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Sharing a farm dream in Argentina and Bengali New Year
25/04/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Sharing a farm dream in Argentina and Bengali New Year

In this week's Sound Kitchen, Bengali New Year's greetings, quiz winners and RFI Traveller Alexandra Waldhorn who gives us a taste of music from Latin America.

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival completes its selection
23/04/2015 - Cannes Film Festival 2015

Cannes completes official line-up, with 19 films competing for the Golden Palm

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival completes its selection including an entry from Ethiopia.

"Homeland has to be inside" says Franco-Moroccan singer Hindi Zahra
23/04/2015 - World music matters

"Homeland has to be inside" says Franco-Moroccan singer Hindi Zahra

After a successful debut album Hand Made in 2010, Hindi Zahra returns with Homeland. The voice which goes effortlessly from 40’s-inspired jazz to soul, blues and folk, is as suave as ever.
Paris independent cinema a Mecca for international films
22/04/2015 - Culture in France

Paris independent cinema a Mecca for international films

In this week's Culture in France, RFI speaks to one of the founders of La Clef.
The Directors' Fortnight 2015 poster based on photo by Cécile Burban, graphics Michel Welfringer
21/04/2015 - Cannes Film Festival 2015

Cannes Director's Fortnight selection lines up social awareness and comedy

The 2015 Cannes Director's Fortnight film festival has announced its selection. It's full of surprises, myths, legends and serendipity, according to artistic director Edouard Waintrop.

Cannes Film festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux (R) and its president Pierre Lescure (L) announce the competing films at the 68th Cannes Film Festival,  Paris, 16 April 2015.
16/04/2015 - Cannes Film Festival 2015

This year's Cannes Film Festival competition films announced

Big stars like Cate Blanchett, Rachel Weisz, Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro and Matthew McConaughey feature in the films among those competing next month in the 2015 edition of the Cannes Film ...
Regular programming was to resume after unions ended the strike
16/04/2015 - FRANCE

Radio France strike ends after 28 days, mediator steps in

Most of the striking employees of public broadcaster Radio France returned to work Thursday and regular programming was to resume after unions ended a 28-day strike.

France begins Piaf centenary celebrations
15/04/2015 - Culture in France

France begins Piaf centenary celebrations

The legendary French singer Edith Piaf would have been 100 this year.
14/04/2015 - FRANCE

Edith Piaf exhibition opens in Paris to mark centenary of her birth

An Edith Piaf exhibition opens at Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) on Tuesday, beginning commemorations to mark the centenary of her birth in 1915.

Radio France headquarters, known as Maison de la Radio, Paris, April  2015.
14/04/2015 - FRANCE

Radio France enters 27th day of strike

This is the longest strike in a decade at France’s public radio broadcaster. Radio France entered on Tuesday its 27th day of the strike.

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