On your screens May 24

To see on Historia: Patrick Norman in Rwanda. Memory duty

One day, a lady approaches Patrick Norman to make a confession that will mark him forever. “When I was very little, during the Tutsi genocide, I was hidden and I sang endlessly When we are in love in my head while my family was being killed,” she told him. Exactly thirty years ago, horror swept through Rwanda while the success of Patrick Norman was regularly broadcast on the radio in this African country. Today, the singer realizes his dream of finally visiting the land of a thousand hills to Patrick Norman in Rwanda. Memory duty.

In this touching long-term documentary directed by Charles Domingue, Patrick Norman, accompanied by Marie-Josée Gicali, doctor in educational sciences, author ofwe never forget anything (Hurtubise, 2019) and survivor of the genocide, and Jean-Pierre Sagahutu, also a survivor, thus takes a benevolent look at a Rwanda which has been able to rebuild itself and at a resilient people despite the atrocities. To the rhythm of When we are in lovethe artist shows us in particular that hope, forgiveness and cohabitation between victims and perpetrators are indeed possible.

Saturday May 25 at 7 p.m. on Historia

To see on TV5: D-Day. 100 days for freedom

On June 6, 1944, the Allies landed on five beaches of Normandy during an operation on a scale unprecedented in history and carefully prepared. However, it would take them some one hundred days after the landing to finally succeed in defeating the German soldiers and liberating Normandy, which had been occupied for four years. Eight decades later, D Day. 100 days for freedom looks back on the longest day of the Second World War, which was real hell on both sides. Civilians, men, women and children, were not spared from this brutality either…

This fascinating documentary series by David Korn-Brzoza takes viewers through these moments when everything could have changed, starting with the arrival of thousands of American, British, Canadian, French, Belgian, Australian, New Zealand and Polish soldiers on land, awaited for months by the Wehrmacht. Thanks to colorized archive images and the narration of precious testimonies, we are kept in suspense and plunged into the turmoil of the development of D-Day until the final victory.

Mondays at 10 p.m. starting May 27 on TV5

To watch on Netflix: Eric

Eric is the new promising suspense miniseries from the American platform. It’s also the name of a friendly blue monster drawn by Edgar, a 9-year-old child who disappeared in chaotic 1980s New York on his way to school. His father, Vincent, played by Benedict Cumberbatch (Imitation Game), is one of the city’s best puppeteers and the creator of Good Day Sunshine, a popular children’s show: as this tortured and extravagant man sinks deeper into grief, guilt, disgust and delirium, he decides to bring Eric to life. His wacky and destructive behavior, however, will distance him from his family, including his partner, Cassie, played by Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), his colleagues and especially the investigators who try as best they can to find his son. Let us also emphasize thatEric was created and written by British screenwriter and playwright Abi Morgan, whose credits include The suffragettesand directed by Londoner Lucy Forbes (The End of the F***ing World). This Netflix fiction arouses all the more expectations as it was produced by the company behind Chernobyl,Sister.

From May 30 on Netflix

Watch on Disney+: Jim Henson Idea Man

Puppets are definitely popular on the screens this week. Disney+ offers an incursion into the world of Jim Henson, a singular visionary and revolutionary genius, who died in 1990. The documentary Jim Henson Idea Man explores his journey and his career spanning more than 35 years, from his beginnings as a puppeteer on local television to the worldwide successes of Sesame Street and of The Muppet Show (he himself created this series in the mid-1970s). Let us remember that it is to Jim Henson that we owe one of the most emblematic couples of television formed by the characters straight out of his imagination Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, but also Elmo, Big Bird, Bert, Rosita or Count von Count again. Directed by Ron Howard (An exceptional man), the film offers privileged access to Jim Henson’s personal archives and testimonies from those close to him in a portrait that shows a complex personality blessed with boundless creativity that has undeniably entertained so many children and adults.

From May 31 on Disney+

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