IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INA
 
French TV didn’t have to wait until 2017 to take a powerful look at the country. It was already doing so in the 1980s, and the proof can be seen in two hit series from back then, a treasure from 1981 and a forgotten series from 1990..
 

 

THE INA PRESENTS…

 
visuel Pause CaféPAUSE-CAFÉ
TUESDAY 18 APRIL AT 5:30 PM – AT THE FORUM DES IMAGES
Followed by a discussion with Véronique Jannot moderated by Benoit Lagane (France Inter) and Michaël Courmont(INA)

 
France 1981 episodes 1 and 2 col. 2×52 min (series 6×52min)
 
creators : Georges Coulonges, Serge Leroy / writer : Georges Coulonges / director : Serge Leroy / cast : Véronique Jannot, Jacques François, Anna Gaylor, Annick Allane / producers : INA/LCJ / France broadcaster :TF1
 
Pause-Café is Joëlle Mazart, social worker. Kind and caring, she provides coffee to yound people whose causes she defends, especially those who are the worst off. Pause-Café, is a spot-on description of a progressive France and the suburbs where communities were not so closed as they might be today, and was naturally a huge hit!
 

 
LA FAMILLE RAMDAM
 
FRIDAY 21 APRIL AT 4:30 PM – AT THE FORUM DES IMAGES
Followed by a discussion with Paul Rozenberg (producer) and Mehdi El Glaoui (acteur) moderated by Benoît Lagane (France Inter)

 
France 1990 3 episodes col. 3×26 min (series 40×26 min)
 
creator: Christiane Lehérissey / writers: Azouz Begag, Farid Boudjelal, Aïssa Djabri, Martine Dugowson / directors: Ross Elavy, Christiane Lehérissey, Marco Pauly  / cast: Medhi El Glaoui, Naima Lemcherki, Marine Jolivet, Maïwenn / producers: IMA productions, M6 Métropole Télévision  / France broadcaster: M6
 
France’s very own “Cosby Show”! A commendable attempt from M6, broadcaster of American sitcoms, to create its own genre series centered on an Algerian family. The writers freely explored taboo subjects in this family show. A series that is perhaps even more relevant today.!