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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-11-28

David Cronenberg: 'I'm still an 'underground' filmmaker'

David Cronenberg has become known as one of the world's greatest directors, for his dark films like "The Fly", "Crash" and "A History Of Violence". Now, his home town of Toronto is honouring him with an unprecedented exhibition showcasing more than four decades of filmmaking. He tells France 24 how Canada held the key to his career, and why he still considers his way of doing things to be underground.

Also on the show: audiences' appetites for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” are setting the box office alight as it finally reaches France.

Meanwhile, a historic moment for racial equality in France gets a big screen adaptation in “La Marche”.

And meet our pick for best untrained actor of the year: a sweet pet capuchin monkey who has to get back to his Amazon roots when a plane he's being transported in crashes in the rainforest - that's in new release “Amazonia”.

By Catherine NICHOLSON



2017-07-20 culture

The best of the summer's exhibitions in Paris

We take a spin around the must-see shows in the French capital's galleries and museums this summer. From the pensive pose of The Thinker to the romantic flourish of The Kiss, the...

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2017-07-19 culture

Film show: 'Dunkirk', 'Tom of Finland' and 'Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict'

France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson joins Richelle Harrison Plesse to talk about the latest news from the world of cinema. Hitting the big screen this week is "Dunkirk", a...

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2017-07-18 Africa

Avignon Festival: African artists grab the spotlight

Encore! has decamped to the sunny south of France to check out the country’s oldest arts festival. Every summer Avignon attracts thousands of visitors to its official selection...

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2017-07-17 Africa

'Blitz, The Ambassador': Breaking African Spirituality, Struggle and Culture into Beats and Bars

Born and bred in Accra and based in Brooklyn, visual artist and hip-hop star "Blitz, The Ambassador" aka Samuel Bazawule is on a mission to reconnect the scattered sounds of...

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2017-07-13 culture

Django Reinhardt festival: Gypsy Jazz come rain or shine

Jazz lovers in Paris almost had to dig out their umbrellas and anoraks when the annual Django Reinhardt festival was threatened with wet weather. The celebration's usual home in...

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