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Latest update : 2014-03-26

'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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2014-08-22 culture

Tango Takeover in Paris

Paris may be known for its romance, fashion and art but it's also the European capital of tango. This weekend the city is experiencing a tango takeover with thousands expected...

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2014-08-21 World War II

From Paris's Liberation to 'arresting' art in Avignon

In this look at the week’s art news we start with an exhibition that remembers the story of how Paris was freed from the Nazis 70 years ago. Then we head to Avignon in the south...

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2014-08-20 Luc Besson

Luc Besson back in action with Scarlett Johansson in 'Lucy'

In Encore’s weekly film show, Lisa Nesselson goes through the latest releases with Eve Jackson. Find out her take on Lucy Besson’s "Lucy", which mixes a drug-infected superhuman...

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2014-08-19 contemporary art

Montreal Stories

Two languages, two cultures, two perspectives: France 24’s French culture editor Louise Dupont joins Eve Jackson in this special show from Montreal. Together they explore the...

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2014-08-18 South Korea

Move over Miley: Basement Jaxx's new album features Japanese twerk-bot

Diane Sagnier from new band Camp Claude joins Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about Encore’s albums of the week: Basement Jaxx's "Junto" and French singer Bénabar’s "Inspiré de...

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