October TV5MONDE Selection

1 OCTOBER 2021


 


 

This October, TV5MONDE are screening some excellent French films, which you can watch from the comfort of home. Included in the line-up is Paul Lacoste’s Step Up to the Plate and Golden Bear nominated Boris Without Béatrice by Denis Côté. Read on to find out more.


 

 

SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER (20:00)

Vic + Flo Saw a Bear / Vic + Flo ont vu un ours

Victoria, an ex-con in her sixties, moves into an isolated cabin after serving a long prison sentence. Under the watchful eye of Guillaume, her parole officer, she tries to adapt to her newfound freedom along with her partner Florence. But ghosts from the past return, threatening to upset their reunion.

Dir Denis Côté
Cast Pierrette Robitaille, Romane Bohringer, Marie Brassard
2013 | Canada | 95 mins
French with English subtitles

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Winner, Alfred Bauer Award, Berlin International Film Festival (2013)
Winner, Honorable Mention, Philadelphia Film Festival (2013)

WATCH THE TRAILER

 


 

THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER (20:00)

TGV 

Rambo drives ‘TGV’, the fast coach that runs between Dakar in Senegal and Conakry in Guinea. As the coach is leaving, the occupants are warned that the Bassaris are rebelling at the Guinean border. However, some ten passengers still decide to undertake the journey with the driver and his assistant.  

Dir Moussa Touré 
Cast Makena Diop, Al Hamdou Traore, Bernard Giraudeau
1998 | France, Senegal | 88 mins
French and Wolof with English subtitles

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Winner, Best Feature, Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival (2000)
Winner, Audience Award, Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival (1998)

 

 


 

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER (20:00)

Step Up to the Plate / Victor et Célia

In 2009, Michel Bras, head of one of the best three-star restaurants in the world, decides to hand over the reins to his son Sébastien – a crucial period in each of their careers. How can a lifetime’s work be passed on and how easy will it be for the son to make his own name? Documentary portrait of an exceptional family spanning three generations.

Dir Paul Lacoste 
Cast Michel BrasSébastien Bras
2012 | France | 86 mins
French with English subtitles

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Winner, Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature, Philadelphia Film Festival (2012)

WATCH THE TRAILER

 


 

SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER (20:00)

Boris Without Béatrice  / Boris sans Béatrice

Boris is successful and has achieved all his goals but displays a certain arrogance towards others. His world crumbles when his wife, a Minister in the Canadian government, falls ill. As a relief from the situation, he has an affair with a colleague and shows interest in the young housekeeper. However, the sudden appearance of a stranger forces him to question himself and his own values.  

Dir Denis Côté
Cast James Hyndman, Simone-Élise Girard
2016 | Canada | 93 mins
French with English subtitles

WATCH THE TRAILER

 


 

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Award-winning and classic films, original series, documentaries, entertainment and international news. Enjoy French lifestyle and savoir-faire programs on gastronomy, fashion, travel, history, music, and game shows. Your French touch is on TV5MONDE!

To watch any of the films listed above, just tune in to TV5MONDE on the date and time shown or enjoy films on catch-up via their Smart TV App!  

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