NEW DRAMA SERIES & FOOTBALL REALITY TV TO ENJOY IN SEPTEMBER!
Hit police crime drama Chérif returns for Season 2 after the massive success of season 1 - watched by 4.2 million French viewers! Following the lives of Capitaine Kader Cherif of Lyon's Brigade Criminelle who lives for his and his job is his life…However, his new police partner, Capitaine Adeline Briard, is annoyed by his style and sparks continue to fly as they grow closer in this new instalment of this popular drama. Mondays at 5:40pm starting 5th September (GMT London time)
Also we have the brand new Season 6 of Un Village Français following the lives of a group of villagers now in the era of The Liberation of Paris - Starring Audrey Fleurot star of the successful film Intouchables. Fridays at 8pm starting 9th September. (GMT London time)
And brand new for TV5MONDE – a reality TV series following a failing football team! Les Héros du gazon / The Astroturf heroes! With 153 goals let in the net for the 2014-2015 season the RFC Yvoir B is at the bottom of the league, in an attempt to remedy this situation the club asks for help from the former “Red Devil” coach Leo Van der Elst…one hell of a human and sporting adventure awaits! Sundays at 6:10pm starting 4th September. (GMT London time)
OUR FILMS PICKS TO ENJOY IN SEPTEMBER
L’ENFER / HELL - SUN 4TH SEPT AT 8PM
On the face of it, life seems rosy for Paul. Business is booming, he recently married the gorgeous Nelly... And yet, Paul is increasingly tense and irritable. He starts taking sleeping pills and an inner voice makes him suspicious about his marriage: is Nelly cheating on him?
Directed by: Claude Chabrol (France, 1994) Based on the screenplay by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Cast: Emmanuelle Béart (Nelly), François Cluzet (Paul), Nathalie Cardone (Marylin), André Wilms (Doctor Arnoux), Jean-Pierre Cassel (Mr Vernon), Marc Lavoine (Martineau), Dora Doll (Ms Chabert)
MODERN LOVE - THURS 8th SEPT AT 8PM
One New Year's Eve, Vincent tries to seduce Marianne, Elsa leaves her boyfriend, and Éric begs Marie to get back together. Three years later, their paths cross again. Éric and Elsa meet at the theatre in front of ''Modern Love'', but they can't place where they've seen each other before...
Directed by: Stéphane Kazandjian (France, 2008) Cast: Alexandra Lamy (Marianne), Stéphane Rousseau (Vincent), Bérénice Bejo (Elsa) Genre: comedy
Awards: Nominated at the Festival International du Film de Comédie de l'Alpe d'Huez in 2008
DES GENS QUI S'EMBRASSENT - SUN 18TH SEPT AT 11PM
As Roni is getting ready for her daughter's wedding, Zef's wife suddenly dies. This unexpected event promises to worsen the conflict between two brothers who never saw eye to eye.Their old, infirm father
and two close daughters will try anything to bring them closer together...
Directed by: Danièle Thompson (France, 2012)
Cast: Éric Elmosnino (Zef), Lou de Laâge (Noga),
Kad Merad (Roni), Clara Ponsot (Melita), Max Boublil (Sam),
Monica Bellucci (Giovanna), Ivry Giltis (Aron),
Valérie Bonneton (Clarisse/Irène)
BOUBOULE / CHUBBY - THURS 22ND SEPT AT 8PM
Piggy boy is what they call Kevin. At 100 kilos,
this twelve-year-old doesn't have a very bright
future before him. He gorges on chips, pastries
and custard tarts and seems headed straight for a
heart attack. Unless he decides to make some changes...
Directed by: Bruno Deville (Switzerland/Belgium, 2014)
Cast: David Thielemans (Kevin/Bouboule),
Julie Ferrier (Kevin's mother), Swann Arlaud (Pat),
François Hadji-Lazaro (Claudi), Lisa Harder (Alice),
Amélie Peterli (Jennifer), Thémis Pauwels (Océane),
Dodi Mbemba (Moukoumbi)
Genre: comedy drama Parental guidance: TV-14
Awards: official selection at the 2013
Cannes Film Festival Directors' Fortnight
All films are subtitled in English for everyone to enjoy.
Laurent Delahouse will be interviewing the French President Emmanuel Macron, this Sunday 17th December. The interview will be broadcast in a news report from France 2 and will be shown on TV5MONDE Europe at 7:30pm (UK time GMT).
The 25th French Film Festival UK offers a rich programme of films to enjoy, involving leading independent cinemas around the country from Glasgow and Edinburgh to London, from Inverness to Dundee and Belfast, from Warwick and Leicester to Chichester and Bristol, plus many more places in between watch the crème de la crème of contemporary and classic French-speaking cinema from 2 Nov to 17 Dec 2017. See what's on where here