Film: Collateral Beauty - A philosophic tale
Tribute to literature for youth: The Kingdom of Kensuke - Michaël Morpugo
Music: Sublime & Silence- Julien Doré
Film, Passengers :Living alone or with two in space
This sci-fi film that we could assimilate to other films on the conquest of the galaxy, opens the doors of a world little explored until now; That of a daily life in an extraordinary place, here that of space. It is not about living on another planet like Seul on Mars, living on a desert island like Seul au Monde, or living alone in the ocean with only a tiger like the L'Odyssée de Pi.And yet, it obviously presents many similarities with these films, since it is a question of living alone, in a place that is a priori inhospitable, even dangerous. And the phases of human behavior in this kind of place are partly identical. But the director raises other interesting and relevant issues and ideasIndeed.
Music: Agnès Obel - It's happening again - A celebration of woman
Opposite: Agnès Obel, Danish artist. Musician, singer, author, composer.
Album: Citizen of Glass
The year 2017 begins with reflection, attentive observation and expectation of consideration, where benevolence seems to be failing.
Meditation, wisdom, introspection, tolerance and resilience are the fundamental points to re-evaluate. It thus opens itself up to the analysis of political and social phenomena suffering from a lack of tolerance and profound humanity. Social movements for some who look to various faces of the human being and for others who close, shut themselves, offering de facto, a fragmented and malicious vision of the surrounding world.
The point of vigilance remains the fundamental respect of the woman who can be flouted. This sensitive context, which undermines the right of women, on the one hand by a radicalization of Islam and on the other by an American mysogenism elected, makes it important to turn more towards what makes life and moving the world sensually, emotionally and intellectually, that is, creativity coming from all genres, sexes, ages, nations; Where this creativity makes us more sensitive, more reflective, more awakened. A formidable emotional vector, art never ceases to amaze us, astonish us, seduce us and make us reflect on this other look that women and men pose on our world.
Thus, to start the year smoothly filled with inner richness, contemplation and fine sensitivity, I put forward a female artist, musician, singer: Agnes Obel, group composed of four women musicians. This music highlights sensitivity, artistic intelligence and creative research: It's happening again, from the album Citizen of glass, 2016. When Vincent Josse, a journalist on France Inter, asked Charles, a trainee on the show, "why do you like the songs of Agnes Obel?" He replied, in a whisper: "Because she looks like me. She loves nature and when I listen to her on the bus in Paris, the streets are transformed into parks, forests, It succeeds in metamorphosing what I look at. " (France Inter, 30 December 2016).
In this period, is it still necessary to recall that we are united, women and men, of the same talents and gifts? That the genius is of the masculine and feminine genus. How to do without Nicole Garcia, director of the stunning film Mal de Pierres, Jane Campion, Sofa Coppola, Agnes Varda, Coline Serreau, Maïwenn, Liza Azuelos, Emmanuelle Bercot, Meryl Streep, Catherine Deneuve, Mélanie Laurent, Angelina Jolie , Natalie Portman Keira Knightley, Vigée Le Brun, Tamara de Lempicka, Berthe Morisot, Frida Kahlo, Marie Bracquemont, Dora Maar, Elleen Thesleff and all those known and unknown in the most remote countries?
The Women's March of January 22nd, demonstration to defend the right of women, in reaction to the sexist remarks of Donald Trump demonstrates still our long fight ...
Homage also to men who fight for the rights of their daughters, their wives, their mothers.
Thus, against all odds, this year will be the celebration of systematically devalued minorities: women, children, foreigners, homosexuals, the handicapped, the oppressed.
The child - the parent - the family
And the painting offers us many paintings where the family is represented. From Rubens to Picasso, through Goya and Veronese, family portraits pass before our eyes.
Film: "Poesia sin fin" - The bitter desire to be a poet or the visual language of poetry
Alejandro does not wish to follow the medical studies imposed by his father. Only poetry inspires and inhabits it. So begins a journey with the artists most seen in this Chile of the first half of the XXth century.
Between drunkenness and life-stages related to the learning of life between artists, certain scenes are full of poetry and others are uncomfortable and deliberately so sincere and honest that they can be provocative (the scene Love with a young woman unwell in particular).
Alejandro said, "I will be a poet and nothing else". This desire is categorical as the film. The director features strong, acid, burning, grotesque, clownish, outrageous and sometimes violent slices of life in the image of his uncommon and ridiculous urge to become a poet.
You will illuminate my way like a burning butterfly scandal Alejandro. Life has no meaning, then, live, live! Whispered the poet in his ear.
The tone is given: each scene borders on the caricature, and the trait might seem forced on all the characters.
The mother is a woman who expresses herself in singing, a portrait contrasted with that of the tyrannical father. The first poet with whom he begins his initiatory journey, is a woman who whistles liters of beer and rote.
Beyond the caricature, it is indeed the bitter and profound desire to be a poet who inhabits it.
Thus, what would this life of artists be without the culmination of creativity, without the sincerity of the intention and without a choice of life definitely assumed?
Poetry is in him.
The film is also laden with symbols: the cut-off family tree (break with the family succession), but also of accepted ideas: all poets would be homosexuals - as if the artistic milieu and more particularly that of poetry was exclusively composed of homosexuals.
The director also breaks the codes of cinema by breaking the stage artifacts - men in black move and carry objects to the actors, eventually reducing the latter to the status of puppets.
The scenes are visually very strong, colored, symbolic, rough, sometimes showing a certain embarrassment, even defeat.
The weak point is a staging that is sometimes outdated from a functional point of view and sometimes lacking a certain dynamism.
Strong point for the music that accompanies the scenes.
Forgiveness is also the final point between filial relations. The son forgives his father for his pettiness and his lack of understanding of him. It goes in this direction, definitely in the adult wor
Lmasks, both of them take off his disguises and pretenses-the son shaves his father's skull and goatee. It is thus, without artifice and color, in the nakedness of truth, that each one resumes the path which is deeply destined for them.
The last scene of the film is thus the exact opposition of the first scene in which the population wore masks. And the departure for France by boat is the whole meaning: he thus reaches Thus, far from the image of romanticism that can sometimes be expected of poetry, it is indeed a rage, sometimes so violent and rough as it is, the desire to be a poet. Poetry is also an infinite struggle between the desires of others, its own expressions and emotions, like any other unusual profession. It also has this unsuspected power to bring down artifices because it comes from the depths.
It is a path that is both mental and poetic. It is therefore largely artistic and existential. The film is thus the visual language of poetry: the depth of the ideas and the feelings behind the artifice and the musicality of the words, in this case here the scenes and the colors.