Danish director hopes to spark change with his Oscar nominated film
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Filmmaker Martin Zandvliet says his film "Land of Mine" is rooted in compassion and forgiveness.
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Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why Tarek Saleh's "Boy from Heaven" had her gripped. The movie follows a young student caught up in the collusion of religion and politics in contemporary Cairo. We also look at the touching and tragic study of friendship in Lukas Dhont's award-winning feature "Close". Plus we discuss the comedic potential of the queer romance "Bros" as it arrives in American cinemas.
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From the Lumière Brothers to the New Wave, cinema in France has long been a source of national pride and a favourite pastime. But the French film industry is in a multifaceted crisis. Movie theatres simply aren't drawing the crowds they used to.
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Images circulating on social media from a Ukrainian film production do not prove that Ukraine is staging the war, but neither do they prove "Russian illiteracy". We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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A film based on the bestseller "You Will Not Have My Hate" tells the story of a French journalist and his toddler's mourning process after the mother's death in the Paris terrorist attacks.
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Toru Kubota, a Japanese documentary filmmaker who was sentenced to ten years in prison in Myanmar, has expressed relief after being freed by the junta in an amnesty. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.
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From the new wave of French language sci-fi movies to Paris's immersive movie experience bringing you face-to-face with an Arnold Schwarzenegger lookalike, plus a visit to an exhibition commemorating 100 years since the death of French literary giant Marcel Proust, join Eve Jackson for a look at the week's culture news.
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After years in front of the camera, she's now crafted a teen romance with a difference. Director Charlotte Le Bon’s haunting "Falcon Lake" conjures up the intensity of first love. She joins us in the studio to talk about building a complex female protagonist, about how visual arts feed into her filmmaking and touches on playing trailblazing artist Niki de Saint Phalle in the future.
A polarising new film has been released worldwide on Netflix. "Farha", by Darin J. Sallam, tells the story of a Palestinian teenager during the Nakba, or catastrophe, of 1948. Supporters say the film tells a true Palestinian story, rarely seen on a mainstream platform like Netflix. But critics say it is inflammatory and smears the Israeli military. We take a closer look and get analysis from FRANCE 24's Oliver Farry.
Movie star Omar Sy presented in Dakar Monday (Dec. 19) his latest film "Tirailleurs" by Mathieu Vadepied. The movie is a tribute to the hundreds of thousands of Africans who fought for France during the World Wars.
Taraneh Alidoosti, the star of an Oscar-winning film, is out on bail after spending more than two weeks in prison following "provocative" posts on social media.
We talk to film critic Tanul Thakur in New Delhi about the Golden Globe-winning movie "RRR". We ask him if the film's runaway success could give a boost to India's film industry internationally.
Award-winning filmmaker Cécile Allegra joins us on Perspective to tell us about her new feature, "Songs of the Living". It tells the story of a group of migrants, or survivors as she prefers to call them, as they try to settle in the Aveyron region of France.
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Clashes between supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko and the police have killed at least 15 people. The violence erupted after he was sentenced to two years in prison.
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Taiwan is the world's leading producer of microchips - used in cell phones, cars, refrigerators and weapons. A Chinese invasion would deal a devastating blow to the global high-tech supply chain.
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Recent drone attacks and the shelling of a Russian border town have forced residents to flee their homes, sowing panic and fear. The Kremlin has downplayed the raids, but experts think they reveal Putin's weaknesses.
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It's hard to overstate just how pervasive and permanent plastic pollution has become, with microplastics now found in almost every corner of the world - from the bottom of the oceans, to the peaks of the Himalayas, to our own stomachs. Talks have been taking place in Paris aimed at limiting global plastic pollution - the second phase of ambitious UN negotiations with the goal of reaching a legally-binding international treaty by the end of 2024.
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India has made it compulsory for cough syrup manufacturers to provide samples of their products for testing before export. But experts say this doesn't go far enough.
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South Africa has invited Vladimir Putin to the BRICS summit. But with an international arrest warrant out for the Russian president, it faces arresting Putin if he comes. It's trying to avoid that at all costs.