Neelie Kroes is Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda. She calls on Europe to support its network of high-tech start-ups in order to revive its ailing economy. The Dutch liberal believes there is enough untapped talent on the continent to launch a "digital revolution" and create badly needed jobs.
In today’s show: get your satin and sequins at the ready as Stockholm's new Abba museum opens its doors. Plus, French animators take the world by storm with "The Jungle Bunch", and a sneak peek at Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby.
Today we meet the Brazilian musician who’s gone from political exile in the 1960s to his country’s Culture Minister in the 2000s. Gilberto Gil’s music transports the listener to the beaches of Rio and the carnival of Salvador. Now he’s taking us on a cultural journey in a new documentary, "Viramundo". The movie takes us from Brazil to Australia, South Africa and back to Brazil.
In the early 1960s, during the Cold War, and way before you could just
type into a search engine "build rocket at home + launch into space," a
group of university students started their own space program. This
completely forgotten episode in Lebanese history is evocated with
talent in the documentary "The Lebanese Rocket Society."
We meet the classically-trained violinist who has toured as a backing musician for Regina Spektor, "of Montreal" and more... but now Kishi Bashi is stepping into the solo limelight. His first album is just out: it’s a poppy, folky, indie affair with hints of "The Lumineers" and Arcade fire, and a touch of the ethereal. He plays live and unplugged for us in the studio.
British film starlet Keira Knightley wed musician James Righton in an intimate civil ceremony in the southern French village of Mazan on Saturday, the town’s mayor said. The actress is best known for her roles in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films.
From humble beginnings with a 40-minute silent black and white movie, India’s Hindi-language film industry has blossomed into the cinematic powerhouse of Bollywood, which is now 100 years old. Find out how Indian filmmakers of today are branching out into new genres and even zombie movies – and get a taste of the centenary box office smash "Bombay Talkies".
Today, the Bollywood film industry produces thousands of films a year, seen by millions around the world. But it all started with a humble black-and-white silent movie screened for the first time 100 years ago this Friday.
"Mud" was a quiet hit at last year's Cannes film festival. Directed by Jeff Nichols, it's a firm favourite with the critics and the France 24 Culture team. The adventure story with the softest of centres stars Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon – but it’s the two young boys whose story we follow that really steal the show. France 24 meets the director himself.
Writer-director Jeff Nichols gives Matthew McConaughey the nuanced
title role in "Mud," the story of two boys fascinated by an outlaw
pining for his lady love on the Mississippi Delta. South Korea's Park
Chan-wook makes his English-language debut with "Stoker," a visually
dazzling but narratively dopey slice of overwrought American gothic