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Cannes Film Festival 2024: Red carpet for “Megalopolis” by Francis Ford Coppola

Cannes Film Festival 2024: Red carpet for “Megalopolis” by Francis Ford Coppola

Cannes Film Festival unveiled, Thursday April 11, 2024, the official selection for its 77th edition. Among more than 2000 feature films viewed, 19 were selected for official competition.

 

Response to the French Council of Muslim Worship: Stop speaking in the name of French Muslims!

Response to the French Council of Muslim Worship: Stop speaking in the name of French Muslims!

In a press release dated December 20, 2023, entitled “Polls and Muslims of France: stop the manipulations”, the French Council of Muslim Worship (CFCM) attacks us, regarding two polls: “French Muslims and questions of religion and secularism” and ”French Muslims facing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, respectively produced for the magazine ”Screen Watch” and the webTV ”Elamaniya.TV”, two publications of the Global Watch Analysis group , by a prestigious polling institute, Ifop.

 

About our commitment against antisemitism

About our commitment against antisemitism

Since the launch, in May 2019, of Global Watch Analysis and Screen Watch magazine – which define themselves as progressive, secular and humanist media, dedicated to resist fanaticism – we have placed the fight against antisemitism at the heart of our struggles. This is demonstrated by dozens of surveys, interviews and editorials published by Ian Hamel, Martine Gozlan, Jean-Marie Montali and Atmane Tazaghart.

 

No, French Muslims do not support Hamas!

No, French Muslims do not support Hamas!

In the tense context of the resurgence of anti-Semitic and (to a lesser extent) anti-Muslim acts, since the attacks of October 7, 2023, our Magazine Screen Watch commissioned the IFOP to carry out an exclusive survey among French Muslims about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its possible repercussions in France. This survey, the detailed results of which we are publishing here, provides three main lessons: two good news and one bad news.

 

Iran’s sulphurous ties with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood

Iran’s sulphurous ties with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood

Iran is clearly behind the Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel on 7 October. Beyond the traditional Sunni-Shiite divide, the Iranian mullahs and the Palestinian Islamist movement have one thing in common: the Muslim Brotherhood and its doctrine of political Islam. Here are some explanations.

 

France: 80% of teachers support the ban on ‘Abaya’ in schools

France: 80% of teachers support the ban on ‘Abaya’ in schools

The decision by the French new Minister of National Education, Gabriel Attal, to ban the wearing of the ‘Abaya’ (and its male equivalent, the ‘Qamis’) in schools has sparked a heated controversy. Several voices, especially from the left, have risen to denounce the establishment of a “clothing police” and La France Insoumise (LFI) has announced its intention to challenge this decision in the Council of State. However, the ban on Abayas and Qamis is not a subject of much debate within the teaching profession, as shown by a survey conducted by IFOP for our monthly magazine “Screen Watch” last November.

 

Beijing disowns its most famous “warrior wolf”!

Beijing disowns its most famous “warrior wolf”!

China’s most famous diplomatic “warrior wolf”, Lu Shaye, currently based in Paris, is to be recalled to Beijing where, according to our sources, he will take up a junior post.

 

Disappearance of Jean-Pierre Marongiu, former French detainee in Qatar

Disappearance of Jean-Pierre Marongiu, former French detainee in Qatar

The former French detainee in Qatar, Jean-Pierre Marongiu, died on June 13 in Nancy. This engineer had set up a management training company in Qatar. In 2013, he was not only robbed by his Qatari “associate”, but sentenced to seven years in prison. Jean-Pierre Marongiu was not released until 2018. Since then, he has published several books on his imprisonment.

 

“The zone of interest” by Jonathan Glazer: The “banality of evil” transposed to Auschwitz!

“The zone of interest” by Jonathan Glazer: The “banality of evil” transposed to Auschwitz!

Many films dedicated to Nazi horror and the Holocaust have been welcomed, celebrated and rewarded by the Cannes Film Festival. There was, in particular, the tragicomic ‘‘Life is Beautiful’’ by Roberto Benigni (Grand Prix – 1997), the moving and masterful ‘‘The Pianist’’ by Roman Polanski (Palme d’Or – 2002 ), the dark and poignant ‘‘White Ribbon’’ by Michael Haneke (Palme d’Or – 2009) and the atypical and dazzling ‘‘The son of Saul’’ by Laszlo Nemes (Grand Prix – 2015).

 

76th Cannes Film Festival: The Palm of suspicion and guilt!

76th Cannes Film Festival: The Palm of suspicion and guilt!

At the end of a selection marked by a majority of films dealing with the duality of suspicion / guilt, the Palme d’Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival went to ‘‘Anatomy of a Fall’’, a French family drama which dissects the mechanisms of suspicion (and the resulting guilt) weighing on a wife after the (accidental?) defenestration of her husband.