The cultural choices of the “Point”: devour “The Bear” or wander with Malraux


Devour The Bear

VSarmen, says Carmy, was one of New York’s most prominent star chefs. Here he is at the helm of The Beef, a Chicago family runaway with dying finances and questionable hygiene. But what is he doing in this mess? His brother, Michael, the former owner, bequeathed the business to him after his suicide. Carmy has set a goal to make Beef the new place to be neighborhood. Deep emotional issues, stirring up the thorny questions of mourning, family relationships and the unsaid, are embarked on the insane whirlwind of the restaurant’s rhythm. Carmy and her sous-chef Sidney, an ambitious young recruit, try to apply organizational and culinary techniques borrowed from the brigades of the greatest gourmet restaurants to an “old-fashioned” and colorful staff, creating friction and moments of grace. Former creditors come to claim their due, threatening. Richard, Carmy’s untenable “cousin”, deals coke to plug the budget. The toilet pipes burst, the pellets jump, literally and figuratively. Each episode unfolds at an epileptic pace, between hip-hop clip, hysterical sequence of culinary reality TV and subtle immersion in the secret of broken hearts and bruised egos. It’s lively, funny, galvanizing, moving. And it makes you hungry.

On Disney+

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Laughing with Jack (Indiana) Mimoun

Indiana Jones just has to watch out: Malik Bentalha, alias Jack Mimoun, a fake extreme adventurer who recounted his bogus exploits in a bestselling book, takes over in a hilarious comedy that parodies Koh Lanta : Jack Mimoun and the secrets of Val Verde. In front of and behind the camera with his friend Ludovic Colbeau-Justin, the comedian has a field day in his role as an antihero, leaving the spotlight to his partners. We find him on an exotic island in the company of his cowardly manager (Jérôme Commandeur), an enthusiastic mercenary who has an easy trigger (François Damiens, alias Bastos) and a pretty sportswoman (Joséphine Japy) who convinced him to search for the sword of the pirate La Buse. There is also Benoît Magimel in the role of the villain. A joyous team of broken arms on the theme of adventure is adventure, carried out at full speed with its share of gags and surprises. We laugh a lot.

Jacques Mimoun and the secrets of Val Verdeindoors.

Vibrate to the sounds of Afrobeat at the Philharmonie

When the Philharmonie gets into the Nigerian Afrobeat era by paying tribute to Fela Kuti, who died in 1997, things move. Before the opening of the great exhibition on the pope of this music, who was also a politician in his country, a program of shows comes to put water in the mouth, or the sax in the ear. We know that the descendants of the master pass on the torch and, if we were unable to attend the concerts of Femi and Made Kuti (respectively eldest son and grandson of Fela) or of his youngest son, Seun Kuti, who invited Keziah Jones to celebrate the father on Monday, all is not lost since we can see them again on the site! And above all, set off to discover this Friday (8 p.m.) how this music inspired the choreographer Qudus Onikeku and his troupe, who take you directly to the heart of Lagos, capital of Nigeria, for a Reincarnation. On Saturday, Angélique Kidjo will make the Pierre-Boulez room resonate, to the notes ofAfrodisiac, after the Talking Heads version (20 hours). And Sunday ? We will celebrate the immense Tony Allen, companion of this musical adventure and of Fela, with a troupe of talents named Oxmo Puccino, Oumou Sangaré, Cheick Tidiane Seck among others… It’s at 7 p.m. And the weekend promises to be hot.

From October 14 to 16, Philarmoniedeparis. Fr

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Giving birth with Catherine Frot

Back in his bourgeois home, Charles Jacquet, Under-Secretary of State for the Family and father of two children, boasts in front of his wife: he has just obtained, O victory, the closing of brothels and the aggravation of the offense of abortion. But this ardent defender of good morals will learn the same day that his wife Olympe, who is no longer old enough to be a mother, is expecting a child, that her son has impregnated his secretary, that his daughter, whose the wedding is approaching, is also pregnant before the hour and that he is himself the father of a third child of which he was unaware of the existence. So much for the piece, signed André Roussin. However, whether you like the boulevard or not, and whatever the clumsiness of the rather insipid young actors who surround it, Catherine Frot, as Olympe Jacquet, is worth a run to the Michodière theater on her own. Terrific as a fifties mortified by an inexplicable pregnancy, hilarious as a bourgeois overwhelmed by the worrying fertility of her family, she is there in her best role, false naive, real woodcock, little cork allowing herself to be abused, over the water, by the embarrassing contradictions of his clan. And, in front of the excellent Michel Fau, in the joyful decor with flashing colors signed Citronelle Dufay, she never does too much, lunar, shifted just enough. Cheer !

When the child appearsby André Roussin, directed by Michel Fau, at the Michodière theater

Wandering with Malraux

In 1962, André Malraux traveled on the France and must watch over Mona Lisa which will be exhibited at the National Gallery in Washington. But the painting disappears. This is the beginning of a delirious investigation carried out at a frantic tempo by the scriptwriter duettists Bourhis and Bourgeron and the cartoonist Tanquerelle, whose explosive line evokes the immense Martin Veyron and René Pétillon. But behind the humorous confrontation of the fighter of the Spanish Civil War with modernity (witness a monumental trip to LSD) a more melancholy tone emerges. Malraux gradually discovers himself as a stranger to his time and his world, still finding refuge in the contemplation of a Fragonard and the last struggle that matters to him: “preserving beauty”.

The Minister and the Mona Lisaby Hervé Bourhis, Franck Bourgeron and Hervé Tanquerelle (Casterman, 88 p., €20).

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The cultural choices of the “Point”: devour “The Bear” or wander with Malraux