CROSS-INTERVIEW – In Beautiful, the Japanese director questions the place of the virtual in our daily life. Concerns shared by the singer Louane, who doubles the heroine in French.
Beautiful is, at first glance, a success story. That of Suzu (Louane in French), an ordinary Japanese teenager who, traumatized by the loss of her mother, rushes into the reassuring world of a virtual reality application. In the skin of her avatar, Belle, a diva saturated with rose, the young woman gains self-confidence. She starts to sing. From time to time, here she is propelled to the rank of international virtual star, followed and adored by millions of fans who do not know anything about her identity. But his report to anonymity falters when he meets another user, a tortured and savage being, in the appearance of a Beast.
Fable 2.0, the new animated film by Mamoru Hosoda (The Wolf Children, Miraï, my little sister) is not just another remake of The beauty and the Beast. The feature film has usefully strayed on the road to rehabilitation and thus eyes with as much eagerness towards the lyrical appearances of the best of Japanese animation, as in the direction of …