Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

#MeToo and mixed messages

Read more

THE DEBATE

Tunisia's revolutionary fire: 7 years after the arab spring marked by fresh protests

Read more

FOCUS

Stolen medication sold on black market in Mexico

Read more

ENCORE!

Brendan Power: The future of the harmonica

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Louise Arbour: Negative attitude towards migration 'completely self-defeating'

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Former WTO head Lamy: 'Brexit is like trying to get an egg out of an omelette'

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

2018 begins: A happy new year for Europe?

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Detroit Motor Show kicks off with trucks taking centre stage

Read more

THE OBSERVERS DIRECT

Tunisia's fleeing youth

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 : 2014-03-26

'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

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2018-01-15 music

Brendan Power: The future of the harmonica

Composer and inventor Brendan Power uses the harmonica to reimagine musical traditions from around the world. A visionary, his designs are taking a classic musical staple into...

Read more

2018-01-12 culture

Meeting green-fingered French poet Lucien Suel

French poet Lucien Suel open his doors to FRANCE 24. He invites us into his home in the country's northern Flanders region, where he tends to his secret garden of inspiration....

Read more

2018-01-11 Culture

Eddie Izzard on French grammar, Brexit and trying to get his mother back

The comedian, actor, political activist and transgender hero Eddie Izzard speaks to Eve Jackson about his new Paris show in French, what he’s got in common with Bill Gates and...

Read more

2018-01-10 culture

Film show: Maverick director Sam Fuller and 'Molly’s Game'

Samantha Fuller is the daughter of teenage hack, pulp novelist, war veteran and film director Sam Fuller. She joins Eve Jackson and film critic Lisa Nesselson in the studio ahead...

Read more

2018-01-09 culture

From Tbilisi to the top: Violinist Lisa Batiashvili

Lisa Batiashvili captivates critics and audiences with her elegant and graceful award-winning performances on the violin. Born in Georgia, she's lived in Germany for more than 25...

Read more