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"Mud" was a quiet hit at last year's Cannes film festival. Directed by Jeff Nichols, it's a firm favourite with the critics and the France 24 Culture team. The adventure story with the softest of centres stars Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon – but it’s the two young boys whose story we follow that really steal the show. France 24 meets the director himself.
From Paris to Pyongyang, countries all around the world are celebrating jazz in all its forms, from the experimental to the swingin’ to smooth soulful lounge styles. In honour of the event we’re welcoming to the show Kellylee Evans, the Canadian singing sensation who’s gained renown with her Nina Simone renditions. Now she’s bringing us hip-hop infused jazz on her latest album “I Remember When” – even managing to slip a little Eminem into the mix!
She’s a bestselling author with French, British and Russian heritage: who bette than Tatiana de Rosnay to write about the wonders and pitfalls of literary success? Tatiana joins Catherine Nicholson in the studio to discuss "Russian Ink", international literary fusion, and what it’s like seeing your novel adapted for the big screen.
On today’s programme find out what a miniature mouse-man, a walking doorbell, a hall of rotating typewriters and a dining room table on roller skates have in common in director Michel Gondry's film, "Mood Indigo". Also on the show Salman Rushie talks about bringing Midnight's Children to the big screen and Noo Saro Wiwa's honest and unflattering view of Nigeria as seen in her book "Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria."
He's managed to maintain a simultaneous music and movie career like not many before him, from heartthrob in "My So Called Life", to skinny drug addict in the film "Requiem for a Dream", to rock god in his band, 30 Seconds To Mars. Jared Leto speaks to Eve Jackson about his new album, LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS.