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Whether you're into Ai Weiwei or Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons or Cy Twombly, there's a chance there's something to interest you at Paris' FIAC. The contemporary art fair, one of the biggest in the world, is back for its 40th year.
Think of it as "The Sopranos" with a side order of camembert: Robert De Niro’s latest starring turn sees him hide out in the French countryside as a mafioso under witness protection in "The Family". We find out if French director Luc Besson has pulled off the mélange of Hollywood and Normandy.
The passionate and turbulent relationship of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is laid bare in Paris with a new exhibition at the Musée de l’Orangerie. We're investigating how the pair's tumultuous marriage inspired their creativity.
Today Michael Ondaatje, author of "The English Patient" and Booker Prize winner, talks to Eve Jackson at the world writer's festival in Paris about childhood, his sea voyage from Sri Lanka to Britain and his latest book "The Cat's Table".