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Scholastique Mukasonga & Maaza Mengiste ONLINE EVENT Brookline Booksmith and City of Asylum Bookstore
Sep 30
Scholastique Mukasonga & Maaza Mengiste ONLINE EVENT Brookline Booksmith and City of Asylum Bookstore
Sep 30
Scholastique Mukasonga & Maaza Mengiste ONLINE EVENT Brookline Booksmith and City of Asylum Bookstore

TV5MONDE December Highlights

Celebrate the holiday season with award-winning films, special events, and musical extravaganzas on TV5MONDE this December!

This month's film lineup includes César Award winners Chocolat, which chronicles the dramatic rise of France's first black circus performer during the Belle Époque, airing on December 15, and Au revoir-là haut, a compelling tale of two World War I veterans who become scam artists in order to survive, which airs December 29.

Join Marie-Sophie Lacarrau and Stéphan Bern on December 26 to celebrate Les 130 ans de la Tour Eiffel, an exciting spectacle with live performances and a dazzling light show from the iconic monument.

On December 29 tune in for the Concert de Noël au Palais, a musical event at The Royal Palace of Brussels, which will be decked out in festive finery.

TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand is offering a lineup of festive family films. Enjoy the famous classic comedy Le dîner de cons or find a new family favorite in La cht'tite famille.


Chocolat—December 15 at 8:35 pm ET/5:35 pm PT (English ST)
The unstoppable rise of Chocolat, France's first black entertainer. In the late 19th century, the clown Footit, whose career had seen better days, spotted Rafael Padilla, a former Afro-Cuban slave, in a small provincial circus. The duo went on to enjoy immense popular acclaim.
Director: Roschdy Zem (France 2016)
Cast: Omar Sy (Chocolat), James Thiérrée (Footit), Thibault de Montalembert (Jules Moy), Clotilde Hesme (Marie), Olivier Gourmet (Oller), Frédéric Pierrot (Mr Delvaux)
Genre: Biopic

Au revoir la-haut—December 29 at 8:35 pm PT/5:35 pm PT
November 1919. Two survivors from the Great War, Édouard Péricourt and Albert Maillard, put together a war memorial scam. A plan that, in the France of the Roaring Twenties, turns out to be as dangerous as it is spectacular...
Director: Albert Dupontel (France 2017)
Cast: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart (Édouard Péricourt), Albert Dupontel (Albert Maillard), Laurent Lafitte (Pradelle), Héloïse Balster (Louise), Niels Arestrup (Marcel Péricourt)
Genre: Dramatic Comedy

Entertainment & Variety Shows

Les 130 ans de la Tour Eiffel—December 26 at 11:00 pm ET/8:00 pm PT (English ST)
Celebrating 130 years of the Eiffel Tower. An event celebrated with a big music show open to the public, featuring many performers. The artists will pay tribute to it on stage and in usually inaccessible places. This occasion will be marked by an exceptional light show for the Iron Lady.
Director: François Goetghebeur (France 2019)
Host(s): Marie-Sophie Lacarrau, Stéphane Bern
Guest(s): Mika, Florent Pagny, Kendji Girac, Yannick Noah, Mireille Mathieu, Vincent Niclo, Marc Lavoine, Pascal Obispo, Chimène Badi, Isabelle Boulay, BB Brunes

Concert de Noël au Palais—December 29 at 11:00 am ET/8:00 am PT
The Royal Palace of Brussels dons its party finery ready for the traditional Christmas concert.

TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand

Le dîner de cons (1998)—available beginning December 6 (English ST)
Pierre Brochant and his friend have a weekly game they play at their Wednesday dinner parties. Each person must invite an idiot and whoever brings the most spectacular idiot wins the prize.
Director: Francis Veber
Cast: Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret, Francis Huster
Genre: Comedy

La ch'tite famille (2018)—available beginning December 13 (English ST)
Valentin D, a hotshot designer, is ashamed of his working class family in northern France and pretends to be an orphan to hide his origins, but the truth comes out when an accident leaves him with amnesia.
Director: Dany Boon
Cast: Dany Boon, Valérie Bonneton, Line Renaud
Genre: Comedy