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. Une ravissante idiote
Tuesday, December 1, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Eager to take revenge, Harry Campton, a bank employee of Russian origin who has just been fired, decides to become a spy for the Soviets. His mission is to recover an important file from the hands of a member of the admiralty, Sir Reginald Dumfrey. The shy and awkward Harry soon discovers that Penelope, the pretty blonde with whom he has long been in love, works as a seamstress for Dumfrey’s wife… | Film directed by Edouard Molinaro with Brigitte Bardot, Anthony Perkins, and Jacques Monod (Italy, France, 1963).
© Euler Droits Audiovisuels
2. De Gaulle : histoire d’un géant
Wednesday, December 2, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
We look back at the life of Charles de Gaulle, from his birth in 1890 to his death in 1970. The film reveals the visionary strength and destiny of the man who changed the course of history. Fifty years after his death, he continues to influence French politics. | Documentary directed by Jean-Pierre Cottet (France, 2020).
3. Dieu seul me voit (Versailles-Chantiers)
Thursday, December 3, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Albert is undecided. He hesitates with restaurant menus and his political choices, turning things around in his mind before and after. Between two electoral rounds, he meets three determined women who will provoke him and help him to get to know himself better. | Film directed by Bruno Podalydès with Denis Podalydès, Isabelle Candelier, and Jeanne Balibar (France, 1998).
© Why Not Productions/StudioCanal/France 2 Cinéma
4. La Tunisie de Jacques Pérez
Saturday, December 5, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST)
Jacques Pérez loves his homeland, Tunisia, which he has photographed for more than fifty years. His pictures today provide an incredible window into the country’s history. We look back at his career and his work, characterized by poetry and humanity. | Documentary directed by Saïd Kasmi (France, 2018).
© Courtesy of TV5MONDE
5. Les reines de la nuit
Sunday, December 6, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Transvestitism was a revelation for these doctors, fashion designers, and farmers, who have left everything to pursue their love of performing and become actors, dancers, and singers. Far from the glitz and the lights, these queens of the night let down their guards to reveal their stories and dreams. | Documentary directed by Christiane Spièro (France, 2019).
© Midori Production/JFBI
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5MONDE USA is available on the channel’s website!