Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

'We sell dreams, passion,' says French Open's Guy Forget

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

The French are so rude! Or is it just a misunderstanding?

Read more

REVISITED

After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'War is not an option,' says former FARC guerrilla leader

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Ireland's abortion referendum

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Weinstein in court; Ireland abortion vote; Italy's populist takeover

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

Read more

ENCORE!

The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

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 : 2018-05-15

Cannes 2018: 'Blackkklansman', a powerful indictment of racism in America

Two well-established directors premiered their latest films at Cannes this Tuesday. Spike Lee's "Blackkklansman" is based on the true story of a black police officer in Colorado Springs who managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us it's a powerful and entertaining indictment of ambient racism in the United States and so-called alt-right "thinking" on the broader world stage.

And seven years after his majestic end-of-the-world tale "Melancholia," Lars Von Trier is back with a sardonic profile of a serial killer who believes that each murder is a work of art. "The House That Jack Built" stars Matt Dillon and is screening out of competition. Lisa Nesselson tells us why the film is proving controversial.

Finally, Ron Howard's "Solo: A Star Wars Story" is having its international premiere at Cannes, also screening out of competition.

By Lisa NESSELSON

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2018-05-25 culture

The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

Fifty years ago in France, a series of student protests snowballed to become a full-scale youth revolt; the social uprising was underscored by a handful of oft-chanted slogans....

Read more

2018-05-24 culture

Guitar Hero: Johnny Marr brings solo work to the stage in Paris

His guitar riffs have scored the indie pop soundtrack for more than three decades. Johnny Marr is considered a musician's musician. Sought after as a guest artist, band member...

Read more

2018-05-23 culture

Film show: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', 'Angel Face' and 'Peeping Tom'

The Star Wars franchise returns to its origins with a look back at how Han Solo became the Millennium Falcon’s pilot and how he joined forces with his Wookiee buddie, Chewbacca....

Read more

2018-05-22 jazz

Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

From Mardi Gras and marching bands, to second line parades and the historic Faubourg Treme, the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans provided the inspiration for Hugh Coltman’s...

Read more

2018-05-21 culture

Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

American superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee has performed on some of the world's most prestigious stages. Next month he’s back at the Opéra de Paris, playing the role of Ernesto...

Read more