News du Jour: Raves for YSL Biopic, Libération’s Free Speech

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Yves St. Laurent (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Yves St. Laurent (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage) Photo: Ron Galella

Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent, the second YSL biopic to be released this year, premiered at Cannes and garnered excellent reviews compared to those of its predecessor, Jalil Lespert’s Yves Saint Laurent. [Le Nouvel Observateur]

More bad news for French newspapers: Libération, the left-wing staple co-founded by Jean-Paul Sartre, protested an attempt to change the paper into a digital-only franchise with a front-page article declaring “We are a newspaper,” followed by a list of things they were not, such as a social network and a restaurant. [NYTimes]

Former Société Générale trader Jérôme  Kerviel was arrested in Nice after he attempted to cross the border into Italy. In 2010, Kerviel was sentenced for his illegal trades, which ended up costing the French bank 4.9 billion euros. [Le Monde]

A drunk man was arrested after attempting to climb the Eiffel Tower. [The Local]

Food trucks are headed to Paris. [Le Figaro]