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TV5MONDE Program Highlights - July 2021

Image: "Me, Myself and Mum" by Guillaume Gallienne

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


Les garçons et Guillaume, à table !—July 6 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

This is the story of a misunderstanding. Young Guillaume, fascinated by his mother, is convinced that he shares the most precious of secrets with her: contrary to appearances he is in fact not a boy... but a girl! And so begins a long quest in search of his identity.

Director: Guillaume Gallienne
Cast: Guillaume Gallienne, André Marcon, Françoise Fabian, Nanou Garcia

Marius et Jeannette—July 8 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

Jeannette raises her two children alone, with her meager cashier's salary, in L'Estaque, a working-class district of northern Marseille. Marius is the watchman at a former cement works today being demolished. Their meeting is not an easy one. Apart from their social position, both are encumbered by emotional baggage.

Director: Robert Guédiguian
Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Sofia—July 11 at 8:35 pm ET/5:35 pm PT

Twenty-year-old Sofia lives with her parents in Casablanca, Morocco. Following a denial of pregnancy, she finds herself illegally giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital gives her 24 hours to provide the identification papers confirming the child's father before alerting the authorities.

Director: Meryem Benm'Barek

Cast: Maha Alemi, Lubna Azabal, Sarah Perles

 L’argent—July 13 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

Yvon, delivery driver for a domestic heating oil company, is unjustly accused of having attempted to pass off a forged five hundred franc note in a café. A trial follows, then he loses his job. It's the beginning of an infernal spiral, ultimately leading to tragedy for the unfortunate Yvon.

Director: Robert Bresson
Cast: Christian Patey, Vincent Risterucci, Sylvie Van Den Elsen

Une aussi longue absence—July 15 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

Thérèse Langlois is intrigued by a tramp who looks just like her husband, deported by the Germans fifteen years earlier. She decides to follow him, to be certain that it is indeed him. But he's suffering from amnesia. Patiently, Thérèse tries to find a way to reawaken his memories.

Director: Henri Colpi

Cast: Alida Valli, Georges Wilson, Charles Blavette, Amédée

Yves—July 18 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

Jérem moves into his grandmother's house to compose his first rap record. Which is where he meets the beautiful So, investigator for the startup Digital Cool. She persuades him to try out Yves: a revolutionary smart fridge that is supposed to make his life simpler!

Director: Benoît Forgeard 
Cast: William Lebghil, Doria Tillier, Philippe Katerine

Bamako—July 20 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

In the yard of a house in Bamako, a court has been set up. Representatives from African civil society have started legal proceedings against the World Bank and the IMF. Between pleadings and witness statements, life goes on in the yard; Melé and her husband Chaka are tearing themselves apart.

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

Cast: Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré, Hélène Diarra

Tous au festival—July 21 at 3:00 pm ET/12:00 pm PT

Including anecdotes, laughter and nostalgia, a tribute to the Angoulême French Film Festival, which in just 10 years has become a key event for both professionals and spectators. With its success, has the festival retained its spirit or abandoned its ideals?

Director: Nicolas Perge
Guests: Claire Chazal, Dominique Besnehard, John Malkovich, Laura Smet

Michael Kohlhaas—July 22 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

In 16th century Cévennes, horse dealer Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous life with his family. But when a lord treats him unjustly, the religious, honourable man raises an army of angry peasants and vagabonds and sets out to have his rights restored.

Director: Arnaud des Pallières
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Bruno Ganz, Swann Arlaud, Sergi Lopez, Amira Casar, Denis Lavant

Les héros ne meurent jamais—July 25 at 8:40 pm ET/5:40 pm PT

In Paris, Joachim is accosted by a stranger who believes he's a former brother-in-arms. But there's one worrying detail: the soldier concerned apparently died the very same day as Joachim was born. Convinced of being his reincarnation, Joachim decides to leave for Sarajevo on the trail of his previous life.

Director: Aude Léa Rapin

Cast: Adèle Haenel, Jonathan Couzinié, Antonia Buresi

TV series/TV films

Les michetonneuses—July 2 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

Eden, Maya, Anissa: three inseparable friends. When Eden decides to stop part-time prostitution, Maya continues without remorse. Anissa would like to but is hung-up about being overweight. Attached to their freedom, dreaming of love, they head for Paris and spend their earnings on luxury goods. Until Anissa is arrested.

Director: Olivier Daran 
Cast: Donia Eden, Pauline Parigot, Lorry Hardel, Nicolas Briançon, Ilias Le Doré, Farida Khelfa, Marianne Basler

Philippe R. Doumic, sous son regard l’étincelle—July 7 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

In the 1960s, the photographer Philippe Doumic, who died in 2013, took innumerable portrait photos of the rising stars French of cinema: Godard, Bardot, Truffaut, Moreau, Belmondo, Deneuve... Whilst some of the pictures became emblematic of the New Wave, others remained unused. Why? A private portrait of a little-known artist.

Director: Laurence Doumic, Sébastien Cauchon

Hollywood, la vie rêvée de Lana Turner—July 24 at 3:00 pm ET/12:00 pm PT

American cinema reached a peak in the 1950s and 1960s. But at the same time the Hollywood film industry went through a crisis that led to complete a renewal of the profession. Frédéric Mitterrand discusses the period, through a portrait of one of its emblematic stars, Lana Turner.

Director: Frédéric Mitterrand


Fort Boyard, Season 31-July 3 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

The association, created by former Miss France, helps the most disadvantaged, isolated or sick, through charitable actions. With: Booder, comedian; Clémence Botino, Miss France 2020; Camille Cerf, Miss France 2015; Claude Dartois, adventurer of “Koh-Lanta”; Tom Leeb, singer.

Presenter: Olivier Minne


La ferme préférée des français—July 3 at 11:15 pm ET/8:15 pm PT

A little tour of France as never before, to meet farmers totally passionate about their work, combining know-how with excellence and showcasing the local, cultural and historical specificities of their region. So, which will the French choose as their favourite farm?

Presenter: Stéphane Bern


Défilé du 14 juillet—July 14 at 3:55 am ET/12:55 am PT


This July, TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand celebrates summer with a lineup of fresh, new comedies that are perfect for the whole family! Enjoy a jungle adventure with Terrible Jungle, starring Catherine Deneuve as an overbearing mother who searches for her lost son, or check out 10 jours sans maman, which stars Franck Dubosc as a clueless father who must take care of his kids while his wife is on vacation.

Beaux-parents—available beginning July 2

Coline and André are struggling to cope with the breakup of their daughter and beloved son-in-law, Harold, so the two begin a double life to go against their daughter’s wishes and keep visiting Harold.

Director: Hector Cabello Reyes
Cast: Josiane Balasko, Didier Bourdon, Bénabar

10 jours sans maman—available beginning July 9

Antoine is left in charge of the kids while his wife is on vacation and completely underestimates how much chaos and mischief four kids can cause.

Director: Ludovic Bernard 
Cast: Franck Dubosc, Aure Atika, Alice David

La lutte des classes—available beginning July 16

Paul and Sofia are worried that their son, Corentin, only has friends like him, so when all of Corentin’s friends leave to attend a private school, Paul and Sofia hope to expand their son’s social circle.

Director: Michel Leclerc
Cast: Leïla Bekhti, Édouard Baer, Ramzy Bedia

Papi sitter—available beginning July 16 

While Camille’s parents are away for a fantastic job opportunity on a cruise ship, her two grandfathers with completely opposite personalities and parenting styles must figure out how to help Camille pass her finals.

Director: Philippe Guillard 
Cast: Gérard Lanvin, Olivier Marchal, Camille Aguilar

Chamboultout—available beginning July 23 

After Beatrice writes a tell-all book about the aftermath of her husband’s accident, which left him blind and unable to filter his thoughts, Beatrice’s friends and family are in an uproar over their characterizations.

Director: Éric Lavaine
Cast: Alexandra Lamy, José Garcia, Michaël Youn

Quand on crie au loup—available beginning July 23

12-year-old Victor has an overactive imagination and the neighbors are fed up! After years of false alarms, nobody believes Victor when real burglars break into his building, so he decides to take matters into his own hands.

Director: Marilou Berry
Cast: Gérard Jugnot, Marilou Berry, Bérengère Krief

#JeSuisLà—available beginning July 30

Stéphane is a chef living a quiet and seemingly perfect life, but he longs for something more and forms an online connection with a Korean woman, Soo, eventually flying to Korea hoping to meet her in person.

Director: Éric Lartigau
Cast: Alain Chabat, Doona Bae, Blanche Gardin

Terrible Jungle—available beginning July 30

When a young anthropology researcher goes missing in the jungles of Guyana, his overbearing mother abandons her own research expedition to track her son down with the help of an incompetent local police force.

Director: Hugo Benamozig, David Caviglioli
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Dedienne, Alice Belaïdi

All movies are in French with English subtitles.

Click here to see the full schedule! 


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.