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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 : 2014-03-20

Faces of the forgotten: Photographer Lee Jeffries puts homeless in limelight

Lee Jeffries started taking snaps of homeless people on a visit to London in 2008. Since then, the British accountant has captured the faces of the forgotten, from Rome to New York.

His haunting set of black and white portraits of people living on the streets is currently on exhibit at the Yellow Korner gallery here in Paris. Eight of the photographs were sold at auction, with the proceeds of over 20,000 euros going to a French homeless charity. We caught up with the amateur photographer and asked him what else people can do to help those living on the streets.

Also on today’s show: we take you on a high-speed chase through Bond history, as the rides of the iconic British spy go on display at the London Film Museum.

Plus, we find out why Louis de Funès is widely considered France’s favourite comedian, as an exhibition celebrating his life opens here in Paris for the 100th anniversary of his birth. 

By Louise DUPONT



2016-06-30 culture

Matthew McConaughey and ‘Free State of Jones' shine new light on American civil war

Today on Encore! Valerie Defert has been talking to actor Matthew McConaughey. He stars in the new film "Free State of Jones", which recounts one of the lesser known episodes of...

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2016-06-29 culture

Film show: 'The Red Turtle', 'Camping 3' and 'The Balkan Trilogy'

We dive into the wordless world of "The Red Turtle" by Michael Dudok de Wit. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why it’s a laid-back yet thrilling animated gem. We also check...

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2016-06-28 photography

Brazil’s contemporary art star Vik Muniz comes to Paris

He’s painted the Mona Lisa in peanut butter, recreated Liz Taylor’s face with real diamonds and smeared Sigmund Freud’s portrait in chocolate sauce. Vik Muniz started out as a...

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2016-06-27 culture

Music show: Metronomy, Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg and Jazz

Metronomy are back with their fifth album. The English band collaborates with a hip-hop pioneer to drop a beat on "Old Skool". Music critic Mark Thompson tells us why listeners...

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2016-06-23 culture

Quai Branly museum renamed to honour former French president Chirac

It's a temple of tribal arts in the heart of Paris. The Quai Branly museum marks its 10th birthday, celebrating with a new name and an exhibition dedicated to former French...

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