The cultural choices of “Point”: shiver with Fauda or guincher with Gainsbourg?

Get a shot of adrenaline (and geopolitics) with Fauda

We are not in Nablus. We cannot work as usual. » The tone of season 4 of Fauda given. “Fauda”? In Arabic, it means “trouble”. But it’s now the name of a hard-hitting, well-researched action series ranked by New York Times in rank 8 of the 30 best world series of the decade. Centered on the facts and actions of an Israeli Mista’arvim unit, i.e. a commando whose specific aim is to infiltrate its members into the Arab population of the Occupied Territories, it benefits from the experience in this field of the duo of its creators: Lior Raz, former member of the Israeli special forces, and also the main actor of the series with false statements by Bruce Willis, and Avi Issacharoff, former investigative journalist for Ha’aretz. After a three-year absence, here they are back at work for a new season more breathtaking than ever since Eli and Doron’s gang was sent to Belgium, in Molenbeek, to rescue their leader Gabi who was kidnapped of Hezbollah, before the invasion of all. dangers in Lebanon, not having to deal with their internal (and often marital) storms. remotely controlled by a high-tech arsenal), the series is also a great tool for understanding the twists and turns of the geopolitics of this East. definitely still complicated.

“Fauda”, 4 seasons on Netflix.

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Back to childhood with aftersun

It’s a holiday film where sunshine competes with melancholy, a childhood story revisited in the bittersweet clarity of adulthood. Sophie (Celia Rowison-Hall), not yet thirty, is haunted by a holiday spent in Turkey with her father, Calum (Paul Mescal), the summer of her tenth birthday. aftersun takes us on a journey through his Super-16 memories and takes us on Sophie’s frantic quest to unlock the secrets of Calum, this father who is so young and loving, but inhabited by an unspeakable pain in life . The Scottish Charlotte Wells has signed a breathtaking debut film of grace that remains with the viewer after its first viewing, a dizzying film that questions the mystery of childhood, memories and creatures we love without knowing them. He also offered Paul Mescal, the Irish actor discovered in the series Normal People, an opportunity to confirm the extent of his talent. Bursting with sensitivity, he fully deserved his nomination for the Best Actor Oscar.

“After the Sun”, by Charlotte Wells, with Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowison-Hall, Sally Messham.

Follow the “woman of the sea”…

This is a family from a fairy tale or a noir novel: the father, Wandel, his two daughters Hilde and Bolette, their young “stepmother” Ellida and the ghost of the dead first wife, as flying and encroaching like a damp mist that keeps rising. from the fjord and floats, worried, in this house away from everything… So much for family arrangement. But you also have to rely on the sea… The sea, so close and without surf, that bathes the steep side of the fjord, a stagnant water in which Ellida continues to bathe that hardly consoles her. And the other, the real one, the distant one, the wild one, the one that sometimes carries heavy boats from the antipodes to the shores of this peaceful village, the sea of ​​shipwrecks and irresistible adventure the attraction of the young bride. Two seas. Two mothers. Directed by Géraldine Martineau, Ibsen’s drama, written in 1888 when Freud was carrying out his psychoanalytic revolution, has never been so beautiful, so magnetic as on the Vieux Colombier stage. Interpreted, in a setting of great poetry, by the best – Laurent Stocker, Benjamin Lavernhe, Alain Lenglet, Géraldine Martineau herself making an unforgettable Ellida – it reveals without ever highlighting the wonderful, almost supernatural force of the unconscious. And above all tells, in an incredibly visionary way, the feminist fight of an Ellida who, freed by her husband, is finally free to choose her destiny. Amazing.

“La Dame de la mer”, by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Géraldine Martineau, at the Vieux Colombier theater until March 12.

Guincher with Gainsbourg

While waiting for the opening to the public of the house where he lived, rue de Verneuil in Paris, Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1991) is the subject of a beautiful exhibition at the Beaubourg Public Information Library (BPI). The links between the artist and the Center Pompidou are strong because it is from its collections that Gainsbourg borrowed the man with the head of cabbage by Claude Lalanne that inspired him a mythical album in 1976. Through 150 personal items lent by his daughter, Charlotte, and which will form the fund of the future museum dedicated to him, this retrospective insists on the process of creating the 550 songs he composed over thirty years. It details his literary taste and explores his penchant for self-destruction as well as his fascination with the figure of the evil double. The chance for fans to learn a lot about the beginning of some hits.

“Serge Gainsbourg, the exact word”, exhibition at BPI until May 8.

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The night is live at the Folle Journée de Nantes

A crazy day that will actually last 5 days for this 2023 vintage. And as a snub, today 29e edition becomes an “ode to the night”. 270 concerts bringing together 1,900 artists for 140,000 tickets available, all under the artistic direction of René Martin. A very broad and accessible program with many free concerts or at controlled prices. Insomnia, nightmares, religious ceremonies, parties and even lullabies with concerts for babies… We found out, according to the program, everything that makes our nights with the added bonus of the arrival of great performers, promising artists and curiosities such as annoyances by Erik Satie – a piano piece that consists of playing the same motif 840 times, its execution takes between 14 and 35 hours, making it the longest piano work in history – this Wednesday 1eh February, it will be played every 15 minutes in 60 SNCF stations. In the moonlight, but not only.

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