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'12 Years A Slave': A turning point for US cinema?

The Oscar-nominated director of "12 Years a Slave" Steve McQueen says he doesn’t understand why Solomon Northup’s tale had never been told before. Now the world is getting to know it via his critically-lauded film. On this all-movie edition of Encore!, France 24’s film critic Lisa Nesselson and Catherine Nicholson discuss why the film is being seen as a turning point for American cinema's depiction of slavery – and whether comparisons to Quentin Tarantino’s "Django Unchained" are really fair.

Also on the show: Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki signs off his career with "The Wind Rises". We’re asking whether the plot - involving the inventor of a warplane that in real life proved deadly during World War Two - is really as controversial as some reviewers think. 

Here in France, we bring you news of the "Lumières” awards, which were handed out this week. We’re also asking just why James B. Harris’s “Some Call It Loving”, a 1973 film that replays “Sleeping Beauty” for the modern day, is getting a re-release in French cinemas.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2017-07-28 culture

France's iconic Chateau de Chambord gets a makeover

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2017-07-27 culture

Actress Helen Mirren on TV honours and tackling sexism

She's one of a very select club to have won the triple crown of acting. Dame Helen Mirren has an Oscar, a Tony award and four Emmys, TV's top honour. FRANCE 24's Genie Godula sat...

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2017-07-26 culture

Film show: 'Valerian', 'A Violent Life' and 'Belle de Jour'

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2017-07-25 culture

Rock icons Midnight Oil on politics, passion and their long-awaited comeback

In a French TV exclusive, Richelle Harrison Plesse sat down with Australian rock legends Midnight Oil, who’ve returned to the spotlight after a 15-year hiatus. The band - famous...

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2017-07-24 culture

Music show: Blues legend Lucky Peterson & Lollapalooza Paris

Richelle Harrison Plesse chats to contemporary blues icon Lucky Peterson, who fuses the blues with soul, RnB, gospel and rock 'n roll. Hailed as a "dangerous triple threat" for...

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