The Cannes Film Festival 2013 is just started and we want to talk about François Ozon’s Young and Beautiful (Jeune et Jolie), an exploration of a 17-year-old girl’s willful entry into the world of prostitution. In some ways, it treads similar territory to Julia Leigh’s Sleeping Beauty, but whereas that film maintained a detached, ambiguous tone toward the material.
Vacth plays Isabelle, a 17-year-old girl in a well-off family, who, as the film begins is still a virgin. That doesn’t last so long though, as she more or less sets a personal goal to sleep with a goofy-but-handsome German guy before the end of her family’s seaside vacation.
We remember that François Ozon is a French film director and screenwriter whose films are usually characterized by sharp satirical wit and a freewheeling view on human sexuality.
He has achieved international acclaim for his films 8 femmes (2002) and Swimming Pool (2003). Ozon is considered to be one of the most important French film directors in the new “New Wave” in French cinema such as Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Philippe Ramos, and Yves Caumon, as well as a group of French filmmakers associated with a “cinema du corps/cinema of the body”. Go to Cannes from London.
Next wednesday will start the Cannes Film Festival, the most important cinema kermesse in the world. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will be taking a trip to Cannes together in just a couple days. Expecially Pattinson will be there to work the press for his upcoming film.
Mr Pattinson and Misses Srewart will spend over $7,500 a night on a suite at Hotel Du Cap! Following the festival, the two will be heading off on a romantic vacation. Rumors going on the web reveals that they have their eye on doing a tour of the local museums, like the Picasso one in Antibes, and Renoir’s house. They’re also going to go down to Provence and visit the vineyards there.
We remember that the Cannes International Film Festival, that in french is calles Le Festival International du Film de Cannes is a very important film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world. Founded in 1946, it is one of the most prestigious and publicised film festivals in the worlld. Take a plane from Orio al Serio Airport.
Iron is a material that was adopted in the construction of stairs only from the nineteenth century, in correspondence with the Industrial Revolution, as an override of stone and masonry for vertical structural elements, such as iron spiral staircases and beams, at first mainly in the field of industrial buildings, then in every field of civil, industrial and military architecture.
In this article we speak of prefabricated structures, and specifically of staircases. There are rather stringent regulations with regard to the installation of prefabricated staircases, and here we try to make a point of the situation, concise but as comprehensive as possible.
The introduction of metal in the field of staircases – which can be traced back to the Nineteenth Century and the growth of the Industrial Revolution – basically consisted in the replacement of wooden beams with regard to the structural parts, and masonry and stone with regard to columns and load-bearing elements. Initially, the iron and steel staircase was employed especially in industrial environments, but later on the use of this ductile and resilient material spread in other architectural contexts.
In the field of art, the iron and steel staircase roused a great success in the movements of Art Nouveau and Art Déco, where the material allowed free forms of expression that were playing on scrolls, floral, elegant, fanciful decorations. To cite but one example of these applications in the arts of iron and steel staircase, see the famous work of Casa Horta built by Henry van der Velde, or the amazing creations of Antoni Gaudi.
Nowadays iron is presented for what it is: a sturdy, simple, convenient for batch production, long lasting material. It is also used as an element of the steps in the spiral and steel staircase, when it is printed, painted or chromed. Can serve as a handrail for iron railings, or as a supporting structure for the central beam of staircases. In short, the stark beauty of iron makes it an appreciated element in all areas of architecture of stairs, from the spiral staircase to the ramp stairsf.
In the space of modern apartments – often reduced to a minimum – you need to take advantage of every corner in a functional way, which is why, very often a loft is used, when the ceiling height and shape of the local allow it. This obviously also involves the realization of a wooden staircase to the loft, which in turn must be designed to reduce a further loss of housing surfaces.