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Today the culture show is all about cinema. Clovis Casali talks to filmmaker Zal Batmanglij for the release of "the East" starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgärd and Ellen Page. The movie shows an intelligence operative infiltrates an anarchist group that targets large corporations. Also on the program: Superman is back. This time his new adventures "Man of Steel" look at how Clark Kent developed into a fearless superhero.
Today the culture show takes you to some of France’s most celebrated gardens. A journey throughout the country to understand what makes the Tuileries or Claude Monet’s Giverny so special and what kind of new challenges they face. You’ll see that the work of landscape architects and gardeners is art itself. Standing the test of time, these gardens attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
Stanley Kubrick's classic film is about a family facing death in an isolated hotel. Or maybe it's about the genocide of Native Americans. Or perhaps it's an indictment of the Holocaust. It all depends on who you ask. Our guest, director Rodney Ascher, has asked just about everyone. His documentary "Room 237" explores the world of "Shining" interpretations, talking to five people about their often outlandish ideas.
Twice nominated for an Oscar for the film adaptation of his play "Shadowlands" and for co-writing the script for "Gladiator," today's guest has since adapted "Les Miserables" and Mandela's "A Long Walk to Freedom" for the silver screen. William Nicholson is here with his novelist hat on - as his book "The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life" is released in France.
Acclaimed author Barbara Kingsolver joins us in the studio to talk about why she put climate change at the heart of her novel "Flight Behaviour", but also motherhood and the perils of social media. Also on the programme, the artist Scott Blake unveils the beauty of the barcode. Finally, we look at the revival of vinyl.