Cinema Special Programming Cannes Film Festival
2019-04-23 16:51:06 TV5MONDE

Exclusive interviews live from the Croisette, behind the scenes of the festival, portraits of cinema icons and Cannes award-winning films. Dive into the heart of the Cannes Film Festival from 14th - 25th May on TV5MONDE.

(All times listed are Paris time GMT+1)





L'Invité : Exclusive interviews live from the festival 

Monday - Friday at 6:30pm*

Every weekday throughout the Cannes Film Festival, TV5MONDE welcomes nominated actors and directors, jury members and many others onto the show all live from the Croisette.

Presented by Patrick Simonin


Stupéfiant spécial Cannes

Saturday 25th May at 7pm*

Delve behind the scenes of the 72nd Cannes Festival to meet the biggest stars and for many other exclusive surprises!

Presented by Lea Salamé



Un jour, un destin : Catherine Deneuve

Tues 14th May at 6:40pm*

The secrets of the muse to Jacques Demy, François Truffaut and André Téchiné

She is one of the most famous actresses in the world, but also an enigmatic woman who is ferociously attached to her privacy. From the tragic disappearance of her sister to a behind-the-scenes look at her famous films, delve into the mystery of this French cinema icon.

★   She has received two awards in Cannes, including the Palme d’honneur (2005) and the Special Jury Award for lifetime achievement (2008).



Un français nommé Gabin

Tues 21st May at 11pm*

A look into the life of this French cinema legend

Jean Gabin, an ordinary and extraordinary hero, a true myth of French cinema. This critically acclaimed documentary takes you through his childhood dreams, his 95 films, the most memorable kisses and slaps from his filmography, his rough character and his charisma...

★ He twice won the best actor prize in two of the three biggest film festivals in the world: the Venice Film Festival and the Berlinale. He was only missing Cannes Festival for the grand slam!



Vadim, Mister Cool

Wednesday 22nd May at 9pm*

Portrait of a film-maker and symbol of an entire era

He turned his life into a party. Director, actor, producer, journalist, poet, ladies' man... Pygmalion for his actresses, innovator for French cinema: Roger Vadim has left no stone unturned. A look back at a director who created his own destiny.

Directed by: Olivier Nicklaus (France, 2016)

★   He was the first husband of Brigitte Bardot, who he turned into an undeniable sex symbol in the film “Et dieu créa la femme”. She will be the queen of the Cannes Festival for years to come.


Anna Karina, souviens-toi

Wednesday 22nd May at 10pm*

A love letter to the muse of the New Wave

An emblematic actress of the New Wave, Anna Karina was part of the great revival of French cinema in the 1960s. Her partner, Dennis Berry, draws up an intimate and moving portrait of this incredible heroine, a fashion and cinema icon, with whom he has shared his life for over twenty years.

Directed by Dennis Berry (France, 2017)

★ Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina featured on the 71st Cannes Festival official poster as the legendary couple in “Pierrot le Fou”.  Watch the exclusive TV5MONDE interview with the actress in Cannes from that year.


Un jour, un destin : Alain Delon

Tues 28th May at 6:45pm*

The hidden side of the actor and man 

« Rocco », « Le Guépard », « Le Samouraï », « Monsieur Klein »... These iconic film heroes who feature heavily in the minds of cinephiles have one common theme, the beautiful face of Alain Delon. For many, he remains frozen in this eternal image of incandescent and devastating beauty, a beauty of a certain era. 

★ In 2019, the Cannes Film Festival will award the Palme d'Or of Honor to Alain Delon to honor his presence in the history of cinema.




L'exercice de l'État 

Sunday 12th May at 9pm*

The odyssey of a statesman

A popular minister, chosen to carry out a reform to which he does not agree, is torn between loyalty to his government and his political convictions. Speed, power struggles, chaos, economic crisis... A political film or thriller? A fascinating look at the mysterious workings of power.

Directed by: Pierre Schoeller (France/Belgium, 2010)

Cast: Olivier Gourmet, Michel Blanc

   Nominated (Cannes Festival, 2011)

+ 3 Césars: supporting role for Michel Blanc, screenplay and soundtrack (France, 2012)



Petit Paysan

Thursday 16th May at 9pm*

When survival means breaking the law

This rural thriller tells the story of a young breeder deeply committed to his dairy farm. When a bovine epidemic breaks out, the young man is ready to do anything to save his cows and locks himself in a hellish gear.

Directed by: Hubert Charuel (France, 2017)

Distribution: Swann Arlaud, Sara Giraudeau

★   International Critics' Week (Cannes Festival, 2017)

+  César for best debut film, best actor and best supporting actress (France, 2018)



La fin du silence

Sunday 19th May at 9pm*

A gripping family tragedy

In Vosges, a family is torn apart by violence. The youngest son, impulsive and full of hatred, is thrown out and plans his revenge. A psychological, realistic drama about the need to voice the unspoken, set in the stunning mountains of Vosges.

Directed by: Roland Edzard (France/Austria, 2011)

Cast: Franck Falise, Thierry Frémont, Maia Morgenstern

★ Nominated at Directors' Fortnight (Cannes Festival, 2011)



Jeune Femme (Montparnasse Bienvenue)

Thursday 23rd May at 9pm*

Fall for her optimistic charm

Follow the journey of Paula, an independent young woman, as she arrives in Paris after a heartbreak. After a series of fresh encounters, this young woman is overflowing with naive, fierce energy and seems determined to make a fresh start! A daring, fresh comedy.

Direction, screenplay by: Léonor Serraille (France, 2016)

Cast: Laetitia Dosch, Grégoire Monseingeon

Caméra d’or (Festival de Cannes, 2017)

+ César nominations (France, 2018)



N'oublie pas que tu vas mourir

Monday 27th May at 11pm*

How are you supposed to live when everything is up in the air?

A young student finds out he's HIV positive while trying to escape military service. Denying his destiny, he wants to live a full life: sex, drugs, crazy love... A romantically black, modern and moving epic.

Directed by: Xavier Beauvois (France, 1995)

Cast: Xavier Beauvois, Chiara Mastroianni, Roschdy Zem

   Prix du jury (Cannes Festival, 1995)


*All times are Paris times 


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