Virginie Herz on photography, Amobe Mevegue on music, Sean Rose on exhibitions, Jessica Michault on fashion, Lisa Nesselson on cinema and Sylvia Whitman on literature... Every morning, our culture critics give you the lowdown on the latest trends. From Monday to Friday at 9.45 am.
Online micro fashion films are becoming a key feature in most luxury brands' advertising campaigns. But they are not the only ones taking advantage of social media outlets to entice buyers into shops. Department stores as well as up-and-coming brands are turning to this medium as a powerful new way to connect with their customers. Our fashion critic Jessica Michault tells us more.
Today is an important date in the literary calendar – the first day of the annual celebration of French publishing, the "Salon du Livre" in Paris. This year, the book fair is honouring Romania and Barcelona. Our book critic, Sylvia Whitman, tells us about some of her favourite books from those regions.
"Cloud Atlas" was supposed to be an unadaptable book but three skilled filmmakers - Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer - decided to film it anyway. Meanwhile, "Oz the Great and Powerful" has some nice visual interludes but the story itself is undistinguished. Finally, March 22-31st marks the 35th edition of the International Women's Film Festival in the Paris suburb of Creteil.
Heading for Nantes’ pluridisciplinary cultural venue, Le Lieu unique, which champions the idea of abolishing boundaries between different disciplines : drama, dance and the visual arts. "Le Grand Mess" is an exhibition of the work of 29 year-old Théo Mercier’s, a promising young French artist who has laready had a first solo show in New York at age 25. his work was shown last year during the cutural event in Lille "Lille Fantastic".
In today’s photography programme, Olivia Salazar-Winspear goes in search of the primitive shaman, through the photos of Charles Fréger, a photographer exploring European myths of the wild man. We also take a look at a new edition of Malick Sidibé’s photographs, documenting a half century of Malian society. And classical portraiture’s celebrated at the Jeu de Paume gallery… but not on Facebook! The social network says Laure Albin Guillot’s nude is too racy for the site.