This is your new reality: You are confined at home for the foreseeable future. Take advantage of this time to watch TV5 Monde USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. 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!
1. Bouffe MTL: With the Greeks
Monday, April 20, at 11:30 am EST (11:30 am PST)
Culinary show hosted by Jean-Michel Péloquin and Yann Vallières (Canada, 2017). Right in the heart of the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighborhood of Montreal, Jean-Michel and Yann discover Greece with Zoé and her family. Grilled octopus, flambéed saganaki cheese and Greek dancing are involved. There’s no doubt about it, the Greeks know how to party — whether they are 7 or 77!
Tuesday, April 21, at 8:45 pm EST (5:45 am PST)
Film directed by Guy Lefranc with Louis Jouvet, Jean Brochard, Pierre Bertin, Pierre Renoir, Jean Carmet, and Louis de Funès (France, 1950). In 1923, after having opened his surgery practice in Saint-Maurice, Dr. Knock discovers a population in perfectly good health. But based on his motto, “healthy people are simply people who don’t realize they are ill,” the doctor sets out to enlighten those able to pay for the treatment their condition demands!
3. Présidentielle, une Epreuve d’Artistes
Wednesday, April 22, at 3:02 pm EST (12:02 pm PST)
Documentary directed by Yves Derai and Yves Azéroual (France, 2017). From the 1974 French presidential election to that of 2012, almost all key candidates campaigned with the help of an artistic committee. Why is this necessary? We look back at 40 years of contemporary political history to understand the complex and often stormy relationship between artists and those governing us.
4. Le Grand Show de l’Humour: The French’s 50 Favorite Comedians
Saturday, April 25, at 11:25 pm EST (8:25 pm PST)
Entertainment show produced by Franck Broqua and hosted by Michel Drucker (France, 2020). Discover who the French have chosen as their 50 favorite comedians in 2020. Who will be number 1? On the stage at the Palais des Sports in Paris, this exceptional show brings together clips of the greatest comedians from yesterday and today in their funniest bits.
5. Small World
Sunday, April 26, at 8:50 pm EST (5:50 pm PST)
Film directed by Bruno Chiche with Gérard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Alexandra Maria Lara, and Niels Arestrup (France, 2010). Conrad has been the odd job man for the wealthy Senn family since time immemorial. But as his health begins to deteriorate, he starts to recount memories that don’t quite tie in with the family’s official history. Elvira, the matriarch, suddenly reveals a very aggressive side to her nature…
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5 Monde USA is available on the channel’s website!