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. L’Eau à la Bouche
Tuesday, July 7, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
1959. At a castle in the Pyrénées-Orientales, six people gather to settle an inheritance issue: the lady of the house Milena, her cousins Jean-Paul and Séraphine, the notary Miguel, and the servants Prudence and César. Couples get together for one night. At dawn, the masks come off. | Film directed by Film réalisé by Jacques Doniol-Valcroze with Françoise Brion, Bernadette Lafont, and Michel Galabru (France, 1959).
© Les Films de la Pléiade
2. Mont-Saint-Michel, le Labyrinthe de l’Archange
Wednesday, July 8, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Lost between Brittany and Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel attracts several million visitors every year. Making the most of work being carried out during a restoration project, historians and archaeologists lift the veil on the architectural mysteries of an iconic monument constantly rebuilt throughout the thirteen centuries of its tumultuous history. | Documentary directed by Marc Jampolsky (France, 2017).
© Arte/Gedeon Programmes/CNRS Images/INRAP/Centre des monuments nationaux
3. Une Saison au Puy du Fou: Episode 10
Friday, July 10, at 2:30 pm EST (11:30 am PST)
An immersive visit to the Puy du Fou, the French’s favorite theme park, created in the Vendée département in 1977, and totally dedicated to history. We follow the everyday lives of some twenty employees including seven principal characters, working in all sectors. | Documentary series directed by Vincent Dupouy (France, 2017).
© Stéphane Audran
4. La Piste des Senteurs, de Florence à Grasse
Saturday, July 11, at 2:30 pm EST (11:30 am PST)
Florence, 1533. The Dominicans of Santa Maria Novella create the first eau de toilette containing alcohol for the wedding of Catherine de’ Medici. “The Queen’s water” proved popular in Europe. From Tuscany to Grasse, in the South of France, the sourcing expert Stéphane Piquart seeks out the plants of the Renaissance. | Documentary directed by Antoine Rivière (France, 2017).
© Flair Production/Ushuaïa TV
5. Mon Nouveau Monde, Benjamin à Sydney: Season 1, Episode 1 & 2
Sunday, July 12, at 2:30 pm EST (11:30 am PST)
It’s not always easy to get used to life in a new country. In each episode, Canadian children who have moved abroad talk about their daily experiences, including family life, school, games, and friends. | Documentary series directed by Jeannine Gagné and Katia Paradis (Canada, 2016).
© Amazone Film
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5 Monde USA is available on the channel’s website!