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TV5MONDE Program Highlights – February 2023

Festival

Les jeunes amants

February 1 - 28

The international French-language network TV5 Monde is showing several fantastic programs in February. In addition to offering premium films, the program includes several heartwarming romantic comedies, a chance to discover exciting new series, fun-filled variety shows, and engaging documentaries! We’ve rounded up some of the very best must-see programs this month, get ready to immerse yourself in French culture!

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Special Programming

Les Victoires de la MusiqueFebruary 11 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

The 38th edition of Victoires de la musique takes place at the Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt. A major, spectacular, and intense musical event that highlights the quality and diversity of the greatest talents and revelations of the French music scene of the year. Among the nominees this year: Angèle, BigFlo & Oli, Clara Luciani, Grand Corps Malade, Ben Mazué, Gaël Faye, Izïa, Jeanne Added, Juliette Armanet, OrelSan, Pomme, Stromae, Ninho…

Director: Franck Broqua (France, 2023)

Presenter: Laury Thilleman

Genre: Awards show

 

Series

Une autre histoireWednesdays, starting February 1 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

(French ST)

Anemone decides to step back from her disturbed life stricken with violence, even though it means going away from her three children. She takes a new name and decides to start afresh.

Director: Brigitte Couture (Canada, 2019)

Cast: Marina Orsini, Danielle Proulx, Sébastien Ricard, Debbie Lynch-White, Benoît McGinnis

Genre: Drama

 

Documentaries

Nus et culottés, Season 8— February 8 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

(English ST)

From Salagou Lake, near Montpellier, Nans and Mouts hit the road, dressed only in a toga of reeds. From Toulouse to Lyon, from farm to B&B, the two friends are welcomed with open arms. Will they manage to meet the singer -M- and climb up on stage with him?

Hosts: Nans Thomassey, Guillaume Mouton (France, 2022)

Genre: Documentary series, travel

 

Films

*In celebration of Valentine’s Day

Les jeunes amants— February 12 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT & February 20 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

(English ST)

At 70, Shauna is free, independent and has long-since abandoned a love life. Yet her meeting with Pierre, twenty-five years younger, disconcerts her. He sees her as a desirable woman, one he is immediately attracted to and has no fear of loving. But Pierre is married with a family…The film was dreamed of by director Solveig Anspach, inspired by the last love of her mother, who died before she could finish it. Her friends, including director Carine Tardieu, took charge of it.

Director: Carine Tardieu (France, 2022)

Cast: Fanny Ardant, Melvil Poupaud, Cécile de France, Florence Loiret Caille

Genre: Dramedy

 

Et la tendresse ?…Bordel !— February 14 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

(English ST)

The interwoven lives of three couples in an aggressive male chauvinist society. For François, who only thinks of cutting another notch on his bedpost, tenderness means weakness. Léo dreams of living a glorious pure love affair with Julie, whilst Luc and Eva have understood that tenderness is strength…

Director: Patrick Schulmann (France, 1978)

Cast: Jean-Luc Bideau, Bernard Giraudeau, Evelyne Dress

Genre: Comedy

 

L’homme est une femme comme les autres!— February 16 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

(English ST)

A wealthy uncle offers a gay Jewish man $2 million to marry and have children to carry on the family name.

Director: Jean-Jacques Zilbermann (France, 1997)

Cast: Antoine de Caunes, Elsa Zylberstein, Gad Elmaleh

Genre: Dramedy

 

La bonne conduite— February 24 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

(English ST)

Twenty years after leaving to join the military, Pierre reluctantly returns to the inner city where he grew up to look after his seriously ill father. He even agrees to work at his driving school business. This experience will test his convictions but also make him open up to others.

Director: Arnaud Bédouet (France, 2021)

Cast: Alban Lenoir, Olivier Saladin, André Wilms, Naïlia Harzoune, Aïmen Derriachi

Genre: Comedy

 

**In celebration of the 48th César Awards (2/24)

 

Un fils— February 26 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

(English ST)

Tunisia, summer 2011. Fares and Meriem, a modern couple from a well-to-do background, head off for a trip to the south of the country. But when their car becomes the target of a terrorist group, Aziz, their 9-year-old son, is seriously injured…

Director: Mehdi M. Barsaoui (2019)

Cast: Sami Bouajila, Najla Ben Abdallah, Youssef Khemiri

Genre: Drama

Award: 2021 César Awards Best Actor winner, Sami Bouajil
 

 

Christine and the Queens presents “Redcar les adorables étoiles”Streaming beginning February 2

Redcar, Christine and the Queens new alias, unveils its latest album, “Redcar les adorables étoiles,” during an exceptional sold-out performance at the Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione in Paris. This is the third album for the multi-faceted artist, marking the beginning of a new era.

Director: Redcar (France, 2022)

Genre: Album release concert

 

WilderNow streaming Season 4

(English ST)

The investigations of Rosa Wilder, a police inspector from Berne. Now back in her small hometown in the Swiss Alps, she faces a succession of particularly dark crimes. The series weaves close ties between the setting, the investigations and Rosa Wilder’s private life.

Director: Claudio Fäh, Mauro Mueller (Switzerland, 2022)

Cast: Sarah Spale, Marcus Signer

Genre: Crime, drama

 

Les SchtroumpfsNow streaming Seasons 1-4

Also airing on Tivi5MONDE starting February 28 at 4:00PM ET/1:00PM PT

In all there are 102 Schtroumpfs, living in mushrooms that grow in a forest. Particularly fond of the soda drink sarsaparilla, they all look deceptively alike but each have their own character! Their enemies? The wizard Gargamel and his ginger cat Azrael, who would dearly love to add them to their menu. Based on the books by Peyo

Director: George Gordon, Bob Hathcock, Carl Urbano, Rudy Zamor (Belgium, 1981)

Genre: Cartoon

 

Theme: Valentine’s Day, Love in all its forms
 

L’étudiante— available beginning February 3

(English ST)

Weeks before her final exams, an ambitious part-time teacher tries to concentrate fully on her studies, until she meets a unique musician.

Director: Claude Pinoteau (1988)

Cast: Sophie Marceau, Vincent Lindon, Élisabeth Vitali

Genre: Comedy

 

Aurore— available beginning February 3

(English ST)

Once upon a time there was a kingdom where dance had been banned for many years. Despite her father forbidding her to do so, a young princess continues to dance, while her delighted and complicit brother looks on.

Director: Nils Tavernier (2006)

Cast: Margaux Chatelier, Carole Bouquet, François Berléand

Genre: Drama

 

La vraie famille— available beginning February 3

(English ST)

When a 6-year-old boy’s father decides he is ready to take his son back, the family who’s been raising him confronts this harsh reality.

Director: Fabien Gorgeart (2022)

Cast: Mélanie Thierry, Lyès Salem, Félix Moati

Genre: Drama

 

Les jeunes amants— available beginning February 10

(English ST)

A 70-year-old retired architect and a happily married doctor in his 40s reconnect after 15 years.

Director: Carine Tardieu (2022)

Cast: Fanny Ardant, Melvil Poupaud, Cécile de France

Genre: Dramedy

 

Mon Légionnaire— available beginning February 10

(English ST)

A young woman leaves Ukraine to follow her boyfriend, a young soldier based in Corsica.

Director: Rachel Lang (2021)

Cast: Louis Garnel, Camille Cottin, Ina Marija Bartaité

Genre: Drama

 

Ils sont vivants— available beginning February 17

(English ST)

A recent widow meets an Iranian teacher who fled to Europe illegally, causing havoc with her family.

Director: Jérémie Elkaïm (2022)

Cast: Marina Foïs, Laetitia Dosch, Seear Kohi

Genre: Drama

 

Les fantasmes— available beginning February 17

(English ST)

Six couples, six variations of desire, intimacy… and fantasies.

Director: Stéphane Foenkinos, David Foekinos (2021)

Cast: Monica Belluci, Ramzy Bedia, Nicolas Bedos

Genre: Comedy

 

Nana et les filles du bord de mer— available beginning February 17

(English ST)

After getting dumped, a young woman goes on a man hunt, searching social media and dating sites.

Director: Patricia Bardon (2020)

Cast: Sofiia Manousha, Grégoire Isvarine, Guylhem Valayé

Genre: Comedy

 

Louloute— available beginning February 24

(English ST)

A woman revisits her childhood when her family decides to sell their farm.

Director: Hubert Viel (2020)

Cast: Laure Calamy, Alice Henri, Bruno Clairefond

Genre: Drama

Awards: Grand Prix du Jury Winner at the 2020 La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival.

 

Petite solange— available beginning February 24

(English ST)

A typical 13-year-old, who’s curious and full of life, gets caught in her parents’ divorce.

Director: Axelle Ropert (2022)

Cast: Jade Springer, Léa Drucker, Philippe Katerine

Genre: Drama

Awards: 2021 Prix Jean Vigo Winner.

 

 

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