Our June selection on TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand

This June, enjoy a selection of compelling documentaries on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand! Discover Charles Aznavour in Le Regard de Charles, an autobioagraphical documentary told through personal film archives, and get a behind the scenes look at the daily lives of some of the world's top soccer players on the Olympique Lyonnais women's team with Les joueuses.

Les joueuses #paslàpourdanser

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning June 25.

Much like the documentary, Sunderland 'Til I Die, Les joueuses shows behind the scenes of success, and that of a club that strives to equate women's football with men's.

A glimpse into the daily lives of exceptional players on the Olympique Lyonnais women's soccer team.

"... an historical document revealing what feels more and more like a turning point in terms of equality." - Hollywood Reporter

Director: Stéphanie Gillard (2020)
Genre: documentary

Le regard de Charles

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning June 18.

Aznavour on Aznavour. A magnificent documentary, far from the classic biopic, this film brings a new perspective on the career and life of the great singer.

In 1948, Edith Piaf offered a Paillard-Bolex camera to famous tenor Charles Aznavour, which would always be with him. Until 1982, Charles would shoot hours and hours of material which would become the corpus of his film diary.

"...the filmmakers capture Aznavour's insatiable yearning for life [which] speaks volumes to a once-in-a-generation virtuoso who was unable to switch off his keen sense of curiosity.." - FILMINK

Director: Marc di Domenico (2019)
Genre: Documentary, biopic

Le feu sacré

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning June 18.

A moving documentary on employees who fight for their work, their craft, and quite simply their reason to live.

In the north of France, the Ascoval steel plant is threatened. The 300 employees have one year to find a buyer. The lives of these men, women and their families are at stake. Their tenacity and their union will be their strength.

"A shocking documentary that tells the horror of de-industrialization against the backdrop of cynicism of limitless capitalism and the powerlessness of politics." - aVoir-aLire

Director: Éric Guéret (2019)
Genre: Documentary

Haut les filles

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning June 18.

An exciting and dynamic musical documentary that doesn't fail to lift the veil on a patriarchal industry.

From sweet sixties pop to today's gender-indifferent anthems, from feminist rebels of the seventies to fashion icons of the social media age. Telling the untold story of French female rock stars, combining interviews and iconic footage.

"Interviews feel very raw and at times even soul-baring." - Hollywood Reporter

Director: François Armanet (2019)
Cast: Jeanne Added, Jehnny Beth, Lou Doillon
Genre: Documentary

Traviata et nous

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning June 25.

A fascinating documentary on artistic creation. A love letter to the opera.

French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay and director Jean-Francois Sivadier reinvent the masterpiece La Traviata, written by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.

"Zeroing in on the art of rehearsal, "Becoming Traviata" is an exquisitely observed look at performance and the creative process." - Los Angeles Times

Director: Philippe Béziat (2011)
Cast: Natalie Dessay, Jean-Francois Sivadier, Louis Langrée
Genre: Documentary, musical 

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