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Syrian artists in exile

As the civil war in Syria continues, we meet some of the artists trying to carry on with their work in spite of the conflict raging around them. Our studio guest Jalal Maghout is a video artist from Damascus who is in Paris for the city's animation festival. He tells Catherine Nicholson how he's managed to keep working, and how he represents the conflict in his work.

Also on the show: we find out more about the 23-year-old woman from Massachussetts who has made it to the finals of the "Arabs Got Talent” TV show in Lebanon.

And we’re also reporting on the return to the big screen of two of France’s favourite film stars, “Amélie” actress Audrey Tautou, and Romain Duris from “Heartbreakers”. They star as on-off lovers in the new release “Casse-tête Chinois”.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2016-05-25 culture

Film show: Cannes re-cap, 'Elle', 'Mr Gaga' and 'Julieta'

We reflect on this year's Cannes Film Festival, as film critic Lisa Nesselson explains why there's no sense betting on the Palme d'Or. Paul Verhoeven's disquieting thriller...

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2016-05-24 culture

Music show: Judith Owen, Eric Clapton and Ariana Grande

Judith Owen joins us in the studio to explain how a poignant meeting with a stranger inspired her new album "Somebody’s Child" which sees the singer-songwriter blending jazz,...

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2016-05-22 Cannes Daily Show 2016

Video: Ken Loach wins his second Palme d'Or in Cannes

Veteran British director Ken Loach has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival with "I, Daniel Blake" whilst Canadian whiz kid Xavier Dolan took second with his...

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2016-05-21 Cannes Daily Show 2016

Paul Verhoeven joins the Cannes competition with his first film in French

Paul Verhoeven made his name with films like "Robocop", "Total Recall" and "Basic Instinct" – the film that made Sharon Stone an international star at the Cannes film festival in...

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2016-05-20 Cannes Daily Show 2016

William Friedkin talks French Connection and Exorcist in Cannes

William Friedkin won the Best Director Oscar for "The French Connection" before going on to make "The Exorcist" - a film that's been called the scariest movie of all time. Now,...

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