Accused of “ritual crimes”, who was the “witch” of Castellar?

Accused of ritual crimes who was the witch of Castellar

In Castellar, on the heights of Menton, in a bend of the avenue Saint-Antoine, a small chapel is discreet. The building and its open porch, typical of Provençal rural architecture, do not look like much. Yet they were the scene, 399 years ago, of an unbearable horror scene. A “witch” was hanged and burned there. … Read more

“The Crimes of the Future”: Cronenberg with the scalpel

Veterans of international cinema, at regular intervals, like to unveil requiem-like fictions at the Cannes Film Festival in which they evoke themes that have obsessed them since the start of their careers. Last year, with “Benedetta”, Paul Verhoeven, 83, thus signed a kind of film-summary where, by drawing the portrait of the sulphurous and lesbian … Read more