Tourists in the French capital hope to catch a glimpse of 'Emily in Paris'
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by FRANCE24
2d ago
Filming for the fourth season of the hit Netflix series "Emily in Paris" has gotten underway in the French capital. It's a huge draw for tourists hoping to get a glimpse of the actors and perhaps more importantly, the show's famously eccentric costumes ..read more
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Spy thriller 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' gets a fresh, millennial TV series update
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by Dheepthika LAURENT
3d ago
Olivia Salazar-Winspear and Dheepthika Laurent look at the latest in television series this month. "In Her Car", a Ukrainian drama filmed in Kyiv during the war, is the brainchild of Ukrainian showrunner Eugen Tunick. He tells us what it was like filming in such conditions. Also: Donald Glover impresses with his millennial remake of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith", the 2005 film that launched "Brangelina". A TV series remake of David Nicholls' "One Day", starring the White Lotus' Leo Woodall, is hailed for its delicate portrayal of love and grief. Finally, "The New Look" is a new fashion drama that loo ..read more
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‘Oppenheimer’ sweeps BAFTAs, winning best film, director, actor awards
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by NEWS WIRES
4d ago
Atom bomb epic “Oppenheimer” won seven prizes, including best picture, director and actor, at the 77th British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, cementing its front-runner status for the Oscars next month ..read more
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New wave of #MeToo allegations in French cinema: A pivotal moment?
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by Annette YOUNG
6d ago
Judith Godrèche has been in the headlines in France after the actress accused director Benoît Jacquot of rape and sexual abuse during their relationship which, she says, started when she was 14 years old and he was 39. She also levelled accusations of sexual misconduct at filmmaker Jacques Doillon. Both men deny the accusations. French prosecutors have now opened an inquiry and other actresses have also come forward accusing the two directors of sexual abuse. As French cinema icon Gérard Depardieu faces another sexual assault complaint, arts24's culture team and Annette Young of The 51 Percent ..read more
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#MeToo and French cinema: Are we at a tipping point?
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by Annette YOUNG
6d ago
In a special joint edition of arts24 and The 51 Percent, we focus on whether the #MeToo movement has reached an inflection point in French cinema. The film sector in France has been shaken after actress, Judith Godrèche, accused director, Benoît Jacquot, of rape and sexual abuse during their relationship; which, she says, started when she was 14 years old and he was 39. Annette Young and Olivia Salazar-Winspear are joined by French talent agent, Solène Edouard and Ariane Labed, actor and director, to discuss why the industry has been so seemingly complacent to address issues of harassment and ..read more
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‘Wind of revolt’ sweeps French cinema in belated #MeToo reckoning
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by Benjamin DODMAN
1w ago
French cinema has been rocked by a new wave of allegations of child rape and sexual assault targeting household names in the industry, bolstering talk of a long-awaited breakthrough for the #MeToo movement in France following a nationwide controversy over Gérard Depardieu. The latest accusations shine a stark light on the culture of impunity that prevailed in a country where auteur worship has long served as a cover for abuse ..read more
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Yrsa Daley-Ward embarks on a poetic journey into her own past
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by Jennifer BEN BRAHIM
1w ago
The British poet Yrsa Daley-Ward tells us why her memoir "The Terrible" is not as gloomy as it sounds, as the book is released in a French translation which highlights the optimism in her writing. She's collaborated with fashion labels, filmmakers and even Beyoncé, but is probably best known for her Instagram posts, which provide bursts of digital poetry to an ever-growing audience. We also chat about juggling literary and acting work, and her 360° approach to creativity ..read more
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Film show: 74th Berlinale festival preview
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by Lisa NESSELSON
1w ago
Eyes in the movie world turn to Berlin as its annual film showcase opens with a typically exciting roster, including the new release from French director André Téchiné starring Isabelle Huppert and Hafsia Herzi. Film critic Lisa Nesselson also tells us about a suitably surreal take on the master painter himself: “Daaaaaali!” is Quentin Dupieux's interpretation of the artist's unique persona. Meanwhile, Bertrand Bonello's latest film "The Beast" blends sci-fi and romance in a time-travelling jaunt that takes the central couple, played by Léa Seydoux and George MacKay, through two centuries. And ..read more
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Kingsley Ben-Adir on playing music legend Bob Marley
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by Eve JACKSON
1w ago
British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir talks about playing Bob Marley, learning Jamaican patois and discovering what the icon was like as a person from his friends and family. We also hear from the "One Love" filmmaker Reinaldo Marcus Green and get Bob Marley's son Ziggy's take on the film ..read more
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Music show: Jäde puts hip-hop spin on chanson française
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by Jennifer BEN BRAHIM
1w ago
In this edition of our arts24 music show, Jennifer Ben Brahim chats with French rising star Jäde ahead of her debut album release. She has a voice like sugar but with a heavy dose of lyrical spice, with musical influences ranging from Lauryn Hill to Françoise Hardy. Her upcoming record "Les Malheurs de Jäde" is a reference to the French children's book "Les Malheurs de Sophie". She tells us more about her musical style ..read more
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