November 1975. Pierre Goldman, intellectual and revolutionary, is on trial for four robberies, including one that resulted in the death of two women. He recognizes them all, except the last one for which he faces the death penalty. If the intellectual left (Régis Debray, Simone Signoret ...) is committed to the cause of this free and provocative thinker, his excesses and impertinence risk harming him. By recounting this highly publicized trial at the time, Cédric Kahn (Roberto Succo, Fête de Famille...) raises questions that are still relevant on anti-Semitism, the power of the public court, the society of the spectacle, and draws an unstoppable statement on the relativity of justice. Goldman's rhetoric is of rare intelligence, the staging dry and surgical, and the casting to match. Noticed in Serre-moi fort, by Mathieu Amalric, Arieh Worthalter brings all the necessary ambiguity to this elusive and self-destructive figure that intrigues as much as it disturbs. In front of him, Arthur Harari leaves aside his hat of director (he signed Black Diamond and Onoda) and screenwriter (Anatomy of a fall with his companion Justine Triet) to brilliantly embody Georges Kiejman, fierce and brilliant lawyer of the insurgent. M. L.
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The Goldman Trial, by Cédric Kahn, with Arieh Worthalter, Arthur Harari...
Kylie Minogue under high voltage
Kylie Minogue. Ed Cooke
After more than thirty years of career, Kylie Minogue still manages to make the heart beat thanks to a new album that is light years ahead of those of its competitors in pop. Tension is probably the best collection of songs that the Australian singer has delivered since Light Years (2000). Conceived as a memorable pop lesson, this sixteenth opus was launched by the single Padam Padam, one of the great hits of the summer. It is a track of 3 minutes and 36 seconds, with torrid sensuality, which surfs on tunes of house and hypnotic electro of the 1990s. The track propelled the singer to the top of the charts in Australia, the UK and the US for the first time in years. 10 Out of 10, another song by Tension, made with Dutch music producer Oliver Heldens, is inspired by synthpop, disco of the 1980s and Eurodance of the 2000s (electronic music that emerged in the late 1980s). "Kylie Minogue's voice is sweet, innocent and compelling," says her friend and collaborator Paul McCartney. If she fully assumes her title of Princess of Pop, as she has been nicknamed, Kylie Minogue is also, over these songs, the mysterious creature that haunted Nick Cave (Where the Wild Roses Grow) or the mesmerizing green fairy of Moulin Rouge, Baz Luhrmann. A chameleon. P. G.
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Lives on video
Demain, et demain, et demain, by Gabrielle Zevin, Éditions Fleuve, 528 p., €22.90. Translated by Aurore Guitry. Press
Built like a playful maze between different worlds, fictional and real, this novel dedicated to video games seems to whisper to us that life is only a game, for better or for worse. Sadie and Sam are brilliant computer science students. They met as children under very special circumstances. When they meet again years later, they embark on the development of a video game that is immediately a hit and become famous. But how to live up to the expectations of the fans and repeat the miracle?
The relationship between Sam and Sadie is a ball of complicated emotions, which seems inextricable when the tandem joins the collaboration of Marx, charismatic personality in contrast to that of Sam, shy and misanthropic, suffering from a handicap that makes him walk with a cane. Sadie, for her part, keeps wanting to push her limits, to the point of burning her wings. Sam was born into a Korean family and lost his mother in a car accident at a very young age. Sadie, who comes from a Jewish family in Los Angeles, has joined the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is recovering badly from a toxic history with a teacher. Marx comes from a bourgeois and wealthy family, and must let go of his parents' expectations.
All three will confront their doubts and demons. Splendours and miseries of creation, friendship, love. Just as cinema in its early days was considered a negligible fairground, video games are often seen as entertainment without grandeur. This novel reminds us that it generates real artistic works. The references here run from Homer to Shakespeare through the games Animal Crossing and Donkey Kong, without the slightest hint of hierarchy. I. P.