sick during filming, the director died before release

Thérèse Desqueyroux: sick during filming, the director died before the release

During the filming of Thérèse Desqueyroux, Claude Miller suffered from an illness which finally took her away a few months before the national release of the film.


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[Mis à jour le 28 octobre 2020 à 20h55] Thérèse Desqueyroux was released in theaters in France on November 21, 2012, after a remarkable stint at the Cannes Film Festival. But on this date, the teams who worked on this adaptation of the novel by François Mauriac dating from 1927 have been in mourning for several months over the death of Claude Miller. The director to whom we also owe Garde à vue, L’Effrontée or Un secret died on April 4, 2012, carried away by cancer, shortly after having completed this period film with Audrey Tautou and Gilles Lellouche in the cast .

the musical selection of “World Africa” ​​# 25

Each Wednesday, The World Africa presents three musical novelties from or inspired by the continent. This week, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is indirectly in the spotlight, through artists living in Belgium and Canada, and collaborating with Central African, French and Spanish musicians.

“Bad atmosphere”, by Badi & Boddhi Satva

Born in Brussels to Congolese parents, Badibanga Ndeka alias “Badi”, 39, calls himself “Belgian”. No wonder, then, that his album Trouble Party, in collaboration with the DJ of Central African origin Boddhi Satva, at the crossroads of several continents. Evidenced by the clip of Bad atmosphere, full of references – the painter René Magritte, the assassinated Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, the rapper Childish Gambino, author of the tube This Is America… “This is Belgica, land of beer and NVA, severed hands and cervelas”, rappe badi. Party Trouble out this Friday, October 30.

“Ego”, by Pierre Kwenders & Clément Bazin

“I like to defy the standards”, says Pierre Kwenders. It is enough to be convinced of it to watch the clip ofEgo, which shatters codes related to gender. Born in Kinshasa in 1985 and living in Montreal since 2001, Pierre Kwenders joined forces with the French Clément Bazin, specialist in steel pan (a metal drum from Trinidad and Tobago), to propose in their EP Tenderness class, released on October 23, four tracks (plus two remixes) that lean towards electro. “We have succeeded in uniting our two worlds in a single galaxy”, sums up the singer.

«Amigo», by Lous and The Yakuza

Back to Belgium, where Lous and The Yakuza released on October 16 Gore, a first album between soul and hip-hop. Of Rwandan mother and Congolese father, the singer and model was born Marie-Pierra Kakoma in 1996 in Lubumbashi. “I want to be the example of a black woman who succeeded on her own, against all odds”, she says. Success is at the rendezvous, since the clip ofFriend, released on September 18, already has nearly 700,000 views on YouTube. To make this opus, Lous called on the Spanish producer El Guincho, who joined his “Yakuza” team for the occasion.

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“Rag boy”, “A secret life”, “DNA” … The films to see (or not) this week


Blumhouse, tension at the start

Jason Blum’s production company, known for its horrific hits, is streaming the first four in a series of eight on Amazon Prime. With the family as a common thread, it is an anthology that turns out to be more melodramatic than scary.


Puppy joins the use of the mask to encourage everyone to protect themselves during the pandemic




He Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has unveiled the new image of Puppy after the change of flowers that usually takes place in the fall. On this occasion, the great sculpture of the artistJeff Koons, which since the opening of the Museum in 1997 has welcomed all visitors, will wear a brand new flower mask, as a gesture of empathy towards the current global pandemic situation produced by Covid-19.

Still the drawing of the mask is only intuited, since the plants take a few weeks to flower after implantation, and it will be later when it can be appreciated in all its splendor.

“It is an honor that Puppy can communicate the importance of wearing a mask in these times of the Covid-19 pandemic. A citizen of Bilbao sent me a letter asking if Puppy could be fitted with a mask, which I thought was a fantastic idea. I was delighted that the museum agreed and now, equipped with a mask of white and blue flowers, Puppy can express the importance of wearing a mask to protect against the spread of Covid-19 “, he declared Jeff Koons.

“One of the most important things we can do for others during this pandemic is to share information about how we can protect ourselves. I imagine that Puppy has felt all the love that they have shown him and is happy to communicate this message of safety and well-being to the citizens of Bilbao and to the world, ”he said.

For its part, Juan Ignacio Vidarte, General Director of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, said that “Puppy has transcended the work of art that it is, to become an emblem of the Museum and the city of Bilbao, and an icon of optimism. In addition, contemporary art is – and must be – connected to its time, so it makes perfect sense to take advantage of Puppy’s popularity to support a crucial cause at the moment, such as protecting ourselves and others.

Since its installation in 1997, each year in spring and autumn the 12.4 meter tall sculpture representing a West Highland Terrier, Puppy, changes its floral mantle to suit the new season. While in spring and summer it shows begonias, alegrías, marigolds and petunias of different colors, in autumn and winter these are replaced by pansies and other species more prepared to face the low temperatures.

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Cruises in the Wadden Sea threaten world natural heritage in the North Sea

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Wadden Sea National Park: cruises threaten world natural heritage in the North Sea

The East Frisian island of Borkum from the air.  The port is used by ferries and cruise ships.

The East Frisian island of Borkum from the air. The port is used by ferries and cruise ships.

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Because of the restrictions caused by the corona pandemic, large shipping companies are looking for new destinations near German ports. Conservationists are warning of more and more cruises in the Wadden Sea.

The first cruise ships have only recently set sail again. Because of the restrictions caused by the corona pandemic, large shipping companies were looking for new destinations in the closer European environment, said Katharina Weinberg, nature conservation officer at the Wadden Sea protection station. “Apparently, the Wadden Sea National Park with its islands and halligen is now increasingly coming into focus.” The first tours have already taken place, and more are being advertised.

According to Weinberg, the shipping company Hapag Lloyd Cruises headed for the East Frisian island of Borkum in October and Sylt is also on their tour plan. Other shipping companies are also said to be in the starting blocks. The Wadden Sea is part of the Unesco World Heritage.

From 2022: No cruise ships in Eckenförde Bay

“We should set an example on the islands in the Wadden Sea National Park and signal to the large cruise companies that they are not wanted here”, demanded Dennis Schaper, station manager of the Wadden Sea protection station on Sylt. He referred to Eckernförde on the Baltic Sea: From 2022, cruise ships will no longer be allowed in the bay there.

The islands and Halligen are already overburdened by tourist activities, so no additional day visitors are required, says Schaper. And: Large ships cannot call at the quays of the North Sea islands directly because of their draft. Passengers would have to be brought ashore in rubber dinghies through the Wadden Sea National Park, which could also cause unrest in areas worthy of protection.

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Annette Humpe turns 70: after the ideal

WIn the late nineties he was looking for female role models in punk and for musical daring, anyone who sang everything and nothing including sentences such as “I’ll fly to Tel Aviv / at the minimum rate”, of course, couldn’t get past Annette Humpe. Humpe sounded more weird than Nina Hagen, so you didn’t need to be ashamed of your own voice, its sound dirtier than Nena’s. Everything you heard back then came from another time: the early eighties. You could tell by the hairstyles on the record covers. “Blue eyes” and “I kiss your husband” have long been music cultural assets. What appeared under her name afterwards could not be assigned at all. They were hits. Humpe wrote down what touched her and others.

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The past forty years have shown how changeable Annette Humpe is. In any case, this award-winning musician and producer, who is one of the most successful protagonists in German music history, cannot be accused of having sold her ideals. After graduating from high school, she studied piano and composition in Cologne, dropped out, moved to Berlin in 1974 and founded Neonbabies with her younger sister Inga. Together they sing sarcastically “I am a man”, always play some instrument and seem to need nothing or anyone. Then comes ideal. As their front woman and copywriter, Humpe, influenced by Patti Smith and Blondie, sets the style for the new German wave and German pop in general, and she shapes synth drumming and edgy German verses. In songs like “Eiszeit” she speaks her refrains tonelessly. When was German pop ever more dashing?

Later she continued to write and produce successfully, but for men: Reiser, Lindenberg (“They all just want my body / they don’t want my soul”), the princes, then Max Raabe’s palace orchestra. She, the Protestant-raised perfectionist, will decide that she does not belong on the stage, does not meet her own claims. In the meantime, the Neue Deutsche Welle had buried itself in its Schlagerigkeit. And Humpe with her duo Ich und Ich and a spherical, gentle voice rolled out everything again after twenty years in the business: Me and I sold more than 2.5 million records.

For Herbert Grönemeyer’s album “Dauernd now”, Annette Humpe wrote the song “Agreed” in 2014, which says: “I sleep a little more flat now” and “My heart is wide, even if it doesn’t forget anything”. She still touches people self-deprecatingly and melancholy. She once told this newspaper in an interview that she couldn’t live from her early successes. It says a lot about the needs of musicians up to now and right now. But there is also a glimmer of hope: it may not stop anytime soon.


When lyrical artists call for donations

The final of the solidarity concert of the Unisson association, on October 17, 2020, at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.

Lyric singers have rediscovered the virtues of sacred union with the Covid-19 pandemic. After a letter addressed to the President of the Republic, they united in mid-April in a symbolic association, Unisson, so as to defend their rights and preserve the most fragile of them. Saturday, October 17, with the support of the Opéra-Comique, they decided to go back on stage for a solidarity concert, intended to supplement an endowment fund in support of lyrical artists, who have paid a high price since the start of the pandemic. . Some have not performed on a set since the confinement of March 15, victims of cancellations, impossible trips or postponements of production; others were better off without this fundamentally changing the situation, as the tenor Stanislas de Barbeyrac noted in the summer: “The Covid-19 crisis has thrown a spotlight on the particularly precarious situation of singers, regardless of their career or salary level. “

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It is 5 pm, curfew obliges, but the room of the Opéra-Comique radiates a palpable joy, even under the colorful mask of the Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot, Honorary President of Unison. The approximately sixty-five singers present (seventy-two were initially planned) illustrate all the ages of the career notwithstanding a strong push from the young generation, many of whom are walking for the first time on the Favart plateau, Noah’s ark. who agreed to welcome the participants of this return, however brief, to lyrical life. All are like the fingers of an open hand: they have banned solos in order to present only vocal ensembles. Duet of West Side Story, de Bernstein; trio de So do all of them ; quartet of Happiness of loving, by Arthur Lavandier (world premiere, commissioned by Unison); smugglers quintet in Carmen ; sextuor of Cinderella, by Rossini; septet of Countes d’Hoffmann, from Offenbach; the rare Serenade to Music, by Vaughan Williams, without forgetting the finals of Bohemian (Puccini), you Knight with rose (Richard Strauss), from Parisian life (Offenbach).

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It is with the “piece at fourteen” of the Travel to Reims, by Rossini, that they have put down their luggage. The time of a letter deciphered under the dictation of a piano. The games can begin and the incandescent Carmen of Aude Extrémo entice all séguedille outside the dashing Don José de Barbeyrac. Before Florian Sempey’s Dandini kicks off the hilarious This is a knot of Cinderella, whose six protagonists accompany with redoubled blows of “r” rolls the sudden revelation of Cinderella’s identity. The numbers are accompanied by a triumvirate of pianists, Nathalie Steinberg, Cécile Restier and Sélim Mazari, whose powerful musicality almost makes you forget the absence of an orchestra.

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brief journey through the long history of self-pleasure

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A few years ago, in 2015 specifically, some Polish archaeologists were excavating in a latrine of a swordsmanship school in Gdańsk and unexpectedly found a “in excellent condition” sex toy dating back 250 years. The location and shape of this 18th century “Satisfyer” suggested that it was used for personal pleasure. Measuring 20 centimeters, built with bristle-filled leather and finished in a wooden point, this discovery was an “extraordinary find for people who investigate the history of erotica.” But it is almost a modern object, because the history of these objects has accompanied mankind almost forever.

In fact, physical representations of the phallus have existed for thousands of years. The oldest recovered artifact of this form was found in the Paleolithic. Because for thousands of years, phallic objects were used as a symbol to increase fertility and ward off evil spirits, but, also, their use as sexual aids has a very long history …

In Germany, in 2005, a 28,000-year-old stone phallus was found at the Hohle Fels site, which is recognized as the oldest known “sex toy” ever found. The significance of the find lay both in the scarcity of representations of male genitalia and in its extraordinary antiquity. “Female representations with very pronounced sexual attributes are numerous in many excavations, however those of male genitalia are extremely rare,” explained the project’s chief researcher, Professor Nicholas Conard.

Regarding the debate on whether this artifact was used for personal pleasure or for a religious purpose, Conard and researchers relied upon underlining its status as an erotic toy on the fact that its measurements (20 centimeters) were close to those of an erect penis, plus it was polished to a high degree. The phallus had to be rebuilt in 14 parts because it was found in very poor condition.

Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese …

As “Ancients-Origin” recalls, historical references to sex toys go back millennia. Both Roman and Greek men and women are known to use phallic objects for pleasure. In “Lysistrata” (411 BC), Aristophanes talks about a woman’s mission to end the Peloponnesian war and writes that women argue about the use of sex toys to deny their husbands sex in an effort to stop the war.

And the Middle East, the historical records refer to Egyptians using resin coated camel feces, as firm as it is soft, as a sexual aid. In “The Arabian Nights” dildos are said to be made of intricately carved gold, silver, or ivory, “Ancients-Origins” also tells. And it is believed that the Greeks were the first to use leather or animal intestines to cover a sculpted penis, to make it appear more natural.

Also, for example, the one estimated as one of the first references to oral sex in history is included in an Egyptian myth and has to do with a clay penis. After the god Osiris was killed and dismembered by his brother Seth (the evil one), his wife and daughter traveled around the world collecting all the pieces of Osiris’s body. Not finding his manly member, his wife sculpted a penis in claya, attached him to her body and brought him back to life through fellatio. And one of the strangest objects found by ancient Egyptian archaeologists is a primitive dildo made from the remains of a sperm whale penis. It is also said that Cleopatra was the inventor of the first vibrator in history, but there is really no historical evidence to support it.

And let’s fly over the past of China. In 2017, they were discovered during the excavation of some tombs belonging to the Han dynasty (which spans from 206 BC to 220 AD), various dildos made of bronze and also in jade. As can be seen, these erotic toys were found in the graves of people belonging to royalty and nobility.

He also recalls “Ancients-Origins” that phallic objects were not only used for sexual pleasure. In ancient Greece, “hysteria” (caused insomnia, mental instability, etc.) was believed to be a medical condition caused by the lack of a “hysterical paroxysm” (orgasm). Hippocrates then prescribed women to use sex toys made of stone or wood to prevent this disease. This belief that women could suffer from “hysteria” even survived into the early 20th century.

And when excavations began in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in the 18th century, the site turned out to be full of penises. There was phalluses drawn, sculpted and carved on the lintels, in the bread ovens, carved in the road, and members with bells that sounded when the door was opened or the wind stirred. Even penises with wings. This last icon, the penis bird, is, for the historian Mary Beard, a mixture of joke and shameless celebration.

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Pascale Arbillot, fragile cheerful – Le Point

2020 is his year. And, if the word did not also have a medical meaning (sacred epidemic!), One would be tempted to write that it is also its acme. A familiar face of French cinema for more than twenty years, Pascale Arbillot is revealed today, thanks to three films simultaneously showing: Appearances by Marc Fitoussi, My cousin by Jan Kounen et Miss by Ruben Alves (whose release has been brought forward to October 21).

“In the first, I only make one appearance, but I had dreamed for a long time of playing in front of Marc’s camera. In the second, I play the role of Vincent Lindon’s wife. But again, it was for the pleasure of giving the answer to actors I love and for a leading director, ”she says. In the third, her intervention is more important since she embodies the director of the Miss France contest, managing to forget the big hats of Geneviève de Fontenay.

The apparent ease with which the actress embodies these three different women conceals an astonishing lack of confidence in her. “I feel like I’m starting out. It’s like I’m just starting my job. I still have the feeling of being illegitimate. Maybe because I didn’t go to the conservatory, ”she apologizes.

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Her career, it is true, did not predispose her to acting. Mother financial analyst, father in industry, childhood at the gates of Paris, Pascale Arbillot follows, as a teenager, a course far removed from the cinema. A model student (she was a year early), she studied at Sainte-Marie-de-Neuilly, then joined, after the baccalaureate, the IEP in Paris. On leaving, hesitating on the path to follow, she enrolled in O Languages ​​to learn Russian. History of taking care.

“I vegetated a bit. I made a little money doing the hostess, in a short skirt and high heels, at the Auto Show. In retrospect, I have the feeling that I was constantly postponing my real life choices, ”she analyzes today. To reassure her parents, she nevertheless seeks a first job, fails to integrate a trading room and becomes, instead, a journalist in an economic magazine. Without vocation. “It took two years to realize that I was wrong,” she says.

Late vocation

At the age of 23, she therefore branched off, enrolled in Jean Périmony’s drama school and launched headlong into this new adventure. First appearance on an AB Productions sitcom (Honey and Bees), advertisements for yoghurts or laundry brands, multiple appearances, the beginnings are difficult. “My first role, in The case by Serge Gobbi, you can see me from behind, ”she jokes. At the theater, she finds herself embarked on a production by Robert Hossein (The night of crime). “An improbable play in the form of a detective plot where the public had to point out the murderer. Every night it was dantesque. “

Far from regretting these experiences, the actress believes that they will have trained her, just like her studies. “When you are an extra, you are often among the first to arrive and the last to leave. You can experience this as a school of humiliation. You can also take the opportunity to open your eyes wide and learn, ”she philosopher.

Difficult but formative beginnings

His career took off at the dawn of the 2000s. Revealed by the role of Odile Bonheur with which Artus de Penguern fell in love in Grégoire Moulin Against Humanity, she continues, in the theater, the classic roles (Ibsen and Marivaux), before imposing herself in the adaptation of a false vaudeville signed Woody Allen: Adultery, at the Théâtre de l’Atelier in 2006. This is where Agnès Jaoui spotted her and offered to play her sister in Tell me about the rain.

Series Thank you, the children are well, broadcast on M6, where she plays the main role of Isabelle, an overwhelmed mother, will occupy her for three seasons. Before Gad Elmaleh offered to play his wife in Coco and that Guillaume Canet entrusts him with the role of the wife of Benoît Magimel, in The Little Handkerchiefs. “This shoot was very strong for me. Like, I believe, for all the actors who found themselves working for several weeks in a house cut off from the world, ”she recalls.

Cinema bulimia

Since this date, the actress seems to multiply. On television and on the big screen, but also on stage. “For a long time, I restrained myself, telling myself that I had to save myself for big roles. But at one point, I thought to myself that I was tired of waiting. Now, I accept more easily the interventions, even secondary, and I must say that I finally derive a lot of pleasure from it, ”confides the actress who just celebrated her fiftieth birthday last spring.

Present in five films in 2019 and 2020, Pascale Arbillot began two new shoots this fall. One by Nicolas Steil, in Luxembourg, which tells the story of a child hidden during the war and where she will share the poster with Simon Abkarian and Michel Vuillermoz. The other by Anne Fontaine, in Corrèze, a comedy on power which represents the 2012 duel between Nicolas Sarkozy (Jean Dujardin) and François Hollande (Grégory Gadebois).

But the actress’s secret dream would be to put on a single-on-stage that two young authors have written for her. “The story of a 50-year-old woman who goes crazy,” she slips without wanting to say more. In the meantime, we will find her, next January in Sylvie Ohayon’s second feature film: Haute Couture, the beauty of the gesture, where she will give the answer to Nathalie Baye. The date of the romantic comedy, which she shot this summer in front of François Uzan’s camera, with Jacques Gamblin, has not yet been decided.

“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” repeat wins against “The Masked Singer”

“Wer wird Millionär” repeat wins against “The Masked Singer” – that’s how RTL annoys the competition

"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" versus "The Masked Singer"

Radiant winners: Anke Engelke and Günther Jauch (“Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”) Wanted to see more viewers than Jochen Schropp (“The Masked Singer”).

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The new season of “The Masked Singer” is weakening. The audience ratings are worse than in the previous season. One reason is a clever move by RTL.

At the crucial moment, the audience had a choice: At around 11.3pm, Anke Engelke brooded over the one million euro question, while the competition was about to unveil the lobster. The question of what “mirrors and flags” entailed more viewers than the mystery of whether Jochen Schropp would really be exposed. And that although the “WWM” answer should have been known since 2017 – it’s the plate.

RTL won the quota race against ProSieben on Tuesday evening – and that with one repetition. Since the start of the new season of “The Masked Singer”, the Cologne broadcaster has been using old celebrity specials from “Wer wird Millionär?” against the successful ProSieben show. Although “The Masked Singer” is broadcast live, more viewers were interested in the canned food.

2.98 million people tuned in to the “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” Repeat with Elton, Wolfgang Bosbach, Richard David Precht and Anke Engelke from May 2017. “WWM” was just ahead of the game. “The Masked Singer” watched an average of 2.91 million – 70,000 fewer than RTL. The difference in market shares is even clearer: 12.1 (RTL) to 10.9 (ProSieben) percent.

“The Masked Singer” can hope for next week

For ProSieben, the “WWM” competition is a nuisance. The fact that RTL has more success with a repetition than the elaborately produced live broadcast is unlikely to be seen in Munich. In the preview of the programs RTL does not indicate that it is a repetition, in the show itself, however, the questions about the first broadcast are indicated.

ProSieben can comfort itself with the fact that it is more successful with the so-called advertising-relevant target group. Among the 14 to 49 year olds, the broadcaster had a market share of 23.4 percent. In addition, “The Masked Singer” can hope for next week. At 8:15 p.m. RTL broadcast a special on the US election against “The Masked Singer”. Escapists are spared the agony of choice.