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. The Denunciation
Tuesday, June 2, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 am PST)
Accused of murdering a far-right journalist, Michel can’t bring himself to inform on the real killers, two former resistance fighters. Because Michel is haunted by his past and the memory of an interrogation 20 years earlier by the Gestapo, when he cracked. | Film directed by Jacques Doniol-Valcroze with Maurice Ronet, Françoise Brion, and Nicole Berger (France, 1961).
2. Versailles Rediscovered: The Sun King’s Vanished Palace
Wednesday, June 3, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
During the reign of Louis XIV and the centuries that followed, the Palace of Versailles was constantly being modified. Most of the constructions and areas present at its creation have long disappeared. Thanks to the digitization of some 10,000 plans of the palace, researchers are now recreating this vanished past. | Documentary directed by Marc Jampolsky (France, 2018).
Thursday, June 4, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Maryline grew up in a small village. Her parents never entertained, preferring to live cloistered behind the closed shutters. At 20 she moves to Paris, dreaming of becoming an actress. But the young woman is fragile. Confronted by humiliation and sarcasm, she doesn’t have the words to defend herself… | Film directed by Guillaume Gallienne with Adeline d’Hermy, Vanessa Paradis, and Eric Ruff (France, 2016).
4. L’Hommes des Bois: Dans les Forêts des Vosges
Saturday, June 6, at 6:30 am EST (3:30 am PST)
Simon Allix heads off to explore the forests of the Vosges, along the many streams and rivers crisscrossing this area of low mountain ranges. Through the people he meets, he paints the portrait of those who found refuge in these forests and exploited their natural resources. | Documentary directed by Simon Allix and Laurent Chalet (France, 2017).
5. Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games: Appointment with Death
Sunday, June 7, at 11:05 pm EST (8:05 pm PST)
On the shores of the North Sea, the chambermaid at a former luxury hotel is murdered. Clémence, the owner, becomes the prime suspect. Flamboyant, authoritarian, cruel, particularly with her children, she has set her heart on making Swan Laurence her third husband. But soon Clémence is also found murdered… | Series directed by Nicolas Picard-Dreyfuss with Samuel Labarthe, Blandine Bellavoir, and Elodie Frenck (France, 2019).
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5 Monde USA is available on the channel’s website!