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A CAPELLA

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d’Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, how’s your singing voice? If  I’m asking this question, it’s because in our next episode, we have a story about French rap singer Orelsan’s concert in New York; in a Brooklyn theater, to be more accurate. And in this story, you will see the entire audience, everyone in the room, starting to sing a capella with the band. It’s a very strong moment: an entire theater in New York singing with a famous musician from France. It gave me goosebumps…

AMELIEN

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d'Amérique.

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, let me tell you a funny (or kind of funny) story. It’s the story of one of the most famous French movie directors, Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The year is 1997. At this time, Jean-Pierre and his co-director Marc Caro had just given the world some of the most promising, fresh and interesting movies of their times. From their French short films (Le Bunker De La Dernière Rafale, Pas de Repos Pour Billy Brako) to their features (Delicatessen, City Of The Lost Children), they were bringing something really new to cinema. And not just French cinema, worldwide cinema. No wonder Hollywood called them...