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. Les virées de Pique-Assiette
Monday, September 7, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Annick Jeanmairet heads off to meet the “artisans of flavor” in French-speaking Switzerland, accompanied by Philippe Chevrier, prestigious chef at the Domaine de Châteauvieux. At the wheel of a collector’s car and with humour and simplicity, the pair puts local regional produce in the spotlight. | Travel and culinary show presented by Annick Jeanmairet and Philippe Chevrier (Switzerland, 2019).
2. La belle Américaine
Tuesday, September 8, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
In buying a superb American car for 500 francs, Marcel, a factory worker, thinks he’s made the bargain of his life! A feeling that quickly disappears when what began as a golden opportunity turns out to be an inexhaustible source of problems. | Film directed by Robert Dhéry with Robert Dhéry, Colette Brosset, and Alfred Adam (France, 1961).
© LCJ Productions
3. Le Tour de France
From Tuesday, September 8, at 2:30 pm EST (11:30 am PST) and on Saturday at 5 pm EST (2 pm PST)
The 107th edition of the Tour de France, which is being held under exceptional conditions due to the health crisis, includes 21 stages for a total distance of approximately 3,470 kilometers (2156 miles). The race will end on the Champs-Elysées in Paris on Sunday, September 20!
© A.S.O./Alex Broadway
4. La faute à Fidel
Thursday, September 10, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
1970. Nine year-old Anna leads a peaceful, comfortable life. The only concern is her communist uncle fighting Franco. His execution and a trip to Chile, where Allende has just been elected, completely transform her parents who decide to take a political stand. Anna starts to lose her bearings… | Film directed by Julie Gavras with Nina Kervel, Julie Depardieu, and Stefano Accorsi (France, 2005).
© France 3 Cinéma
5. Trois jours et une vie
Sunday, September 13, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Christmas 1999. In a peaceful village in the Belgian Ardennes, a child disappears. Did he simply wander off and got lost? Was he abducted? As the community rapidly becomes a hotbed of rumor and suspicion, a devastating event suddenly deals fate a new hand. | Film directed by Nicolas Boukhrief with Sandrine Bonnaire, Pablo Pauly, and Charles Berling (France, Belgium, 2018).
© Nicolas Schul/Mahi Films/Gaumont/France 3 Cinéma/Ganapati/La Company/Umedia/Nexus Factory
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5 Monde USA is available on the channel’s website!