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 TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States.
1. Le monument préféré des Français 2020
Monday, December 21, at 11:30 pm EST (8:30 pm PST)
France counts some 40,000 protected monuments and sites, with a third being listed. Fourteen are in competition: Which one will the French choose as their favorite? Television host Stéphane Bern will present each contender and the winner from the Château de Champs-sur-Marne, one of the most magnificently furnished in the Ile-de-France département. | Entertainment show presented by Stéphane Bern (France, 2020).
© Morgane Production
2. Un soir au music-hall (Folies Bergères)
Tuesday, December 29, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Bob, a GI on leave in Paris, falls in love with Claudie, a dancer at the famous cabaret Les Folies Bergère. He marries her, settles in Paris, and begins a singing career. But as one concert tour follows another, it doesn’t take long for jealousy to rear its ugly head… | Film directed by Henri Decoin with Eddie Constantine, Zizi Jeanmaire, and Nadia Gray (France, 1956).
© Roger Corbeau/Productions Roitfeld
3. Tout feu, tout flamme
Wednesday, December 30, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Hubert Durieux is a bank manager in a small town in the Oise département. He divides his time between his ex-wife, his mistress, his daughter who shares all her relationship problems with him, and his secretary who secretly loves him. One day, he finds an injured gypsy woman on the road. | Film directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau with Yves Montand, Isabelle Adjani, and Lauren Hutton (France, 1982).
4. Temps de chien
Friday, January 1, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Captain of a river boat on the Seine, fifty-something Jean is going through a seriously rough patch: Suspended by his boss, he risks losing custody of his children and sees himself evicted from his apartment. But his meeting with Victor, a young struggling musician, leads to the perspective of better days to come. | Television film directed by Edouard Deluc with Philippe Debbot, Pablo Pauly, and Laure Calamy (France, 2019).
© The Film TV
5. Gloria Mundi
Sunday, January 3, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Daniel, just out of prison, discovers he’s a grandfather. An opportunity for him to reconnect with his family as they struggle to make ends meet. But as bad luck makes life even tougher for the young parents, Daniel decides he’s prepared to try anything in order to help them… | Film directed by Robert Guédiguian with Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, and Gérard Meylan (France, Italy, 2018).
© Ex Nihilo
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5MONDE USA is available on the channel’s website!