Do you ever struggle to communicate with your mom? Or feel like you and your spouse sometimes speak different languages? We talk with linguist Deborah Tannen about how our conversational styles can cause unintended conflicts, and what we can do to communicate more effectively with the people in our lives.
What will become Andrea, Matthias, Hervé, Noémie and Camille? Although it seemingly ended it in Fall 2020, the show Call my Agent! is making its comeback. Vogue looks over the different projects inspired by the show.
French shows rarely become popular overseas, but with Call my Agent!, creator Fanny Herrero succeeded. With a Parisian office, a pile of scripts, a bunch of famous actors and endless love stories, the series, broadcast on France 2 in France, had all the ingredients for success. The charm of the show was that the stars are not the actors, but their agents, whose job consists of booking them big gigs… and maintaining their chaotic lifesytles. The biggest names of French cinema including Nathalie Baye, Fabrice Luchini and even Isabelle Adjani, took part in the show with a remarkable sense of humour that seduced the public around the world. Call my Agent! also benefited from being streamed on Netflix, and by Sigourney Weaver‘s presence in the fourth season, to become a Hollywood hit. Viewers were devastated to see the A.S.K agency close down, and the show’s team seemed to agree, as they are already working on the sequel, after the last season left us with so many unanswered questions.
A film in New York?
A few days after the end of the fourth – and for now final – season, Dominique Besnehard declared that the A.S.K agency wasn’t done finished yet. The famous celebrity agent and producer of the show recently hinted at a possible film, as well as a fifth season. The project seems to have taken off, since the production agency Mediawan has officially confirmed it on Twitter.
At Europe 1, the president of Mediawan Studios, Thomas Argynos, seems enthusiastic at the idea of creating a film: “We’re making great progress… We want to produce it this year, and we’re looking to air it likely at the end of the year or early next year. And we’ll move forward with a new season for Call My Agent.”
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French households feasted on cheese last year as they turned to home cooking and sought gastronomic comfort during coronavirus lockdowns that shuttered the restaurant trade.
The amount of cheese purchased by French shoppers for at-home consumption increased by more than 8% in 2020, compared with just 2% the previous year, according to figures from farming agency FranceAgriMer and market data firm Kantar.
That was part of a shift in food consumption in many countries last year as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, with households initially bulk buying staples like pasta and flour, and later settling into home-eating habits with extra purchases of products like butter.
In France, mozzarella saw the steepest rise in demand among major cheese categories, with a 21% volume jump, followed by a 12% increase for raclette – a winter favourite eaten melted with potatoes and cured meats. Continue reading “France’s lockdown vice? Cheese”