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16 Oct 2020
Film critic Lisa Nesselson talks to Eve Jackson about prize winning Iranian film "Yalda: A Night for Forgiveness" inspired by a reality TV show and "The Trial of the Chicago 7" directed by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who made "Molly's Game" with Jessica Chastain.
12 Oct 2020
Gov Sanwo-Olu Pardons Funke Akindele, JJC Skilla
11 Oct 2020
We discuss some sad and thrilling 007 news that's popping up in the press. We also discuss the pros and cons of this year's virtual UN General Assembly. Finally, we take a look at melting Arctic ice and at how many bars and pubs were put on ice because of the coronavirus.
9 Oct 2020
On Thursday, Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to celebrate surpassing 200 million followers on the platform.
2 Oct 2020
At a time when the coronavirus is wreaking havoc on businesses around the world, the film industry in Nigeria's mainly Muslim north is going from strength to strength. The region's movie machine -- dubbed Kannywood after its largest city Kano -- has become the dominant source of entertainment for West Africa's 80 million Hausa speakers. And Northflix, Kannywood's fledgling online streaming platform, has seen its client base soar since authorities imposed lockdowns to contain the coronavirus pandemic in March.
27 Sep 2020
In the United States, a French film has found itself at the centre of controversy over the hyper-sexualisation of young girls. It's called "Cuties," or "Mignonnes" in French, and the irony is that it's being accused of the very thing the film is trying to criticise, according to its director. The backlash has prompted an online campaign to "Cancel Netflix," its distributor in the United States. We tell you more.
26 Sep 2020
The 1990s sitcom ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’, which launched Will Smith's acting career, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The mansion featured on the show is now available for rent at $30 a night, for 30 days.
24 Sep 2020
Tom Cruise has been given a launch date for his mission to space.
15 Sep 2020
Disney's new remake of "Mulan" was tailored to appeal to audiences in China. It stars big-name Chinese-born actors like Jet Li, Gong Li and Donnie Yen, and the story itself is based on an old Chinese folk tale. And while the plot is set during the Han dynasty, today's geopolitical issues have added an unexpected bit of drama. The movie is mired in controversy for political reasons ranging from China's human rights record to its crackdown in Hong Kong.
15 Sep 2020
A French movie called "Mignonnes" ("Cuties") that arrived on Netflix this week has been met with controversy. Critics of the film say it sexualizes young women, while many argue that the initial marketing of the film didn't do it justice. In other news, big tech names have announced major changes to their platforms. The efforts by Google, Twitter and Facebook aim to avoid misinformation before the upcoming elections in the US.
14 Sep 2020
Canadian director Sean Durkin's second feature film "The Nest", starring Jude Law, sweeps the American Film Festival in Deauville. FRANCE 24's Genie Godula gives us an inside look at the awards ceremony and the highlights of the first big French festival to be held since the Covid-19 lockdown.
12 Sep 2020
In 1995 "La Haine" rocked French cinema to its core, and the shockwaves were felt across society, from artistic circles to the underprivileged suburbs it depicted. One bittersweet phrase from the film's script sums up its dark sense of humour: "jusqu'ici tout va bien" (or "so far, so good"). That catchphrase is now the title of an exhibition in Paris which is showcasing the achievements of the Kourtrajmé collective which started in the suburbs at that time.

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