Horror: Deathless muse of the arts
26 September 2023 | 10:03 am
From films to fashion to music: An exhibition titled "Death and the Devil" looks at how horror has found its way into different art forms.
21 Jan 2022
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro's new film "Nightmare Alley," starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. They also chat about Amazon Prime's "Spencer", starring Kirsten Stewart as Princess Diana, as well as prolific French writer-director Claude Lelouch's 50th movie, "Love is Better than Life". Finally, they tell us about the online event MyFrenchfilmfestival.com, which gives people the chance to watch a selection of French films from wherever you happen to be on the planet.
21 Feb 2022
An estimated 10 million jobs were lost in the creative industries in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report from the United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO. The organisation estimates that shutdowns and other restrictions incurred a loss of $750 billion to the global economy. The UN body is calling for better social protection for workers in the arts, many of whom lost their income for long periods during the pandemic. We discuss the report's findings with UNESCO's Berta de Sancristóbal.
13 Mar 2022
In March 2012, French jihadist Mohammed Merah went on a murderous spree around the southwestern city of Toulouse. After shooting dead three soldiers, the terrorist set his sights on the Jewish high school Ohr Torah, killing a rabbi and three young children. The attack deeply shook the local Jewish community, with many choosing to leave France altogether. FRANCE 24's Ellen Gainsford and Olivier Faissolle spoke to some of those who remember the horror of that day.
30 Mar 2022
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9 Apr 2022
This week began with shock and outrage across the globe at the horrific images of what the invading Russian forces left behind them in the town of Bucha. And now, the week ends with more horrific images: dozens of people, many of them women and children, killed in twin rocket attacks on a train station in Kramatorsk in the East of Ukraine.
16 Apr 2022
This week began with shock and outrage across the globe at the horrific images of what the invading Russian forces left behind them in the town of Bucha. Now, the week ends with more horrific images: dozens of people, many of them women and children, killed in twin rocket attacks on a train station in Kramatorsk in the east of Ukraine.
6 Jun 2022
No art form is better suited to interrogating the representation of the body, and the value society attributes to our bodies, than dance. The dance collective (La)Horde has headed up Marseille's National Ballet since September 2019. For more than 10 years, Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer and Arthur Harel have been coming up with new and exciting ways to conceive of the medium of dance, both classical and contemporary. They are also shaking things up on the fashion front. We take a closer look.
12 Jun 2022
Director Alex Garland’s latest film burrows into the dark heart of toxic masculinity, with female protagonist Harper leading the way. Jessie Buckley plays the leading role. She sat down with Eve Jackson to talk about using the challenging roles she is offered to rethink the societal paradigms that we're encouraged to accept.
21 Jul 2022
When it comes to cultural offerings, the arts never go on holiday! We take a look at hit exhibitions in France this summer that offer everything from an immersive light-fueled experience to interactive inflatables and open-air photography.
17 Sep 2022
Victims of the 2016 "Islamic State" bombings in Brussels hope the onset of the trial will deliver justice, helping them to deal with their trauma.
20 Sep 2022
Lamenting her experience, 13-year-old erosion victim, Esther Olarenwaju, who lost her right arm told GuardianTV how she lost her right arm after she slipped and fell into one of the gullies in June 2019 on her way to buy sachet water.
5 Dec 2022
To justify the invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin used the false pretexts of "denazification" and "demilitarisation" of the country. Russian state propaganda is built around the myth of a Ukraine in the hands of "Nazis", one where the Russians come to "liberate" the "Russian speakers".
1 hour ago
While Palestinians in the Middle East have different legal statuses and integration levels, for the majority, the common pursuit remains a two-state solution and the ability to exercise a right to return.
1 hour ago
The trial of Marvel actor Jonathan Majors has begun, with the actor facing charges of assault against his ex-girlfriend. The alleged attack occurred in March of 2022 and left the victim, Grace Jabbari, with bruises and a broken finger.
1 hour ago
Dubai is hosting the UN COP28 summit on climate change, which aims to encourage countries to speed up their energy transitions. The fact that the event is taking place in an oil-rich emirate is the last straw for many activists, who are boycotting the event. Dubai, home to artificial islands and ski slopes in the desert, is nonetheless trying to boost its green credentials and is counting on startups to do so.
5 hours ago
Sebastian Stan has been cast as a young Donald Trump in Ali Abbasi's biopic 'The Apprentice'.
5 hours ago
As the COP28 summit gets underway in Dubai, the United Nations has warned that one of the biggest challenges in tackling climate change is the rise in disinformation about the issue. The UN is backing a campaign by Indian teenage environmental activist Sagarika Sriram, whose mission is to make climate change studies compulsory in schools worldwide. She spoke to FRANCE 24's Gavin Lee from Dubai.
8 hours ago
Qatar holds an important position of influence over Hamas, a designated terrorist entity, whose political headquarters it has housed for more than a decade. Some question its legitimacy as mediator in the Israel-Hamas war.
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