TV5MONDE: The Best of French Cinema in April 2022

From the family comedy set in the French alps Les petits flocons, to the political satire Le Poulain, there's plenty of reasons to turn on TV5MONDE in April. And if you're looking for more thrills than laughs, don't miss L'ami qui n'existe pas on the 29th for a thriller with its fair share of twists and turns.

3 French films to watch in April

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Les petits flocons—April 17 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

On holidays in the mountains, Wanda is suddenly unable to ski due to phlebitis. Rotten luck for a leg model... So while her husband and children enjoy themselves on the slopes, Wanda finds consolation in looking after Sami, her guest, just out of prison!

Director: Joséphine de Meaux (France 2018)
Cast: Joséphine de Meaux, Grégoire Ludig, Gustave Kervern, Thomas Scimeca, Thierry Lhermitte
Genre: Comedy, in French with English subtitles

Watch if you like: French family comedy, Les Bronzés, the French alps

Le poulain—April 24 at 8:40 pm ET/5:40 pm PT

Twenty-five-year-old Arnaud Jaurès knows nothing of politics. By chance he joins the election campaign for a presidential candidate, working as assistant to Agnès Karadzic, the director of communications. Woman of power and experience, she both attracts and fascinates him... Sparing him nothing, Agnès teaches him all about campaign tactics.

Director: Mathieu Sapin (France 2018)
Cast: Alexandra Lamy, Finnegan Oldfield, Valérie Karsenti, Philippe Katerine
Genre: Comedy in French with English subtitles

Watch if you like: French comedies, political satires, Alexandra Lamy (star of Un gars, une fille)

Les héritières — March 4 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

It's back to school for 15-year-old Sanou, at the prestigious Henri-IV Lycée, Paris. The teenager from Seine-Saint-Denis won a place at the school through an equal opportunities program. But despite her best efforts, she struggles to fit in. In exchange for a grant, she mentors Khady, a year-10 pupil.

Director: Nolwenn Lemesle (France 2020)
Cast: Tracy Gotoas, Fanta Kebe, Déborah François, Lucie Fagedet
Genre: Dramatic Comedy (TV Film), in French with English subtitles

Watch if you like: Moving social dramas, French coming of age stories

Favorite French series to watch in January

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L’ami qui n’existe pas—April 29 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

Since his father's death, Martin, 11, has said hardly a word. His mother, Camille, is worried. Then, one day, Martin talks about his new friend Jeff who has made life worth living again. But after one night at Jeff's, Martin disappears. Then Camille learns that there's no pupil called Jeff.
Director: Nicolas Cuche (France 2021)
Cast: Audrey Dana, Medi Sadoun, Tiphaine Daviot, Victor Meutelet, Albert Geffrier
Genre: Drama, in French with English subtitles

Watch if you like: French suspenseful movies about disappearance, unexpected twists


The French documentary to watch in January

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Voyage à travers les couleurs : La France—Tuesdays at 3:00 pm ET/12:00 pm PT (English ST)

A national emblem uniting the French, blue is also the colour of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean that bathe the French coasts. We stop off in Bonifacio, discover Bourges and its illuminations, the stained glass of Chartres Cathedral, the porcelain of Arras, the woad of Lectoure, the lavender of Provence.

Director: Guy Beauché, Philippe Moreau (France 2019)

Watch if you like: French documentaries on the variety of French landscapes, Provence and Corsica, French history


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