Childhood sweethearts, cross-cultural romances , unusual and eternal love stories...For Valentine's Day TV5MONDE has prepared an irresistible selection of programmes celebrating love in all its forms!
All times are Paris time GMT+1
Thurs 14th Feb at 9pm
An ode to love and life
When she unexpectedly meets her first love again, Aurore is hoping for a new and fulfilled life. Saying goodbye to the fifty-something blues, Aurore is determined to make the most of her new life! An unusual and lively romantic comedy!
Director: Blandine Lenoir (France, 2016)
Screenplay: Jean-Luc Gaget, Blandine Lenoir
Starring: Agnès Jaoui
Documentary : Jeanne Moreau, l’affranchie
Sunday 17th Feb at 7:30pm
The greatest sex symbol of French cinema
Many men including Pierre Cardin, Louis Malle and Jean-Louis Trintignant fell under the spell of the beautiful, sensual and liberated Jeanne Moreau. For her, private and professional life were intertwined. A portrait of a unique sex symbol.
Director: Virginie Linhart (France, 2017)
Documentary : Cocteau Marais, un couple mythique
Thursday 14th Feb at 12:30pm
The art of love and an endless passion for the arts
This is the story of a passionate couple, Jean Cocteau, poet, novelist, draftsman, playwright and avant-garde filmmaker, and Jean Marais, a popular actor, a man of many parts and a mega star of French cinema.
Director: Yves Riou, Philippe Pouchain (France, 2013)
Documentary : Secrets d’histoire: Louis-Philippe & Marie-Amélie
Tuesday 12th Feb at 6:40pm 1
The last French royal couple.
Louis-Philippe and Marie-Amélie were an inseparable couple, with a lifestyle that was decidedly different from their predecessors. They reigned for eighteen years, from 1830 to 1848, leading an eventful life while France was in turmoil...
Tuesdays at 3:20pm A stroll around Paris, the most romantic city in the world! Each episode explores a street in the capital and its surroundings.
Learn and teach the language of love...
Take a look at our selection of romantic ideas to do in Paris here
Resources for teachers: Teach and love and language via song!
Great love stories are just a click away...
Meet lovers and hear their stories from all over the world here
Tristan and Isolde: Tristan and Isolde: a passionate love story and timeless legend... Watch the video
Agnès Varda, widow of Jacques Demy, is considered as one of the greatest french filmmakers of all time. In february, Jerusalem Cinematheque pays her tribute with special screenings of her iconic artwork (more info here).
In April, TV5MONDE will offer a special retrospective of 3 movies by Agnès Varda - watch this space!