Arletty's life is by no means a calm river, it would rather be a feverish whirlwind that traces with vitality the enthralling "Do I have a mouth of Arletty?" ", Discovered two years ago in Avignon and who finally finds a room to delight the Parisian public. With a good humor and a strong character, the luminous Élodie Menant - who co-wrote with Eric Bu - faithfully embodies an Arletty more real than life.
Mistress of ceremonies and her destiny, she will review her beating drum existence, both narrator and actress of this artistic and intimate epic spinning from the roaring twenties to a wiser old age, passing through the Occupation during which she will have an affair with a German. That she will assume.
"If my heart is French, my ass is international," she launched before the special court which will judge her at the Liberation. The Parisian titi will have become a star without ever giving up her freedom. Whatever the price. From her native Courbevoie to the cabarets of the 1930s, passing by the movie sets, the twirling staging of Johanna Boyé plays for us a waltz a thousand times from the sets and characters of her life.
It pulsates, sings and dances. They are three to camp all the others, parents, friends and lovers, Marcel Carné, Michel Simon, Jacques Prévert or even Colette… A petulant multicord quartet for a funny and touching show, colorful and removed. Good fishing ! We run to change the atmosphere.
EDITOR'S NOTE: 4.5 / 5
"Do I have a mouth of Arletty?" " , At Petit-Montparnasse (Paris XIV), from 10 to 40 euros (01.43.22.77.74).