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 city resolutely facing the future yet still firmly anchored in tradition. From its historical city center, to its gastronomy and the Garonne, its famous river, la Ville Rose (“the pink city”), as it is known in French, reveals all its secrets. | Documentary directed by Raphaël de Casabianca (France, 2018).
© TV5 Monde
2. Pour rire!
Tuesday, August 25, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
A jealous husband pursues his wife and her handsome lover throughout Paris. | Film directed by Lucas Belvaux with Ornella Muti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Tonie Marshall (France, 1997).
© Le Petit Bureau
3. Grand et petit
Wednesday, August 26, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST)
This is mid-winter in the mountains as primary school students discover the universe with Stéphanie Juneau, a Canadian astrophysicist. Throughout their week-long introduction to astronomy, they experience darkness, emptiness, immensity, and try to personify the celestial bodies. Together, they wonder about their own place in the vastness of it all. | Documentary directed by Camille Budin (Switzerland, 2017).
© RTS/Intermezzo Films
4. Mes provinciales
Thursday, August 27, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Etienne leaves his home in the provinces to study film in Paris. He becomes friends with Mathias and Jean-Noël, who both share his passion for cinema. They are young, full of dreams and ambition. The coming year turns everything upside down. | Film directed by Jean-Paul Civeyrac with Andranic Manet, Corentin Fila, and Gonzague Van Bervesselès (France, 2017).
© Moby Dick Films
5. L’Empereur de Paris
Sunday, August 30, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
The 1800s. Vidocq, a famous escaped convict, is suspected of murder. Pleading innocence, he offers the head of the Sûreté a deal: He’ll help combat the major criminal gangs in exchange for his freedom. The other policemen are furious and the Paris underworld puts a price on his head… | Film directed by Jean-François Richet with Vincent Cassel, Fabrice Luchini, Patrick Chesnais, and August Diehl (France, 2018).
© Roger Arpajou/Mandarin Production/Gaumont/France 2 Cinéma/France 3 Cinéma
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5 Monde USA is available on the channel’s website!