Michèle Laroque, Yves Saint Laurent and Naomi Watts… our cultural selection of the weekend – Gala

They have captivated, moved or made us shiver. Whether on television, in books, on stage or at the museum, discover our favorite cultural news of the moment.

We could have told you about new toy, with Jamel Debbouze and Daniel Auteuil at the cinema, the immersive Tintin exhibition at the Atelier des Lumières in Paris, a musical show The mysterious cities of Gold, on the stage of the Théâtre des Variétés, but we preferred to evoke the modern version of Belle and Sebastianwith Michele Laroque, from the scary and addictive series The Watcheron Netflix, with Naomi Watts, from book that Marianne Vic devotes to her uncle Yves Saint Laurentfrom the self-deprecating spectacle of Nora Hamzawi or even the fascinating exhibition We the riversat the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, which offers an unusual dive to better understand the functioning of a river and its impact on man.


scared of The watcher

Imagined by ryan murphy (to whom we owe Nip/Tuck, Glee or more recently Dahmer which is a hit on Netflix), the series The Watcher (also available on Netflix) is worth a look. Inspired by a true story, it depicts a couple, Dean and Nora, who move into the house of their dreams, in a pretty residential suburb of New York. But quickly, their new life turns into a nightmare. They receive letters from a mysterious stranger who says he is watching them and their relations with bizarre neighbors spoil their daily lives. Chills guaranteed. Suspense and twists are at the rendezvous of this series carried by the always impeccable Naomi Watts and the disturbing presence, among others, of mia farrow.

The Watcher, with Naomi Watts, Bobby CannavaleMia Farrow, 7 episodes available on Netflix

© © NetflixNaomi Watts

seduced by Belle and Sébastien New generation

In this new adaptation of the soap opera from the 60stransposed to our time, Sébastien, 10, would have preferred to spend his holidays at home, his nose on his screens, rather than in the mountains, in his grandmother’s sheepfold. Until he crossed paths with the dog Belle, mistreated by his master. ” In 2022, the film is no longer the story of a dog being tamed. Seb doesn’t want it, he never wants to possess her. It is a meeting. That of two beings who will support each other and try to solve together the problems that are posed to them explains director Pierre Coré. Refreshing.

Belle and Sébastien, new generation, by Pierre Coré, with Michèle Laroque, Robinson Mensah Rouane…

Robinson Mensah-Rouanet and Belle
© © Jérôme Prébois © 2022 RADAR FILMS – GAUMONT – M6 FILMSRobinson Mensah-Rouanet and Belle


Embarked by the exhibition We the rivers

Located in Saône et Rhône, the Musée des Confluents in Lyon is the ideal place to host this exhibition dedicated to rivers. The scenography makes it possible to follow the evolution of a river, from its source to the ocean, not from the bank, but in the middle of the waters. A process that allows us to better understand its journey, but also to measure its importance for men as a source of life and sometimes the cradle of great civilizations. Fascinating.

We the rivers, from October 21 to August 27, 2023 at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, info on www.museedesconfluences.fr

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Intrigued by Marianne Vic’s Yves Saint-Laurent

Literature sometimes has the power to reduce the power of official memories. In the Prince of Babylon(Threshold), Marianne Vic tells the real Yves Saint-Laurent, her uncle. A man who never recovered from childhood humiliations in French Algeria, and who prayed, as a teenager, to no longer be homosexual. A skinned alive, who did everything to forget, in vain, the disenchantment of his family. A genius creator whom honors could not console and who took refuge in drugs and sex. A man, capable of extreme generosity with those close to him, but also the author of permanent emotional blackmail with them. Karl LagerfeldLoulou de La Falaise, Catherine Deneuveparade in this intense and uncompromising story, under the sharp and lively pen of Marianne Vic. NC

the Prince of Babylon(Threshold), by Marianne Vic

Marianne Vic
© © Manon JalibertMarianne Vic


Packaged by Nora Hamzawi

The couple, the pregnancy, the addiction to Instagram… Worn themes will you say? Nora Hamzawi seizes it, like a hussar, with her speed-machine gun, her tongue-in-cheek and pestouille side which makes us happy, accomplice. His sense of formula hits the mark. Exasperated by her companion, who listens to her rants without flinching and even dares to give some advice, she says: “I don’t want solutions, what I want is to complain! “. His self-mockery allows everyone to put the small and big hassles of life into perspective.. In the room, the women are won over to him, and the men also laugh. Bet won. NC

Nora Hamzawi. Until October 29 at the Théâtre de l’Atelier, in Paris. Resumption in January on 8, 13, 28. And in February on 2, 4, 9 and 11.

Nora Hamzawi
© © Alexandre ISardNora Hamzawi

Photo credits: © Jérôme Prébois © 2022 RADAR FILMS – GAUMONT – M6 FILMS

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Michèle Laroque, Yves Saint Laurent and Naomi Watts… our cultural selection of the weekend – Gala