Aisling Bea, a fragile comedian, creator of the series “This Way Up”

Aisling Bea a fragile comedian creator of the series This

Aisling Bea, dans « This way up ». REKHA GARTON/UNIVERSAL Aisling Bea escaped him narrowly. This Way Up could have placed her for a long time in the category, not necessarily gratifying, of the cousins ​​of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, unforgettable Fleabag snapped up by Hollywood and the Amazon platform. Season 2 of this modest-format (6 × 23 minutes) … Read more

Music: At the C’est dans la Vallée festival, Rodolphe Burger combines the Orient, Brittany and the blues

Music At the Cest dans la Vallee festival Rodolphe Burger

Erik Marchand and Rodolphe Burger at the C’est dans la Vallée festival, in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Haut-Rhin), on October 24, 2021. BEN PI FOR “THE WORLD” The festivals had to sacrifice a lot because of the Covid-19, but Rodolphe Burger could not bring himself to put aside the 20 years of C’est dans la Vallée, the meeting … Read more

Baro d’evel, acrobatic duo in search of total art

Baro devel acrobatic duo in search of total art

Camille Decourtye and Blaï Mateu Trias, on March 12, 2018, at the Prato, in Lille. FRANCOIS PASSERINI “I who do not like techno too much, I let go when I saw all the young people dancing like crazy”, exclaims, amazed, the director and acrobat Camille Decourtye, of the company Baro d’evel. “We even had trouble … Read more

Bowie, Indochine, Chopin and Liszt… Music through the pages

Bowie Indochine Chopin and Liszt… Music through the pages

MORNING LIST The grunge movement, a sum on David Bowie, the French touch: on the program this week, a selection of recent works – biography, study of a musical genre or essay – selected by the team of the Musiques du World. “Chopin and Liszt, the magnificence of opposites”, by Jean-Yves Clément “Chopin and Liszt, … Read more

“The Eye, the brush and the cinematograph”, on Arte: birth of a cinematographic gaze

The Eye the brush and the cinematograph on Arte birth

“The Stereoscopic Session” (circa 1865), photograph by Achille Bonnuit (1833-1906). HERVÉ LEWANDOWSKI / RMN-GRAND PALAIS ARTE – SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER AT 6:00 PM – DOCUMENTARY If the remarkable documentary The Eye, the brush and the cinematograph, by Stefan Cornic, was a television series, it looks like it would be related to the so-called “choral” or … Read more

Pioneering television director Marcel Bluwal is dead

Pioneering television director Marcel Bluwal is dead

Marcel Bluwal addresses the public after having obtained the silver FIPA, series and feuillletons category, for “A Right Any”, at the 21st International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (FIPA), on January 26, 2008, in Biarritz. DANIEL VELEZ / AFP He was one of a group of grown-up children who enjoyed having fun making television a cultural … Read more

Burkina Faso: in Ouagadougou, a second Biennial of sculpture full of vitality

Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou a second Biennial of sculpture full

“Chimère”, by Oumar Ball (Mauritania). First prize at the 2021 Ouagadougou International Sculpture Biennial. SYLVIE RANTRUA Bronze, ceramics, textiles, pearls, cathode screens, green plants… There is an abundance of materials exhibited at the Ouagadougou International Sculpture Biennial (BISO), in Burkina Faso. Metal statuary of course, but also works in wood, fabric, plastic, installations made with … Read more

The serious gentleness of René Maran

The serious gentleness of Rene Maran

The writer René Maran, in Paris, around 1925. ALBERT HARLINGUE/ROGER-VIOLLET “Batouala”, by René Maran, preface by Amin Maalouf, Albin Michel, 272 p., € 17.90, digital € 10. “A man like the others”, by René Maran, preface by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Le Typhon, 232 p., € 17. Until his death in 1960, René Maran deplored that … Read more

African cinema: Gold standard from Fespaco to “The Gravedigger’s Wife” by Somali director Ahmed Khadar

African cinema Gold standard from Fespaco to The Gravediggers Wife

A woman holds the Gold Standard awarded to director Khadar Ahmed during the closing ceremony of the 27th Fespaco, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on October 23, 2021. ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP A woman holds the Gold Standard awarded to director Khadar Ahmed during the closing ceremony of the 27th Fespaco, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on … Read more

“Plasmas”: alien Céline Minard

Plasmas alien Celine Minard

White blood cells. CALLISTA IMAGES/IMAGE SOURCE/PHOTONONSTOP/ “Plasmas”, by Céline Minard, Rivages, 158 p., € 18, digital € 13. Here comes our readings as a young college student, when still a child we loved Aldous Huxley, a certain art English science fiction, but also Ray Bradbury anticipation, the already outdated charm of its Martian Chronicles, son … Read more