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 waiting to be executed. In his cell, escaping is his last hope. So begins the distress and fear which inevitably accompany the meticulous and secret escape preparations… | Film directed by Robert Bresson with François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, and Maurice Beerblock (France, 1956).
Wednesday, August 5, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Welcome to the Lower-North-Shore, a remote region east of Quebec, where three communities — anglophone, francophone and first nations innu — share the isolation of this barren land where there are no roads to the outside world. | Documentary directed by Stéphane Trottier and Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay (Canada, 2018).
Thursday, August 6, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
David discovers that he can travel through time. With the help of a Japanese scientist, he tries to improve his control over this strange psychic ability. He thus hopes to be able to return to a specific moment in his past, that tragic instant when, for him, everything changed forever… | Film directed by Patrick Demers with François Arnaud, Normand D’Amour, and Milton Tanaka (Canada, 2018).
4. Les Châteaux de France: Compiègne, un Palais Royal et Imperial
Friday, August 7, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST)
From Clovis to Napoleon III, almost all French sovereigns stayed at Compiègne. Ideally located at the confluence of the Aisne and the Oise, at a crossroads between Soissons and Beauvais, the castle was the summer residence of crowned heads who welcomed there some of the finest minds of their time. | Documentary directed by Olivier Hennegrave (France, 2017).
5. Y’a Pas Ecole?
Saturday, August 8, at 11 am EST (8 am PST)
An educational program for children and teenagers, to revise the school curriculum in a different way than sitting in the classroom. Physics, biology, media studies, history… Everything is covered, and everyone has fun! | Children and teenagers’ program hosted by Tania Chytil (Switzerland, 2020).
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5 Monde USA is available on the channel’s website!