August 7, 1974, New York, New York, USA: Philippe Petit, a young frenchman, gave the most spectatular high-wire performance of all time by transversing the span beteen towers I and II of the WTC eight times in one hour. Mr. Petit and his team had illegally rigged their cable under the cover of night and he was arrested by the Port Authorities and charged with "attempt(ing) to cause public inconvenience," and trespassing.. Credit: Jean-Louis Blondeau / Polaris

The 19th French Cork Film Festival

The annual French Film Festival kicks off in Cork Thursday, 28th of February. We met up with the festival’s artistic director Paul Callanan, to see what’s in store for this the 19th French Cork Film Festival. How are the preparations going? Well, it’s be...