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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

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2014-08-21 World War II

From Paris's Liberation to 'arresting' art in Avignon

In this look at the week’s art news we start with an exhibition that remembers the story of how Paris was freed from the Nazis 70 years ago. Then we head to Avignon in the south...

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2014-08-20 Luc Besson

Luc Besson back in action with Scarlett Johansson in 'Lucy'

In Encore’s weekly film show, Lisa Nesselson goes through the latest releases with Eve Jackson. Find out her take on Lucy Besson’s "Lucy", which mixes a drug-infected superhuman...

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2014-08-19 contemporary art

Montreal Stories

Two languages, two cultures, two perspectives: France 24’s French culture editor Louise Dupont joins Eve Jackson in this special show from Montreal. Together they explore the...

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2014-08-18 South Korea

Move over Miley: Basement Jaxx's new album features Japanese twerk-bot

Diane Sagnier from new band Camp Claude joins Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about Encore’s albums of the week: Basement Jaxx's "Junto" and French singer Bénabar’s "Inspiré de...

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2014-07-22 music

Tunisia's Carthage International Festival turns 50

As one of North Africa's biggest arts and music festivals celebrates half a century, Eve Jackson discovers the local talent, speaks to the star of this year's event, George...

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