Venezia 74. Recensione: JUSQU’A LA GARDE di Xavier Legrand. Uno dei film più sopravvalutati del concorso (due premi, ma come si fa?)

38148-Jusqu_a_la_garde_3___KG_ProductionsJusqu’à la garde (Custody) di Xavier Legrand. Con Denis Ménochet, Léa Drucker, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux. Concorso Venezia 74. Vincitore del Leone d’argento – Premio per la migliore regia e del Premio Venezia Opera prima ‘Luigi De Laurentiis’.
38144-Jusqu_a_la_garde_2___KG_ProductionsSi è preso due premi, e non ne meritava neanche mezzo. Jusqu’à la garde sfrutta un tema sensibile e di presa immediata come quello delle mogli stalkizzate dagli ex violenti e ci imbastisce sopra un film efficace ma rozzo, senza la minima sfumatura. Pencolante tra lo psicologismo da tribunale dei minori e il racconto horror. Voto tra il 5 e il 6
A038_C008_0715P8Nel 2014 il francese Xavier Legrand arrivava nella cinquina finale dell’Oscar per il miglior cortometraggio di fiction con il suo buonissimo Avant que de tout perdre: mezz’ora tesissima intorno a una donna che cerca di scappare con i due figli dal marito intenzionato ad ammazzarla. L’Oscar non lo ha vinto, ma quel corto gli ha aperto molte porte, permettendogli di realizzare questo suo primo lungometraggio, Jusqu’à la garde, letteralmente ‘Fino all’affido’, presentato l’ultimo giorno del concorso. Film che riprende abilmente e astutamente il nucleo di quella storia e gli stessi due attori protagonisti, Denis Ménochet e Léa Drucker. E strapiaciuto al pubblico, per come va a trattare il tema sensibilissimo e assai dibattuto tra talk show, inchieste, cronache, delle separazioni sanguinose con affidamento complicato e sempre rimesso in discussione – da una parte e dall’altra – dei figli.
Miriam se n’è andata, è tornata dai genitori con i due rampolli, Joséphine ormai quasi maggiorenne e Julien, undici anni soltanto. Il giudice minorile, che è poi una giudice, dovendo decidere l’affido del ragazzo ascolta le ragioni dell’una (la madre) e dell’altro (il padre) e le accuse che reciprocamente si buttano addosso. Miriam parla di minacce e stalking da parte di Antoine, lui ribatte che la moglie gli nega il diritto fondamentale di vedere i suoi figli. Chi ha ragione? O, meglio, chi ci sta più vicino? Solita decisione salomonica della giudice: Julien resterà con la madre, ma un weekend su due lo passerà con il padre.
Jusqu’à la garde parte come un’indagine, non nuovissima, su quanto sia difficile in questi casi stabilire torti e ragioni, e sui costi psicologici procurati ai figli dalla separazione dei genitori. Ci si aspetta che si esplorino adeguatamente tutti i lati e gli angoli del problema, che ci si addentri in un terreno tanto delicato utilizzando un pensiero complesso e non univoco. Macché. Dopo una prima parte se non promettente almeno aperta e con qualche (qualche) sfumatura, poi si passa alla piattezza di un racconto a una sola dimensione. Con il marito che diventa un mostro pericolosissimo, la moglie vittima inerme e perseguitata, mentre il film scivola sempre di più verso l’horror. Che è esattamente quanto aveva fatto Legrand nel suo precedente cortometraggio, dove il marito abbandonato braccava la moglie e i figli in uno shopping center. Genere Jack Nicholson fuori di testa con l’ascia in mano in Shining di Kubrick. Allora Legrand aveva decisamente virato sulla tensione, sulla paura, raccontando con un’ottima intuizione un family drama, e il dramma della separazione, nei modi dell’action horror. E l’operazione funzionava benissimo. Stavolta, sulla lunga misura, non sa invece che strada imbccare almeno fino a metà film, pencolando tra lo psicologismo da tribunale dei minori e il cinema spudorato di paura e di minaccia dell’ultima parte. Un film riuscito a metà, e anche meno. E non si capisce come la giuria di Venezia abbia potuto dargli un premio importante come il Leone d’argento per la migliore regia. Inaudito. Jusq’à la garde ha la didascalicità e la dimostratività di un volantino da casa delle donne maltrattate (con tutto il rispetto, intendiamoci), mentre il cinema, almeno il cinema che ci piace, è un’altra cosa. Ed è un film intimamente corrivo per come intercetta il tema forte delle mogli stalkizzate per vellicare, compiacere e confermare nelle sue certezze il pubblico. Difatti la platea ha molto apprezzato, e il film avrà di sicuro un grande successo. Però dargli due premi importanti (quello per la migliore regia – addirittura! – e quello come migliore opera prima) è un reato, anzi doppio. E dopo queste sciagurate assegnazioni, cali il sipario sulla Mostra di Venezia numero 74.

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  3. krakkus scrive:

    The Arab League (Arabic: الجامعة العربية‎‎ al-Jāmiʻah al-ʻArabīyah), formally the League of Arab States (Arabic: جامعة الدول العربية‎‎ Jāmiʻat ad-Duwal al-ʻArabīyah), is a regional organization of Arab countries in and around North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Arabia. It was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 with six members: Kingdom of Egypt, Kingdom of Iraq, Transjordan (renamed Jordan in 1949), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.[3] Yemen joined as a member on 5 May 1945. Currently, the League has 22 members, but Syria’s participation has been suspended since November 2011, as a consequence of government repression during the Syrian Civil War.[4]
    The League’s main goal is to “draw closer the relations between member States and co-ordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries”.[5]
    Through institutions, such as the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the Economic and Social Council of the Arab League’s Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU), the Arab League facilitates political, economic, cultural, scientific, and social programmes designed to promote the interests of the Arab world.[6][7] It has served as a forum for the member states to coordinate their policy positions, to deliberate on matters of common concern, to settle some Arab disputes and to limit conflicts such as the 1958 Lebanon crisis. The League has served as a platform for the drafting and conclusion of many landmark documents promoting economic integration. One example is the Joint Arab Economic Action Charter, which outlines the principles for economic activities in the region.

    Arab League of states establishment memorial stamp. Showing flags of the 8 establishing countries: Kingdom of Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mutwakilite Kingdom of Yemen, Hashimite Kingdom of Syria, Hashimite Kingdom of Iraq, Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan, Republic of Lebanon and Palestine

    Arab League of states establishment memorial stamp. Showing flags of the 8 establishing countries: Kingdom of Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mutwakilite Kingdom of Yemen, Hashimite Kingdom of Syria, Hashimite Kingdom of Iraq, Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan, Republic of Lebanon and Palestine
    Each member state has one vote in the League Council, and decisions are binding only for those states that have voted for them. The aims of the league in 1945 were to strengthen and coordinate the political, cultural, economic and social programs of its members and to mediate disputes among them or between them and third parties. Furthermore, the signing of an agreement on Joint Defence and Economic Cooperation on 13 April 1950 committed the signatories to coordination of military defence measures. In March 2015, the Arab League General Secretary announced the establishment of a Joint Arab Force with the aim of counteracting extremism and other threats to the Arab States. The decision was reached while Operation Decisive Storm was intensifying in Yemen. Participation in the project is voluntary, and the army intervenes only at the request of one of the member states. The growing militarization of the region and the increase in violent civil wars as well as terrorist movements are the reason behind the creation of the JAF, financed by the rich Gulf countries.[8]
    In the early 1970s, the Economic Council of the League of Arab States put forward a proposal to create the Joint Arab Chambers of Commerce across the European states. That led, under the decree of the League of Arab States no. K1175/D52/G, to the decision by the Arab governments to set up the Arab British Chamber of Commerce which was mandated to “promote, encourage and facilitate bilateral trade” between the Arab world and its major trading partner, the United Kingdom.
    Contents [hide]
    1 History
    2 Geography
    2.1 Member states
    3 Politics and administration
    4 Summits
    5 Military
    5.1 Emergency summits
    6 Economic resources
    6.1 Transport
    7 Literacy in Arab league countries
    8 Demographics
    8.1 Religion
    8.2 Linguistics
    9 Culture
    9.1 Sports
    10 See also
    11 References
    12 External links
    History
    Main article: History of the Arab League
    Following adoption of the Alexandria Protocol in 1944, the Arab League was founded on 22 March 1945. It aimed to be a regional organisation of Arab states with a focus to developing the economy, resolving disputes and coordinating political aims.[9] Other countries later joined the league.[10] Each country was given one vote in the council. The first major action was the joint intervention, allegedly on behalf of the majority Arab population being uprooted as the state of Israel emerged in 1948 (and in response to popular protest in the Arab world), but a major participant in this intervention, Transjordan, had agreed with the Israelis to divide up the Arab Palestinian state proposed by the United Nations General Assembly, and Egypt intervened primarily to prevent its rival in Amman from accomplishing its objective.[11] It was followed by the creation of a mutual defence treaty two years later. A common market was established in 1965.[9][12]
    Geography
    Main article: Geography of the Arab League

    Joining dates of member states; the Comoros (circled) joined in 1993.
    1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
    The Arab League member states cover over 13,000,000 km2 (5,000,000 sq mi) and straddles two continents: Africa and Asia. The area largely consists of arid deserts, such as the Sahara. Nevertheless, it also contains several highly fertile lands like the Nile Valley, the Jubba Valley and Shebelle Valley in the Horn of Africa, the Atlas Mountains in the Maghreb, and the Fertile Crescent that stretches over Mesopotamia and the Levant. The area comprises deep forests in southern Arabia and parts of the world’s longest river, the Nile.
    Member states
    Main article: Member states of the Arab League
    The Charter of the Arab League, also known as the Pact of the League of Arab States, is the founding treaty of the Arab League. Adopted in 1945, it stipulates that “the League of Arab States shall be composed of the: independent Arab States that have signed this Pact.”[13]
    Starting with only six members in 1945, the Arab League now occupies an area spanning around 14 million km² and counts 22 members, and 4 observer states. The 22 members today include three of the largest African countries (Sudan, Algeria and Libya) and the largest country in the Middle East (Saudi Ara

  4. Gio scrive:

    The Arab League (Arabic: الجامعة العربية‎‎ al-Jāmiʻah al-ʻArabīyah), formally the League of Arab States (Arabic: جامعة الدول العربية‎‎ Jāmiʻat ad-Duwal al-ʻArabīyah), is a regional organization of Arab countries in and around North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Arabia. It was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 with six members: Kingdom of Egypt, Kingdom of Iraq, Transjordan (renamed Jordan in 1949), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.[3] Yemen joined as a member on 5 May 1945. Currently, the League has 22 members, but Syria’s participation has been suspended since November 2011, as a consequence of government repression during the Syrian Civil War.[4]
    The League’s main goal is to “draw closer the relations between member States and co-ordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries”.[5]
    Through institutions, such as the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the Economic and Social Council of the Arab League’s Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU), the Arab League facilitates political, economic, cultural, scientific, and social programmes designed to promote the interests of the Arab world.[6][7] It has served as a forum for the member states to coordinate their policy positions, to deliberate on matters of common concern, to settle some Arab disputes and to limit conflicts such as the 1958 Lebanon crisis. The League has served as a platform for the drafting and conclusion of many landmark documents promoting economic integration. One example is the Joint Arab Economic Action Charter, which outlines the principles for economic activities in the region.

    Arab League of states establishment memorial stamp. Showing flags of the 8 establishing countries: Kingdom of Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mutwakilite Kingdom of Yemen, Hashimite Kingdom of Syria, Hashimite Kingdom of Iraq, Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan, Republic of Lebanon and Palestine

    Arab League of states establishment memorial stamp. Showing flags of the 8 establishing countries: Kingdom of Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mutwakilite Kingdom of Yemen, Hashimite Kingdom of Syria, Hashimite Kingdom of Iraq, Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan, Republic of Lebanon and Palestine
    Each member state has one vote in the League Council, and decisions are binding only for those states that have voted for them. The aims of the league in 1945 were to strengthen and coordinate the political, cultural, economic and social programs of its members and to mediate disputes among them or between them and third parties. Furthermore, the signing of an agreement on Joint Defence and Economic Cooperation on 13 April 1950 committed the signatories to coordination of military defence measures. In March 2015, the Arab League General Secretary announced the establishment of a Joint Arab Force with the aim of counteracting extremism and other threats to the Arab States. The decision was reached while Operation Decisive Storm was intensifying in Yemen. Participation in the project is voluntary, and the army intervenes only at the request of one of the member states. The growing militarization of the region and the increase in violent civil wars as well as terrorist movements are the reason behind the creation of the JAF, financed by the rich Gulf countries.[8]
    In the early 1970s, the Economic Council of the League of Arab States put forward a proposal to create the Joint Arab Chambers of Commerce across the European states. That led, under the decree of the League of Arab States no. K1175/D52/G, to the decision by the Arab governments to set up the Arab British Chamber of Commerce which was mandated to “promote, encourage and facilitate bilateral trade” between the Arab world and its major trading partner, the United Kingdom.
    Contents [hide]
    1 History
    2 Geography
    2.1 Member states
    3 Politics and administration
    4 Summits
    5 Military
    5.1 Emergency summits
    6 Economic resources
    6.1 Transport
    7 Literacy in Arab league countries
    8 Demographics
    8.1 Religion
    8.2 Linguistics
    9 Culture
    9.1 Sports
    10 See also
    11 References
    12 External links
    History
    Main article: History of the Arab League
    Following adoption of the Alexandria Protocol in 1944, the Arab League was founded on 22 March 1945. It aimed to be a regional organisation of Arab states with a focus to developing the economy, resolving disputes and coordinating political aims.[9] Other countries later joined the league.[10] Each country was given one vote in the council. The first major action was the joint intervention, allegedly on behalf of the majority Arab population being uprooted as the state of Israel emerged in 1948 (and in response to popular protest in the Arab world), but a major participant in this intervention, Transjordan, had agreed with the Israelis to divide up the Arab Palestinian state proposed by the United Nations General Assembly, and Egypt intervened primarily to prevent its rival in Amman from accomplishing its objective.[11] It was followed by the creation of a mutual defence treaty two years later. A common market was established in 1965.[9][12]
    Geography
    Main article: Geography of the Arab League

    Joining dates of member states; the Comoros (circled) joined in 1993.
    1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
    The Arab League member states cover over 13,000,000 km2 (5,000,000 sq mi) andJoining dates of member states; the Comoros (circled) joined in 1993.
    1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
    The Arab League member states cover over 13,000,000 km2 (5,000,000 sq mi) and straddles two continents: Africa and Asia. The area largely consists of arid deserts, such as the Sahara. Nevertheless, it also contains several highly fertile lands like the Nile Valley, the Jubba Valley and Shebelle Valley in the Horn of Africa, the Atlas Mountains in the Maghreb, and the Fertile Crescent that stretches over Mesopotamia and the Levant. The area comprises deep forests in southern Arabia and parts of the world’s longest river, the Nile.
    Member states
    Main article: Member states of the Arab League
    The Charter of the Arab League, also known as the Pact of the League of Arab States, is the founding treaty of the Arab League. Adopted in 1945, it stipulates that “the League of Arab States shall be composed of the: independent Arab States that have signed this Pact.”[13]
    Starting with only six members in 1945, the Arab League now occupies an area spanning around 14 million km² and counts 22 members, and 4 observer states. The 22 members today include three of the largest AfricanJoining dates of member states; the Comoros (circled) joined in 1993.
    1940s League, also known as the Pact of the League of Arab States, is the founding treaty of the Arab League. Adopted in 1945, it stipulates that “the League of Arab States shall be composed of the: independent Arab States that have signed this Pact.”[13]
    Starting with only six members in 1945, the Arab League now occupies an area spanning around 14 million km² and counts 22 members, and 4 observer states. The 22 members today include three of the largest African countries (Sudan, Algeria and Libya) and the largest country in the Middle East (Saudi Ara
    countries (Sudan, Algeria and Libya) and the largest country in the Middle East (Saudi Ara

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