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Ex-minister Tzipi Livni calls for freeze on Israeli settlements

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Net neutrality fight in US moves to courts, Congress

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US decides to 'let corporate greed run the internet'

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Marine Le Pen's former right-hand man plans his political rebirth

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May overruled: Brexit momentum thwarted by Tory rebellion

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Latest update : 2017-02-01

Film show: 'Jackie', 'Dalida' and Almodovar to head Cannes film festival jury

France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson joins Richelle Harrison Plesse to talk about the top films hitting the silver screen this week. Sporting the iconic bouffant hairstyle and mastering the breathy accent, Natalie Portman shines as arguably America’s most famous first lady in "Jackie", a role that’s garnered her an Oscar nod for Best Actress. The film explores the immediate aftermath of the 1963 assassination of JFK, and Jackie Kennedy’s efforts to preserve her husband’s image.

Meanwhile in French theatres, a tragic diva is brought back to life. "Dalida" traces the story of the glamorous Franco-Italian chanteuse whose private life was rocked by turmoil.

Plus, the Cannes Film Festival has chosen its jury president; this year the honour goes to Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.

By Lisa NESSELSON , Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2017-12-14 culture

Photographer Sebastião Salgado takes a seat in France's academy of fine arts

He's spent years photographing gold mines, oil fields and genocide, following the world's poor and forgotten people and more recently the planet's last undamaged places. The...

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2017-12-13 culture

Film show: 'Star Wars, The Last Jedi'

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." there was a film critic called Lisa Nesselson who was NOT a fan of the Star Wars franchise. Listen to her review of "Star Wars: The...

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2017-12-12 culture

Paris, the capital of street art?

If you were asked to name Europe's street art capital, you might lean towards Berlin or even London. But could it be Paris's turn to wear the urban culture crown? L'Aerosol is...

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2017-12-11 culture

Music show: Son Little, Eminem, N.E.R.D & 'adieu' Johnny Hallyday

Son Little cooks up a stirring fusion of soul, blues and rock ‘n’ roll; tipping his hat to the sounds of yesteryear while creating music that’s modern and fresh. The...

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2017-12-08 culture

'Whose Streets?': On the frontline of Ferguson

An unflinching tale told by the activists and leaders on the frontlines of a battle not just for civil rights but the right to live. "Whose Streets?" takes us behind the...

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