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. La Dernière d’Entre Elles
Monday, April 27, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST)
Through the voice of 94 year-old Rosette, Pierre Goetschel puts together the story of a small group of women who survived Auschwitz-Birkenau, forever linked by destiny. Some committed their story to paper a few days after their return to France. A particularly personal examination of what still remains of Auschwitz. | Documentary directed by Pierre Goetschel (France, 2018).
2. Les Milles, Le Train de la Liberté
Thursday, April 30, at 8:45 pm EST (5:45 am PST)
In 1940, Jews, Communists and other opponents to the Nazi regime are interned in the Les Milles camp, near Aix-en-Provence. Many of them fled Hitler’s Germany in 1933. But while France has just signed the armistice, Commandant Perrochon cannot bring himself to surrender them to the Nazis… | Film directed by Sébastien Grall with Jean-Pierre Marielle, Ticky Holgado, Philippe Noiret, François Berléand, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Rüdiger Vogler (France, Germany, Poland, 1995).
3. Je Sais Tomber
Friday, May 1, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Twenty year-old Kevin is bored living with his parents in the country and works half-heartedly on a farm. When he meets Alice, an acrobat in an equestrian circus, it’s love at first sight. To win her heart, he takes a crazy decision: To learn equestrian vaulting all on his own. | TV film directed by Alain Tasma with Benjamin Voisin, Margot Bancilhon, and Aloïse Sauvage (France, 2018).
4. Thalassa: From Toulon to Porquerolles
Saturday, May 2, at 8:50 pm EST (5:50 pm PST)
A veritable city within the city, the French naval base at Toulon employs 23,000 persons. We then travel to Porquerolles, a short distance from the city of Hyères in the South of France, to meet with Edith and Marc Frilet, who fell in love with this Mediterranean island. | Travel show focused on the maritime world (France, 2020).
5. Tomorrow and Thereafter
Sunday, May 3, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Nine year-old Mathilde lives alone with her fragile but loving mother. Some consider her crazy but the young girl pretends to ignore their jibes! She prefers taking refuge in her own inner world, conversing with her talking owl. Perhaps to avoid thinking about the inevitable separation. | Film directed by Noémie Lvovsky with Luce Rodriguez, Noémie Lvovsk, Anaïs Demoustier, and Mathieu Amalric (France, 2015).
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5 Monde USA is available on the channel’s website!