Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Since I read today in English, let me introduce you the book : Mary Ann in Autumn: A Tales of the City Novel. Written by Armistead Maupin. You all know him, famous with the San Francisco chronicles and the colourful characters leaving at Barbary Lane. The serie was good too, unfortunately not covering all books. One of the main character, Mary Ann, after a 20 years’s city absence, is now back to San Francisco to her friend Mouse, Michael Tolliver. She is at what we call her life’s autumn and she will have to deal at the same time with renewal of long time lost friends and health problems. I can’t give you the whole story because I’m reading it at the time but the thing is that I have the feeling that I lived all those years with those characters. They are a part of me and I am happy Mr Maupin wrote another one because the style never changed, is easy for me to read and I can only close the book when I fall asleep. Last evening, like many others, I woke up the light on and the book fallen from the bed. Those people are like the family you don’t have, the friends you want to cherish at all times and protect. I didn’t miss at all the tales because I knew somehow that It will carry on coming up from time to time.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Wir Sind Helden - Aurélie (Video)
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After years of " suffering " (!), the French journalist Alain-Xavier Wurst decided to publish a book about the German woman, entitled " Zur Sache, darling " (" By the way, darling "). The foreigners living besides the Rhine are confronted with the same rebuffs. The male Germans show themselves shy, cold, even mutes. The native rarely ventures to approach a fellow woman below two grams of alcohol level. The ultimate date ? watching on TV the series " Tatort " (police series of Sunday broadcasted for forty years) in front of a liter of beer in the bar next corner. And it can last: passive and pensive, the German will prefer to sacrifice himself to Jägermeister ( a liqueur) by quoting Schopenhauer, rather than to admit its feelings. And if, by magic, you succeed in shoeing one, I wish you courage with the phobic of the commitment! In Berlin, European capital of " trendy arty ", there is one cursed word that nobody ever has to pronounce, at the risk of being transformed into döner kebab: it is the term " beziehung ", that means "relationship". During parties in the area Kreuzkölln, speaking about "relationship" is more taboo than to evoke its sex experiences " Gruppensex " in Brandenburg. Even our unlimited sex trips in the cheap "brothels" on the river Spree. Let us return to the department flirt. According to a survey of Times, the Germans would consider the precoital forthplay as an extreme sport. Risk-taking, adrenalin gone up and fear of reject : to take the initiative of the conquest is for them pure madness. The successful pop group Wir Sind Helden sang it for the first time with « Aurélie », its song about the frustrations of a French Girl in Berlins. Which girl (or boy) coming from abroad did not identify to Aurélie and her solitude ? “Aurélie, It’s not working like that. You’re expecting too much, the Germans flirt with subtility (???). But Aurélie does not understand, she’s asking herself every every evening : but when someone will finally love me ? ». No blink eye, no invitation, 0 compliment, no dissoluteness. Clearly, when a German is interested, he does nothing, nada, nichts. And if A French asks him out : “he flees, you must know that here, we don’t do it like that ». The German woman does not want to be considered as a woman but as an individual. A Frenc man never felt so stupid as by trying to flirt with girls in this country. The flirtation here is an enormous misunderstanding. Exit wit make up, eye lashes, high heels that appreciate the French male. the German woman shows seriousness and pragmatism, to her evening meetings: there are lots of nice girls but rarely sexy girls because sexy, is already considered as sexual. Cause or consequence, the “flirt Schulen” (schools to learn how to flirt) or flirt camps during summer in Majorque are full. Trainings, seminars to learn how to talk warmly (warmrede), trained by flirtexperts. Cause ou conséquence, les « flirt schulen » (écoles de drague) ou « flirt camps » estivaux à Majorque affichent complets. Training de décodage, séminaires de « warmrede » (parler chaleureusement), menés par des « flirtexpert ». A date doctor explains that most of men make the mistake of flirting only with people they think fitting 100% their criterions for a serious relationship. But you must exercise yourself with some others ! If you look at the advices of a web site specialized for men, The French need to make a cultural revolution if they want to have contact with a German : keep a meter distance, minimum, avoid direct visual contact, don’t do any compliments, that would bring the confrontation way too personal. The myth of the tall blond German guy exists only in your dreams : number of bachelors is always increasing up to 16 millions these days and it is 20% of the population.The German, contrary of the French, has the nostalgia of the soulmate. Autumn 2010, the weekly Spiegel published an article about the question that haunt the German society : « why men await always too much of the women ? » if you read this article, almost any girl wouild think to put her head in the oven. And to buy herself a poney. Between fifty’s something always fan of video games and young completely lost, the male identity seems real bad. The mistake, it seems, comes from the movement of feminist, like Alice Schwarzer, anti-porn, but also to History. The Second World War has created generations of men lost, powerless, dispossessed, and the trauma has deeply printed German society. The excess population of women in the population by the cumulative effect of the death of men at the front and the absence of prisoners, feminized German society, both sociologically and culturally. Germany defeated and humiliated nation was emasculated. And the communist system did nothing to fix things : with absolute equality and the many "voted" rights for women in the GDR in terms of contraception, access to abortion and a range of services and social services (childcare, canteens, family allowances), the male has suddenly lost its secular bearings. Between the monochrome suits of the Chancellor renamed Mutti Merkel (Merkel mom) or rapper from Bremen, Lady Bitch Ray, who along the day slab refrain abut her "vagina style", men today have some reason to hold up behind their beer. Far away of the speech KKK ["Kinder-Kirche, Küche, children, church, kitchen] of the Third Reich, neo-feminism" Made in Deutschland "is devastating, especially embodied by Charlotte Roche. The one we call the "alpha Mädchen"-the alpha ladies, are everywhere. Uninhibited, dominant, ambitious and far from them any desire of the cooking, knitting or kids that affect thei counterparts from France. 34% of German women aged between 35 and 49 and holding at least a five year university degree, have no children. And at this rate, Germany could be gone in twelve generations.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
From 14-29 January 2011, film lovers all over the world will be able to access all the films proposed by the 1st edition of the online French Film Festival.
Ten features and ten shortsby young French creators are in competition. You are invited to vote for your favourite films and leave your comments on the website.
The festival is available in 10 languages. Both the Internet website and films (available via video-on-demand for a fee) are accessible inGerman, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, et Russian. The Korean version is available on the website of our partner in Korea,KT. As of the opening of the website My French Film Festival, you'll be able to watch free of charge the films' trailers as well as exclusive interviews with the directors and casts.
Six prizes will be awarded at the end of the festival (three for features, three for shorts): the Internet Users Prize, the Foreign Bloggers Prize, and the International Press Prize. The winning feature films will be shown on board all Air France planes as of 1 April 2011 for a duration of 6 to 9 months.
• Rental of a feature film: 1.99€
• Rental of a short: 0.99€
• Features pack: 9.99€ for access to eleven features
• Shorts pack: 4.99€ for access to ten shorts
• Full Access pack: 13,99€ (access to entire programming of the festival)
In France :
• Rental of a feature film: 3.99€
• Rental of a short: 0.99€
• Features pack: 24.99€ for access to the seven feature films available in France
• Shorts pack: 4.99€ for access to ten shorts
• Full Access pack: 27.99 € (access to entire programming of the festival)
All the festival's films are accessible free of charge in Russia and Latin American countries.
Play and win
• - A trip for two to Paris in 2011 by playing « French Film Epidemic » to become the best ambassador of French cinema abroad (via the page Facebook de My French Film Festival).
• - A trip for two to New York in March 2011 upon the occasion of the French Cinema Festival by betting on the film to be awarded by Internet users on the Facebook page of Air France.
• - As well as many free screenings and other surprises by playing on these two Facebook pages!