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On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me... a special culture show on France's festive traditions.
Slideshow: Behind the scenes
"The white ribbon", mysterious and cruel
In this edition: Michael Haneke's "White Ribbon" and Marco Bellochio's Vincere - a Rolls-Royce of a biopic of Il Duce's wife and child.
Tarantino and his 'basterds' land in Cannes
In this edition: Tarantino and his 'basterds' in Cannes to present 'Inglourious Basterds' and an interview with Paulo Coelho.
Ken Loach looking for the "King" Cantona
In this edition of the culture magazine: "Looking for Eric" by Ken Loach, interview with actor Ayush Mahesh Khedekar and Penelope Cruz steps onto the red carpet in Cannes with director Almodovar.
Alejandro Amenabar returns with his "Agora"
In this edition: Agora by Alejandro Amenabar, Jim Carrey on the Croisette to present "A Christmas Carol", and a party with Massimo Gargia.
Guns and vengeance, the latest Johnnie To...
In this edition: Johnny Hollyday becomes To's hitman and Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi's returns to the Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year with 'No One Knows About the Persian Cats'.
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