The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion’s Montana-set drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a threatening rancher, is a superb film. Campion has now won the Oscar for best director at the 94th Academy Awards. She becomes the third woman to win the award, after Chloé Zhao in 2021 and Kathryn Bigelow in 2010.
Campion last won an Oscar in 1994 for The Piano, which began its journey in Cannes, where it won the Palme d’Or.
source: the Guardian
Denzel Washington Is the King of Pain in ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’
Joel Coen’s adaptation of Shakespeare — starring the Oscar winner as the doomed title character — is a starkly modern take that knows absolute power corrupts, absolutely !
The win is a landmark. Gurnah is only the fourth black person to win the prize in its 120-year history. “He is one of the greatest living African writers » his agent says.
Gurnah grew up on Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, in the 1950s and 60s. During the revolution there, he and his brother escaped to Britain. Gurnah lived for 17 years in Britain before setting foot in Zanzibar again. In the meantime he had blossomed into a writer. Several of his novels deal with leaving, dislocation and exile.
Want to know more? Click on the article from the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/oct/11/abdulrazak-gurnah-winning-nobel-prize-literature-zanzibar-priti-patel-racism
Take the opportunity to go and see Hamlet in English this week end (Vaise, métro D) but with surtitles in French !
Here is the flyer, you can book your place on LINETHEATRE webiste (look on the flyer!). Maybe I’ll see you there 😉
New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland has become the first Native American to lead the Department of the Interior, which manages federal lands and natural resources, and includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
‘Game Changer’ was a work the artist made as a thank you to England’s health workers amid the pandemic.
Amanda Gorman, 22, becomes youngest inaugural poet with her poem « The hill we climb ». Great piece of writing ! Here it is : The hill we climb
Project « Beyond walls »
For Saype, art must be a tool furthering social advances and helping social conflicts. ‘Our lives and acts are traces that we leave behind in this world, we must make them meaningful’ – Saype. He considers his work as a way to share his vision of the world and to invite us to wonder about our deep nature, our spirit, our place on earth and in the society.
In a polarised world where mental and physical walls are being erected, Saype launches the largest human chain ever created. Beyond Walls project shows interlaced hands united in a common effort for every human individuality to be granted rights of way and civil ones. The project conveys a universal message of plural humanity.
Follow the link and scroll through the website : https://en.saype-artiste.com/beyond-walls-project
Come and discover what studies are offered and life on campus, exchange with students. You need to register online first. That is a great opportunity to get a glimpse at University life and the vast number of topics that are taught. I encourage you to try !
Have a look, click here –> Flyer_UnJourALaFac_WEB-1
There is a choice of conferences that can tell you more about these opportunities. They are all online every (Thursday after class) , so you can participate and discover all kinds of ways to study abroad !
programme conferences 2020
«Si je veux peindre le printemps, il faut que je sois en hiver ; si je veux décrire un beau paysage, il faut que je sois dans des murs ; et j’ai dit cent fois que si jamais j’étais mis à la Bastille, j’y ferais le tableau de la liberté .»