This Week on TV5MONDE USA (September 21-27)

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 magot de Josefa
Tuesday, September 22, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

Josefa has inherited a small fortune thanks to an uncle from America. But when her son persuades a friend to try to swindle some money off her, the friend discovers that the truculent shopkeeper is in fact hiding quite a few secrets ! | Film directed by Claude Autant-Lara with Bourvil, Anna Magnani, and Pierre Brasseur (France, Italy, 1963).


© 1963 Gaumont/Arco Film

2. Donnant donnant
Thursday, September 24, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

A prison escapee, Constant finds refuge on an abandoned barge. Silvia, a young woman who recognizes the hunted man, offers him a deal: He must kill Jeanne, her adopted mother, or she will give him up to the police! Constant has no choice but to accept… | Film directed by Isabelle Mergault with Daniel Auteuil, Medeea Marinescu, and Sabine Azéma (France, 2009).


© Gaumont/Les films du dauphin/France 2 Cinéma

3. La sainte famille
Friday, September 25, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

Charles was born into a wealthy, traditional catholic family settled in northern France. As the brilliant young man looks forward to a bright future as a priest, he falls in love with a novice nun… | Television film directed by Marion Sarraut with Stanley Weber, Mathilde Ollivier, and Dominique Labourier (France, 2017).


© Jean-Claude Lother

4. Tous au festival
Saturday, September 26, at 4 pm EST (1 pm PST)

Including anecdotes, laughter and nostalgia, a tribute to the Angoulême French Film Festival, which in just 10 years has become a key event for both professionals and spectators. With its success, has the festival retained its spirit or abandoned its ideals ? | Documentary directed by Nicolas Perge (France, 2018).


© Christophe Brachet

5. L’amour
Sunday, September 27, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

Alex, a seemingly gentle and introverted young man, secretly journeys to Maine where his father lives. There, overwhelmed by cold wrath, he sets about tracking and assassinating sex offenders. Meanwhile, his mother and her new husband follow in Alex’s footsteps to try to understand what prompted this killing frenzy. | Film directed by Marc Bisaillon with Pierre-Luc Lafontaine, Paul Doucet, Fanny Mallette, and Claude Despins (Canada, 2018).


© Camara Oscura Films

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