TV5MONDE April Cinema Selection

April 4, 2021

FROM 3 April 2021

April Cinema Selection from TV5MONDE

This week we take a look at some of the great classic French films that TV5MONDE will be screening for free online in April. Here are some of the highlights.

The April line-up commences with Lucky Jo, directed by previous Festival guest Michel Deville. There’s also the original 1951 version of Knock, by Guy Lefranc. It was later re-made into the 1997 version, Dr Knock, starring Festival favourite Omar Sy. Also screening is Marc Allégret’s romantic comedy Julietta starring Jeanne Moreau, a past patron of the Festival.

All films will be available to watch on TV5MONDE live via their website, or via the new TV5MONDE Smart TV App for Samsung / Android / Amazon Fire TVs at their scheduled time, just like in the cinema – tune in at the scheduled time and sit back and enjoy the film. Catch up is also available via the TV5MONDE Smart TV App – just search in your TV App Store to find it.

In the meantime why not take a look at some of the other great content available for free from TV5MONDE, including news, TV drama and programmes aimed at younger audiences? We hope you enjoy the films.


Lucky Jo / Lucky Jo

Available Sunday 4 April (20:00)

Dir Michel Deville


Jo the black sheep.
Jo has bad luck. When he comes out of prison, everyone turns their back on him except just one friend, who lends him a car. And Jo then promptly finds himself in the midst of a hold-up!


Dir Michel Deville
Cast Eddie Constantine, Pierre Brasseur, Christiane Minazzoli
1964 | France | 90 mins | French with English subtitles.

Knock / Knock

Available Sunday 11 April (20:00)

Dir Guy Lefranc


“Does it itch, or does it tickle you?”
Newly installed in Saint-Maurice where everyone is in perfect health, Dr Knock convinces everyone that “healthy people are sick people who just don’t know it yet”.


Dir Guy Lefranc
Cast Louis Jouvet, Jean Brochard, Pierre Renoir
1951 | France | 99 mins | French with English subtitles.

Julietta / Julietta

Available Sunday 18 April (20:00)

Dir Marc Allégret


Falsely naïve or a real pain in the neck? 
Julietta is promised to a man she doesn’t want. She falls in love with someone else, who is already engaged, and decides to do everything in her power to win him over.


Dir Marc Allégret
Cast Jean Marais, Dany Robin, Jeanne Moreau
1953 | France | 96 mins | French with English subtitles.

Fric-Frac / Fric-Frac

Available Sunday 25 April (20:00)

Dirs Maurice Lehmann & Claude Autant-Lara


A stooge in a world of comics. 
Marcel, an employee of a jewellery store, falls under the spell of beautiful Loulou. He has no idea that she and her companion plan to rob the jewellery store…


Dirs Maurice Lehmann & Claude Autant-Lara 
Cast Fernandel, Michel Simon, Arletty, Hélène Robert
1939 | France | 105 mins | French with English subtitles.


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