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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (September 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. Le magot de Josefa Tuesday, September 22, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST) Josefa has inherited a small fortune thanks to an uncle from...

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Meryem Alaoui: In the Heart of Casablanca

An insolent, resilient prostitute has her life turned upside down when she meets a young director. Published in France in 2018 and in the United States on September 15, 2020, Straight from the Horse’s Mouth is the first novel from a young Moroccan writer. She has her section of sidewalk, her regular clients, a small bedroom she shares with her...

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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (September 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. Trois enfants dans le désordre Tuesday, September 15, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST) An honest entrepreneur is accused of high treason due to...

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Justine Triet: “Motherhood Is Barely Portrayed in Cinema”

French director Justine Triet’s third feature-length film, Sibyl, turned heads at Cannes in 2019 and will be inaugurating Lincoln Center's virtual cinema festival on September 11. Actress Virginie Efira plays Sibyl, an alcoholic psychoanalyst and mother who decides to become a novelist. However, her life is turned upside down after meeting Margot (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a troubled actress about to have...

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“House of Cardin,” a Documentary on the Designer’s Countless Lives

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, the man who was the subject of a remarkable retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum last year, is now the focus of a U.S. documentary,...

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Monet and Chicago, an Impressionist Love Story

Claude Monet never set foot in Chicago — or in the United States for that matter. However, he enjoyed tremendous success there from the 1890s onwards thanks to his dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, the man who put Impressionism on the map, and a number of influential local collectors. This “collective passion” for the French painter is the subject of an exhibition...

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This Week on TV5 Monde USA (September 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 TV5 Monde USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Les virées de Pique-Assiette Monday, September 7, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST) Annick Jeanmairet heads off to meet the "artisans of flavor"...

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Summer 1945, American GIs at the Sorbonne

After the end of the war in Europe, a challenge remained: What could be used to occupy the thousands of idle, impatient U.S. soldiers awaiting repatriation? The top brass delivered an answer: Send them to university! In record time, American study centers shot up in Paris, Nancy, Biarritz, and several other French cities. Picture the scene: At the prestigious Louis-le-Grand...

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This Week on TV5 Monde USA (August 31-September 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 TV5 Monde USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Il a déjà tes yeux: Episodes 1 & 2 Tuesday, September 1, at 11:10 pm EST (8:10 pm PST) It's time to go back...

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In San Francisco, a Villa for French Artists

Villa San Francisco is set to offer French artists an apartment with views of San Francisco Bay and privileged access to Silicon Valley business leaders and leading West Coast universities. The residency will be inaugurated on August 25 by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. France’s soft-power arsenal includes Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, Villa Medici...

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This Week on TV5 Monde USA (August 24-30)

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 TV5 Monde USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Echappées belles: Week-end en midi toulousain Monday, August 24, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST) For the weekend, Raphaël heads to Toulouse, a...

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The Best YouTube Channels for Francophiles

From perfume to pissaladière, YouTube makes it possible to become fluent in all things French without spending a dime or stepping out your door. Here’s a sampling of channels well worth subscribing to. Lifestyle Comme une Française seeks to take viewers beyond classroom French to true biculturalism. With a ready smile, host Géraldine Lepère explains common French gestures, presents the...

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Rebecca Zlotowski: “I Am Offering an Eroticized Vision of Existence”

In her fourth movie, An Easy Girl, available on Netflix in the United States since August 13, Rebecca Zlotowski directs French-Algerian actress, designer, and model Zahia Dehar, who was in the media spotlight for her role in an underage prostitution scandal involving French soccer players. Ten years after the fact, the filmmaker turns her camera to the beautiful Dehar, examining...

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Love in the Time of Lockdowns

France announced in early August the introduction of a special procedure whereby partners separated by Covid-19 and travel restrictions could apply for a family reunification. Great news for binational couples! “Love Is Essential” might sound like the title of a Harlequin romance, but it’s one of several hashtags that highlight the plight of binational couples separated by the travel restrictions...

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This Week on TV5 Monde USA (August 17-23)

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 TV5 Monde USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. De par chez nous Monday, August 17, at 11 am EST (8 am PST) Host Marième Ndiaye travels to meet French-speaking Canadians who have...

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Seventy-Five Years Ago, France-Amérique Explained the Atomic Bomb

The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by an incredibly powerful bomb on August 6 and 9, 1945. In its August 19, 1945 edition, France-Amérique published a front-page feature and a rare popular science article by Jacques Errera. The Belgian physicist discussed nuclear fission and shared his vision of the future of the atomic age. “The atomic bomb...

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This Week on TV5 Monde USA (August 10-16)

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 TV5 Monde USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Echappées Belles: Marseille, la Vie en Bleu Monday, August 10, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST) The clear blue sky, the deep blue...

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This Week on TV5 Monde USA (August 3-9)

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 TV5 Monde USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. A Man Escaped Tuesday, August 4, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST) Arrested by the Germans and sentenced to death, Lieutenant Fontaine is...

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Marie Cuttoli: Weaving Modernity

Marie Cuttoli was a visionary woman forgotten by art history books, despite making traditional tapestry weaving a medium for modernity. This friend of American collectors was determined to reboot the Algerian and French weaving industries. She commissioned works by the greatest artists of her time, from Pablo Picasso and Man Ray to Henri Matisse, paving their way to American museum...

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This Week on TV5 Monde USA (July 27-August 2)

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 TV5 Monde USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 1. Une Nuit: The Louvre with Lambert Wilson Monday, July 27, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST) Who has never dreamt of visiting a...

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Virgil Abloh: Vuitton Switches to American Time

At Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, which reopened on July 14, a retrospective of the work of Virgil Abloh, artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear, explores his unlikely journey, varied talents, and deep ambitions. “Duchamp is my lawyer,” Virgil Abloh likes to say. Riding the wave that has merged streetwear with high fashion, the boundary-defying designer became artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear in...