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Even in Kenya, exiled Burundians fear for their lives

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Film show: 'The Sisters Brothers' and 'Leave No Trace'

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US-China trade war deepens as Beijing calls for global support

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Amnesty warns of 'horrific' violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions

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Maduro: Let them eat steak

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'Movies should provide a spiritual service': Abel Ferrara on cinema

Olivia Salazar-Winspear sits down with the cult director as he shares years of experience at a master class during the Champs-Elysées Film Festival. Ferrara has become synonymous with gritty, underworld gangster flicks like "King of New York" and "Bad Lieutenant"; since then he’s moved to factual material with the 2014 biopic "Pasolini" and a documentary on the life of Padre Pio.

He tells us about working with French screen legend Gérard Depardieu on the controversial film "Welcome to New York" – Ferrara’s take on the sex scandal surrounding former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-09-18 ENCORE!

Joaquin Phoenix: 'Jacques Audiard is unique, even among French directors'

Jacques Audiard, best known for directing films such as "Dheepan" and "A Prophet", is back with a genuine Western, entitled "The Sisters Brothers". FRANCE 24's Vincent Roux sat...

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2018-09-17 ENCORE!

Music show: Sônge, Christine and the Queens, plus Prince

We meet Sônge, an up-and-coming French artist with an eclectic alt-RnB sound that blends elements of electro and hip-hop. She’s gearing up to release her debut album showcasing...

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2018-09-14 ENCORE!

The making of a masterpiece: Picasso's landmark pieces on show

What elevates a simple work of art to the rank of masterpiece? A new show at the Picasso museum in Paris delves into the question, with the help of paintings like "On The Beach",...

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2018-09-13 ENCORE!

A Director of his Word on Pope Francis

From a new pass that opens up expensive high-end culture to young people in France to the fight for equality between the sexes at the Toronto Film Festival, and an interview with...

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