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Lupin: The True Story of the Queen’s Necklace

The plot from the new series Lupin – the first big French success on Netflix in the United States – draws its inspiration from Maurice Leblanc’s novels and the affair of the queen's necklace, a scandal that tarnished Marie-Antoinette’s reputation in the 18th century. In the words of Mirabeau, the affair of the diamond necklace was the prelude to the...

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Young Leaders, a Bridge Between Two Elites

This program from the French-American Foundation, whose 40th anniversary we celebrate this year, has worked to bring future French leaders closer to their U.S. counterparts. The profiles of French participants are far more consistent than those of the Americans, a trend that has long reflected the two countries’ different ways of training their elites. Times have changed, but the diversity...

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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (January 25-31)

Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children's shows you don't want to miss on TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Voix d'or Monday, January 25, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST) Aged 26, Jean-François Marras becomes a tenor at the Opéra de Paris, a...

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Emmanuel de Boisset: Bringing Art Into Businesses

Emmanuel de Boisset, a Young Leader with the French-American Foundation in 2009, is the co-founder and president of the Artismagna contemporary art gallery in Lille, Paris, and Lyon, and has decided to bring art into businesses. France-Amérique: What role can art play in corporate projects? Emmanuel de Boisset: The surprise of an esthetic, poetic experience in a working environment offers...

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Gaëlle Josse: Writing the Memory of Ellis Island

A moving visit to Ellis Island in 2012 inspired French poet Gaëlle Josse to write a novel, The Last Days of Ellis Island. Recently translated into English, it plunges the reader into the mind of a fictional character to bring a chapter in American history to life. As the New York immigration center prepares for its final days on November...

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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (January 18-24)

Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children's shows you don't want to miss on TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Philippe Pasqua, l'art de la raison Monday, January 18, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST) Philippe Pasqua is one of the most highly-rated French...

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FrancoFiles, a Rendez-Vous for Francophiles in the United States

France-Amérique has teamed up with the podcast produced by the French embassy in Washington D.C., whose second season will be launched on January 12. Upcoming themes include the American Library in Paris, the Marquis de Lafayette’s tour of the United States, and Francophone and American comics! Representing France in the United States, defending its interests, and protecting its citizens are...

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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (January 11-17)

Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children's shows you don't want to miss on TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Il a déjà tes yeux - Episodes 1 & 2 Tuesday, January 12, at 11:30 pm EST (8:30 pm PST) It’s back to school for...

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Parisian Intellectuals and Their Plague

The year 2020 will forever be known as the year of Covid, the virus that devastated lives and economies throughout the world. On an infinitely more modest scale, for Parisian intellectuals, those well-connected writers, editors, and critics at ease on radio and television, 2020 was also a plague year, one which caused no deaths, but which seriously undermined a longstanding,...

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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (January 4-10)

Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children's shows you don't want to miss on TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Les Eblouis Monday, January 4, at 11:30 pm EST (8:30 pm PST) Camille, 12, is passionate about the circus. But everything changes when her parents...

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Pierre Cardin, the All-Rounder of Fashion, Dies at 98

He dressed Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, and the Beatles. He designed the interior of a famous American sports car, stepped into Buzz Aldrin’s spacesuit, and posed bare-chested on the cover of Time. Pierre Cardin, the all-rounder of fashion, passed away on December 29 at 98. The man was the recently the subject of an in-depth U.S. documentary, House of Cardin,...

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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (December 28-January 3)

Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children's shows you don't want to miss on TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Le monument préféré des Français 2020 Monday, December 21, at 11:30 pm EST (8:30 pm PST) France counts some 40,000 protected monuments and sites, with...

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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (December 21-27)

Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children's shows you don't want to miss on TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Système K Monday, December 21, at 11:30 pm EST (8:30 pm PST) In the urban jungle of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,...

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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (December 14-20)

Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children's shows you don't want to miss on TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Des Français libres, sauver l'honneur Monday, December 14, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST) Between June 1940 and the early days of 1943, the...

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Writing the States: Recent French Fiction about l’Amérique

America, with its clarities and contradictions, has always fascinated French writers. But the number of books published in the last ten years shows a renewed interested in l'Amérique, as this brief sampling of novels can attest. The Francophone world might have been puzzled by Jimmy Carter, astonished by Ronald Reagan, annoyed by George W.H. Bush, flummoxed by Bill Clinton, and...

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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (December 7-13)

Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children's shows you don't want to miss on TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. L'Education sentimentale Tuesday, December 8, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST) Having moved to Paris to carry out scientific research, Frédéric Moreau falls passionately...

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Picto and Magnum Photos: A Parallel History

For more than seventy years, the French photo lab Picto has expressed the visions of photographers from the Magnum Photos agency, founded in New York in 1947. This transatlantic collaboration is as successful as it is historical, and is the focus of an exhibition open through December 20 at the Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York. Robert Capa’s renowned photo...

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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (November 30-December 6)

Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children's shows you don't want to miss on TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Une ravissante idiote Tuesday, December 1, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST) Eager to take revenge, Harry Campton, a bank employee of Russian origin...

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Seattle Puts Francophone Comics in the Spotlight

The Made in France association has been promoting French culture in Seattle and providing extracurricular French classes to middle school and high school students and adults since 2016. This year, it will be hosting the city’s first Francophone comic arts festival, which will be held online from December 2 through 5. It all started when Jean Bastide came to visit....

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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (November 23-29)

Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children's shows you don't want to miss on TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Desrances Monday, November 23, at 11:30 pm EST (8:30 pm PST) Francis Desrances has made a life for himself in Ivory Coast after his family...

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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (November 16-22)

Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children's shows you don't want to miss on TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Louise Michel Tuesday, November 17, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST) One night, the boss of a textile company empties his factory to relocate...