Film show: Hollywood searches for alternative glam red carpet options amid Covid-19
29 May 2020 | 11:00 am
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including coronavirus-safe red carpets, how to get the real cinema experience in your own home and the online retrospective of American independent filmmaker Mark Rappaport from the Munich Film Museum. She also gives us the week's film picks, including Romanian director Anca Damian's "Marona's Fantastic Tale" and Irish director Lorcan Finnegan's dystopian oddity "Vivarium."
4 Jun 2022
The 75th Cannes Film Festival has opened with the movie "Final Cut". Directed by France's Michel Hazanavicius and starring his partner Bérénice Bejo as well as Romain Duris, it's a film within a film inspired by a Japanese zombie movie. Bérénice Bejo tells FRANCE 24 why her partner didn't want her to be in the film and how some of the blood on set was actually real.
20 May 2022
He's the legendary director of "Stand By Me", "Misery", "When Harry Met Sally" and "A Few Good Men". Eve Jackson talks to Rob Reiner about having one of the longest, and most golden, runs in history with his first seven films becoming cult classics. The filmmaker is at the Cannes Film Festival as his very first movie "This is Spinal Tap" is being screened on the beach.
19 Jun 2022
France says it has captured Oumeya Ould Albakaye, a top extremist figure in Mali. Also, Kenya's Ferdinand Omanyala has been putting his country on the map as fastest man on the continent in the 100 metres. And as the world animation elite meets in the French mountain town of Annecy, the African industry is taking up more and more space. We speak to the founder of Lagos Comic Con and studio founder Ayodele Elegba.
15 Jul 2022
Director Ali Abasi paints an unforgiving picture of institutional misogyny, corruption and the power of the court of public opinion in Iran, as he revisits a series of murders in the holy city of Mashhad. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the award for Best Actress for her performance as a journalist trying to uncover the killer.
18 Jul 2022
Action thriller "Raging Fire" won best film at the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday (July 17), taking home three other trophies for best director, best editing and best action choreography.
22 Jul 2022
Idris Elba is the genie in a bottle in this tale of tales, starring alongside Tilda Swinton in George Miller’s latest fantastical movie. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why despite its charms, “Three Thousand Years of Longing” failed to grant her cinematic wishes.
13 Aug 2022
A young Kenyan entrepreneur is offering solutions to the film and music industry by making customized equipment from scratch. Paul Kihuha can make anything and everything for film production using local scrap metal. The genius dropped out of school but was lucky to tap into creative training from his father who was a blacksmith.
3 Sep 2022
From a film on abortion rights to a biopic about Marilyn Monroe, there's plenty in store at this year's Deauville American Film Festival. The mistress of ceremonies, FRANCE 24's very own Genie Godula, speaks to Eve Jackson at the Normandy beach town about what to look out for during this annual celebration of US cinema.
5 Sep 2022
The influential director, who now turns 80, reveals how he developed his fascination for the edges of the world in his memoirs, titled "Every man for himself and God against all."
10 Sep 2022
Our film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us about some of the movies selected at the 48th edition of the Deauville American Film Festival. "Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song", directed by Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine, explores the life of the singer-songwriter through the prism of his most famous song. Meanwhile, another music legend, David Bowie, is the subject of a documentary based on previously unseen footage. "Moonage Daydream" is directed by Brett Morgen.
18 Sep 2022
British-American actress Lucy Boynton speaks to Eve Jackson about being awarded the Hollywood Rising Star Award at the Deauville American Film Festival; starring in "Bohemian Rhapsody", the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time; and why it’s important to speak out about the subjects that matter.
15 Sep 2022
France has lost "a national treasure," said French President Emmanuel Macron. Godard was one of the most influential film directors and was often credited with revolutionizing cinema.
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Military reservists are threatening to stop reporting for duty if Israel goes ahead with its judicial reforms. The unprecedented military protests underscore the growing opposition to the legal overhaul.
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To mark French Language and La Francophonie Week, we head across the Atlantic to New Orleans in Louisiana. Located on the banks of the Mississippi, it's the most French of American cities. Some want to preserve New Orleans' rich colonial heritage.
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Protests erupted in several cities a day after President Emmanuel Macron doubled down on raising the pension age. Worker strikes shut down transport, while protesters blocked highways and other infrastructure.
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Berlin's Bode Museum is juxtaposing sculptures from the Middle Ages with contemporary Ukrainian art, including an image of a mother and her child taking refuge from war.
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The alcohol sector is lobbying against potential tax hikes in Vietnam, while the government's ear is being bent. But at what cost to public health?