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Final cut: Looking back at Jean-Luc Godard's cinematic genius

The kinetic, experimental style of films like "Breathless" and "Pierrot le Fou" saw Jean-Luc Godard crowned among the leading lights of the French New Wave. Following the Franco-Swiss filmmaker's death at 91, Lisa Nesselson tells us how Godard's formal innovations revolutionised European cinema, bringing Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Anna Karina and even the streets of 1960s Paris to a global audience.


14 Sep 2022

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TV series show: 'The Rings of Power,' the most expensive show in television history

Amazon Prime dropped its highly anticipated "Lords of the Rings" prequel this month, the most expensive TV show ever made. Our TV critic Dheepthika Laurent looks at the reviews. But first, we discuss this year's Emmy Awards, where "Succession" and "Ted Lasso" took home the top prizes. Plus, we bring you a glimpse of "Atlanta", "The Good Fight" and season 5 of "The Handmaid's Tale".


13 Sep 2022

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Ukraine's Oksana Lyniv on smashing glass ceilings in classical music

Her career has seen her smash glass ceilings in classical music, first at the prestigious Bayreuth Festival and now at Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Oksana Lyniv is the first female director of an Italian opera house. The Ukrainian conductor spoke to FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear about her many achievements and how the war in Ukraine makes her public role even more important.


12 Sep 2022

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Queen Elizabeth II, the muse

FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear takes a look at the late British monarch's place in arts and culture, as the second Elizabethan era comes to end. From the paintings hanging in the National Portrait Gallery to dramatic interpretations on the screen, Queen Elizabeth II's image had surpassed her status to become the most potent symbol of the United Kingdom.


9 Sep 2022

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Actress Lucy Boynton: Hollywood's rising star

British-American actress Lucy Boynton speaks to Eve Jackson about being awarded the Hollywood Rising Star Award at the Deauville American Film Festival; starring in "Bohemian Rhapsody", the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time; and why it’s important to speak out about the subjects that matter.


8 Sep 2022

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Film show: New documentary on life of Leonard Cohen premieres at Deauville

Our film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us about some of the movies selected at the 48th edition of the Deauville American Film Festival. "Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song", directed by Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine, explores the life of the singer-songwriter through the prism of his most famous song. Meanwhile, another music legend, David Bowie, is the subject of a documentary based on previously unseen footage. "Moonage Daydream" is directed by Brett Morgen.


7 Sep 2022

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Actor Jesse Eisenberg on his directorial debut 'When You Finish Saving the World'

Actor and director Jesse Eisenberg speaks to Eve Jackson at the Deauville American Film Festival, where he is presenting his first film as a director. "When You Finish Saving the World" stars Oscar winner Julianne Moore and "Stranger Things" actor Finn Wolfhard and centres on a clash between a mother and her son.


6 Sep 2022

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Fado Bicha: The Portuguese duo bringing fado music out of the closet

This year, France is celebrating Portuguese culture. Fado music is often upheld as the essence of Lisbon, a mainstay in a rapidly changing capital city. In this special show from Portugal, Eve Jackson meets the duo reinventing the music that embodies the nation's soul. Fado Bicha are Portugal's queer anti-racist feminist musicians and they're challenging the traditional, conservative, ritualistic fado.


5 Sep 2022

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Deauville American Film Festival: Spotlight on abortion rights and Marilyn Monroe

From a film on abortion rights to a biopic about Marilyn Monroe, there's plenty in store at this year's Deauville American Film Festival. The mistress of ceremonies, FRANCE 24's very own Genie Godula, speaks to Eve Jackson at the Normandy beach town about what to look out for during this annual celebration of US cinema.


2 Sep 2022

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Iceland, the isle of artists

Unpronounceable volcanoes, Björk, Vikings, Game of Thrones – these are some of the things you might think of relating to Iceland. This remote and fascinating island, located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with a population of 360,000 people, is one of the most creative nations in the world. Is it due to isolation, the inspiration from nature or its centuries-old folklore legends? Eve Jackson goes to the land of ice and fire to find out why Iceland has such an exceptional and disproportionate amount of artists.


22 Jul 2022

Rank #10