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“Simone, the journey of the century”, portrait of a rare girl – rts.ch

“Simone, the journey of the century”, portrait of a rare girl – rts.ch

The movie “Simone, the journey of the century” directed by Olivier Dahan tells the distinctive future of Simone Veil, the previous French minister, survivor of the focus camps and nice determine of European democracy. The characteristic movie is worn by actress Elsa Zylberstein.

From his early childhood to his dying, via his tragedies and political battles, Olivier Dahan’s biopic dedicated to Simone Veil retraces the extraordinary future of this Holocaust survivor who turned Minister of Well being, President of the European Parliament and image of the battle in opposition to discrimination in opposition to ladies in France. A respectful movie that thwarts the entice of chronology.

“Simone, the journey of the century” is the work of a lifetime for actress Elsa Zylberstein. The movie is a mission that she carried out alone for eight years. “It is a number of issues: the spectacular lifetime of this girl, the mannequin of resilience, braveness, will, dedication of a lady who’s free, out of the strange, who goes from horror, from monstrous, within the mild. For me, it was a necessity that this movie exists”, explains Elsa Zylberstein to the RTS.

>> To see: the trailer of the movie

The movie represents greater than a yr of analysis, but additionally a major bodily change for the actress who needed to achieve 9 kilos for this position. “She lived in me for thus lengthy that she helped me overcome very laborious issues that I skilled and she or he nonetheless helps me to dwell due to her power, her energy. It is a lesson”, provides Elsa Zylberstein.

>> To learn additionally: Simone Veil, a lifetime of struggles for ladies, Europe and reminiscence

A stunning future

On the making of the movie on the completely transferring future of Simone Veil, we discover Olivier Dahan to whom we owe specifically two different biopics: “La Môme” (2008) and “Grace of Monaco” (2014). As for his earlier movies, the director’s fashion is quick and really illustrated in photos and sounds. The end result for Rafael Wolf, movie critic on the RTS, is nevertheless an accumulation of occasions in a zapping of typically “bitchy” scenes. “It’s totally unusual to be moved by a film you hate,” he says.

For Thomas Lecuyer, movie critic, the format of the movie is tailored to the “journey of the century” introduced: “In my view, we’re not within the whore, however quite within the toohe nuances. What issues above all is the ability of the testimony. I used to be flabbergasted when this movie got here out, which upset me loads for a easy motive: we see a set of fights, nice causes, the proper to abortion, to human dignity, European building, the battle in opposition to fascism. All these fights that Simone Veil led for seventy years are taking place the drain immediately. It is a movie that talks about what’s occurring on this planet immediately.”

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“Simone, the journey of the century”, at present on view in French-speaking cinemas.

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