TV series show: A Chilean football drama and the first Saudi thriller on Netflix
29 June 2020 | 9:00 am
TV critic Dheepthika Laurent and Eve Jackson take us through a rich month in foreign TV dramas. They chat about "El Presidente", a Chilean satire on football corruption from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Birdman", Armando Bo. They also review the first Saudi series out on Netflix – a family drama that offers a fascinating look into Saudi society – plus the acclaimed British dark comedy "I May Destroy You" from Michaela Coel, which takes on sexual trauma. Also, don't forget our top three shows not to miss this month!
10 Apr 2022
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including first-time director Omar El Zohairy's award-winning Egyptian feature "Plumes", or "Feathers". They also discuss iconic French director Cedric Klapisch’s ballet drama "En Corps", or "Rise", as well as Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz’s "Inexorable" and Jean Renoir's restored 1939 classic "The Rules of the Game".
16 Apr 2022
Hot on the heels of the success of "Drive My Car" at the Academy Awards, Ryusuke Hamaguchi returns with a three-part feature that puts his talent for dialogue and visual storytelling in the spotlight. Lisa Nesselson extolls the charms of "Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy" and tells us why the prolific Japanese filmmaker should be receiving armfuls of awards in the years to come.
15 Apr 2022
We look at British papers' reactions to a "bold" UK plan to process and resettle would-be migrants in Rwanda. Also, there's soul-searching in Senegal after the death of a pregnant woman who was refused a caesarean. Finland and Sweden accelerate their decision on joining NATO in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Finally, cult British film "Bend it Like Beckham" turns 20!
24 Apr 2022
25 years after reunification, all of Germany's top-class professional teams are from the old West Germany. The same goes for the 2nd division with the exception of Union Berlin. But there is hope, chiefly for RB Leipzig.
24 Apr 2022
Thirty years after his first film "Man Bites Dog" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992, André Bonzel’s poignant, personal documentary "Flickering Ghosts of Loves Gone By" is released on French screens. He joins us to talk about his love of archival footage and how a surprise phone call uncovered half-forgotten family memories and sparked a cinematic journey.
28 Apr 2022
The Guardian Sports Editor, Christian Opara examines the problems plaguing Nigerian football and the way out of the country's dwindling fortunes in the sport.
30 Apr 2022
This week, we take a special in-depth look at the Yarmouk camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. It was once home to the largest concentration of Palestinian refugees. During the Syrian civil war, Yarmouk was placed under a brutal siege from 2013 to 2015, leading it to be described as the "worst place on Earth". We speak to filmmaker Abdallah Al-Khatib, who chronicled this period in his documentary "Little Palestine (Diary of a Siege)".
28 Apr 2022
We take a look at Nicolas Cage's latest outing, in which he plays what he's called his most challenging role: himself. But first, as the 75th Cannes Film Festival reveals the jury members who'll be judging the features in competition, film critic Lisa Nesselson gives us her take on the personalities embarking upon that movie-watching marathon.
7 May 2022
The Lyon Fashion Film Festival is open to admissions from both art schools and brands. This year’s second edition of the event showcased a parade of fresh young talents who aren’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers. The winner of the designers' prize, Rémy Perrier, credits fashion with helping him to discover his true queer identity. Meanwhile, the collective 16:25 was awarded the Students' Prize for "Programmé.e", their mesmerising depiction of the drawn-out agony of the mourning process, juxtaposed with the frenetic pace of disposable fashion. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look.
3 May 2022
A clip circulating online that social media users claim is of Palestinian actors creating a “fake killing” at the hands of Israeli forces, is actually from a short film by a Palestinian director called “Empty Place,” based on real events.
3 May 2022
A clip that social media users claim is of Palestinian actors creating a "fake killing" at the hands of Israeli forces is circulating online. But the images are actually from a short film by a Palestinian director called "Empty Place”, based on real events.We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
5 May 2022
We look at reactions in France to a possible alliance between the socialists and the far left in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Also, the sports pages are buzzing after Real Madrid's thrilling victory brings the team into the Champions League final. Also, Basic Instinct was released here in France almost 30 years ago to the day. We look at how the film changed cinema. Finally, is this the future - an artificial intelligence wine critic?
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