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Cannes screens last testament of filmmaker killed in Ukraine’s Mariupol“Mariupolis 2”, a raw portrayal of Ukrainian civilians’ struggle for survival, was completed after the death of Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravičius. FRANCE 24 spoke to his partner and co-director, Hanna Bilobrova, about the film’s message and the importance of screening it in Cannes.
Being LGBTI+ in France: The fight for equality continuesIn France, coming out of the closet and living openly as a member of the LGBTI+ community can be a significant psychological, emotional and social challenge. Until just 40 years ago, it was also a legal one. In 1982, the age of consent was lowered from 21 to 18 for homosexuals Read More
Who's who in France's new government?The new French government has been announced in the first major shake-up since Emmanuel Macron was re-elected for a second term as president at the end of April. Here's a guide to the new (and familiar) faces.
Macron revamps cabinet under new PM Élisabeth BorneThe Élysée Palace unveiled a revamped cabinet under new Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne, a month after President Emmanuel Macron’s re-election and a month before France’s crucial parliamentary polls. Macron drafted in Catherine Colonna, French ambassador to the UK, as his new foreign minister – while keeping Bruno Le Maire as Read More
Cannes war films delve into France’s painful colonial legaciesThe Cannes Film Festival explored the devastating human cost of war and colonisation in Philippe Faucon’s Algerian War film “Les Harkis” and the Omar Sy-starring “Father and Soldier”, whose director Mathieu Vadepied sat down for an interview with FRANCE 24.