torsdag, november 10, 2011

Ivo Papazov, clarinetist

Why this clarinetist? Because one of my "friends" on Facebook recommended him and regard him as one of the best within his field. Listen and judge for yourselves!

måndag, november 07, 2011

"Ingmar Bergman : une vie de théâtre mise en film"



Si vous êtes un fan d'Ingmar Bergman - comme moi et ma femme Aurore (bon pas tous ces films, loin de ça, il faut l'avouez) - vous pouvez, ce soir à 19h, visitez Cinéma Balzac, Paris, pour l’événement ci-dessous:

"Ingmar Bergman : une vıe de théâtre mıse en fılm"

Soirée projection / rencontre. Une discussion suivra la projection du film En présence d’un clown sur le thème: « Ingmar Bergman : une vie de théâtre mise en film. »


D'Une leçon d'amour, À travers le miroir, Persona ou En présence d'un clown, le théâtre devient un thème constant du cinéma d'Ingmar Bergman; une pièce dans le film, des personnages acteurs, artistes, saltimbanques ou forains, une parodie du théâtre, un théâtre de marionnettes...


Quelle place donner au théâtre dans l'évolution d'un réalisateur de cinéma et quelles sont les expériences cinématographiques qu'Ingmar Bergman intègrera dans son théâtre?

Avec Bénédicte Acolas, metteur en scène et Sophie Marceau, interprète d’Une histoire d’âme, Jan Holmberg, directeur de la Fondation Bergman, Magnus Florin, directeur du département Dramaturgie au Théâtre Royal d’Arts dramatiques de Suède-Dramaten et Jean Narboni, historien et critique de cinéma. La rencontre sera modérée par Hervé Aubron, journaliste au Magazine Littéraire. Sous le parrainage de l’Ambassade de Suède.

Jan Holmberg

Magnus Florin

Jean Narboni

Hervé Aubron








(Photo Ingmar Bergman copied from: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_azY67Y0GUOk/TPWpKh6WppI/AAAAAAAAAFM/HvjantO_Jvo/s1600/IngmarBergmanR_468x490.jpg)

(Photo 'Cinéma Le Balzac' copied from: http://www.salles-cinema.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/cinema-balzac1.jpg)
(Photo Bénédicte Acolas and Sophie Marceau copied from: http://www.lefigaro.fr/medias/2011/10/20/667ca4de-fb25-11e0-beb5-7c65df65bf5e.jpg)
(Photo Jan Holmberg copied from: http://hedlundagency.se/2018/01/29/ingmar-bergman-the-writer)
(Photo Magnus Florin copied from: http://dagensbok.com/wp-content/uploads/legacy/images/authors/magnusflorin.jpg)
(Photo Jean Narboni copied from: http://medias.unifrance.org/medias/6/92/23558/format_affiche/jean-narboni.jpg)
(Photo Hervé Aubron copied from: http://2011.fif-85.com/archives/2008/spip8817.html?rubrique90)

torsdag, september 29, 2011

Mon anniversaire et mon gâteau!


Le gâteau est une œuvre de notre voisin, Daniel qui est le patron d'un restaurant qui s'appelle 'La Veillée' (2 Rue Ernest Perigois, La Châtre). Il est également pâtissier. Les framboises viennent du jardin de mon beau-père Michel.
Le soir nous avons mangé au restaurant 'L'Escargot' (Place du Docteur Vergne, La Châtre).
Ci-dessous vous voyez l'entrée et le dessert. Malheureusement nous n'avons pas de photos des plats principaux.















tisdag, augusti 30, 2011

Théophile Gautier 200 years

Français:

L’année 2011 marque le bicentenaire de la naissance de Théophile Gautier.
A cette occasion, une association a été créée, à l’initiative de la Société Théophile Gautier et avec le partenariat des universités de Paris 3, Paris 4 et Montpellier.

Des personnalités du monde artistique, littéraire et muséal, ainsi que des descendants de Théophile Gautier, en font partie. M. Hugues R. Gall, Membre de l’Institut, en est le président d’honneur, Mme Anik Lesure, descendante de Gautier, en est la présidente.

L’association du Bicentenaire de Théophile Gautier 1811-2011 a pour action de susciter et coordonner les initiatives que les universités, les musées et autres institutions organisent en 2011.
English:

The year 2011 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Théophile Gautier.
For this occasion an organisation has been created, on the iniative of 'la Société Théophile Gautier' and with the participation of the universities (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Paris 3, Paris 4 and Montpellier.

Personalities within the artistic-, litterary-, and museum world as well as descendants of Théophile Gautier, participates. Mr Hugues R. Gall, member of the Institute is the honorary president, Mrs Anik Lesure, a descendant of Gautier, is the president.
For those of you not familiar with the works of Théophile Gautier (poet playwright, novelist, journalist, art critic and literary critic), this might be the occasion to get to know him more profoundly, not least as he was a very intresting author, difficult to classify and also a man with an interesting curriculum vitae in general. He was born the 30th of August 1811 and died the 23rd of October 1872.






Le conseil général présente "Théophile Gautier dans son cadre" au domaine de Sceaux - kewego
Jusqu'au 9 janvier 2012, les écuries du domaine de Sceaux accueillent "Théophile Gautier dans son cadre". Patrick Devedjian, le président du









(Image of Gautier as a young man copied from: http://poetes.com/gautier/images/gautier.jpg)
(Photo Gautier as a middle aged man copied from: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOp-GscOrjw/TTB-_fUwkcI/AAAAAAAABHw/_bD0HxkLow0/s1600/Theophile_Gautier.jpg)
(Photo Gautier as an elderly man copied from: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Th%C3%A9ophil_Gautier_1856_Nadar.jpg/250px-Th%C3%A9ophil_Gautier_1856_Nadar.jpg)

tisdag, augusti 16, 2011

The Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund

Between the 17th and 24th of August we are visiting the Norwegian town Haugesund for the above film festival. Aurore visited this festival in 2000, during which she saw 63 films in 10 days.
We'll see how many films we will be able to see this time. Aurore probably more than me as she has got a press ackreditation, giving her a chance to see films before they are released publically - on the condition that she does not write about them on her blog dedicated to Scandinavian film.


Eldfjall/Volcano
As being one of the - maximum - 5 most knowledgable about Scandinavian film in her generation, her blog - www.cineaster.net - is one of the best if you want to learn something about this subject. It's written in French but even if you don't understand the language, there are many trailers to look at and I think you will be able to appreciate and learn a lot about Scandinavian film anyways.
She writes about both older and recent films in order to explore and explain the development within the film making in "the North".


You will be able to follow her during her time in Haugesund and if the technology works, she will be broadcasting direct from the Amanda Awards the 20th, Saturday.

Hodejegerne

Oslo 31. August

Pushwagner


Sons of Norway







(The poster copied from: https://en.unifrance.org/festivals-and-markets/869/haugesund-international-film-festival/2011)

(Photo from the film 'Eldfjall'/'Volcaono' copied from: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-D0ea2yfpUbg/TkERo8LwCcI/AAAAAAAAAi8/Xmpe0SL8jtY/s1600/Screen%2Bshot%2B2011-08-09%2Bat%2B10.52.36.png)
(Photo 2 from 'Eldfjall'/'Volcano' copied from: http://www.cineaster.net/wp-content/uploads/eldfjall_2.jpg)
(Photo 'Hodejegerne'/'Headhunters' copied from: http://oslopuls.aftenposten.no/multimedia/archive/00083/_hodejegerne_jpg_83936d.jpg)(Photo from the film 'Oslo 31. August' copied from: http://images.screenrush.co.uk/r_760_x/medias/nmedia/18/84/09/80/19725959.jpg)
(Poster with Pushwagner copied from: http://www.cineaster.net/wp-content/uploads/Pushwagner1.jpg)
(Photo from the film 'Sons of Norway' copied from: http://images1.variety.com/graphics/photos/WebImages/newsnor101.jpg)

fredag, juli 22, 2011

Lucian Freud est décédé

Le peintre Lucian Freud, est décédé à 88 ans à son domicile londonien selon son agent.
Arrivé en Grande-Bretagne en 1933 après la montée du nazisme, il était le petit-fils de l'inventeur de la psychanalyse Sigmund Freud.



tisdag, juli 12, 2011

Собор Василия Блаженного/Saint Basil's Chathedral/Cathédrale Saint-Basile-le-Bienheureux de Moscou 450 years

The Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat (Russian: Собор Покрова пресвятой Богородицы, что на Рву), popularly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral (Russian: Собор Василия Блаженного) (or in Swedish Vasilijkatedralen/russian: Собор Василия Блаженного), is a Russian Orthodox church erected on the Red Square in Moscow in 1555–61.
It was built on the order of Ivan IV ('Ivan the Terrible') of Russia to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan.
The original building was known as "Trinity Church" and later "Trinity Cathedral" and contained eight side churches arranged around the ninth, central church of Intercession. The tenth church was erected in 1588 over the grave of venerated local saint Vasily (Basil).
In the 16th and the 17th centuries the church, perceived as the earthly symbol of the Heavenly City, was popularly known as the "Jerusalem" and served as an allegory of the Jerusalem Temple in the annual Palm Sunday parade attended by the Patriarch of Moscow and the tsar.


Without going in to details one can say that this cathedral has become a symbol not only for Moscow but for the whole of Russia and as such it's at least as important as the Red Square or Kremlin and to the Christians of course much more important than any of the other buildings.

According to some traditions the architect Postnik Yakovlev was blinded by 'Ivan the Terrible' after finishing this church and this because Ivan didn't want him to be able to create a equally beautiful building again!




(Photo of the St Basil Cathedrale taken from: https://rees.sas.upenn.edu/about/spotlight/saint-basils-cathedral-moscow-russia)
(Picture/painting of Ivan the Terrible copied from: http://www.masterandmargarita.eu/images/02themas/verschrijkkelijke.jpg)
(Picture/painting Saint Vasily/Basil copied from: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/Saint_Vasily.JPG)
(The Jerusalem Temple during Solomo copied from: http://www.arounddeglobe.com/solomon-temple-the-temple-in-jerusalem/)

måndag, juli 11, 2011

Another day in Paris... Passeport part two

La Grande Mosquée de Paris
As I had to travel twice to Paris in order to get my passeport, I took some photos this time too.

The first time I went to Paris I asked the personnel at the Swedish Embassy, if they could send my passport to the local 'City Hall' (La Mairie) in La Châtre, as they also issue passports but with the new 'safety passports' this was impossible. I had to return once more, et voila: Here I was.

On the same time it gave me an opportunity to meet my second 'first cousin first remowed', Elin Bjursell.
Now I'm not sure if this is the terminology in English but she and her sister Jenny - whom I met last time in Paris (29/6) - are the children of one of my cousins.
Unfortunately I didn't take any photos of her and not her sister either and this is a shame as they are both very beautiful and photogenic.

We went to the mosque - La Grande Mosquée de Paris - where we ate and drank, accompagnied by birds as the photos will reveal. Elin is working as a stylist (as you can see through the link on her name), Jenny is working as a make-up artist at Shu uemura in Paris.


Jardin des Plantes et
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle


When eating at the mosque we were accompagnied by House Sparrows.
To the left one of them trying to pinch the bread.
To the right his friend (wife, husband, brother, sister?),
wh has joined him, finishing the rest of the couscous















The pidgeon was not appreciated by Elin who shooed him/her off.

söndag, juli 10, 2011

Roland Petit dead

Roland Petit, one of the greatest dancers and choreographers of our time has died at the age of 87.


He was the son of the stylist Rose Repetto (photo above) and he created 'Les Ballets des Champs-Élysées' and 'Le Ballet national de Marseille' among msmu other things he succeeded in achieving during his lifetime.

He cooperated with Serge Gainsbourg, Yves Saint Laurent, César Baldaccini, Jean Carzou, Max Ernst, Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely and others.
He also participated in a couple of French and American films (IMDb).


(Photo Rose Repetto copied from: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TEKOaR_cY4U/TaneVYaydHI/AAAAAAAAAK4/YWfooI22ms4/s1600/Rose-REPETTO.jpg)
(Picture 'Dance à Paris. Ballets des Champs-Elysées' copied from: http://www.images-chapitre.com/ima2/original/738/33092738_6724915.jpg)

onsdag, juni 29, 2011

One day in Bangkok - sorry: Paris...Passeport part one

...is not the title of a film (or song) but the 'short story' about me having to visit Paris in order to get my passport renewed.
This first time only for the photos, papers and fingerprints.
I don't complain. Paris is a fantastic town. On the same time I'm actually glad living in a small town like La Châtre and this for many reasons.

First of all it's very expensive living in Paris, if you don't want to live in a small 'studio' in the terrible suburbs, paying a rent that is sufficient for a three room apartment in La Châtre.
Secondly the town is rather filthy and malodorous, I'm sorry to say.
Thirdly the pollution from the cars - as in any other major town - is terrible. The scooter and motorcycle drivers are people you feel inclined to kill!

The advantages of having fresh vegetables and fruits from your own (or your father-in-laws) garden, is another advantage, not easily realizable either. There are fine markets, as we all know but it's however not the same.
Spending two weeks in the capital is though wonderful, giving you an opportunity to visit museums, exhibitions, concerts, see a lot of films, theatrical performances etc etc.
This time it lasted one day but I have to return once again in order to get my passport and we'll see what happens then.

During this visit I met one of my cousin Lars' daughters, Jenny, working as a make up-artist in connection with fashion parades.
The company where she is emplyed is Shu Uemura (176 Boulevard Saint-Germain-des-Près).
I had planned to say hello to her sister Elin too (working as a stylist) but she was working in another town this day. Jenny and I ate a lunch and had a good time talking about this and that.

After this I only strolled around the town, looking at sites and people, memorizing streets and places and taking some (not so good) iPhone-photos (above and below):























(Photo boutique Shu Uemura 176, Bld. Saint-Germain 75006 Paris copied from: http://s.plurielles.fr/mmdia/i/84/9/boutique-shu-uemura-10532849wnelv_2041.jpg)