Two of the band's members, Sterfane Mellino and Mathieu Canavese join Fresh Air to talk about the history of their group, and their new album, Mlah. The liner notes are entirely in French -- the band says the decision helps preserve their national identity abroad.
Author Allen Kurzweil. Kurzweil's new book, "A Case of Curiosities," is a comic novel about the life of a 18th Century watchmaker living in France in the days before the Revolution. (It's published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich). (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)
Composer and saxophonist Manu Dibango. He is considered one of the founders of world music. Dibango's first album, "Soul Makossa," was a big hit in 1973. His autobiography Three Kilos of Coffee (The University of Chicago Press) was released last year. His latest album is called "Wakafrika" (Giant Records). (REBROADCAST FROM 8/15/94) (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)
Dibango is considered one of the founders of world music. His first album, "Soul Makossa," was a big hit in 1973. His latest album is called "Wakafrika" and blends traditionally African music with European pop. This album features such artists as Youssou N'Dour, Peter Gabriel and Sinead O'Connor. His new autobiography is "Three Kilos of Coffee."
Deneuve talks about her new movie "Les Voleures" (Thieves). Some of her best known films include "Belle De Jour," "Repulsion," "Indochine," and "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg." She was born in Paris in 1943.
Deneuve talks about her movie "Les Voleures" (Thieves). The film opens on Christmas Day in New York and Los Angeles and will hit selected theaters around the nation early next year. Some of her best known films include: "Belle De Jour," "Repulsion," "Indochine," and "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."
Deneuve's 1967 film, "The Young Girls of Rochefort" has just been re-released. On this occasion, we hear an interview from her two years ago, after the release of "Les Voleures" (Thieves) Some of her best known films include: "Belle De Jour," "Repulsion," "Indochine,"The Umbrellas of Cherbourg." Deneuve was born in Paris in 1943. This originally aired 10/3/96.
Australian actress Cate Blanchett. In her latest film Charlotte Gray she plays a courier behind enemy lines during World War II, directed by Australian director Gillian Armstrong. She also in three films out now: The Shipping News, Bandits and The Lord of the Rings. Blanchett was nominated for an Academy Award for her starring role in Elizabeth. Her other films include Pushing Tin, Oscar and Lucinda, The Talented Mr Ripley, and The Gift.
Director Jean Pierre Jeunet's new film A Very Long Engagement is set during the end of World War I and is based on the novel by Sebastien Japrisot. It stars Audrey Tautou, who also played the title role in Jeunet's previous film, Amelie.
Actress Kristin Scott Thomas stars in the drama Sarah's Key, about the French roundup of Jews during the Nazi occupation. "It's something the French have been extremely wary of talking about," she says. "It's been hidden away for a very, very long time."