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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 : 2013-12-18

Idris Elba: 'Nelson Mandela was a flawed man'

It's not easy embodying an icon - so says actor Idris Elba as his film version of Nelson Mandela comes to movie theatres. On this all-film edition of "Encore!", Catherine Nicholson quizzes that actor and his co-star Naomie Harris, plus director Justin Chadwick, on how they approached the story for "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom".

Also on the show: our film critic Lisa Nesselson gives us the lowdown on a sporting legend, Sir Jackie Stewart. "Weekend Of A Champion” is the Roman Polanski-produced documentary about two days in the life of his Formula 1 World Championship-winning 1971 season.

We also check out the latest restorations of classics by Fritz Lang and Jacques Tati.

By Catherine NICHOLSON



2017-09-26 culture

Colombia: How culture is helping to change a nation

For the past 50 years Colombia was talked about for all the wrong reasons: the FARC, cocaine and kidnappings. But as FRANCE 24 opens its fourth channel, this time in Spanish with...

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2017-09-25 culture

Music show: Lucy Rose live, Ibeyi and Miley Cyrus

No town was too small and no fan too big for English singer Lucy Rose who set off on a shotgun tour across Latin America last spring. The indie folk star's guiding principle was...

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2017-09-22 culture

Jennifer Lawrence on why she's unafraid to speak out

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence speaks to Eve Jackson about fainting on set in "Mother!", playing a weak woman for the first time and why she wanted to speak out for gender pay...

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2017-09-21 culture

This week’s not-to-miss exhibitions

From the life and career of the Greek opera singer, Maria Callas, at Paris's new concert hall on the river Seine to Monet’s secret art collection and Berlin’s new graffiti...

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2017-09-20 culture

Film show: 'It', 'Loveless', 'Nothing to Hide' and 'The Party'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film releases, including "It", "Loveless", "The Party" and "Nothing to Hide".

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