Houssein Miloudi, figure of contemporary Moroccan art, is no longer

Harry Styles

A dystopian thriller set in 1950s America, “Don’t Worry Darling” is soon to hit Moroccan theaters, with pop megastar Harry Styles on screen and preceded by rumors and controversies that have plagued the production. This second feature film by director Olivia Wilde, of which Styles is the companion, was one of the event films of the Mostra at the beginning of September.

Presented out of competition, “Don’t Worry Darling” is a kind of “Truman Show”, brought up to date and influenced by the cinema of M. Night Shyamalan or “Black Mirror”, a nightmarish series on the future and technology. Florence Pugh (“The Daughters of Dr. March”, “Black Widow”) embodies Alice, a young woman, well in all respects, living in Victory, a small model town built in the middle of the desert by a mysterious businessman, played by Chris Pine.

Like all her neighbours, Alice has a life regulated like clockwork, and, a priori, everything to be happy alongside Jack (Harry Styles), her companion, who leaves every morning for a job she knows nothing about. In exchange for this material well-being, Victory has only one rule: its inhabitants must never leave the city limits. A taboo that Alice will soon break, at her own risk…

Exposure
A visit to the new exhibition highlighting the works of the French illustrator, cartographer and topographer Théophile-Jean Delaye (1896-1970), which will be inaugurated on September 17 and will continue until January 15, 2023 at the Yves Saint Museum – Laurent in Marrakech, was organized on Thursday for the benefit of a group of journalists representing local and national media.

Placed under the sign “The Morocco of Théophile-Jean Delaye (1896-1970)”, this exhibition, organized in partnership with the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (Mucem), is an opportunity to celebrate the topographer French Théophile-Jean Delaye who had become one of the most famous cartographers in the history of Morocco, by traveling since 1924 several regions of the Kingdom, in order to establish a geographical map of several areas.

These movements of Delaye had therefore enabled him to leave behind him a dense and rich artistic and scientific production in the field of illustrations, sketches, drawings and plastic art, given that the regions visited by the topographer were still, at that time, ” devoid” of topographical planning, due to the fact that it was indeed difficult to access land. Thanks to his work, Delaye therefore wants to be one of the leaders in the production of maps, via aerial photography, in particular with the establishment of the first map in 1925.

In a statement to the press on this occasion, the director of the museums of the Jardin Majorelle Foundation, Mr. Alexis Sornin, expressed his great joy and pride at the opening of this exhibition which celebrates one of the historians and remarkable cartographers, who had settled in Morocco for more than thirty years, noting that his works remain of considerable importance and serve as a “great scientific achievement”.

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