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Latest update : 2014-01-29

Dallas Buyers Club: Fighting AIDS, fighting the system

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are tipped for Oscar glory for their depictions of AIDS sufferers in "Dallas Buyers Club". France 24 speaks to director Jean-Marc Vallée about the astounding physical transformation that McConaughey undertook for the role - losing 40 pounds in weight.

Also on our special cinema show with France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson, we find out how Chris Pine is getting on as the new face of Tom Clancy’s CIA man in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit". Chris Pine and director Kenneth Branagh tell us what drew them to the movie.

Meanwhile, French animators draw our attention with their latest cartoon marvel: family feature "Minuscule", featuring armies of charming garden ants. Lisa tells us whether the film lives up to its comparisons to "Star Wars", "Indiana Jones", and even "Lord of the Rings".

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2017-07-21 culture

Omar El Akkad's 'American War': A tale of US dystopia

What might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons on itself? That's the question posed by Egyptian-born Canadian journalist and author...

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2017-07-20 culture

The best of the summer's exhibitions in Paris

We take a spin around the must-see shows in the French capital's galleries and museums this summer. From the pensive pose of The Thinker to the romantic flourish of The Kiss, the...

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2017-07-19 culture

Film show: 'Dunkirk', 'Tom of Finland' and 'Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict'

France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson joins Richelle Harrison Plesse to talk about the latest news from the world of cinema. Hitting the big screen this week is "Dunkirk", a...

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2017-07-18 Africa

Avignon Festival: African artists grab the spotlight

Encore! has decamped to the sunny south of France to check out the country’s oldest arts festival. Every summer Avignon attracts thousands of visitors to its official selection...

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2017-07-17 Africa

'Blitz, The Ambassador': Breaking African Spirituality, Struggle and Culture into Beats and Bars

Born and bred in Accra and based in Brooklyn, visual artist and hip-hop star "Blitz, The Ambassador" aka Samuel Bazawule is on a mission to reconnect the scattered sounds of...

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