This Week on TV5MONDE USA (September 28-October 4)

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. La traversée de Paris
Tuesday, September 22, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

Paris, 1942. Under German occupation, the black market is thriving. Martin has to transport four suitcases, filled with pork, to the other side of Paris. He needs help. His usual partner having been arrested, he invites a certain Grandgil to accompany him. But the latter rapidly proves to be totally uncontrollable… | Film directed by Claude Autant-Lara with Jean Gabin, Bourvil, and Louis de Funès (France, Italy, 1956).


© Gaumont

2. Sur les pas de Christian Louboutin
Wednesday, September 30, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

In two decades, he has taken his vertiginous heels and red soles to the summit of fashion. Olivier Garouste spent several months following Christian Louboutin’s everyday life. Between his travels, drawings, workshops and boutiques, the designer invites us into his very special world. | Documentary directed by Olivier Garouste (France, 2020).

=> Read our interview with director Olivier Garouste


© Sophie Le Gendre

3. La tendresse
Thursday, October 1, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

Separated for fifteen years, Frans and Lisa meet up for a two-day trip from Brussels to the Swiss Alps. They are going to see their son, Jack, who has been hospitalized after a serious skiing accident. What will they still feel for each other after so many years of silence? | Film directed by Marion Hänsel with Olivier Gourmet, Marilyne Canto, and Adrien Jolivet (Belgium, France, Germany, 2013).


© Didier Frateur

4. Trognes, l’arbre aux mille visages
Saturday, October 3, at 11 am EST (8 am PST)

The strange faces of pollarded trees have populated our landscapes for thousands of years, bearing witness to a long history between men and plants. Dethroned by the industrial revolution, they are today a biological and cultural heritage of inestimable value and yet remain little recognized. | Documentary directed by Timothée Janssen (France, 2017).


© Arte

5. L’inclinaison des chapeaux
Sunday, October 4, at 8:40 pm EST (5:40 pm PST)

Summer is here and Antonin sets off to see his father for the first time in fifteen years. Accompanied by a cameraman friend to make a film about their meeting, he leaves town and heads for his childhood home where, fifteen years earlier, his father had told his mother to leave. | Documentary directed by Antonin Schopfer and Thomas Szczepanski with Antonin Schopfer, Thomas Szczepanski, and Micheopfer (Switzerland, 2016).


© IDIP Films

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