Film show: ‘Air’, Ben Affleck’s ode to Michael Jordan
06 April 2023 | 7:09 am
From Ben Affleck starring alongside Matt Damon and Viola Davis in Nike's Air Jordan origin story "Air", to French favourite Leila Bekhti's new film "Loving Memories" and the 50th screen adaptation of French author Alexandre Dumas's 1844 novel "The Three Musketeers" with Vincent Cassel, Romain Duris and Eva Green, Eve Jackson brings you the latest movie news.
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The NATO military alliance is set to conduct war games in the skies over Germany. Three flight zones will be temporarily closed to civilian air traffic, and delays to civilian flights are expected.
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Of all the Renaissance-era castles that adorn France's Loire Valley, the Château de Chenonceau is perhaps the most refined. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it attracts almost a million French and foreign tourists every year. This success keeps a hundred employees busy at Chenonceau: ensuring the safety of the premises, restoring works of art and composing the bouquets that decorate the corridors. FRANCE 24 takes you behind the scenes of this beautiful château.
With over 300,000 visitors and thousands of deals expected to be made, exhibitors from the aeronautic and air defence industries have gathered outside Paris for the "Le Bourget" air show. We also take a look at Switzerland's decision to become carbon neutral by 2050 and raise corporate taxes to 15 percent.
As the Paris Air Show kicks off, we look at how the aerospace industry is drawing inspiration from processes, forms, compositions, and interactions observed in nature to design the aircraft of the future. This process called biomimicry allows for improved performances and is also helping reduce the carbon footprint of planes. Our Science Editor Julia Sieger tells us more.
Amid heightened tensions over the sovereignty of the island, Taipei's Defense Ministry said the Shandong aircraft carrier's movements were being "monitored."
Several companies at the Paris Air Show are presenting advanced prototypes of air taxis that could offer an alternative means of inner city transport. One of them, German group Volocopter, is aiming to get its aircraft up and running for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Also in the show, we look ahead to the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact that's taking place in Paris later this week. World leaders will be convening to discuss changes to the global financial system in order to better respond to the climate emergency.
In its Commercial Market Outlook 2023–2042, Boeing projected that the global fleet growth is likely to double-fold to reach more than 48,500 jets by 2042. This equates to growing 3.5% per year, signifying ample growth potential for aerospace forerunners in the industry.
More than 40 years after "Raiders of the Lost Ark" introduced the world to adventure-seeking archaeologist Indiana Jones, an 80-year-old Harrison Ford returns to the iconic role for a fifth and final instalment. For FRANCE 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson, it's an "exemplary popcorn flick", complete with action, suspense, exotic locations and one of the most recognisable music scores around.
People in Montreal have to breathe in some of the world's most polluted air right now. That's because of smoke from wildfires, which have torn through more than 7 million hectares of forest across the nation since January. At the moment, clouds of smoke are blanketing Quebec province.
A video posted on Sudan health ministry's social media showed what appears to be bodies covered in blankets - victims of an air strike on Saturday that is reported to have killed 22 people in Omdurman.
Haute Couture is part of French soft power: creating thousands of jobs and huge profits, a world away from a dramatic news cycle. This season's Paris Fashion Week was no exception. Dior's show saw Maria Grazia Chiuri reinventing the pleats of ancient Greece, while Iris van Herpen experimented with new shapes to allow movement. In their new collections, the two fashion houses are creating an ode to lightness – perhaps an antidote to our turbulent times?
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Tensions are flaring up between India and Canada over Khalistan separatists, with the row also sending out shockwaves throughout the Sikh diaspora.
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Malaysia intends to double the quantity of palm oil it exports to China, in an effort to counterbalance the EU's push to cut down on its own imports.
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The former US president is being sued by the New York attorney general for deceiving banks and insurers by over-valuating assets. The judge's decision narrows the parameters of a trial next week.
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A Rwandan court orders a suspected serial killer to be detained for 30 days. Denis Kazungu pleaded guilty after multiple bodies were found buried in his kitchen, in a case that has shocked the nation. Also, several children are amongst the eight people killed following heavy rains in Cape Town. And in Senegal, Tiak Tiak drivers gear up to hit the streets once again. The moto-taxis offer commuters a way to zip in and out of the dense Dakar traffic, but with a risk of accidents.
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Britain's Home Secretary Suella Braverman called for governments to rewrite global refugee rules to make them "fit for the modern age." She said "simply being gay, or a woman" should not in itself entitle refuge.