Tziganes in photographs, what a world!

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  I was curious to find out more about the world of Tziganes at Musée de l’Immigration at Porte Dorée and I fell upon a wonderful photo exhibition rather than a social history of the world of Romanys. The show initiated by Mathieu Pernot at Rencontres photographiques d’Arles, is a comprehensive reconstruction of images telling the story of these wandering … Read More

Jean Fautrier glitters at Musée d’Art Moderne

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I have long admired Jean Fautrier’s work since I was given a 1962 ink many years ago by my Tante Elsie and sleeping in front of this poetic drawing has always calmed me in an almost buddhist way. The new restropsective of his work at Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris is an enchanting walk through dark and … Read More

“Wonder Wheel”, a dark but brilliant Woody Allen!

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The first Woody Allen film entirely shot in New York city for years, « Wonder Wheel », sounds more like a dramatic play involving three separate and conflicting love stories. It is dark, beautifully filmed and lit, and gives Kate Winslet one of her strongest parts ever. And Jim Belushi is strikingly good as a carrousel operator.

At La Maison Rouge, three great surprises…

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I was worried that the Marin Karmitz collection at La Maison Rouge would be all black and white pictures devoted to the holocaust and I was wrong. When I entered the show, « Etranger résident » (Resident foreigner or legal alien ?), I fairly soon fell upon the Jean Dubuffet room : there, I fell in love with the show and went back to … Read More

Maria by Callas, a film true to her genius

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Maria Callas has remained in our minds as the greatest « diva » of the second half of the 20 th century and her destiny is as tragic as the parts she loved to sing, Medea, Norma, Traviata. On December 13th, a documentary of her life, directed by Tom Volf, « Maria by Callas » will be aired in movie … Read More

Alfred de Montesquiou takes us on a dream adventure

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Alfred de Montesquiou, already a veteran journalist at 39, has covered wars in the Middle East for Associated Press and Paris Match and was awarded the prestigious Prix Albert Londres for his covering of the Arab Spring revolts.  He has been commissioned by Arte, the French German television channel, to do a series on the Silk Road which is being … Read More

Loveless, Faute d’amour, a film you cannot miss

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There have been few films this summer that I felt like recommending without hesitation and now I have seen LOVELESS, the Russian film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, who won the Prix du Jury in Cannes last May, and it is a must see. Don’t wait a second, just go…

Peggy Guggenheim, the Film of an Art addict

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It was produced in 2015 in the US and never shown in a movie theatre until Germany in 2016 and Italy at the beginning of the year, and now France has distributed this amazing biographical documentary of Peggy (Marguerite) Guggentheim, the ultimate collector but also a great galerist and a compulsive lover.