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 deserted museum? It is 11 pm and the actor Lambert Wilson enters the Louvre. During the evening, he strolls through the Richelieu, Sully and Denon wings, plunges into the depths of this extraordinary site, and discovers areas that are usually closed to the public. | Documentary directed by Valérie Amarou and Jean-Pierre Devillers (France, 2017).
© Black Dynamite Production
2. Pyrénées, les Montagnes du Midi
Tuesday, July 28, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST)
A vast mountain range linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, the Pyrenees mark a natural border between France and Spain. The local populations speak Basque, Occitan and Catalan, and the architectural heritage reflects this rich cultural diversity. A journey from the Basque beaches to the region of Catalonia. | Documentary directed by Eric Bacos (France, 2017).
© Eric Bacos
3. Des Racines et des Ailes: My Village in Provence
Wednesday, July 29, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
We discover the Luberon’s most gorgeous hill-top villages. Brantes, at the foot of Mont Ventoux, where the locals want to keep their village alive. Rosans, in the Baronnies Provençales, where Jean-François Rousseau helps young farmers set up. And Ferrassières, on the Albion plateau, to visit the Château de la Gabelle. | Documentary directed by Florence Troquerea (France, 2018).
4. Liberty Belle
Thursday, July 30, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
As the 1959 academic year begins, Julien Berg begins the first year of an intensive preparation course in Paris. The Algerian War is stirring things up in the high school, as extreme left-wing activists confront those supporting French Algeria. Without being particularly committed himself, Julien sympathises with the former… | Film directed by Pascal Kané with Jérôme Zucca, Dominique Laffin, and André Dussollier (France, 1983).
© Les Films du Losange
5. Les Paradis Perdus de l’Atlantique Sud (Part 1)
Saturday, August 1, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
In two parts, a journey of initiation to discover the lost paradises of the Southern Atlantic. The Lyrial, an expedition cruise ship, sets off for a crossing that’s quite literally out of this world, between Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope. | Documentary directed by Christophe Boyer and Alain Dayan (France, 2018).
© Camera One Television
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5 Monde USA is available on the channel’s website!