TV5MONDE USA to debut New Orleans-based film
Michelle Clancy
| 14 March 2018

US French-language entertainment channel TV5MONDE USA is to offer the world television premiere of the inaugural recipient of the 2017 French Culture Film Grant: Le Grand Remix.

Scheduled for 21 March as part of the channel’s annual month-long Mois de la Francophonie celebration, Le Grand Remix was shot entirely in New Orleans and focuses on Casse-Tęte and Josephine, two francophone New Orleans denizens facing an immigration dilemma. Josephine (Marie Ba) is forced to choose between family ties back in Africa and her French immersion school teacher life in New Orleans. When a former student, Vietnamese-American DJ Casse-Tęte (Chloe Nelson), spins a blend of French Touch and Cajun cowboy music, Josephine loses herself to dance. Sharing visions of how they imagine their worlds could be, each young woman inspires the other to forge ahead and brave her own reality.

The French Culture Film Grant is the result of a partnership formed last year between #CreateLouisiana and TV5MONDE USA to celebrate Louisiana-based filmmakers and to inspire them to create groundbreaking new films showcasing French culture, the history of Louisiana and local acting talent.

“TV5MONDE USA is thrilled to bring Le Grand Remix to a national television audience,” said TV5MONDE USA COO Patrice Courtaban. “This moment in time was what we had in mind when deciding to become the lead French Culture Film Grant partner.”

He added: “We are also quite pleased to provide our viewers with another month-long celebration of all things Francophonie with the special programming, including powerful and illuminating documentaries, we’ll air under the Mois de la Francophonie banner.”