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.
Monday, June 15, at 11:05 pm EST (8:05 pm PST)
In a world where digital technology has invaded our lives, some of us end up cracking. Addict or technophobe, with family or at school, at work or in love, Selfie tells the comic and wild destinies of Homo Numericus on the verge of a nervous breakdown. | Film directed by Tristan Aurouet and Thomas Bidegain with Manu Payet, Blanche Gardin, and Elsa Zylberstein (France, 2019).
© Marie-Camille Orlando/Mandoline Films/Chez Georges Production
2. That Tender Age
Tuesday, June 16, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Antoine Lartigue and Marie Malhouin decide to have their parents meet before getting married. The summer holidays are a good opportunity, and the Lartigue sun awaits the Malhouin family. But not everything is going as planned… | Film directed by Gilles Grangier with Jean Gabin, Fernandel, and Marie Dubois. (France, 1964).
3. Passion Patrimoine: Un Hiver en Alsace
Wednesday, June 17, at 8:30 am EST (5:30 am PST)
Alsace lights up for Christmas… After climbing to the top of Strasbourg Cathedral and re-hanging its immense tapestries, it’s the final stage in renovating the stained-glass windows. In the Carré d’Or, as elsewhere, the Christmas markets open, and, before tracking the enigmatic lynx, we explore the castles of the Bas-Rhin département. | Documentary directed by Emmanuel Roblin (France, 2018).
© France 3/Des Racines et des Ailes
Thursday, June 18, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Cambodia, 1975. By trying to find Sovanh, her 4 year-old son, snatched from his family by the Khmer Rouge, Chou is interned in a work camp. Despite the very hard living conditions Chou is ready to do anything to reunite her family once again. | Animation film directed by Denis Do with the voices of Louis Garrel and Bérénice Bejo (France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Cambodia, 2017).
© Les Films d’Ici/Sébastien Onomo/BAC Films
5. Coluche: L’Histoire d’un Mec
Sunday, June 21, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
September 1980. French comedian Coluche is at the peak of his career. Always one to push the boundaries, he decides to run for president, for a laugh. Very soon the polls take a surprising turn. What if a clown was elected president ? He starts to believe… | Film directed Antoine de Caunes with François-Xavier Demaison, Léa Drucker, and Olivier Gourmet (France, 2007).
© Cipango/Studio 37/France 2 Cinéma
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5 Monde USA is available on the channel’s website!