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4 Programs to Watch on TV5 Monde in May

"With the wind" by Bettina Oberli

The international French-language network TV5 Monde is showing four gripping programs this month: two comedies, Low Profile and In the Game; a drama, With the Wind; and a documentary: Oh les filles !

Low Profile/ Je me suis fait tout petit

Dir. Cécilia Rouaud (France, 2011), with Denis Ménochet and Vanessa Paradis 

There's nothing to keep Yvan in Paris. His wife has left him to live in Thailand. His daughters have chosen to live with his sister. But, ready to leave, his plans suddenly need a total rethink as the beautiful Emmanuelle arrives in his life, accompanied by Léo, his wife’s son!

Watch on Sunday, May 10 at 8:30 pm (ET) / 5:30 pm (PT)

With the Wind/ Le vent tourne 

Dir. Bettina Oberli (France, Switzerland 2017), with Mélanie Thierry and Pierre Deladonchamps 

In the Jura mountains, Pauline and Alex are small farmers living in harmony with nature and dreaming of self-sufficiency. But when Samuel, who's come in install a wind-turbine, asks Pauline about her choices, doubts creep in. It's the only life she knows. Is the modern world as hostile as they say?

Watch on Thursday, May 14 at 8:30 pm (ET) / 5:30 pm (PT)

Oh les filles !/ Hauts les filles

Dir. François Armanet (France 2019), with Françoise Hardy, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Elli Medeiros

What if French Rock were born with Edith Piaf? From sweet sixties pop to today’s gender- indifferent anthems, from feminist rebels of the seventies to fashion icons of the social media age, from Françoise Hardy to Christine & The Queens, via Vanessa Paradis, Catherine Ringer, Charlotte Gainsbourg and many more, Oh Les Filles!  tells the untold story of French female rock stars. This groundbreaking documentary combines interviews and iconic footage to radically reverse perspectives and give the patriarchy a kick! Welcome to France, the land where women rock!

Watch on Sunday, May 24 at 8:30 pm (ET) / 5:30 pm (PT)

In the Game/ La finale 

Dir. Robin Sykes (France 2017), with Thierry Lhermitte and Rayane Bensetti

JB's great day has almost arrived: he's about to play his basketball final in Paris! But his parents, unavailable that weekend, ask him to give up his dream and look after his grandfather Roland, who has started to lose his mind. JB decides to take him along as well.

Watch on Thursday, May 28 at 8:30 pm (ET) / 5:30 pm (PT)

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