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. L’Education sentimentale
Tuesday, December 8, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Having moved to Paris to carry out scientific research, Frédéric Moreau falls passionately in love with Ms. Arnoux. With an unfaithful husband, the latter is not impervious to the young idealist’s charms. But as they become closer, Catherine Dambreuse, secretly in love with her cousin, schemes to remove her rival. | Film directed by Alexandre Astruc with Jean-Claude Brialy, Marie-José Nat, and Michel Auclair (France, Italy, Germany, 1961).
© LCJ Productions
2. Des racines et des ailes – Passion patrimoine : En remontant la Seine, de l’estuaire à Paris
Wednesday, December 9, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
The Seine, that majestic river with its impressive chalk cliffs carved over the centuries and broad meanders that create landscapes unique in France. As we travel upstream, we meet many of those who live near the river or depend on it for their livelihood. | Documentary directed by Mathilde Deschamps Lotthé (France, 2016).
Thursday, December 10, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
During a holiday on Oléron Island, Jacques, aged 38 and father to four young boys, gets bored with the usual beach games. Pooling all his savings, he buys a sailboat which he christens Liberté-Oléron. He soon hatches a grand plan: sailing all the way to Aix Island, some five kilometers away… | Film directed by Bruno Podalydès with Denis Podalydès, Guilaine Londez, and Patrick Pineau (France, 2000).
© Why Not Productions/StudioCanal/France 2 Cinéma
4. Un mauvais garçon
Friday, December 11, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Benoît Delage is an accomplished man. He is a father to two children, a caring husband, and a respected university professor. But his life is turned upside down when his son Théo is arrested. Benoît’s past comes back to haunt him — as a younger man he killed a police officer and spent 18 years in prison. | Television film directed by Xavier Durringer with Richard Anconina, Isabelle Renauld, and Andréa Ferréol (France, 2019).
© Rémy Grandroques
5. Sur le front des glaciers
Saturday, December 12, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
They directly affect our climate and are gradually disappearing: How to save the glaciers and the people threatened by their melting? Hugo Clément meets Mike Horn and Borge Ousland at the North Pole, together with two volunteer workers, Hilde and Sunniva, who have settled in the Arctic to record climate changes. | Documentary directed by Guillaume Dumant and presented by Hugo Clément (France, 2019).
© Winter Productions
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5MONDE USA is available on the channel’s website!