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‘Hawa’ Review: A Big-Hearted Contemporary Fable About a Unique Parisian Kid’s Life-Affirming Quest - - Mali
‘Hawa’ Review: A Big-Hearted Contemporary Fable About a Unique Parisian Kid’s Life-Affirming Quest
Tomris Laffly A bold celebration of taking up space in places you’re told you don’t belong, “Hawa” is a crowd-pleasing fable with a fluffy heart, fierce spirit and disarming sense of humor. These qualities also define the titular heroine of Maïmouna Doucouré’s lovely sophomore feature, co-written by Doucouré, Alain-Michel Blanc, Zangro and David Elkaim. Hawa is both sensitive and fearless while she roams the streets of Paris on a life-defining quest with her dependable scooter and unapologetic blonde afro, seeing the world through her idiosyncratic coke-bottle glasses as she earns the help and goodwill of a parade of strangers. Don’t be alarmed by the crowded group of writers here — despite the many cooks in the kitchen, “Hawa,” under the baton of Doucouré, is as coherently envisioned and tightly structured as movies come. You might recall the gifted Doucouré’s name and recognize her style from her debut “Cuties,” a prize winner at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival whose fate was overshadowed by an unfair and misguided controversy that erupted about it later that year. In her equally confident second feature, the defiant Doucouré puts to work the same vigorous essence at the core of her previous film, one that comprehends the complicated headspace of burdened, contemporary young ones and splits the difference between a touch of magical realism and social drama.
Matthew Macconaughey - Camila Alves - Matthew McConaughey looks so different in unexpected throwback photo - - Texas - Mali
Matthew McConaughey looks so different in unexpected throwback photo
Matthew McConaughey has lived a decorated life and one that he's documented in his memoirs, Greenlights. And the star recently took another walk down memory lane by sharing a throwback photo from one of his adventures - and he looked so different. MORE: Camila Alves' family video with children and Matthew McConaughey is adorable Matthew posted a snapshot of himself shirtless, with a shaved head and with his beard gathered into long ponytails. WATCH: Matthew McConaughey's family surprise him on Father's DayHis trademark curly hair was nowhere to be seen and Matthew looked intense and focused as he glared down the lens of the camera.He simply captioned it: "Journey on #greenlightsbook," and fans began weighing in on the image and wondering which part of the book it was from. MORE: Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves' sweet living situation MORE: Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey's three children are picture-perfect during vacation Many were convinced it was after an encounter he wrote about in Mali where he accepted the challenge to wrestle the strongest man several villages over.A post shared by Matthew McConaughey (@officiallymcconaughey)Matthew shared a photo from one of his many epic adventuresOthers took the opportunity to tell him what an incredible book it is and wrote: "Greenlights best book I’ve ever read ….
Lisa Curry’s divisive design choice as huge home hits the market - - Mali
Lisa Curry’s divisive design choice as huge home hits the market
WATCH: Lisa Curry speaks about her late daughter on ABCThe sprawling 24 hectare property is shared by her and Elvis impersonator husband Mark Tabone and doubles as a business, as they run their Mali wellness retreat there.Having hosted everything from camping, to corporate events, weddings and bootcamps at the Crohamhurst property, it’s also been the site of plenty of family milestones for the couple.READ NEXT: Lisa Curry opens up on life after the loss of her daughter, Jaimi KennyRecent photos showed Lisa and her children – Jett Kenny and Morgan Gruell – celebrating her late mother’s life with the extended family in one of the property’s event spaces, styled like a rustic barn.Lisa poses in one of the property's event spaces with son Jett Kenny.Meanwhile Lisa’s Instagram is littered with snaps of her and Mark looking loved-up in the lush outdoor spaces around the property, and spending time with their grandkids inside the main home.RELATED: Morgan Gruell welcomes her third baby with husband RyanNew photos have given fans unprecedented access to the three bedroom, two bathroom family home, showing off a few unique touches that were definitely inspired by Lisa’s own style.Pictures taken from the property listing on the Domain website show Lisa and Mark’s kitchen is decked out with matching pink Smeg appliances, including a fridge, toaster, kettle and more.Lisa has decked the home out in pink!There’s even more pink littered throughout the house, a design choice which some potential buyers may find a little divisive – though others are sure to love it.There are also plenty of coastal touches, like a framed palm tree artwork in the living area and a woven chair upon which sits an acoustic guitar.Outside there's a huge pool
Philippe Coutinho - Brendan Rodgers - Steven Gerrard - John Macginn - Aston Villa given £50m transfer budget as Steven Gerrard makes two-man midfield shortlist - - Scotland - Manchester - Nigeria - Mali
Aston Villa given £50m transfer budget as Steven Gerrard makes two-man midfield shortlist
Aston Villa are ready to launch a summer bid to land Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.Villa boss Steven Gerrard’s number one target is getting a high-quality defensive midfielder into the club.And he’ll have £50m at his disposal to get the man he wants.Brighton’s Yves Bissouma and Ndidi are top of his list and he’s desperate to land one of them.Villa have already failed in one bid to get Mali international Bissouma from The Seagulls.They submitted a formal £30m offer for the 25-year-old last month but hit a brick wall.Bissouma has 18 months left on his contract but with Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle also showing interest, Brighton could wait for a bidding war to start to get nearer their £45m valuation.Gerrard has already indicated that he’s prepared to revisit that in the summer, saying: "We put in a bid for Bissouma which was turned away, and we respected it."If a move is not right then we might have to be patient and that’s where we are right now.”But he also has Ndidi right up at the top of his wish list as he prepares for his first summer transfer window at the club since making the move south from Rangers.Nigerian international Ndidi signed a bumper six-year deal at Leicester in 2018 which ties him to the club until the summer of 2024.Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers would actively resist any moves for the player but knows The Foxes could be prone to a big enough offer.Villa’s ambitious board have already shown they are prepared to back Gerrard by sanctioning the £25m arrival of Lucas Digne and the sensational loan deal which brought Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.And he’ll have a big summer war chest regardless of whether they decide to cash in on midfielders John McGinn and Douglas Luiz.Scotland
Liverpool star Sadio Mane posts update from hospital after AFCON concussion scare - - Senegal - Cape Verde - Mali
Liverpool star Sadio Mane posts update from hospital after AFCON concussion scare
Sadio Mane may have scored a wonder goal in Senegal's 2-0 win over Cape Verde in the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday, but Liverpool fans held their breath as the forward was forced off through injury.The Liverpool star suffered a clash of heads with Cape Verde goalkeeper Vozinha as he battled for a high ball on the edge of the area, who was sent off after the pair received treatment.Even with clear discomfort, Mane managed to produce a moment of magic and help Senegal on there way to the quarter=finals, but he was forced off just moments after putting his side ahead.With a suspected concussion, Mane travelled straight to a nearby hospital to be checked out, and the player has now posted an update.Mane calmed the many worried fans of both Senegal and Liverpool, and also cracked a joke alongside the Cape Verde goalkeeper who he had collided with.Pictured with Vozinha who was also at the hospital, Mane added the caption to his Instagram: "Senegal vs Cape Verde in the pitch, in the hospital."Everything is fine, thank you all for the messages."The incident happened after 70 minutes as Mane was charging through on goal, before being taken out by Vozinha, who received Cape Verde's second red card of the game."Sadio had a big shock with the goalkeeper and I haven't heard from him yet, he was dizzy and he is currently in the hospital," Senegal head coach Cisse said after the final whistle, as reported by journalist Adama Ndione."We will have news later.