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Laure Prouvost's video installation tea party is certainly eccentric enough to be British – but she definitely isn't. The 35-year-old artist from Lille has become the first ever French winner of the UK's Turner Prize, the country's most prestigious art award. We hear why she thinks her win proves there are no more barriers in art.
Drugs, crime, and the shadow of apartheid hang heavy over Jérôme Salle’s new film "Zulu". It’s the tale of two Cape Town cops, played by Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom, battling violent crime, a sinister conspiracy, and their own personal demons.
Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard seems to love a challenge. After tackling a tough Edith Piaf impersonation for "La Vie En Rose", having her legs eaten by a killer whale in "Rust and Bone" and taking on a 100% English part in "Blood Ties", she’s now learned to speak Polish for her latest role. In "The Immigrant", she plays a young woman who travels from Poland to New York in the 1920s, in search of a new life - but finds the American Dream isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
David Cronenberg has become known as one of the world's greatest directors, for his dark films like "The Fly", "Crash" and "A History Of Violence". Now, his home town of Toronto is honouring him with an unprecedented exhibition showcasing more than four decades of filmmaking. He tells France 24 how Canada held the key to his career, and why he still considers his way of doing things to be underground.
Do 20 minutes of sport a day, and last thing at night, think of three things that worked today. That and other pearls of wisdom form the basis of a new Paris show that’s more experience than exhibition. "The Happy Show" is graphic artist and designer Stefan Sagmeister’s way of getting all of us to think about what brings us joy – featuring all kinds of quirky and frivolous exhibits, graphics and questions.