Two world wars couldn't close French cinemas but after 125 years in operation, every movie theatre in France closed its doors on March 14 because of Covid-19. Three months later, cinemas are reopening. Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the movies on offer and what it means for film lovers and the film industry.
Nick Hornby, the Academy Award-nominated writer of "About a Boy", "High Fidelity" and "Fever Pitch", talks to Eve Jackson about his book "State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts" that's being translated into French, writing about women and why in 2020 Zoë Kravitz was the right choice to play the male protagonist of his cult classic "High Fidelity" in the TV series.
Camille Berthomier, better known by her stage name Jehnny Beth, has made a name for herself leading the critically acclaimed, all-female British punk band Savages and now she's going solo. Her powerful debut album "To Love Is to Live" was released on June 12. FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot checked in with her to talk about the record, which features raw honesty and chaotic sounds. Also, we look at new releases from American folk hero Bob Dylan, plus John Legend and Nicki Minaj.
Melanie C speaks to Eve Jackson about her new single "Blame it on Me", why she wanted to make a lockdown music video showing herself homeschooling and emptying the dishwasher, and how the Spice Girls helped her be a champion of girl power and looking after your mental health.
Whether it was cutting off his own head on stage with a guillotine, or false rumours that he bit the head of a chicken live on stage, his theatrical shows caused a scandal in the early 1970s. Thirty albums later and with 50 million records sold, first as the Alice Cooper band and later as the solo act, he's given us classic rock anthems like "I'm Eighteen", "School's Out" and "Billion Dollar Babies". Alice Cooper speaks to Eve Jackson from his home in Arizona about his rallying anthem "Don't Give Up", shock-rocking audiences for five decades and that chicken incident.
Releasing your debut album in the midst of a global pandemic is not something Elisabeth Elektra expected when she started making it. The Glasgow-based songwriter, who spent five years growing up in France, counts Prince, Kate Bush and Mylène Farmer among her influences. We caught up with her to discuss her effervescent electro pop debut album "Mercurial" and were treated to a live performance of her track "Sadie".