The Spring of the poets celebrates its twenty years, from 9 to 25 march, in beauty. Rachida Brakni, godmother this year, and Enki Bilal, sign displays, has launched the anniversary edition of the ministry of culture, hosted by the minister Franck Riester.

The theme chosen by Sophie Nauleau, artistic director of the event, rallied all the votes, and will bloom through France, on stages and screens, in bookstores, schools, hospitals, prisons. “Beauty, my worst concern with the freedom” , wrote in 1941 Albert Camus, quoted by Sophie Nauleau, who also recalls the definition given to the philosopher Simone Weil: “A brightness that is seeking attention, but won’t provide any mobile to last”.

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Enki Bilal has chosen to evoke the Beauty of “eyes wide shut”, he said, alluding to Kubrick, “because it is inside”. You will be able to discover the gare de Lyon the fence of 90 meters he dedicated to his favorite poets, starting with Baudelaire. Rachida Brakni greet nicely his teacher, Mr. Rake, who has given him since the childhood the love of reading and saying poems. The actress has concocted for the opening show, which will take place on Saturday, march 9 at 16h at the Théâtre du Rond-Point, in the company of François Cheng, Françoise Fabian, Emmanuelle Bercot, Gregory Gadebois, Eric Cantona and many other guests.

closing The show dedicated to Paul Éluard

Among the parisian events of this 20th edition, a read-equestrian poetry from Antonio Ramos Rosa, directed by Bartabas (Sunday 10 to 11 am at the Théâtre Zingaro) ; the poems of Michel Houellebecq played by Hugues Quester (Monday, 18, 19 at the théâtre de la Ville, espace Cardin) ; an encounter with François Cheng (Wednesday, 20, 19 at the historic Library of the City of Paris) ; a musical evening at the republican Guard (Thursday, 21 may, 19: 30).

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closing The show, the whirlwind of life, will take place on 25 march at 20: 30 at La Scala, Paris. Dedicated to Paul Eluard and Serge Rezvani, it will mix poetry and song, including Bertrand Burgalat, Mona Heftre, Agnès Jaoui, Thibault de Montalembert, Marie-Josée Nat, Helena Noguerra and Raphael, accompanied by Philippe Eveno and Giovanni Mirabassi.

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