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Latest update : 2018-03-20

Parlez-vous français? Francophonia is the order of the day

We take a look at the language of Molière, as French-speaking culture is celebrated with the "Journée de la Francophonie". France 24's Florence Villeminot takes us through the cultural and linguistic trait which unites more than 270 million people across the globe. And author Anthony Lacoudre tells us why Brits, Australians and Americans actually speak French without realising it, and how English and French enjoy a friendly back and forth when it comes to borrowed vocabulary.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR , Florence VILLEMINOT

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2018-07-18 Eve JACKSON

Film show: Why we love 'Ant-man and the Wasp'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news including "My Favourite Fabric," "Ant-man and the Wasp," and "The Last Movie."

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2018-07-17 Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

Gender questions take centre stage at Avignon’s theatre festival

Olivia Salazar-Winspear swaps her Parisian studio for the sunshine of the South of France, with a special edition of Encore! from France’s foremost performing arts event. For its...

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2018-07-16 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Beatmaker & singer Estère brings her musical melting pot to Afropunk Paris

New Zealander-Cameroonian producer and singer-songwriter Estère fuses indie-soul, poetic pop and modern RnB to create a unique style she dubs “electric blue witch-hop”. She talks...

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2018-07-13 Culture

Tom Cruise and 'Mission Impossible: Fallout' bring espionage franchise to Paris

It's his sixth time warding off planetary disaster, but agent Ethan Hunt shows no sign of letting up. Tom Cruise's character is back with daredevil stunts and spy-centred...

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2018-07-12 Eve JACKSON

The must-see exhibitions of the summer

We check out the top exhibitions to see this summer. Olivia Salazar-Winspear takes us from internationally renowned Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei's exhibition in the...

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