This horrific double-bottomed thriller is a violent reminder that evil does not die.

Producer Sean McKittrick struck a blow with Get Out, directed by Jordan Peele, which transposes the American black cause into the fantasy register, then with Us, which confronts a family with its shadow doubles.

These two outstanding films had only the fault of pouring into the gore.

With Antebellum, a thriller concealing a double-triggered narrative device signed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, the producer returns to the racial question in a more frontal, more realistic, more revolting way.

Strange echoes resound between 1863 and 2019.

Plantation hell reveals its monstrous reality in a twist worthy of M. Night Shyamalan's Village.

Antebellum, poignant fiction, recalls that the demons of the past are indestructible and that Black Lives Matter is a constant battle.

A must see !

Antebellum, by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz (United States, 2019), with Janelle Monáe, Jena Malone, Kiersey Clemons, 1h46

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LES DIX ACTRICES LES PLUS FORTUNEES EN 2020 SELON FORBES

La pandémie de coronavirus a mis un coup d'arrêt à la plupart des grosses productions hollywoodiennes depuis le printemps dernier, ce qui a lourdement pesé sur les revenus des stars: outre leur cachet, les stars de cinéma gagnent également de l'argent sur les bénéfices réalisés par les films- ce qui signifie que s'ils ne sortent en salles, leurs revenus chutent. Heureusement, un bon nombre d'entre elles, tirent l'essentiel de leur argent de la télévision et / ou des services de streaming.

Cette fermeture des cinémas à cause du Covid-19 et l'absence de nouveaux films a permis à plusieurs autres vedettes du petit écran de se placer dans le peloton de tête aux côtés de Sofia Vergara, observe Forbes..

Sofia Vergara, a récupéré la première place. La star de la série Modern Family, qui est également maintenant juge sur America's Got Talent - a engrangé près de 43 millions de dollars au cours des 12 derniers mois en salaire et autres. L'année dernière, la comédienne colombienne de 48 ans était deuxième. Elle a gagné 500 000 dollars par épisode pour la dernière saison de Modern Family, lauréat d'un Emmy, qui s'est terminée plus tôt cette année. La publication américaine a estimé qu'elle gagnerait « au moins 10 millions de dollars par saison » pour sa présence dans le jury d'America's Got Talent, l'une des émissions les plus populaires aux États-Unis.

Parmi elles on retrouve Ellen Pompeo (« Grey's Anatomy »; 8e place avec 19 millions) et Elisabeth Moss (« The Handmaid's Tale: la Servante Ecarlate »; 9e place avec 16 millions).

La star afro-américaine Viola Davis fait son apparition dans le Top 10 pour la première fois (10e place; 15,5 millions) avec son rôle principal dans la série policière « Murder », pourtant depuis 2014 sur la chaîne ABC, et la série « Le blues de Ma Rainey » qui sera prochainement diffusé par Netflix.

Hormis Angelina Jolie ( 2 e place) et Emily Blunt (6e place avec 22,5 millions), toutes les actrices du Top 10 ont perçu la majorité de leurs revenus de la télévision ou de la vidéo à la demande, y compris une star du cinéma confirmée comme Meryl Streep (5e place; 24 millions).

Au total, les dix actrices les mieux payées au monde en 2020 ont engrangé 254 millions de dollars (de juin 2019 à juin 2020), montant en baisse de 20% par rapport à l'année précédente.

A titre de comparaison, les dix acteurs les mieux payés sur la même période ont obtenu plus du double, près de 550 millions de dollars. Le numéro un, Dwayne « The Rock » Johnson, affichait 87,5 millions de revenus, selon le classement masculin publié par Forbes le mois dernier.

Le top 10 féminin:

1. Sofia Vergara (43 millions de dollars)

2. Angelina Jolie (35,5 millions)

3. Gal Gadot (31,5 millions)

4. Melissa McCarthy (25 millions)

5. Meryl Streep (24 millions)

6. Emily Blunt (22,5 milions)

7. Nicole Kidman (22 millions)

8. Ellen Pompeo (19 millions)

9. Elisabeth Moss (16 millions)

10 Viola Davis (15,5 millions)




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DEMENTIAL FILM PROJECT

TOM CRUISE IN SPACE ON BOARD THE ISS

In May, the website Deadline revealed that actor Tom Cruise was preparing to push its limits further by embarking on the project to make the first film shot entirely in space. Today, the project is taking shape: Tom Cruise will be the first man to appear in a film shot in space.

Just before the summer, we learned that the Mission Impossible star of the franchise was preparing to team up with Elon Musk and crews from SpaceX, Elon Musk's company, for the all-new project to go to space to shoot there. a movie. At the announcement of this "cinémato-spatial" project, the American media Deadline announced that Doug Liman, director of La Mémoire dans la Peau, would find the 57-year-old actor after working together on Edge of Tomorrow and Barry Seal. The filmmaker had already written a first draft of the scenario and would be in charge of putting it into images.

Today, the titanic project of this film in space is taking shape: a date to go to space aboard the International Space Station has already been planned, as confirmed on the SpaceShuttleAlmanac Twitter account.

So its confirmed that @CommanderMLA is flying the @Axiom_Space @SpaceX #CrewDragon tourist mission with Director @DougLiman & Tom Cruise. One seat still to be filled. They are to launch in October, 2021.

Space Shuttle Almanac, which lists all the reports, flight plans and specifications of the American, Russian and Chinese space agencies, therefore spotted this date in a recent calendar published by the management of the ISS. On Twitter, the specialized site affirms that the Hollywood actor, the director of the future film, Doug Liman as well as an unidentified third person will be there. They will be taken to the ISS aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon space shuttle, (in collaboration with the private company Axiom), piloted by Michael Lopez-Alegria, a veteran pilot and record holder for spacewalks at The NASA..

Indeed, the actor and the director will take off in October 2021 to shoot the images of this film which does not yet have a title. The date of this trip is written in black and white on the ISS diary. There is still a seat available for this space flight, perhaps for Tom Cruise's partner?

If the shooting goes off without a hitch, this film will be the first shot at 404 kilometers above sea level, well beyond the stratosphere. The synopsis of the film has not yet been released, Cruise simply specifying that it will be action-oriented and that it will not be an episode of Mission: Impossible, a saga also still in progress under the directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

The stay on the international space station will obviously be very short, it should only last a few days. This is not much, if we compare to the other missions: that of the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, scheduled for March 2021, will last until August of the same year.

It is not yet known whether the actor and the director will shoot images for their event film as soon as this space flight or if it is organized to carry out locations, but given the cost of such a stay on the ISS and the Considerable organization that this requires (including intense physical training for Cruise and Liman in order to withstand the flight), there is a chance that they will film scenes directly in this short niche.

The dream of Tom Cruise (who was already working on this kind of project in the early 2000s with James Cameron) therefore seems on the verge of coming true.




Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld
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POLEMIQUE SUR LE FILM MIGNONNES

Avec « Mignonnes », Netflix qui a acquis les droits du film « Mignonnes », réalisé par Maïmouna Doucouré. est accusé de diffuser un film pour pédophiles.Qu'en est-il ?

Accusé de mettre en scène la sexualisation des enfants, le film primé au festival de Sundance déclenche la polémique, alors que d'autres y voient un portrait authentique de jeunes filles qui grandissent.

L’histoire est celle d’une jeune fille écartelée entre le mode de vie de sa famille sénégalaise et musulmane, et les habitudes occidentales de ses camarades de classe françaises. Mais les scènes du film où l’on voit des fillettes danser lascivement ne sont pas passés inaperçues et d'aucuns d'y voir de la pornographie infantile. Une pétition Change.org pour faire retirer le film de Netflix a même récolté environ 360 000 signatures.

« Ce film est scandaleux car il sexualise une jeune fille de ONZE ans pour le plus grand plaisir des pédophiles et il constitue une très mauvaise influence pour nos enfants ! Cette tranche d’âge n’a pas besoin de ce type de contenu, encore moins à une époque où le trafic sexuel et la pédophilie sont si répandus ! Aucune excuse, ce contenu est dangereux ! », peut-on lire dans la description de la pétition.

D'autant que Netflix a choisi tout d'abord une image des jeunes actrices dans des poses provocantes pour présenter « Mignonnes », au lieu d’utiliser l’affiche originale du film, qui les montrait en pleine séance de shopping. Netflix a ensuite retiré cette image et s’est excusé pour ce marketing jugé tendancieux. Netflix a aussi proposé une traduction discutable de son titre (ndt: « Cuties » en anglais possède une connotation sexualisée)

La plate-forme de streaming a défendu l’inclusion du film à son catalogue en le décrivant comme « une critique sociale de la sexualisation des enfants » plutôt qu’une objectification volontaire de jeunes filles.

C'est que la réalisatrice est une femme qui fait en quelque sorte son autobiographie et peint l'état de la société d'aujourd'hui en lançant une réflexion. Elle évoque en effet ce qui l’a inspirée pour le film: « Un jour, j’ai vu des jeunes filles monter sur scène et danser divinement bien. Mais c’était vraiment dérangeant à regarder, car elles dansaient comme des adultes, comme ces femmes que l’on voit dans les clips. C’est à ce moment que j’ai commencé à me demander si elles étaient conscientes du message qu’elles renvoyaient en dansant de manière si sexualisée ».

À contre-courant, « Mignonnes » nous fait plonger dans le récit authentique de la réalité de la vie de jeunes filles qui grandissent avec la menace d’être exploitées sexuellement, d’après la Docteure Helen Jacey, scénariste et PDG de Shedunnit Productions.

Un terrible constat qui mériterait sans aucun doute de se faire son propre critique...




Kate White pour DayNewsWorld
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«ADOLESCENTES »

UN FILM REMARQUABLE

Révélé au grand public par ses fictions, dont « les Corps ouverts » (1997), Sébastien Lifshitz n’a jamais cessé de poursuivre sa veine documentaire.

Particulièrement sensible à la cause LGBTQ, il signe en 2012 « les Invisibles », sur les gays et lesbiennes des années 1950 qui osèrent vivre au grand jour leur sexualité.

Un an plus tard sort « Bambi », très beau portrait d’une femme transgenre qui illumina les nuits parisiennes dans les années 1960.

Toujours dans la même veine, « Adolescentes » suit deux jeunes filles de leurs 13 à leurs 18 ans.

Emma et Anaïs sont les meilleures amies l’une de l’autre, même si tout dans leurs vies semble les opposer :

leurs milieux sociaux, mais aussi leurs personnalités.

Durant cinq années , depuis leurs 13 ans jusqu’à leur majorité, le spectateur suit leur évolution respectives et ensemble où les transformations radicales et les premières fois ponctuent leur quotidien.

Le film suit leur entrée dans une société hostile, violente les attentats de

« Charlie Hebdo » puis du Bataclan en toile de fond.

Dire adieu à l’enfance pour embrasser l'âge adulte :

aussi un chemin de croix en cette période troublée de Covid-19 pour nos adolescentes !   "Des femmes naissantes, captées au moment de leur "

Sortie en salles ce mercredi 9 septembre 2020.

Genre Film documentaire

Durée 135 mn

Réalisé par Sébastien Lifshitz

A vos masques et  bon film !




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DES DIVAS SEXY A LA MOSTRA DE VENISE

Malgré la pandémie qui a touché de nombreuses stars hollywoodiennes à l'instar de Tom Hanks et Idris Elba-, la 77ème édition de la Mostra s'est ouverte mercredi 2 septembre avec de nouvelles mesures sanitaires et surtout l'envie de célébrer de nouveau le cinéma. Un parterre de célébrités (masquées) n'ont pas hésité à faire le déplacement :

Cate Blanchett, Pierre Niney et sa compagne Natasha Andrews, Georgina Rodriguez... Si le célèbre festival a débuté en rendant hommage au grand compositeur Ennio Morricone, disparu le 6 juillet dernier, et en récompensant l'actrice Tilda Swinton d'un Lion d'Or d'honneur pour l'ensemble de sa carrière (cette dernière a profité de son discours pour rendre hommage au regretté Chadwick Boseman), c'est à présent les tenues glamour des actrices qui font grand bruit.

La petite amie de Cristiano Ronaldo

Jeudi 3 septembre 2020, c'est la petite amie de Cristiano Ronaldo, Georgina Rodriguez, qui a fait une entrée fracassant devant les photographes pour la projection du court métrage de Perdo Almodovar

«La Voix humaine», basé sur la pièce du même nom de Jean Cocteau.

Pour ce «red carpet», le top espagnol de 26 ans avait opté pour une robe bustier fendue Dévoilant fièrement son jeu de jambes, Georgina Rodriguez a longuement enchaîné les poses, faisant le show.

Adèle Exarchopoulos sexy

Adèle Exarchopoulos était toujours aussi sexy sur le tapis rouge de la Mostra de Venise samedi avec l'équipe du film de «Mandibules», ce film loufoque de Quentin Dupieux.

Elle a foulé le tapis rouge dans une robe noir courte, moulante et asymétrique.

Sa tenue sexy était assortie de sandales à talons pointus et lanières, également noires et accessoirisée avec un son rôle d'Agnès, une jeune femme atteinte d'un trouble du langage, qui l'empêche de s'exprimer sans crier. «Mandibules» raconte l'histoire de Jean-Gab et Manu, deux «losers» qui tentent de dresser une mouche géante et se lancent dans un road-trip improbable. le film sortira en France le 2 décembre prochain.

Annabelle Belmondo joue la transparence

A 32 ans, Annabelle Belmondo a également fait sensation lors de la 77ème édition de la Mostra de

Dimanche 6 septembre, c'est Annabelle Belmondo, la petite-fille du légendaire Jean-Paul Belmondo, qui a fait crépiter les flashs des photographes avec son allure de princesse...

A 32 ans, la jeune mannequin  qui a récemment dévoilé sa silhouette de rêve en bikini noir- a profité de la projection du film The World to Come avec Casey Affleck pour attirer tous les regards sur elle.

Parée de son plus grand sourire et vêtue d'une robe longue noire (signée Nicole Milano) aux larges ouvertures laissant apparaître tout en transparence ses jambes et son décolleté, Annabelle Belmondo était tout simplement renversante. Elle suit également les pas de son grand père en jouant la comédie. Elle sera prochainement à l'affiche de deux films :

Madame Claude (2019) avec Karole Rocher et Roschdy Zem, et American Night (2019) avec Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

« Quel honneur d'être cette année au Festival de Venise », lance la jeune femme sur son compte Instagram en légende d'une publication où elle prend la pose devant les photographes. « Belle », « Canon », « Sublime », peut-on lire parmi les commentaires des fans de la petite fille de celui qui a récemment soufflé ses 87 bougies et s'est affiché avec un étonnant look de « djeun's ».

« Un miracolo »

Fouler le tapis rouge malgré le Covid ? « Un miracolo », s'est émerveillée Cate Blanchett, présidente du jury de la 77e Mostra de Venise, appelant le cinéma laminé par la pandémie à se réinventer.

Mostra est le premier grand festival international de cinéma d'un monde bouleversé par la pandémie.

Les réalisatrices à l'honneur

Le jury, lui, se mettra au travail le lendemain. Présidé pour la deuxième année consécutive par une femme, l'Australienne Cate Blanchett, il distinguera le récipiendaire du prestigieux Lion d'or du meilleur film, parmi des productions venues aussi bien d'Italie, d'Inde que de Pologne, dont 8 sur 18 sont réalisés par des femmes.

Aux côtés de Cate Blanchett siègent notamment l'acteur américain Matt Dillon, le réalisateur allemand Christian Petzold, ou encore la comédienne française Ludivine Sagnier, pour désigner le successeur de "Joker" de Todd Phillips, couronné l'an dernier avant de remporter cinq mois plus tard deux Oscars.

Des cinéastes confirmés sont de la compétition, comme l'Israélien Amos Gitaï avec « Laila in Haifa » ou le Japonais Kiyoshi Kurozawa (« Les amants sacrifiés »). La France est représentée par un seul film, le drame « Amants » de Nicole Garcia.

Quelle que soit l'issue de la compétition, cette édition de la Mostra, maintenue contre vents et marées, ne sera pas comme les autres.




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THE 2020 DEAUVILLE FESTIVAL IS REINVENTING ITSELF

"Deauville is reinventing itself and wants to be in solidarity with the world cinema industry", we can read on the official Twitter of the Festival. The 46th edition of the Deauville American Film Festival promises to be different from all the others. It will take place. from September 4 to 13, 2020.

After a very difficult period for Hollywood and the global film industry - following the coronavirus pandemic - the Festival is joining forces this year with two other international film festivals. The Cannes Film Festival which had to be canceled and the Annecy Festival. The Annecy Animation Festival will take place from June 15 to 30, but in digital version. # Deauville2020

Vanessa Paradis president of the jury

Vanessa Paradis will chair the jury of the American Film Festival. The director of the event, Bruno Barde explains: “There were 1001 reasons to invite Vanessa Paradis to chair the jury of the 46th American Film Festival in Deauville: her ascent as early as it was lasting, her varied fields of expression - the song , cinema, fashion - her career as a generous, responsible and committed woman, her multi-faceted international career… ”.

Programming

“Even if the programming is done by Cannes and Annecy with us, jointly, we remain 90% American,” said Bruno Barde. The director of the Festival also affirmed that it will be a Festival "with pantagruelic dimensions". “There will indeed be many more films than usual. A hundred, ”he explains, with thirteen categories. Tributes

This year the Festival will pay tribute to one of the Hollywood giants, who came twice to this event, Kirk Douglas, who died this year at the age of 103. "It would have been inconceivable to do without his memory for this 46th edition" is it written on the official site.

Films in Competition

The Nest, by Sean Durkin First Cow, by Kelly Reichardt
Minari, by Lee Isaac Chung Giants Being Lonely, by Grear Patterson
Shiva Baby, by Emma Seligman Holler, by Nicole Riegel
Sophie Jones, by Jessie Barr Kajillionaire, by Miranda July
Sound of Metal, by Darius Marder Lorelei, by Sabrina Doyle
The Assistant, by Kitty Green Last Words, by Jonathan Nossiter
The Violent Heart, by Kerem Sanga Love is Love is Love, by Eleanor Coppola
Uncle Frank, by Alan Ball



.But that's not all. “I could also pay another tribute to another great actor, the late Michel Piccoli, by talking about La Grande Bouffe! “, Admitted Bruno Barde to Point. "We also plan a tribute to the nursing staff, but a film tribute," he says.


Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld
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OU SE SITUE L'APPARTEMENT DE JAMES BOND ?

William Boyd est catégorique : le plus célèbre des agents de Sa Majesté résidait au 25 Wellington Square, dans le quartier londonien de Chelsea.

C'est ce que l'auteur britannique William Boyd affirme alors que cette information n'a jamais été dévoilée par le créateur du personnage. Pour parvenir à découvrir cette adresse-mystère, William Boyd a examiné minutieusement la vie de Ian Fleming et ses célèbres ouvrages.

Dans les années 1950 et 1960, Ian Fleming a écrit au total 14 livres sur James Bond, dont deux recueils de nouvelles, mais il s'était simplement contenté de dire que son charismatique agent secret habitait dans le quartier de Chelsea.

Après avoir relu l'intégralité de la série avant de rédiger en 2013 sa propre suite, dans un roman intitulé Solo, William Boyd a estimé dans le supplément littéraire du Times, jeudi 16 juillet, que l'espion britannique vivait au 25 Wellington Square, à Chelsea. « C'est là que se trouvait l'appartement de James Bond », a affirmé l'écrivain. James Bond étant un personnage de fiction, il est « évident qu'il ne vivait pas vraiment quelque part », précise l'auteur, qui estime en revanche qu'on pouvait retrouver l'appartement dont s'était inspiré l'auteur.

William Boyd a commencé par recouper les éléments présentés dans divers ouvrages de la série. Dans Moonraker (paru en 1955), Ian Fleming dépeint le logis de James Bond comme « un appartement confortable donnant sur un square planté d'arbres, à côté de la King's Road », célèbre rue de Chelsea. William Boyd a ensuite utilisé la description donnée dans Opération Tonnerre (1961), selon laquelle l'appartement n'était pas situé très loin en voiture de Hyde Park, pour réduire son périmètre à Wellington Square.

Afin de déterminer le numéro exact, l'auteur britannique s'est ensuite penché sur la vie personnelle de Ian Fleming, s'intéressant entre autres à sa période en tant que journaliste au Sunday Times. Il s'est alors aperçu qu'un de ses collègues, le critique littéraire Desmond MacCarthy, habitait au 25 Wellington Square. Lui et sa femme étaient connus pour être des « boute-en-train légendaires », qui recevaient souvent dans leur maison « devenue une sorte de salon ».

« Les preuves sont convaincantes. Il est très probable que Ian Fleming soit allé à une ou plusieurs des fêtes données par les MacCarthys », affirme William Boyd. Selon lui, l'appartement du couple disposait effectivement d'un « long salon aux grandes fenêtres », comme décrit dans Bons baisers de Russie (1957) .

Boyd a ensuite utilisé la description donnée dans Opération Tonnerre (1961), selon laquelle l'appartement n'était pas situé très loin en voiture de Hyde Park, pour réduire son périmètre à Wellington Square.




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LOUIS DE FUNES A L'HONNEUR

DE LA CINEMATHEQUE

Saviez-vous que la programmation du film Le Corniaud, le 4 mars dernier sur France 2 a réuni 3,7 millions de personnes, soit 15,9% du PDA. Louis De Funès fait partie du patrimoine culturel français, de notre imaginaire commun au même titre que Johnny Hallyday ! .

Louis de Funès revient donc sur le devant de la scène. Presque quarante ans après sa mort, le monstre sacré du cinéma français est à l'honneur de la Cinémathèque française, qui lui consacre une grande exposition. Le temple de la cinéphilie accueille l’icône de la comédie populaire à la française, avec une rétrospective de trente-cinq films.« Dans une maison où il n'a pas eu sa place, c'était important de lui rendre hommage », estime Alain Kruger, commissaire de l'exposition qui ouvre ce mercredi 15 juillet 2020 dans le temple du septième art.

Cette annonce coincide alors que le musée Louis de Funès rouvre ses portes cet été à Saint-Raphaël.

N' en déplaise à quelques intellectuels chagrins qui s'insurgent  ne comprenant pas comment le haut-lieu de la cinéphilie française peut célébrer, après Scorsese, Gus Van Sant et Sergio Leone, l'interprète de Pouic-Pouic et du Gendarme !

Louis de Funès représente à lui seul toute une chronologie du cinéma français. On l’a vu en noir et blanc dans les années 40-50, chez Jack Becker et Claude Barma qui lui ont donné ses premiers petits rôles.

Il a également travaillé pour Sacha Guitry, roi du Tout-Paris. Il a ensuite donné la réplique à Robert Lamoureux dans Papa, maman, la bonne et moi, de Jean-Paul Le Chanois, et à Jean Gabin dans l’incontournable Traversée de Paris de Claude Autant-Lara.

Au tournant des années 60 il a commencé à collaborer avec Jean Girault. Dans la grande saga du Gendarme, il est celui autour de qui tout tournait, à commencer par les actrices qui se damnaient pourêtre son épouse sur grand écran. Il y aura Jacqueline Maillan, Annie Girardot et, bien évidemment, Claude Gensac.

Il est celui qui a joué avec toutes les stars de l’après-guerre, de Jean Marais à Lino Ventura, en passant par Michel Serrault.

De Funès était aussi un touche-à-tout. Comédien, au cinéma mais aussi beaucoup au théâtre, il était également doubleur de films américains, conteur d’historiettes pour enfants, chanteur et pianiste hors pair. Il il a co-réalisé notamment L'Avare avec Jean Girault et participé à l'écriture d'une demi-douzaine de scénarios avec plus ou moins de succès.

Retracer la carrière de De Funès, c’est donc un moyen d’évoquer tous ces grands noms qui sont le cinéma français,

Mais Louis De Funès , c'est aussi ce Grand Monsieur du cinéma qui a inventé une façon de jouer, une façon de faire rire, une façon de se tourner en ridicule.

On reconnaît notamment son génie dans la capacité qu’il avait d'improviser. Pour preuve, cette scène de L’Homme orchestre (1970) où il raconte Le Loup et l’Agneau à sa manière. Une séquence tournée en une seule prise, par le réalisateur Serge Korber qui ne l’avait pas préparée, laissant l’artiste à son pouvoir de création!

« De Funès (…) c'est un corps branché sur générateur électrique qui occupe tout l'écran, un visage tellement anodin qu'il en devient archétypal, une expressivité qui attire la caméra en éclipsant tout ce qui l'entoure, bref un parfait objet de cinéma à lui tout seul, transfigurant les codes du boulevard franchouillard. », écrit un spécialiste de cinéma.

La réelle présence de ce petit homme exaspérant sculpte à chaque geste la légende d'un héros populaire qui donne à rire. Il est un archétype: celui du bourgeois français catholique, qui ne croit plus au Bon Dieu que par conformisme, et fait passer ses intérêts avant ceux du drapeau.

Il incarne la médiocrité du citoyen lambda, toujours persuadé d'être dans son bon droit, de penser comme il faut, de défendre les vraies valeurs de la France. Le voir sortir de ses gonds dès que quiconque ose remettre en question ses certitudes est un délice de tous les instants.

Si parfois on a du mal à adhérer au jeu outrancier de l'acteur et aux univers dans lesquels il évoluait, de Funès a cependant endossé le rôle du bourgeois étriqué et mesquin sans provoquer autre chose que le rire, sans jamais susciter la rancœur ou l'indignation.

Si parfois de Funès s'est commis dans d'épouvantables navets ,la scène de la visite de l'appartement de Blas dans La Folie des grandeurs, ou le «Salomon, vous êtes juif?» de Rabbi Jacob resteront à jamais des pépites du comique français, dans la filiation directe de Molière.

De grands réalisateurs l'avaient compris de Oury, Zidi, en passant par Hunebelle, à Girault qui ont dirigé Louis de Funès dans leurs longs-métrages.

Décédé il y a 36 ans, de Funès inspire encore des générations d’artistes, d’Alexandre Astier à Vincent Dedienne, qui revendiquent son héritage.

Et François Truffaut, novateur de la Nouvelle Vague, n'avait-il pas confié dans une lettre à Gérard Oury « J'ai beaucoup aimé Le Corniaud... ».




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LA DIVERSIFICATION DES MEMBRES

DE L'ACADEMIE DES OSCARS

Cette année, alors que des manifestations contre le racisme se multiplient aux États-Unis avec le mouvement #BlackLivesMatter et que la parole des femmes se libère dans le milieu, l’Académie des Oscars a compris qu’il était urgent de changer son image.

Régulièrement accusée d’être trop masculine et trop blanche et de perpétuer la domination patriarcale dans l’industrie du cinéma, l’Académie a en effet publié mardi 30 juin la liste des 819 nouveaux membres invités à rejoindre ses rangs. Parmi les 819 nouveaux membres 45 % sont des femmes et 36 % issus de minorités ethniques, « sous-représentées dans l'organisation ».

Parmi les nouveaux arrivants figurent notamment l’actrice Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Eva Longoria et 25 Français, dont les cinéastes Ladj Ly (Les Misérables) et l’actrice Adèle Haenel, incarnation du mouvement MeToo en France, après avoir accusé le réalisateur Christophe Ruggia d' « attouchements répétés ». Elle s'était illustrée également en quittant la cérémonie des César après l'attribution du Meilleur film à Roman Polanski, accusé de viol et d'agression sexuelle.

Cet élan n’est pas nouveau. En 2016, l’Académie – jusque-là plutôt discrète sur sa composition - avait affronté la critique et révélé que ses 6 000 membres à l’époque (près de 10 000 aujourd’hui) étaient à 93 % blancs et à 76 % des hommes. Dans la foulée, elle avait promis un doublement du nombre de femmes et de membres issus de minorités ethniques d'ici 2020.

Depuis, chaque année, elle coopte des centaines de nouveaux membres plus jeunes, en sélectionnant des représentants des minorités, bien au-delà des frontières du cinéma américain et d'Hollywood. Autrefois limitées à 300 élus par an, ces nouvelles promotions atteignent maintenant plus de 800 recrues, de 68 nationalités différentes cette année.

En 2020, « l'Académie a dépassé les deux objectifs » de 2016, se réjouit-elle dans un communiqué. Et si les nouveaux élus acceptent de rejoindre ses rangs, ce qui est généralement le cas, la proportion de femmes au sein de l'Académie passera à 33% (contre 24 % en 2015) et celle des minorités à 19 % (contre 7 % en 2015).

Ava DuVernay, militante dont la filmographie ne cesse de dénoncer le racisme latent de la société et des institutions américaines envers la communauté noire, a salué cette évolution des mentalités au sein de l'Académie des Oscars.

Un gage d'ouverture du palmarès

Sachant que seuls les membres désignent les nommés pour les prix, l’évolution de l’Académie est-il un gage d’ouverture du palmarès ?

Certains estiment déjà que le recrutement plus ouvert de ces dernières années a permis le sacre en 2020 de « Parasite », film sud-coréen et premier long-métrage en langue étrangère à remporter le prix du « meilleur film ».

Néanmoins, malgré les efforts, le cru 2020 n’a pas échappé à ses vieux démons, comme l’illustre le retour en force du hashtag #OscarSoWhite (Oscars si blancs), émergé en 2015 alors que l’académie n'avait nommé aucun acteur issu de la diversité. Et une seule personnalité afro-américaine faisait partie des nommés cette année : Cynthia Erivo pour son rôle dans Harriet...

Quant à la sous-représentation des femmes parmi les prix les plus prestigieux, c’est une constante depuis 1929 et la 92e édition ne l’a pas démenti. L’absence de réalisatrices parmi les « oscarisables » a été dénoncée par le hashtag #OscarsSoMale (Oscars si masculins) sur les réseaux sociaux.

Et sur le tapis rouge, Natalie Portman avait arboré sur une cape brodée les noms des réalisatrices ignorées par les Oscars...




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KRISTEN STEWARD IN LADY DI AT THE CINEMA

Up close Jackie, his film devoted to Jackie Kennedy with Natalie Portman in the title role, the Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín tackles a new biopic dedicated to another icon of the XXth century, Princess Diana.

According to revelations from the American site Deadline Kristen Stewart will play the role of the Princess of Wales in this feature film called Spencer, in reference to the young girl name of Diana before her marriage to Charles.

The script for the film, by Steven Knight, the creator of the Peaky Blinders series, focuses on a decisive weekend during the Christmas holidays of 1990.

In the royal residence of Sandringham, Lady Di indeed takes the firm decision to divorce the prince and thus the British Crown.

A "reverse fairy tale", according to the filmmaker.

Undoubtedly the most fashionable actress of the moment, Kristen Stewart is not at its first attempt in terms of biographical film, she who has just embodied in the film unpublished in France Seberg the muse of the New Wave Jean Seberg (Breathless).

Pablo Larraín welcomes his choice. "Kristen is one of the best actresses on the market today," he told Deadline. (…) I think it will offer an intriguing and breathtaking performance.

It is a force of nature ”, assures the Chilean director.

The shooting of the film should not start before the beginning of 2021.




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THE CANNES 2020 LABEL FILMS

Confinely, the 73rd edition of the Cannes Festival - which was to take place from May 12 to 23 - will not have taken place.

To compensate for this cancellation, its organizers have selected around fifty films which will bear the “Cannes 2020” label.

If they are not screened on the Croisette, said feature films - drawn from among 2,067 candidates - will be entitled to an extra boost when they hit theaters.

Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the festival and Pierre Lescure, its president, revealed the happy elected officials live on Canal +.

There are 16 films staged by women, 15 first feature films and 21 works from France.

Other long-awaited feature films, they said, have been postponed to 2021.

Cannes selection:

The French Dispatch de Wes Anderson

Été 85 de François Ozon

 True Mothers de Naomi Kawase

 Lover’s Rock et Mangrove de Steve McQueen

 Druk de Thomas Vinterberg

 Last Word de Jonathan Nossiter

 ADN de Maïwenn

 Heaven de Im Sang Soo

 El olvido que seremos de Fernando Trueba

 Les hommes de Lucas Belveaux

 The Real Thing de Hoji Fukada

 Peninsula de Yeon Sang-ho

 Passion simple de Danielle Arbid

 Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait d’Emmanuel Mouret

 Striding into the Wind de Wei Shujun

 Souad de Ayten Amin

 Limbo de Ben Sharrock

 Here We Are de Nir Bergman

 Rouge de Farid Bentoumi

 Teddy de Ludovic et Zoran Boukherma

 February de Kamen Kalev

 Ammonite de Francis Lee

 Médecin de nuit d’Elie Wajeman

 Enfant terrible d’Oskar Roehler

 Nadia, butterfly de Pascal Plante

 The Story of Hong Kong (collectif)

 Goodman de Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar

John And The Hole de Pascual Sisto

 Sweat de Magnus von Horn

 Falling de Viggo Mortensen

 Pleasure de Ninja Thyberg

Slalom de Charlène Favier

 Casa de Antiguidades de João Paulo Miranda Maria

 Broken Keys de Jimmy Keyrouz

 Ibrahim de Samir Guesmi

 La mort du cinéma et de mon père aussi de Daniel Rosenberg

 Beginning de Déa Kulumbegashvili

 Gagarine de Fanny Liatard et Jérémy Trouilh

 16 printemps de Suzanne Lindon

 Vaurien de Peter Dourountzis

 Garçon chiffon de Nicolas Maury

 Si le vent tombe de Nora Martirosyan

 En route pour le milliard de Dieudo Hamadi

 Les chasseurs de truffes de Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw

 9 jours à Raqqa de Xavier de Lauzanne

 Antoinette dans les Cévennes de Caroline Vignal

 Les deux Alfred de Bruno Podalydès

 Un triomphe d’Emmanuel Courcol

 Le Discours de Laurent Tirard

 L’origine du monde de Laurent Laffite

 Earwig and the witch de Gorō Miyazaki

 Flee de Jonas Poher Rasmussen

 Josep de Aurel

 Soul de Pete Doctor.

To Your Films !!!


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MICHEL PICCOLI ACTOR IS NO LONGER

Huge actor of cinema and theater, producer and director also, Michel Piccoli died on May 12, at the age of 94 years, announced, Monday, May 18, his family. Died following a stroke, he was surrounded by his wife, Ludivine, and their two children Inord and Missia.

An eclectic choice but loyalty to its directors

With a remarkable longevity, he toured under the direction of the greatest, be it Buñuel Sautet, Renoir, Resnais, Demy, Melville, Varda or Hitchcock. Revealed by “Le Mépris” by Godard (1963) where he formed a couple with Brigitte Bardot, the actor wore his seductive physique with bushy eyebrows and haunting voice, in more than 150 films, from the provocative of “La Grande Food ”to the doubtful pope of“ Habemus papam ”(2011), his last big role on screen.

During the 1960s, he toured with René Clément (Paris brûlle-il?, 1966), Alain Resnais (La guerre est finie, 1966), Roger Vadim (La Curée, 1966), Alain Cavalier (La Chamade, 1968), Jacques Demy (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, 1967) or Alfred Hitchcock (L'Etau, 1969).

He also made no less than eight films with the director of Spanish origin, naturalized Mexican interpreting troubled characters as in La Mort en ce jardin (1956), The Diary of a Chambermaid (1964), Belle de jour (1967) , The Milky Way (1969), The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie (1972), The Phantom of freedom (1974) .. In turn a frustrated and libidinous bourgeois, manipulative brothel client and even a police prefect he interprets these roles by satisfying his taste for derision.

In the 1970s he chained films under the direction of Claude Sautet in Les Choses de la vie (1970), alongside Romy Schneider, Max et les ferrailleurs (1971). or, Vincent, François, Paul… and the others (1974).

He also made numerous films with Portuguese-speaking director Manoel de Oliveira and three films with Claude Chabrol.

In addition, he started with Marco Ferreri a long collaboration between 1969 and 1981, seven films with the subversive director Milan. The highlight of this collaboration is, of course, La Grande Bouffe, one of the biggest scandals of the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. The actor embodies a participant in a gastronomic seminar transforming into a scatological and nihilistic orgy.

"I had deeply and intimately passionate friendships with men," commented the man who was also very close to the actors Ugo Tognazzi or Marcello Mastroianni.

His refusal of career plans and his “anti-star” side also led him to shoot author films: Leos Carax, Jean-Claude Brisseau, Jacques Doillon.

A cultivated man, fine and full of irony, the man who has always been an atheist had delivered his last great role in a papal cassock. It was in 2011 with "Habemus papam" by Nanni Moretti, where he embodied a newly elected pope and tortured by the fear of not being up to par

Four times nominated for the César in particular for "La Belle Noiseuse" by Jacques Rivette in 1991, he has never been awarded by the Academy.

A theatrical career

In addition to his film career, Michel Piccoli also distinguished himself in the theater. It was by performing at 9 years old, on stage, a character from Andersen's tale, The Emperor's New Clothes , that his passion for theater was born. This silent boy had discovered the double “wonder” of being listened to by adults and of telling a story that was not his own.

Later he met the most prominent dramatic directors: Jacques Audiberti, Jean Vilar, Jean-Marie Serreau, Peter Brook, Luc Bondy, Patrice Chéreau and even André Engel. The latter entrusted him, in 2009, with the role of Minetti, in the eponymous play by the Austrian author Thomas Bernhard (premiered in 1977). Michel Piccoli was then 83 years old and his performance was hailed by critics.

A cinematic conception against the current

Michel Piccoli had a conception against the tide of the world of cinema. In 1970, during an interview shared on May 18 on the INA website, he spoke of his conception of the profession of actor.

"I'm not obsessed with wanting to play the heroes. It happens that, there are some actors like that who only want to play the heroes and who do not want to play the defeated for example ”, he had explained. Admiring young people, Michel Piccoli was not afraid that they would take his place. “That's why I admire them and why they interest me. The more I can live with them the more I will stay young, the more they will accept me. If I can talk to them, well that's fine. But of course I am already overwhelmed ”.

Curious and insatiable, Michel Piccoli intended to exercise his profession in an “extravagant” way. The adjective had also inspired the title of the documentary “L'Extravagant Monsieur Piccoli” which Yves Jeuland had devoted to him in 2015.

He “enjoyed playing extravagance or the most disturbing delusions, breaking [his] image,” he said, before embarking on directing himself, at 70 years old.

This film legend, modest and enigmatic, born in 1925 into a family of musicians, will lift a corner of the veil at more than 90 years old in a book of interviews with his friend Gilles Jacob I lived in my dreams.



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THE CANNES FESTIVAL FROM YOUR SOFA

Despite the cancellation of the 2020 edition of Cannes Film Festival, France.tv decided to get it into your living room.

From May 15, 21 films from the Directors' Fortnight will be broadcast on France.tv.

A first for the online platform, thus marking its support for the Cannes Film Festival and more generally for the cinema world, hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis.

It was in a press release that this operation was announced in early May, as part of initiatives to support culture and creation.

The selection (fourteen feature films, four short films and three documentaries) will be free for three months.

Among these films, you can find:

"The promise" of the Dardenne brothers, "Henri" by Yolande Moreau, or "Toto the hero" by Jaco van Dormael.

It is a real upheaval for France.tv which, before an agreement signed in February with several organizations in the cinema industry, did not have the right to broadcast films for free.




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DANY BOON WRITE A FILM ON CONTAINMENT

 Interviewed by RTL on the health crisis related to Covid-19, Dany Boon said he wanted to make a feature film on containment.

"We started to think 'Hey, why don't we write about it?' ", He said.

The story will thus focus on the whole building, "from the shops on the ground floor, to the maids' rooms," said Dany Boon, adding that he hoped to be able to shoot it "at the end of the year. "

A project he shares with his partner Laurence Arné.

Like these previous films, the 53-year-old director will be inspired by his experiences. Like nearly three billion people confined to the world, the daily life of Dany Boon has been somewhat turned upside down since the start of the epidemic. Hypochondriac, the Northerner says he finally lived through the confinement:

"What is funny is that I am hypochondriac but when I saw the anxiety of my children, I said to myself I have no right to be because I have to reassure them. Very surprisingly, I was less panicked, less freaked out, than I could have thought to be. " Yet he admits "that a deconfinement for a hypochondriac, it does not exist"

In parallel with this project, Dany Boon is working on another feature film, the filming of which, scheduled for August, finally had to be postponed "for insurance stories". Entitled Le Palmier, this film will focus on "a village in the white zone, which desperately seeks to have 5G installed in their municipality so that they can have access to the 21st century".

A film with Line Renaud, Benoît Poelvoorde and Bouli Lanners. The story was to take place in "Braine-La-Rivière".

The director of Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis also took advantage of this interview to discuss “the future of cinema”, at a time when the world of culture is in great difficulty due to the health crisis.




Kate White for DayNewsWorld

GREAT CLASSICS ON NETFLIX

We give you a list of everything you can binge-watcher in May on Netflix

This month Netflix changes repertoire with great cinema classics signed Chaplin, Demy, Lynch or Dolan, and adds new unreleased series like

"Hollywood", "The Eddy" or "Space Force".

Movies:


All Day And A Night: May 1

Mrs Serial Killer: May 1

If you knew: May 1

Dune: May 1

Public Opinion: May 1

The Circus: May 1

City Lights: May 1

Modern Times: May 1

The Dictator: May 1

The Gold Rush: May 1

Monsieur Verdoux: May 1

Spotlight: May 1

A King in New York: May 1

Get Out: May 5

18 gifts: May 8


Eraserhead: May 8 Imaginary Love: May 8

Laurence Anyways: May 8

Tom at the farm: May 8

Lost Highway: May 8

Three colors: Blue: May 8

Three colors: Red: May 8

Three colors: White: May 8

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol: May 14

I love you, fool: May 15

Lola: May 15

The Bay of Angels: May 15

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg: May 15

The young ladies of Rochefort: May 15

Donkey skin: May 15

The Flute Player: May 15



To see and review for discerning moviegoers !!


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ONLINE CINEMA FESTIVALS

Coronavirus or not, cinema will continue to be celebrated.

Originally scheduled from May 12 to May 23, 2020, the Cannes Film Festival had planned a postponement to the end of June, but French authorities have since banned all rallies until mid-July. Its organizers have reported that it could take new "forms". The parallel sections of the Cannes Festival have canceled their 2020 edition.

At the initiative of the Tribeca festival, the 19th edition of which is currently taking place and partially online, the original We Are One: A global film festival will take place from May 29 to June 7 on YouTube.

To bring cinema to life, Tribeca announces the launch of the We Are One: Global Film Festival from May 29 to June 7. The festival which is a partner of the event has associated with more than twenty other organizations such as Cannes, the Venice Film Festival, the Berlinale. or Toronto. If the program remains secret, it seems that old and new films will be broadcast live on Youtube. In addition to the screenings, it will be possible to attend virtual round tables, but also musical events. The exact program is not yet known.

Jane Rosenthal, director of the Tribeca company, specifies that the festivals that can do it will still be held like the Venice festival, which the organizers hope to be able to hold from September 2 to 12 next.

Part of the proceeds from We Are One: A Global Film Festival will go to the World Health Organization (WHO) and to charities, the organizers announced. Internet users who go to YouTube.com/WeAreOne to view content can also donate to associations.

"We often talk about the role that films can play to inspire and bring people together across borders, to help appease the world," commented Tribeca festival director Jane Rosenthal, quoted in the statement .

"The whole world is in need of appeasement right now," she added.




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GOOD PROJECTION IN CONTAINMENT MODE

The well-known Cinémathèque des cinéphiles located near Bercy embarked on Thursday April 9 in the race for the free distribution of cinematographic nuggets.

The online platform is called Henri (after Henri Langlois, founder of the Cinémathèque) and will offer each evening, at 8:30 p.m., a new film from the collection of films restored over the past twenty years and whose institution has broadcasting rights.

As much to tell you right away, there is something to enjoy, so take advantage because this exceptional device will unfortunately end with the lifting of containment.

The Open Culture platform has just established a list of 1150 films available free on the Internet. For the youngest, the Films-pour-enfants site is currently organizing a film festival to watch at home for all schoolchildren, from the middle section to the 6th grade.

Whether they come out on Netflix, Amazon Prime, OCS or even Canal +, we also announce the best series

Apple has announced that it will provide access to its Apple TV + streaming service starting Friday, April 10. This is enough to spend (a little more) confinement pleasantly. Even Apple gets started! After Canal +, OCS and Amazon Prime Video, it's Apple TV +'s turn to go into free mode. Not all content is free, but there is plenty to do. In total, you have four series, one film and three series dedicated to children.

We particularly recommend For All Mankind, an uchronia with as a starting point a world where the Russians were the first to set foot on the moon and beat the Americans in the space conquest, and Servant, a psychological thriller produced by M .Night Shyamalan who follows a grieving Philadelphia couple after an inexplicable and incredible tragedy that will allow a mysterious force to enter the lives of the newlyweds…

Another program not to be missed is the documentary film The Elephant Mother which follows the matriarchal Athena and her flock during their migration, with magical moments like tragic moments.

Canal + series

We really liked The New Pope, as did the first part of Paolo Sorrentino's series, The Young Pope. Canal + will release the fifth season of the Bureau des Légendes or the third season of Baron noir

Netflix series

Netflix started the year strong, notably by presenting the second season of Sex Education but also by launching the original (and rather successful) program Messiah, with Tomer Sisley.

OCS series

With some of our favorite series which made their return this year on OCS (yes, we are talking about the series of Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm, among others) and some nice surprises like The Outsider (a series inspired by the work of Stephen King, with Ben Mendelsohn and Jason Bateman), the French chain always has many assets to entertain us.

Larry David is in great shape in this trailer for Curb Your Enthusiasm

Amazon Prime series

Amazon Prime hit hard by presenting an original series that we really liked: Hunters. In this crazy program produced by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), We find an Al Pacino still as charismatic as the head of an improbable team of Nazi hunters including Josh Radnor (Ted Mosby in How I Met Your Mother ) and especially Logan Lerman, who plays Jonah, the young man at the center of the plot

Good screenings to all !




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FREE READINGS AND MOVIES WITH INTERNET

We are going to be in confinement for the next few weeks: long days and evenings spent busy. So if you want to reread books from your personal library, why not ?

But here are some useful ideas and resources to find books and movies to discover for free and freely, thanks to an internet connection ...

An almost inexhaustible reservoir of works that have fallen into the public domain with countless great classics of literature and cinema. We download the works in digital format or go directly to reliable sites, such as free and free Ebooks, the French Digital Library or even Bibebook. Gallica, the heritage platform of the National Library of France, also offers a number of digital books.

For cinema , we count on YouTube, first of all, with a simple search. The Internet Archive platform hosts a large number of film classics, such as Metropolis by Fritz Lang or Le voyage Dans La Lune by Georges Méliès. Silent films will not pose a problem, but we must expect a large number of English-speaking films, and in particular American films, not necessarily subtitled.

We also think of libraries and media libraries that offer access to a video on demand offer, using different partners, such as Univers Ciné or Arte VoD. To access it, it is generally enough to be registered in one of the libraries of the network concerned and to have your reader identifiers: it is up to you to check if your establishment has this offer.

We also think of the cinematheque of Milan and Paris

To compensate for the closure of all cultural places in Italy, 500 films are available from the Cinematheque in Milan for free streaming. The catalog is constantly updated, with great classics such as Senza sole nè Luna by Luciano Ricci, Corociato 900, produced by the pioneer of Italian animation Libero Pensuti, but also the classics by Frederico Fellini, Emir Kusturika and many others. To take full advantage of it, simply register.

The Association of French Librarians (ABF) recommended that library establishments and networks make their digital services accessible to all users, even those who are not registered, but the decision rests with the communities ...

Also with your local library, it may be possible, provided you are registered, to borrow digital books.

The key word: let's grow in family !




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TRIBUTE TO THE DIRECTOR

FRANCO-AMERICAINE TONIE MARSHALL

The actress and film director Tonie Marshall passed away this Thursday, March 12, 2020, following a long illness. She was 68 years old.

Daughter of the actors Micheline Presle (born in 1922) and William Marshall (1917-1994), Tonie Marshall took her first steps in front of the camera in 1972, playing in "The most important event since man walked on the moon "by Jacques Demy.

She also plays supporting roles in the comedies "Rien va va plus" by Jean-Michel Ribes (1979) and "Les sous doués" by Claude Zidi (1980).

But it is behind the camera that Tonie The year 1990 marks for her her passage to the realization. After “Pentimento” - where Antoine De Caunes obtains his first role at the cinema - Tonie Marshall signs ten feature films, including

"Closer to paradise" with Catherine Deneuve and William Hurt and "France Boutique" with Karin Viard and François Cluzet. Vénus Beauté (Institut), released in 1999, was indeed one of his most significant films, where the beauty salon became the pretext for a work with feminist overtones - in the same genre Caramel (2007) by Lebanese Nadine Labaki.

The film follows the tribulations of three estheticians in search of love in a Parisian beauty institute.

In the casting, Nathalie Baye, Mathilde Seigner, Samuel Le Bihan, Bulle Ogier or Audrey Tautou, then unknown to the general public. This bittersweet comedy won four César awards in 2000: the César for best film, the César for best female hope for Audrey Tautou, the César for best original screenplay or adaptation, and the César for Best Director for Tonie Marshall who is at today the only woman to have won this award.

In 2017, she released “Number One”, her latest film, in which actress Emmanuelle Devos plays an engineer who is fighting to take the helm of a CAC 40 company. “Everything in the film is very realistic », Confided at the time of the exit the scenario writer, who had met many leaders for this feature film.

"I didn't want to show caricature men but on the other hand show how busy these spheres are." "Women find it difficult to plan," continued Tonie Marshall, who denounced "a frontal organization" and "a benevolent, paternalistic misogyny" to prevent women from reaching the highest positions.

In the world of cinema, Tonie Marshall assured, on the other hand, that she had not suffered from sexism. "I have never heard of a film being edited because it was made by a woman," she said.

And the director adds: "In order for women to be able to advance more and more, we have to think about diversity, parity, diversity, a kind of mixture that resembles the world in which we live".




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CESAR 2020 A CRUSED CEREMONY

This year, the 45th César ceremony is experiencing a lot of turbulence. This Friday, February 28, Florence Foresti will have the heavy task of succeeding Kad Merad, as master of ceremonies for the Cesar 2020 on the stage of the Salle Pleyel.

The twelve nominations of J'accuse by Franco-Polish director Roman Polanski, accused of rape, drew much criticism. Roman Polanski and the entire film crew, however, will not be present, including Jean Dujardin.

And for the first time since its creation in 1976, the ceremony will face another unprecedented situation. For the first time in the history of the Caesars, no honorary prize will be awarded to a personality for his entire career.

However, "the Caesarized Honor" Brad Pitt had accepted this proposal from the Academy before finally retracting. The American actor, freshly Oscar winner for his role in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, would have finally retracted.

On February 2, 2020, Brad Pritt also failed at the Bafta ceremony, the equivalent of the Caesars in the United Kingdom. Alain Terzian, ex-president of the Academy of cinema arts and techniques, would have tried his luck with other American comedians, in vain.

Last year, it was a monument of Hollywood cinema, the actor, director and producer Robert Redford, who went on stage to receive, from the hands of Kristin Scott Thomas (whom he had directed The Man Who Whispered at horses' ears), the precious trophy.

The Polanski affair received a certain echo across the Atlantic, where the director of Rosemary's Baby has been persona non grata since his escape in 1978 to escape his trial for rape against a minor.

And the recent interview of Adèle Haenel at the New York Times, in which the actress of Portrait of the girl on fire, declares that "to distinguish Polanski, it is to spit in the face of all the victims", is undoubtedly not gone unnoticed.

The 45th edition of the César will undoubtedly remain in the annals as one of the most eventful.

"I pity Florence Foresti, who has to manage the Polanski case, the defections and the tensions, and probably rewrite her texts constantly," said actor Lambert Wilson in the columns of Paris Match.




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LIGHTNING FOR CESAR 2020 OR

THE COLLECTIVE RESIGNATION OF MANAGEMENT

The direction of the Cesars announced Thursday evening his "collective resignation", fifteen days before the next annual ceremony, against a background of crisis, between denunciation of the opacity of the management of the academy and the Polanski controversy.

Much has been written about this Cesar ceremony. A few days before the event, which will take place on February 28, the management of the César Academy announces its unanimous resignation.

This collective resignation will make it possible to proceed to the complete renewal of the direction ”, indicates the Academy chaired since 2003 by the producer Alain Terzian.

In a press release, the institution says it wants to "honor those who made the cinema in 2019, to regain serenity and make the cinema festival a celebration."

She specifies that the General Assembly will meet after the ceremony to elect a new directorate, under the aegis of the CNC. The aim of this upheaval: "to implement the announced modernization measures"

This shock announcement comes after a column published Monday evening in "Le Monde", where some 400 personalities including Omar Sy, Bertrand Tavernier, Michel Hazanavicius, Jacques Audiard, Céline Sciamma, Marina Foïs or Agnès Jaoui have called for a "thorough reform" of the Academy of Caesar.

Among their grievances, "dysfunctions", "opacity of the accounts" or statutes which "have not evolved for a very long time" and are still based on "cooptation".

If Polanski received a Caesar ...

It must be said that the Academy is at the heart of several controversies, including the nomination in 12 categories of Roman Polanski. The filmmaker is charged with rape and sexual assault and was even convicted in 1977.

Several feminist associations denounce the appointment of the filmmaker and accuse the Academy of protecting the man, however convicted. Associations like Dare feminism! call for a gathering the evening of the ceremony in front of the Salle Pleyel in Paris.

Another affair also shakes up the ceremony. On the occasion of the traditional dinner of revelations, which brings together the nominees of female and male hopefuls, two godmothers are refused by the Academy. Virginie Despente and Claire Denis are considered illegitimate and not enough media to play this role.

Finally, a forum relaunches the debate on the Academy and its practices deemed "elitist and closed" by cinema professionals. Published in Le Monde, the text calls for an in-depth reform and an overhaul of the modes of governance. They denounce the mode of operation of the Academy and the opacity of the management.

On Twitter, the Minister of Culture, Franck Riester, announced that he had asked the CNC to support the Academy "in drafting the association's new statutes, in consultation with the professionals concerned and in compliance with these principles. "He adds" This renewed governance must make it possible to represent French cinema in all its aesthetics and diversity ".

The ceremony, which will be held in Salle Pleyel on February 28, will reward French films released in 2019. Besides J'accuse by Roman Polanski, La Belle Époque by Nicolas Bedos and Les Misérables by Ladj Ly are in the running for the prize for the best movie.

Florence Foresti will officiate as mistress of ceremony.




Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld

ENJOYING OSCARS 2020 !

Still mourning the loss a few days earlier of two of its sacred monsters, Kirk Douglas and Robert Conrad, the world of cinema went to Los Angeles and the Dolby Theater, Sunday February 9, 2020, on the occasion of the 92nd Academy Awards.

The ceremony was inaugurated by a Janelle Monae surrounded by dancing Jokers and a song from the film An extraordinary friend.

The singer started while swinging !

Strolling through the flowerbed, she blackmailed Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The prize list of the 92nd Academy Awards is a real treat for the big cinema:

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker already in the legend of the 7th Art, Renée Zellweger, reborn in the cinema in Judy (Garland) or Brad Pitt, finally rewarded by the grail as an actor for his role in the last Tarantino, triumphed , collecting some of the 24 statuettes distributed.

Laura Dern, with Marriage Story:

the Lula of "Sailor and Lula", which has accumulated unforgettable appearances in American independent cinema for years, will be able to add its first Oscar to its collection of five Golden Globes.

VS 'is the film “Parasite”, both a thriller and a corrosive satire on social inequalities, which has resounded all over the world.

And imposed itself everywhere. Parasite is the first foreign language film to have received the Best Actor Award, the most popular award from the Screen Actors Guild, as well as two Bafta, the awards for British cinema, the equivalent of the French Cesars.

After having obtained the Palme d'Or at the last Cannes Festival and the Golden Globe for the best foreign language film in January, “Parasite” won four Oscar statuettes on the night of Sunday to Monday.

Bong Joon-ho's social satire is the first foreign language film to win the award for "Best Film", ahead of the favorite "1917".

He also won in passing those of best director (Bong Joon-ho), best international film and best original script.

By accepting the Oscar for best director from Spike Lee, Bong Joon-ho praised his idols.

“Since my beginnings, a quote has guided me:

“The most personal is always the most creative. It's by Martin Scorsese. "

Bong Joon-ho also thanked Quentin Tarantino "who, when my films were not very well known in America, put them on his lists.

Quentin, "I love you!"

"To be named with him was already a great honor, I didn't think I could win ...", he added, asking the room to stand up for the American maestro.

"Thank you again, now I'm going to drink until the early hours of the morning," he said to conclude.

Palmares

- Best film: Parasite

- Best director: Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)

- Best Actress in a Leading Role: Renée Zellweger (Judy)

- Best actor in a leading role: Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

- Best international film: Parasite

- Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

- Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)




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FAREWELL ROBERT CONRAD

A few days after Kirk Douglas, the small screen also loses one of its legends.

Robert Conrad, American actor known for his role in television series

"The Mysteries of the West" and "The Burned Heads", died on February 8, 2020 at the age of 84, in Malibu.

"He has lived a wonderfully long life and while his family is saddened by his passing, he will forever live in their hearts," said Jeff Ballard, family spokesperson for Conrad, to People magazine.

After having long practiced the profession of dairy, Robert Conrad attempted a career as a singer and released several records among which I want you pretty baby.

But it was as an actor that he became known to the general public in 1959. That year, he joined the cast of the series Intrigues in Hawaii, where he played for four years the role of Tom Lopaka.

Cult TV series

He obviously played James West, the American secret service agent, (role then taken up by Will Smith in the film "Wild Wild West" in 1999) in the legendary series

"The Mysteries of the West", from 1965 to 1969. James West and his partner Artemus Gordon, master of disguise, in true western James Bond, fought against the bad guys in a nineteenth century with steampunk accents.

Robert Conrad performed almost all of his stunts there, which led him to shoot himself from an episode of the Mysteries of the West when he fell over four meters onto a cement floor.

This series served as the basis for Wild Wild West (1999), one of the most expensive films ever made, in which Will Smith plays the role of James T. Dear ones ever made, in which Will Smith plays the role of James T West.

I He also made himself famous in 1976 with the series Les Têtes britées (Baa Baa Black Sheep, then Black Sheep Squadron, in original version) in which he played Major Greg "pappy" Boyington - hero of the Pacific War who really existed - leading a squad of tough, rebellious American pilots during the war against Japan.

But the series of which he was most proud, evokes the Hollywood Reporter, is Colorado, in which he camped a Canadian trapper of the 18th and 19th centuries, named Pasquinel, alongside Barbara Carrera and Richard Chamberlain.

Cinema side

On the cinema side, the actor was seen in the films "Red for a mobster" (1979),

"Murders Live" (1982) and "The Toy Race" (1996). It was dubbed in French by actor Jacques Thébault, who also lent his beautiful deep voice to Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, George Chakiris and many American actors.

"In showbiz there are three cycles, told the actor to People magazine in an interview in 1998. They don't know you, after they love you and after you've been there so long that they hate you . Now I start all over again ”.

Robert Conrad's last appearance in a film dates back to 2002. In 2003, a serious car accident - while driving while intoxicated - left him partially paralyzed. He launched his weekly radio show in 2007 on CRN.

Father of 8 children, former sheriff of the city of Malibu, Robert Conrad lived a busy life, marked by a dozen roles in cinema and thirty on television.




Larry Ricky for DayNewsWorld

THE AMERICAN ACTOR KIRK DOUGLAS IS NO LONGER

The American actor Kirk Douglas died, Wednesday February 5, 2020, at the age of 103 years, announced his son Michael Douglas, on Facebook. “It is with great sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103 years. For the world, he was a legend, an actor in the golden age of cinema, (...) but for me and my brothers, Joel and Peter, he was simply a father, ”writes the actor. "Kirk has had a good life and he leaves behind films for generations to come, and the memory of a recognized philanthropist who worked for the public good and for world peace," continues Michael Douglas.

"Born in misery, you cannot go any lower"

His real name Issur Danielovitch Demsky, Kirk Douglas was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, a small town in the state of New York. Despite his miserable childhood, or perhaps because of it, this son of a Jewish ragpicker who fled Russia had eyes only for the cinema.

Kirk Douglas described himself as "an angry man."

Anger was the engine of my life, an immense anger against injustice. ” Anger against his childhood. A miserable childhood like David Copperfield, where he also suffered from anti-Semitism and the indifference of an alcoholic and illiterate father.

It was when he landed in New York for an acting career that he took Kirk Douglas as his stage name, before officially and legally adopting it just before enlisting in the navy in 1941. enlisted in the Navy during the Second World War, and made the campaign of the Pacific aboard a submarine hunter.

Birth of the Hollywood legend

Demobilized, he chained small roles before experiencing success in 1949 with Le Champion, where he camped a character boxer. Hollywood then opened its doors to him and he chained the films, a hundred in total.

The career of the actor with the azure gaze and the famous dimple in the chin takes off: adventure films (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, 1954), peplum (Spartacus, 1960), war films (The Paths of Glory, 1958, “, 1966), westerns (La Captive aux vies clair, 1952, Settlement of accounts at OK Corral, 1957)…

Kirk Douglas meets Vincente Minnelli, his election director. In 1952, they filmed Les Ensorcelés together, a merciless and paroxysmal representation of the black magic of cinema, which corrupts and exalts. In 1956, it was The Passionate Life of Vincent Van Gogh, "the only role in which I almost lost myself," later admitted the actor. .Kirk Douglas did not leave the character between takes, and will describe the experience as frightening, close to madness, going so far as to touch his ear to verify that it was still there. Minnelli and Douglas meet again for a fortnight elsewhere, in 1962.

Douglas may not sacrifice the techniques of the Actors Studio that Marlon Brando and James Dean imposed on Hollywood, he commits himself each time in his roles, even if it means putting himself in psychological or physical danger. He finished filming The Captive Eyes Clear (1952), Howard Hawks' bucolic western, with pneumonia. And it is he who dances on the oars of a moving longship in The Vikings.

This great friend of Burt Lancaster tours with the greatest directors, from Kubrick to Mankiewicz via Huston, Minelli, Hawks, Preminger and Kazan.

"I have long been the most hated actor in Hollywood."

He became a producer and made several films himself with the creation of his production company, Bryna, thus named in honor of his mother. This independence allows him to start work on films that are far from Hollywood "entertainment". Even The Vikings, a film with a great spectacle, in which it has for partner Tony Curtis, is distinguished by the efforts of the scriptwriters and the decorators to reach a semblance of historical truth. Kirk Douglas reserved for himself the role of the barbarian, a man who his monstrous appetites lead to his loss. In the process, he hired the young Stanley Kubrick to direct The Paths of Glory, an anti-militarist drama set in 1917.

A committed actor, who has always been close to the Democrats, he did not hesitate, in the midst of the McCarthyist witch hunt in the 1950s, to hire a screenwriter who was on the black list of people not to be hired because of their supposed communist sympathies. We call him "the pain". "Because of my outspokenness, I have long been the most hated actor in Hollywood."

An honorary Oscar rewarding his entire career.

Despite the glory, successes and three nominations in the 1950s, Kirk Douglas never received an Oscar during his career, much to his regret. He also confesses another great regret at the cinema: not having landed the role of Flight over a cuckoo's nest, the masterpiece of Milos Forman from 1975. “It's a tragedy for me. Nicholson got it and he got an Oscar. And I don't have one… ”. The Hollywood legend had to wait until 1996 to win an honorary Oscar for his entire career.

A successful author .

Kirk Douglas has become a successful author. He published Le Fils du chiffonnier in 1988. A best-seller in the United States, the book was translated worldwide. Douglas recounts his miserable childhood, his loves, his artistic and political struggles.

Kirk Douglas leaves behind a cinema dynasty. Two actor sons, including Michael, born of a first marriage and now at least as famous as his father, two other producer sons, an actress daughter-in-law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and a grandson, Cameron, also an actor.

With his steel look and his square jaw, Kirk Douglas has crossed the century and genres in Hollywood. The last great sacred monster from the golden age of American cinema, it was awarded the Legion of Honor in France in 1990.

"Kirk kept his charisma as a movie star until the end of his wonderful life," wrote Steven Spielberg to the specialist magazine Hollywood Reporter, adding that he would miss his "handwritten notes, letters and fatherly advice".




Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld

THE SELECTION OF THE 45TH CESAR CEREMONY

I ACCUSATE THE MISERABLES THE BELLE EPOQUE...

The Académie des César unveiled all of the nominations on Wednesday January 29 in Paris. Roman Polanski's film J'accuse leads the nominations for the César 2020, with 12 nominations.