Saturday, April 2, 2016

Beaune conquered by transgender thriller “Man on High Heels” – L’Express

The thriller genre cinema succession. It will be apparent more than ever, and in more ways than one, with the winner of the eighth edition of the Festival de Beaune – good holding – whose track record was made on Saturday 2nd April. It is indeed surprising feature film Jang Jin Man on High Heels – translate “Men in high heels” – which received the Grand Prix, and the Critics Prize (unanimous). President Sandrine Bonnaire and jury (members include Ludivine Sagnier , Melvil Poupaud and Jean-Pierre Améris ) were sensitive to the madness of the Korean feature film that focuses on the life of a cop ( Cha Seung-won ), the efficiency recognized by his peers, who hides he thwarted desire: to become a woman. Come there to change sex? Will he give up everything to join some mafia who approach? Does he not fall for a young barmaid in love with him, which will help stop a serial rapist?

Beyond the single plot, Man on High Heels enthusiasm by its ability to entrench themselves cinematographic records. With surprising ease, Jang Jin and goes willingly sub adrenaline action movie melodrama as kitsch or sophomoric comedy of ultraviolence to tears – as if Quentin Tarantino met Asian Pedro Almodovar! And virtuosity of staging one can only admire, especially at a staggering battle with umbrellas (that have nothing to do with those of Cherbourg). Visually quite beautiful and very inventive in his choice of music or sound editing, this hybrid film about identity and virility (perhaps long hair, but who cares) released in French cinemas on 13 July.

It also should welcome the Jury Prize awarded (as tradition) tie, and it is this year’s first two films that work on this second place. The jurors honored indeed very effective Desierto Jonas Cuaron (son of Alfonso, among other filmmaker of Gravity), survival in southeastern California desert with a sniper crazy taking pleasure in knocking down Mexican immigrants in the company of a very sinister dog. The other winner is none other than the last work presented in competition, Black Diamond , the first film Arthur Harari – the obvious qualities of writing – around a son who, at the death of his father, decides to return to his family in Antwerp, working in the middle of the diamond. The opportunity for revenge? This is also in honor of Fritz Bauer, a German hero Lars Kraume neat biopic (but very academic) of a famous Nazi hunter awarded by the Special Police jury. We would have also liked to see included in this list Braqueurs Julien Leclercq and tragicomic tribulations of the crew of Very Big Shot . But everyone can not win – and Sandrine Bonnaire stated at the ceremony: “I know this is not said, but in the selection, there are some movies that I do not!”

In terms of section nine Sang – highlighting the often quite original films – the jury chaired by Serge Moati presented its laurels unanimously to another beginner the Belgian Robin Pront the Ardennes (which will be released April 13). This blend of stylized thriller and classic tragedy wowed many festival goers, bewitched by the blue lights, shaken by violence, diverted by the arrival of a strange creature with feathers (we will not say more) and pleasantly surprised rehabilitation of techno music for tuned cars! Serge Moati Note that has, incidentally, reported his “favorite” for Quebec UFO Demons Philippe Lesage .

Finally, the public bourguignon be appreciated, besides the films in competition (and local wines), the delivery of some literary awards (including the Grand Prix du Roman Black French for Black Gold Dominique Manotti ) and the tribute to Brian de Palma, who gave a master class in the afternoon. Meanwhile the ninth edition – already on the way, the deputy mayor Alain Suguenot which revealed …-, we repeat: do not miss Man on High Heels at the cinema this summer. And no matter whether you are a man or a woman, and you were wearing high heels or sneakers …


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