Lyon: A visit to France's food capital
In January, the FRANCE 24 culture team went to the French gastronomy capital of Lyon to film a show about the foodie wonders of the city. But before we could broadcast it, the health crisis struck and restaurants in France were closed for three months. Things aren't completely back to normal - but we still want you to discover some of the city's most exciting restaurants. Join us as we make a meal our of our daily culture show in the city where the modern food world was born and where it continues to evolve.
Although I seem happy, I have my downtime when things don't add up – Ms. Pepo || Popsicles
On Popsicles this week, celebrity dancer and entertainer Onaope Olatunde popularly known as Ms. Pepo talks about her happy moments, downtime, family, acting career, and most embarrassing moment.
Film show: Carnival of love as woman falls for a fairground ride in 'Jumbo'
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including "Jumbo", an objectophilia film written and directed by first-time Belgian filmmaker Zoé Wittock and based on a true story. They also review former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart's political satire "Irresistible", leading Romanian director Cristi Puiu's period drama talkfest "Malmkrog" and the restoration and re-release of David Cronenberg's 1996 adaptation of author J.G. Ballard's 1973 novel "CRASH".
Film Show: Forbidden Hollywood shows the movies made before censors arrived
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film news including "Capital in the 21st Century," the La Rochelle Film festival, a tribute to Gone With the Wind actress Olivia de Havilland for her 104th birthday and the re-release of ten 1930s movies from Hollywood’s racy days.
TV series show: A Chilean football drama and the first Saudi thriller on Netflix
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!
The Annecy Animation Film Festival goes online
The Annecy Animation Film Festival in south-eastern France has one of the best settings of any cultural event in the world. The biggest gathering of cartoon lovers on the planet was due to celebrate its 60th birthday this year with prestigious guests, premieres and a spectacular programme that paid tribute to African animation. The party may be postponed because of Covid-19, but the festival has found an alternative way to exist online.
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Growing a 'Green Wall' against climate change: Singer Inna Modja turns to film
It’s a far-reaching, pan-African project, brought to our screens by musician, actress and activist Inna Modja. The Malian singer has lent her talents to the documentary "The Great Green Wall"; she spoke to FRANCE 24 about her participation in the film and the environmental initiative it focuses on.
Film show: Hollywood searches for alternative glam red carpet options amid Covid-19
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."
Film show: Tom Cruise to be first actor to film in outer space
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about NASA's plans to make Tom Cruise the first actor to shoot a film in outer space.
Film show: How is Covid-19 impacting the French cinema industry?
With 6,000 cinemas closed, 200 film shoots stopped in March, more than €150 million already lost and more than half of the population signed up to a streaming service, film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the effect of the coronavirus on the French film industry. They also talk about the revival of the drive-in in these social distancing times and the release of Terrence Mallick's "A Hidden Life" on VOD.