Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

The highs and lows of Cannes for the critics

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Remembering our friend and colleague Jean Karim Fall

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Bad diplomacy, brawls & bromance

Read more

ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: Pitch Perfect's Brittany Snow becomes an urban warrior

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

US President wraps up world tour in Italy (Part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

US President wraps up world tour in Italy (Part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

The battle against illegal fishing in West Africa

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Trump has already quit the Paris climate deal - just not publicly

Read more

#TECH 24

The Ice Memory Project: A treasure trove for future scientists

Read more

ENCORE!

How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-02-05

'American Hustle': Scamming their way to the Oscars

"American Hustle" has got Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, not to mention some incredible 70s hair and a cracking soundtrack. As the film opens in France, Catherine Nicholson and Iris Brey ask whether that all deserves to add up to Oscar glory for the film. We also hear from Christian Bale on why he enjoyed working with writer-director David O. Russell.

Also on the show: the film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s bestselling novel "The Book Thief" has hit the big screen. We find out more about the relatively unknown teenage lead actress Sophie Nélisse, who hails from Québec, while Australian Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush tells France 24 why he thinks so many of his fellow Aussies are finding success in Hollywood.

We also check out another literary adaptation, with Luc Besson’s first venture into animation as producer of "The Boy With the Cuckoo Clock Heart".

Finally, we pay homage to the late Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, with a look back at some of his best-loved roles.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2017-05-27 Culture

The highs and lows of Cannes for the critics

From Nicole Kidman's multiple perfomances to a contemporary Russian tale that's tipped for the big prize, film critics Lisa Nesselson and The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw speak to...

Read more

2017-05-26 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Pitch Perfect's Brittany Snow becomes an urban warrior

The American teen idol Brittany Snow speaks to Eve Jackson about her new film "Bushwick", getting injured on set and the upcoming "Pitch Perfect 3".

Read more

2017-05-26 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Stars dig deep at AIDS gala dinner

The annual charity dinner to raise money for HIV/AIDS research took place last night at Cannes. The star-studded amfAR gala is one of the highlights of the festival. Nicole...

Read more

2017-05-25 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Nicole Kidman, Queen of the festival

She's been Grace of Monaco, Lars Von Trier's fugitive and a Moulin Rouge dancer but this year Nicole Kidman dominates the Cannes Film Festival. We find out more about her four...

Read more

2017-05-25 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Robert Pattinson stars in Safdie brothers heist 'Good Time'

It's the ninth day of competition at the Cannes Film Festival and teen heartthrob Robert Pattinson is starring in "Good Time", a crime thriller directed by brothers Josh and...

Read more