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The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

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'We heard there might be a civil war': May 68 seen from abroad

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U.S. mid-terms: Record number of women running and winning primaries

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Divided Ireland votes in abortion referendum

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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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2018-05-25 culture

The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

Fifty years ago in France, a series of student protests snowballed to become a full-scale youth revolt; the social uprising was underscored by a handful of oft-chanted slogans....

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2018-05-24 culture

Guitar Hero: Johnny Marr brings solo work to the stage in Paris

His guitar riffs have scored the indie pop soundtrack for more than three decades. Johnny Marr is considered a musician's musician. Sought after as a guest artist, band member...

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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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