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Spike Jonze’s 'Her': Who says the perfect woman needs a body?

Ever felt anxious if you’ve left your mobile phone at home? Or had a giggle while interacting with Apple’s "Siri"? In that case, Spike Jonze’s futuristic love story "Her" may not seem that far-fetched to you. France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson tells Jade Barker how Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of a man falling in love with his operating system is believable and quite touching.

Also on our cinema show, we take a look at the lost art of hand-painted movie posters. And as an all-female film festival takes place here in France, we ask if such events are still relevant.

Plus: want to know what the French capital looked like in the 1960s? Veteran writer-director Agnes Varda’s classic film "Cleo from 5 to 7" is being re-released, taking us on a nostalgic trip through Paris. 

By Jade BARKER

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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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