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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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2017-06-27 culture

Award-winning author Lionel Shriver: Trump 'stole my idea'

Award-winning American author and journalist Lionel Shriver (who's best known for her 2003 novel "We Need to Talk about Kevin") returns with her latest work "The Mandibles", a...

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2017-06-26 culture

Music show: Electro Deluxe, Paris Hip-Hop Festival and TLC's comeback

James and Thomas from Electro Deluxe drop by the studio to talk about their groove-filled fusion of funk, soul and jazz with an undeniable French touch.

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2017-06-23 culture

Colombia comes to France

After building bridges with South Korea, Croatia and Vietnam, France is now celebrating its friendship with Colombia with a year of artistic exchanges between the two countries....

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2017-06-22 culture

Diana Krall: 'I find romance in everything'

The smoky-voiced pin-up girl of the jazz world speaks to Eve Jackson about her new album, "Turn Up The Quiet"; finding romance in everything and juggling music, motherhood and...

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2017-06-21 culture

Film show: Horror, Disney archives and a big bad fox

From the apocalyptic, psychological horror "It Comes at Night" to the Champs-Élysées film festival, critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s movie news.

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