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This Week on TV5 Monde USA (May 11-17)

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. Le Temps des Nababs
Monday, May 11, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST)

Pierre Braunberger, Anatole Dauman, Robert Dorfmann, the Hakim brothers, Mag Bodard, Alain Poiré, Pierre Cottrell, Albina du Boisrouvray, Jacques Perrin… They were self-taught, passionate, and ready to take a risk. Between the post-war years and the end of the 1970s, they worked in the shadows to produce films that still mark audiences today. | Documentary series directed by Florence Strauss and Gioacchino Campanella (France, 2019).

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2. Soupçons: Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2
Tuesday, May 12, at 11 pm EST (8 pm PST)

Victoire, a primary school teacher, moves to a small village with her husband Samuel and their two children. As the new school year begins she meets Florent Malléval, her first love, dropping his daughter off. Their feelings are immediately rekindled. As they prepare to leave their respective partners, Florent’s wife mysteriously disappears. | Series directed by Lionel Bailliu with Julie Gayet, Bruno Debrandt, and Thomas Jouannet (France, 2019).

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3. Marie-Agnès Gillot: L’Art du Grand Ecart
Wednesday, May 13, at 3
pm EST (12 pm PST)

For twenty-five years the prima ballerina Marie-Agnès Gillot has lit up the Opéra de Paris with her grace, moving from classic repertory to contemporary creation. As the time comes to hang up her dancing shoes, she plans a future between creation and transmission. An intimate portrait of an extraordinary artist. | Documentary directed by Anne-Solen Douguet and Damien Cabrespines (France, 2017).

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4. With the Wind
Thursday, May 14, at 8:45 pm EST (5:45 pm PST)

In the Jura mountains, Pauline and Alex are small farmers living in harmony with nature and dreaming of self-sufficiency. But when Samuel, who came to install a wind turbine, asks Pauline about her choices, doubts creep in. It’s the only life she knows. Is the modern world as hostile as they say? | Film directed by Bettina Oberli with Mélanie Thierry, Pierre Deladonchamps, and Nuno Lopes (France, Switzerland, 2017).

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5. Tellement Proches
Sunday, May 17, at 8:45 pm EST (5:45 pm PST)

Like every Saturday evening, Alain is dining with his in-laws. But, more than ever before, Alain has had enough. Enough of his brother-in-law telling him how to live his life, enough of the remarks about his hyperactive son, enough of his sister-in-law’s anxieties. But he has no idea of what’s in store for him this time… | Film directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache with Vincent Elbaz, Isabelle Carré, Omar Sy, and François-Xavier Demaison (France, 2008). | Youth Jury Award at the 2009 Alpe d’Huez International Comedy Film Festival.

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=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5 Monde USA is available on the channel’s website!

  • 12 grands films français ou américains à voir absolument (confinement ou pas) :
    – Alphaville de Jean-Luc Godard
    – La Maison du diable (The Haunting) de Robert Wise
    – Le Parrain 1 de FF Coppola
    – Fenêtre sur cour d’Alfred Hitchcock
    – La Piscine de Jacques Deray avec Delon et Romy Schneider
    – La Poursuite impitoyable (The Chase) d’Arthur Penn avec Marlon Brando et Jane Fonda
    – Les Tontons flingueurs de Georges Lautner (LA comédie française)
    – Angel Heart d’Alan Parker avec Mickey Rourke et Robert de Niro
    – Garde à vue de Claude Miller avec Lino Ventura et Michel Serrault
    – Sixieme Sens de M. Night Shyamalan
    – J’accuse de Roman Polanski
    – Split de M. Night Shyamalan

    (Ordre des films purement aléatoire)

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