TV5MONDE March Highlights


Take a look at some of the best programmes and films coming up on TV5MONDE throughout March 2012…



LA DAME AUX CAM�LIAS – LITERARY GREATS RETROSPECTIVE. Arriving alone to Paris fleeing from unwanted male attentions, Alphonsine Plessis fi rst becomes a prostitute then a courtesan then Countess… After marriage to the Count de Perregaux, Alphonsine meets Dumas fi ls and it’s love at fi rst sight, but the passionate relationship is doomed to failure. Plessis, Alphonsine’s father is opposed to this risky love affair and fi nally Alphonsine tragically succumbs to illness and dies at the age of 23 with only her father for company. Alexandre Dumas fi ls immortalises his mistress in writing a play dedicated to her memory. From the fi rst showing it is a triumphant succes. Director: Mauro Bolognini, 1981. Starring: Isabelle Huppert (Alphonsine), Gian Maria Volont� (Plessis), Bruno Ganz (Edouard de Perregaux), Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Dumas fi ls), Bulle Ogier (Olympe)… Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas fils. The Film is subtitled. Sun 18th March at 8pm, Weds 21 at 1pm and Mon 26 at 10:55pm. Also don’t miss the other fi lms in this literary retrospective: Maigret voit rouge, S�raphin, un homme et son p�ch�, and L’amant de Lady Chatterley.




FILM DRAMA – V COMME VIAN 1946. (Programme celebrating Francophonie week) Favourite for the Pl�iade award with his first novel L‘�cume des jours, Boris Vian is beaten to the prize by an Abb� Grosjean. Thus begins an epic unending journey across the desert in which he never stops trying to show his worth as a great writer until his death in 1959. Director: Philippe Le Guay, 2011. With subtitles. Tues 20th March at 8pm, Thurs 22nd at 5 :35pm and Fri 23rd at 1pm.




DOCUMENTARY FBI – J.EDGAR HOOVER. Copyright FBI. The head of the FBI, John Edgar Hoover, understood early on that to establish the power of the FBI for the long term he needed to work on its image. Fifty years have been dedicated to constructing the myth of an all-knowing, all-powerful Bureau, communicating this myth using all and every method at its disposal then and now… With subtitles. Mondays at 11:35am Previously unreleased documentary series filmed by David Carr-Brown.


FOOD MAGAZINE – �PICERIE FINE SAISON 2. Each week TV5MONDE viewers can follow Chef Guy Martin and share in his experiences as he searches out top French gastronomic delights, along with meeting the people that help in their creation; farmers, fishermen… the artisans who demonstrate their talent, experience and savoir-faire! With subtitles. Sundays at midday, rebroadcast Weds at 8:10am and Fri’s at 11:05am. Presented by Guy Martin and produced by TV5MONDE.




CURRENT AFFAIRS – MAGAZINE FRANCE 2012. (A TV5MONDE programme presented by Philippe Dessaint) French presidential election candidates face an international challenge: a weekly rendez-vous set up by TV5MONDE with the assistance of partner news teams from France T�l�visions, RTS,, Radio-Canada, and the participation of foreign press correspondents. Take a look at the dedicated website for this programme: Wednesdays at 8pm, right up until the elections on 22 April.




TV5MONDE Europe offers:


– Over 300 fi lm showings per year


– Over 1300 hours of subtitled drama


– 450 documentaries and the pick of the best of subtitled francophone magazines


– 19 news bulletins / programmes per day


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