François Margolin – ©Charles Gubler

Screenwriter, director, producer, François Margolin is the author of around twenty documentary or fiction films, including “The Opium of the Taliban”, “The Little Soldiers” and “Salafists”.

At the beginning of May, he left for Ukraine in the middle of the war and returned with the feeling of having witnessed a genocide reminiscent of the tragedies of the XNUMXth century.

Ukrainian of origin, Margolin is intimately familiar with this country attacked by Vladimir Putin's army. At the beginning of the last century, his grandfather fled Soviet Ukraine to settle in France. But his eight siblings were not so lucky. Remaining there, they were all killed during the "Shoah by bullets", as we call the first phase of the destruction of the Jews of Europe by the Nazis before the implementation of the "final solution ".

In a video filmed by Marais Mood at the end of May 2022, he shares his analysis. If, for him, Volodymyr Zelensky quickly rose to the height of the historical situation to become a real war leader, this is not the case for the French president. Interview.

Text: Katia Barillot
Video: Charles Gubler

21.06.22

Europeans 2024: Glucksmann in the lead in the Marais

Europeans 2024: Glucksmann in the lead in the Marais

The list led by Raphaël Glucksmann comes first in the two Marais districts with 29,41% in the 3rd arrondissement and 29,41% in the 4th. She is also victorious in the 2nd, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 18th.

Notre-Dame: dismantling of the scaffolding has begun

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Europeans 2024: Glucksmann in the lead in the Marais

Europeans 2024: Glucksmann in the lead in the Marais

The list led by Raphaël Glucksmann comes first in the two Marais districts with 29,41% in the 3rd arrondissement and 29,41% in the 4th. She is also victorious in the 2nd, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 18th.

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It's a clear place and well framed like a film photo. Normal, one might say, since this café-restaurant also has a bookstore section dedicated to photography with quality, sometimes rare works – selected by different curators such as Christine Barthe, the photo manager…

Chic vintage boutiques in the Marais

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The second-hand market has always had its fans. There is, however, vintage and vintage. From the sweatshirt sold by weight to the rare restored piece, there is a world of difference. It is second hand fashion, which today meets environmental concerns. Above all, it's a way to create unique looks at a good price.

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