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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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2018-05-23 culture

Film show: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', 'Angel Face' and 'Peeping Tom'

The Star Wars franchise returns to its origins with a look back at how Han Solo became the Millennium Falcon’s pilot and how he joined forces with his Wookiee buddie, Chewbacca....

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2018-05-22 jazz

Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

From Mardi Gras and marching bands, to second line parades and the historic Faubourg Treme, the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans provided the inspiration for Hugh Coltman’s...

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2018-05-21 culture

Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

American superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee has performed on some of the world's most prestigious stages. Next month he’s back at the Opéra de Paris, playing the role of Ernesto...

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2018-05-20 Cannes Film Festival 2018

The Best of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Eve Jackson presents all of the highlights from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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2018-05-19 Cannes Film Festival 2018

Cannes 2018: and the Palme d'Or goes to....

Film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson react to the winners of this year’s Cannes Film Festival competition, starting with Palme d’or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda.

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