Nadine Trintignant calls Cantat to stop “completely”

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – PETRAS MALUKAS – | Nadine Trintignant at the Vilnius (Lithuania) court on March 18, 2004 at the beginning of the trial of singer Bertrand Cantat for the murder of Marie Trintignant

Director Nadine Trintignant, mother of Marie Trintignant, told AFP on Tuesday that “it is not enough that (Bertrand) Cantat gives up festivals” this summer, calling on him to stop “completely”.

“If it stopped completely, it would suit me completely.I find it indecent, unspeakable …”, added the director, regretting that Bertrand Cantat “did not have a normal sentence, that is to say say twenty years “.

Sentenced to eight years in prison for deadly blows on his partner Marie Trintignant, Bertrand Cantat was released in 2007 after serving more than half of his sentence.

On Monday, Bertrand Cantat has announced that he will not perform at summer festivals due to a growing protest, which has already resulted in his de-programming at the Les Escales festival in Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique) and at the Ardèche Aluna Festival in France. July.

On the other hand, his tour started March 1st in La Rochelle is maintained until its scheduled end May 29th and 30th at the Olympia in Paris.

Later in the evening, he invoked his “right to reintegration” in a letter posted on his Facebook account.

The singer, 15 years after her death in 2003 under Marie Trintignant’s blows, “renewed” her “most sincere, profound and total compassion to Marie’s family and loved ones”.

Tuesday, Observatory of the freedom of creation estimated in a statement that “Bertrand Cantat has the right to sing”, while judging “legitimate” the debate on his artistic return.

“Cantat has the right to sing (…) everyone is free to go see him or not.In a state of law, no one does justice to oneself, and no one does justice to anyone. ‘other than justice’, it says in the statement.

The Observatory of Creative Freedom also highlights the role of the Minister of Culture, Françoise Nyssen, who estimated last week on France Inter that if it has “not to intervene on the programming” festivals, ” it does not prevent programmers from acting in responsibility “.

“The Minister of Culture is failing in her title and field of intervention by taking positions that are not up to the legal requirements of the Bertrand Cantat tour, and keeping a disturbing silence on most recent cases of infringement of the freedoms of creation and dissemination of works, “writes the organization.

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