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Latest update : 2017-02-07

'Tramontane': Light, shadow and Lebanon's painful history

Director Vatche Boulghourjian joins us in the studio to talk about using blindness as a metaphor in his first feature film. "Tramontane" follows Rabih, a blind musician, as he goes in search of answers about his own identity.

The film grapples with the delicate question of memory in a war-torn country and the slippery nature of narrative when it comes to defining a "truthful" version of events. Boulghourjian gives us his take on what makes the personal universal when it comes to making movies.

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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