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TV5MONDE Program Highlights - October 2020

Atlantics by Mati Diop

TV5MONDE is a global French language entertainment network that showcases premium films and programs from across the world. With more than 1.5 million viewers nationwide in the USA, TV5MONDE is a renowned leader in French language entertainment. 

This month, immerse yourself in French culture with the TV5MONDE programming. In addition to offering premium films, including several heartwarming comedies, the program presents a chance to discover new series, fun-filled variety shows, and engaging documentaries.


SPECIAL – The Week of Taste

AUGUSTE ESCOFFIER OU LA NAISSANCE DE LA GASTRONOMIE MODERN | France - 2019 - Olivier Julien | September 30 at 8:30 pm 

He raised gastronomy to a veritable art form. The visionary chef Auguste Escoffier revolutionized cooking at the beginning of the 20th century. The fascinating details offered by enthusiastic disciples, historians and cookery critics, combine to serve up a well- documented portrait of the ''king of chefs and chef of kings''.


ATLANTIQUE | France, Senegal, Belgium - 2019 - Mati Diop | October 11 at 8:30 pm ET

In a working-class suburb of Dakar, after the construction of a tower, the construction workers, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Following their departure, mysterious fevers seize the young girls at nightfall.

NI JUGE NI SOUMISE | France, Belgium - 2017 - Yves Hinant, Jean Libon | October 25 at 9:30 pm ET

In Brussels, over a period of three years, Yves Hinant and Jean Libon, directors from the ''Strip-tease'' team, followed the instructing judge, Anne Gruwez, during her criminal investigations, hearings and visits to crime scenes.


IRRESPONSABLE SEASON 3 | France - 2019 - Stephen Cafiero | October 13 at 11:15 pm ET

The third and final season of the immensely popular and award-winning series. Julien, Marie, Jacques and Sylvie have now been living under the same roof for two years. But, with his newly-acquired Baccalaureate, Jacques announces his intention to move to the other side of the world. Out of the question for Marie and Julien, who try everything possible to change his mind.


LES SECRETS DE LA BELLE ENDORMIE | France - 2020 - Vincent Dupouy | October 8 at 3:00 pm ET

As the spring warmth arrives, lockdown has ensured that some of the most famous places in the towns and cities of France remain deserted. Fifteen guests murmur their impressions of places where they have lived. They think they know everything about their region yet are surprised by what they discover.


This year, Seattle International Film Festival's French Cinema Now is a special at-home edition, presented exclusively by TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand! The exciting lineup, curated by SIFF, features nine recent releases including the documentary film Petites danseuses, which follows three young dancers who dream of joining the Paris Opera Ballet, and the comedy, Un divan à Tunis about a woman who moves back to Tunis to establish her psychoanalysis practice.

PETITES DANSEUSES | France - 2020 - Anne-Claire Dolivet | available beginning October 2

The documentary follows three young girls, ranging in age from 6 to 11, who are growing up in the intensely competitive world of professional dance.

UN DIVAN À TUNIS | France - 2019 - Manele Labidi | available beginning October 2

After practicing for years in France, Selma decides to start a psychoanalysis practice in the suburbs of Tunis where the colorful residents present an interesting challenge.

LES ÉBLOUIS | France - 2019 - Sarah Suco | available beginning October 2

After her parents force their family to join a religious community, Camille becomes worried about the group's cultish behavior and vows to do anything to protect her siblings.


All movies are in French with English subtitles.

Click here to see the full schedule!