« Hokusai », temporary exhibition in Paris

From October 1, 2014 to January 18 2015, the exhibition « Hokusai » is held at the Grand Palais in Paris. This exhibition presents nearly 500 works by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), one of the most famous Japanese artists in the world today. Much of the works presented will never leave Japan after the opening…

Atanarjuat, the Legend of the Fast Runner : a Vision of Infinite Spaces of Inuit Civilization /une vision des espaces infinis de la civilisation inuit

Atanarjuat, the legend of fast runner is the first of a series of three Inuit films, called the trilogy « The fast runner« : Atarnajuat (2000), The journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006), Before Tomorrow (2009). This film evokes space and other aspects of Inuit culture through one of its legends. Atanarjuat is Canada’s first feature-length fiction film…

Moonrise Kingdom : Maps for Locating Places in a Film/ Des cartes pour suivre les lieux d’un film

Moonrise Kingdom is an American film directed by Wes Anderson, which was presented during the opening session of the 65th Cannes Film Festival 2012. The screenplay was written by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, son of Francis Ford Coppola. Moonrise Kingdom is an unusual film, at once funny, touching and quirky. One can easily find…

The Desert of the Tartars (Buzzati) : space and fiction of a military no man’s land / Le Désert des Tartares : espace et fiction d’un no man’s land militaire

Il deserto di Tartari (The Desert of the Tartars)  shot in 1976 by Valerio Zurlini is a French-German-Italian production. This film is an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Dino Buzzati. The script is very similar in topic and atmosphere to the novel. It benefits from a good casting and a soundtrack by Ennio Morricone.…

Personal and fictional spaces of Julien Gracq – Un balcon en forêt / Espaces personnels et fictionnels de Julien Gracq

Un balcon en forêt is a film shot in 1979 by Michel Mitrani from the book of the same title of Julien Gracq, published in 1958 by Editions Jose Corti. This editor published in 2011, Manuscrits de guerre of the same author, written while he lived as a military the few weeks of the German…