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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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2016-08-22 culture

Music show: Céline Dion, Frank Ocean and Lindsey Stirling

Today on "Encore!": A lyrical goodbye, Céline Dion pays homage to her late husband René Charles with a personal and poignant new album "Encore un soir". And, RnB star Frank Ocean...

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2016-07-26 culture

Going for gold and green: New perspectives from Brazil

Street artist Rafael Suriani joins Olivia Salazar-Winspear in the studio to talk about Brazil's moment in the sun, as the country hosts the Olympic Games. The São Paulo native...

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2016-07-28 culture

Paris Quartier d’été: A summer season of performing arts

All the city becomes a stage, as the French capital’s parks, squares and historic buildings host more than a hundred performances. We take a look at the best in contemporary...

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2016-07-26 culture

Greece: Creativity in a time of crisis

A true capital of culture, Athens is strewn with reminders of the gifts the gods left in their wake: theatre, poetry and sculpture. Yet modern Greece has faced financial ruin,...

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2016-07-27 culture

Film show: ‘Genius’, ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ and ‘Endless Summer’

Pages of prose and a fascinating friendship are the true stars of "Genius"; the film examines the working relationship between editor Maxwell Perkins and author Thomas Wolfe....

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