The cultural choices of the "Point": marital hell or cannibalistic impulses?

When the beautiful Blanche (Virginie Efira) crosses the path of the aptly named Grégoire Lamoureux (Melvil Poupaud), it is quickly mad love

The cultural choices of the "Point": marital hell or cannibalistic impulses?

When the beautiful Blanche (Virginie Efira) crosses the path of the aptly named Grégoire Lamoureux (Melvil Poupaud), it is quickly mad love. Very quickly, the couple got married, then moved to another region. And Blanche moves away from her family, her twin sister, her life before. Adapted from the eponymous novel by Éric Reinhardt, L'Amour et les Forêts, co-written by Valérie Donzelli and Audrey Diwan and presented in preview at the Cannes Film Festival, autopsy the couple and the mechanics of the grip by placing themselves, not on the side of the sickly jealous but of the woman, trapped between her love of love and the pathological perversion of her husband. Carried by the formidable duo of actors and a staging with the cord, both story and thriller, the film plunges us into an infernal labyrinth with Hitchcockian accents. Chilling.

Love and Forests, by Valérie Donzelli. Indoors.

The Abode of the Archangel, until November 5.

The Yellowjackets are the high school girls who are members of a women's soccer team whose plane crashed in 1996, leaving them 18 months alone in the depths of the Canadian forest... The series - whose season 1 had already caused a sensation – goes back and forth between this agonizing period, a true female Majesty of the flies, and the present time. The survivors, now in their forties, dented by life and played by exceptional actresses (Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress and, newcomer perfectly in tune, Lauren Ambrose, the Claire of Six Feet Under), try to to disentangle their traumas and other carefully buried secrets that do not leave them in peace. After a somewhat wobbly first episode, season 2 (which starts this week on Canal ) keeps all the promises of the first, going beyond it in its uncompromising exploration of a form of specifically feminine savagery of which cannibalism is the powerful symbol. Episode 6 is extraordinary in this respect… but shh, we won't say more!

"Yellowjackets season 2", from May 25 every Thursday at 9 p.m. (2 episodes per evening) on ​​Canal then on myCanal (season 1 fully available).

Unforgettable Bess from "Breaking the Waves"! Invented by Lars von Trier in his famous 1996 melody, encamped in this film by a transcendent Emily Watson, the young Scotswoman is somewhere between the sacrificed courtesan of La Traviata and the exalted Joan of Arc of Honegger's oratorio. . Suffice to say that she deserved to become an opera character. It's done thanks to the formidable American composer Missy Mazzoli and her librettist Royce Vavrek who reinvent the film into an inspired tragedy, one of the best lyrical creations of recent years (which incidentally won an International Opera Award in 2017) which is given this weekend and for the first time in France at the Opéra-Comique. The libretto retains all the metaphysical force of this story of a decline chosen by love, and the music – which evokes Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes in its finest moments – is up to it. A show of rare strength.

"Breaking the Waves" by Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek; musical direction: Mathieu Romano; direction: Tom Morris; with Sydney Mancasola, Jarett Ott, Wallis Giunta and the Paris Chamber Orchestra. May 28-31.

Every year, the festival Oh les beaux jours! reinvents in Marseille the idea – sometimes a little fixed – of a literary festival by propelling literature on stage and making it dialogue with music, comics, cinema, photography, humanities and hard sciences, sport, major social issues. Often very creatively and in places as diverse as the La Criée theatre, the astonishing Pierre-Barbizet conservatory, the Alcazarou library, the magnificent Mucem. The deceased Calvino or Pessoay will be celebrated, and even performed, and 100 living authors and artists, actors, singers, or musicians, are also expected in Marseille to participate in some sixty major interviews and various artistic proposals (readings concerts, comic concerts, lecture-shows, and the now legendary "acoustic naps"). Among them, Daniel Pennac, Lola Lafon, Véronique Ovaldé, the Goncourt Hervé Le Tellier, Marie Darrieussecq and Brigitte Giraud, Jeanne Cherhal, Barbara Carlotti or Thomas de Pourquery.

Festival Oh Beautiful Days! From May 24 to 29 in Marseille.