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'The Life of Riley'... and Alain Resnais

This week on our cinema show, we take a look at the film "The Life of Riley", the final cinematic offering from Alain Resnais, one of France’s most celebrated filmmakers. Resnais passed away before the film was officially released, but as our film critic Lisa Nesselson explains, he had no plans to stop making movies, even at the ripe old age of 91.

Also on the show: we tell you how a 135 kilo cross-dressing, crass actor earned the name "Divine". We take a look at the documentary about Harris Glen Millstead, which is every bit as outrageous as the actor himself.

Finally, as Captain America’s latest adventure hits cinema screens, we take you back to the humble 2-D beginnings of your favourite onscreen action figures. 

By Jade BARKER

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2016-07-25 music

Music show: hot hits for the summer season

As the temperature rises here in Europe, Olivia Salazar-Winspear and Mark Thompson tell you about the artists battling to score a summer hit, including Justin Timberlake with his...

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2016-07-22 culture

The best of summer music festivals in France

Today we're taking a look at music festivals around France. From jazz in Vienne to rock and electro at Paris' Solidays, all music genres are covered. FRANCE 24's Aurore Dupuis...

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2016-07-21 culture

Giants of Cinema: Steven Spielberg recreates Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'

The multi award-winning director talks to FRANCE 24’s Genie Godula about bringing his high-tech talents to the quirky children's literature favourite, "The Big Friendly Giant"....

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2016-07-20 cinema

Film show: 'Elvis & Nixon', 'The BFG' and 'Fargo'

Fact is stranger than fiction, as film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us how "Elvis & Nixon" is more than an improbable title for a film. We also check out Steven Spielberg’s take...

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2016-07-14 culture

Avignon & Arles: The best of France's summer festivals

In this edition we take you to two cities in southern France, Avignon and Arles, both home to major arts festivals over the summer. This year, it's the 70th edition of the...

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