Coups de coeur

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    «The Architecture of John Lautner "The purpose of architecture," said John Lautner, "is to create timeless, free, joyous spaces for all activities in life." Infinite Space, a new documentary feature film, traces the lifelong quest of visionary genius John Lautner to create "architecture that has no beginning and no end." It is the story of brilliance and of a complicated life - and the most sensual architecture of the 20th century. As a young man, Lautner broke from his mentor, Frank Lloyd Wright, and went west to California to forge his own architecture. His life was marked by innovation and inspiration, endless battles with building codes, an accidental leap into the epicenter of pop culture, bitterness at lost opportunities, and finally - monumental achievement. Lautner was idolized by young modernists, criticized by academics, and beloved by the clients who worked side by side with him to build their houses. It was a life in pursuit of beauty. Renowned architectural filmmaker Murray Grigor explores Lautner's dramatic spaces with choreographed camera moves, as Lautner himself provides the commentary, speaking with insight and wit in recordings culled from archival sources. Other voices join him: comments from Frank Gehry and his peers who were influenced by Lautner, the emotional memories of original clients, owners and builders, the remarks of Frank Escher, the architect who restored the Chemosphere house, and Julius Shulman who famously photographed all the great modernists.»

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    «Raimund Gregorius is a mild-mannered, middle-aged professor of ancient languages. One morning, as he is teaching, he is seized by a restlessness that drives him to abandon his classroom then and there - shocking his students, and surprising even himself. His unusual impulsiveness is driven by two chance encounters - with a mysterious Portuguese woman in a red coat and with a book, the journal of an enigmatic Portuguese aristocrat, Amadeu de Prado. With the book as his talisman, Raimund boards the night train to Lisbon on a journey to find out more about Prado, whose words haunt and compel him. Gradually, a picture of an extraordinary man emerges: a difficult, brilliant, charismatic figure, a doctor and a poet, and a rebel against Salazar's dictatorship. And as Prado's story comes to light so, too, Gregorius himself begins his life anew.»

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    «Piping and poetry are surely of the essence of Ireland. Here, distilled to perfection, are Seamus Heaney and Liam O’ Flynn, both masters of their craft. Iit is not often we are given the opportunity to hear a poet recite his own verses. The pipes and the poetry appear on separate tracks, but they blend well as a complete experience. The recording features traditional and contemporary music, lyrics and poetry such as An Bonnán Buí, one of the oldest known Irish traditional songs. Seamus Heaney is widely recognized as one of the major poets of the 20th century. A native of Northern Ireland, Heaney was raised in County Derry, and later lived for many years in Dublin. He was the author of over 20 volumes of poetry and criticism, and edited several widely used anthologies. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past." Heaney taught at Harvard University (1985-2006) and served as the Oxford Professor of Poetry (1989-1994). He died in 2013.»

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    «Benito Zambrano has adaptated Dulce Chacon’s book of the same name, set in the terrible years immediately following the end of the Spanish civil war. The film focuses on the relationship between two sisters: Hortensia is pregnant and in jail in Madrid; Pepita has come from Cordoba to be with her and look after the child she is going to have. They are both in relationships with guerrillas fighting in the underground in the mountains.»

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    «One day in school, Gonzalo decides to not take a test given his class; upon going home, he announces to his mother Ana that he’s not leaving his room. Ana works for an NGO that deals with refugees; one of her clients is Carlos, a Cuban exile who gets by selling black-market cigars and artworks. Carlos brings Mikel, just released from prison, to Ana’s house so that he can teach Gonzalo how to play chess — and possibly get him to start living again. Each of these characters faces an actual or emotional barrier they know they have to get past in order for their lives to go on in any meaningful way. Cuenca’s beautifully crafted screenplay, co-written with Alejandro Hernandez, deftly moves from story to story, creating at times parallels and ironies that we recognize long before his characters.»

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    «Ce magnifique trio ... Le titre du CD le dit. Subtile, finement tissée, pleine de suspense, mais de manière détendue et lisse - cela pourrait décrire la musique très particulière du trio "Kalima". La chanteuse Sascha Ley a créé sa propre identité musicale. Le jeu de piano de Laia Genc est très original et incomparable. Anne Kaftan au sax et à clarinette basse met sa propre touche. La plupart des titres de ce CD, écrit par Sascha Ley et Laia Genc, sont extrêmement complexes. Les oreilles attentives feront de nouvelles découvertes à chaque écoute, ce qui vaut le coup à chaque fois.»

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    «Nicolás meets the woman of his dreams, Ingrid, and the son he never had but suddenly longs for all at once one morning on the airplane taking them from Alicante to Barcelona. Her husband, a French Air Force Captain, died recently in Bosnia. Raúl is 8 and has a powerful imagination. From this moment on, the love shared among the three of them is perfect until suddenly Ingrid decides it's all over.»