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. Louise Michel
Tuesday, November 17, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
One night, the boss of a textile company empties his factory to relocate it. The next day, Louise and her colleagues decide to use their meagre severance pay to hire a hitman to kill their former boss. Given the task of finding one, Louise unfortunately chooses the inept Michel. | Film directed by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern with Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners, and Benoît Poelvoorde (France, 2007).
© Synchro X/MNP Entreprise
2. Maurice Béjart, l’âme de la danse
Wednesday, November 18, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST)
Maurice Béjart was one of the most creative person of the 20th century. A child of Marseille’s suburbs who became a choreographer, he helped dance to escape its confines to reach a wider audience. With archive footage and personal accounts, we discover the portrait of an extraordinary man. | Documentary directed by Henri de Gerlache and Jean de Garrigues (France, 2017).
© Malie Létrange
3. Une place sur la Terre
Thursday, November 19, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Antoine, a happily yet disillusioned photographer, has only one friend: Mateo, the young son of his often absent neighbor. One morning, notes of piano from the building across the street captivates him. Antoine doesn’t know it yet, but the pianist, Elena, an idealistic student, is about to turn his life upside down… | Film directed by Fabienne Godet with Benoît Poelvoorde, Ariane Labed, and Max Baissette de Malglaive (France, Belgique, 2012).
© Le Bureau
4. Ernest et Célestine, la collection : Saison 1, épisode 1 – Les petits fantômes
Friday, November 20, at 4:30 pm EST (1:30 pm PST)
Bears and mice shouldn’t really be friends. Despite this, Ernest, a clown and a musician, provides a home to Célestine, a little orphan who loves drawing and writing. Together, these two artistic souls affront life’s day-to-day problems, supporting one another and trying to be as happy as possible. | Children’s show directed by Jean-Christophe Roger and Julien Chheng (France, 2017).
© Folivari/Melusine Productions/So-Nord/RTBF
5. Echappées belles : Week-end sur la Côte d’Emeraude
Saturday, November 21, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Stretching for some 25 miles along the northern coast of Brittany, between Cancale and Cap Fréhel, the Emerald Coast derives its name from the color of the sea. With small fishing harbors, spectacular tides, unique landscapes, exceptional diversity and emblematic seaside resorts, the Emerald Coast is a wonder to behold… | Documentary directed by Jérôme Pitorin (France, 2018).
© Breiz Bridges
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5MONDE USA is available on the channel’s website!