What to Watch on TV5MONDE in September 2022

A compelling film noir, a classic French film by Bertrand Tavernier, and a fascinating behind the scenes look at the French castle Vaux-le-Vicomte are among the programs to watch this month on TV5MONDE.

3 French films to watch in August

All French movies available on TV5MONDE

La nuit venue— September 18 at 8:30pm ET/ 5:30pm PT

A bewitching call girl gets into a man's taxi late one night. Intrigued by his demeanor, she asks him to become her official cab driver. As the nights go by, a beautiful but dangerous love story develops.

Director: Frédéric Farrucci (France, 2020)
With: Guang Huo, Camélia Jordana, Xun Liang
Genre: Drama in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: French film noir, the cinema of Wong Kar-Wai, Paris by night


La déesse des mouches à feu— September 27 at 8:30pm ET/ 5:30pm PT

Based on the novel by Geneviève Pettersen, this coming of age story, set against the backdrop of a rural Québec town and grunge music's rise, follows a spoiled teen as she becomes addicted to drugs after befriending a group of rebellious classmates.

Director: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette (Canada, 2020)
Cast: Kelly Depeault, Caroline Néron, Normand D'Amour
Genre: Drama in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: Kids by Larry Clark and Paranoïd Park by Gus Van Sant, coming of age stories, films that are both raw and poetic


Un dimanche à la campagne— September 22 at 8:30pm ET/ 5:30pm PT

In 1912, an elderly painter, whose son visits with his family every Sunday, is surprised when his still-single and liberated daughter decides to also visit. 

Director: :Bertrand Tavernier (France 1984)
Cast: Louis Ducreux, Michel Aumont, Sabine Azéma
Genre: Drama in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: Classic French films, movies that look like a moving painting, Tavernier's usual depiction of the French high class
 
 

The French documentaries to watch in August

Every French documentary on TV5MONDE

Les secrets du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte— September 19 at 3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT

Emblematic of the 17th century, the Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte is the largest privately-owned property in France. And yet the monumental work required for its construction apparently took only thirteen months. Illustrated by interviews with experts, engravings and computer-generated images we look back at this ambitious project and its architectural prowess.

Director: Stanislas Kraland (France, 2019)
Genre: Documentary in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: French castles and French history!
 

Franck Sorbier, le fil de l'âme— September 28 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

Having been absorbed by the world of haute couture in his youth, Franck Sorbier remained faithful to the exacting demands of creativity throughout his long career. An attitude that earned him the recognition of his peers and the unfailing support of those who still believe fashion is an art.

Director: Amaury Voslion (France, 2022)
Genre: Documentary in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: French fashion, documentaries focusing on the creative process of an artist
 

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