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This Week on TV5MONDE USA (January 4-10)

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. Les Eblouis
Monday, January 4, at 11:30 pm EST (8:30 pm PST)

Camille, 12, is passionate about the circus. But everything changes when her parents join a charismatic religious community. Gradually, their indoctrination takes a strict turn. The young girl is forced into a new lifestyle that cuts her off from the outside world, and has to fight to win back her freedom. | Film directed by Sarah Suco with Camille Cottin, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, and Eric Caravaca (France, 2018).

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© Mon Voisin Productions/Epithète Films


2. L’Année des méduses
Tuesday, January 5, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

Saint-Tropez in the middle of summer. Chris and her mother, Claude, spend all their time on the beach. They meet Romain, a dandy who find girls for lonely billionaires. Soon, Romain and Claude become lovers and Chris is green with jealousy. She hatches a cruel plan for revenge. | Film directed by Christopher Franck with Bernard Giraudeau, Valérie Kaprisky, and Caroline Cellier (France, 1984).

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© Pierre Grise Productions


3. Gentille
Thursday, January 7, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

Fontaine Leglou is an anesthetist in a luxury psychiatric clinic. An attractive woman in her thirties, she loves both her job and her partner Michel, the man she has lived with for several years. So when he asks her to marry him, how come Fontaine doesn’t know what to say? | Film directed by Sophie Fillières with Emmanuelle Devos, Lambert Wilson, and Bruno Todeschini (France, 2005).

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© MK2


4. Echappées belles – Week-end autour de Paris
Friday, January 8, at 11:30 pm EST (8:30 pm PST)

From the village of Montmartre to the heart of the Latin Quarter, Sophie Jovillard heads off to meet cheerful, colorful Parisians. This city break also provides an opportunity to (re)discover the hidden treasures of the Ile-de-France region, including Van Gogh’s village of Auvers-sur-Oise, the château of Vaux-le-Vicomte or Provins and its medieval atmosphere. | Documentary presented by Sophie Jovillard (France, 2016).

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© Bo Travail !/Mathias Bracho Lapeyre


5. Gloria Mundi
Sunday, January 3, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

Camille, a 26-year-old photojournalist, leaves for the Central African Republic to cover the civil war. A committed humanist, she develops a real passion for the country and the tragedy being played out to the total indifference of the international community. Today, this is where her destiny lies… | Film directed by Boris Lojkine with Nina Meurisse, Fiacre Bindala, and Bruno Todeschini (France, 2018).

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© Pyramide Distribution


=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5MONDE USA is available on the channel’s website!

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