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Yves Saint-Laurent: The life of a fashion icon

Designer Yves Saint-Laurent is already an icon of the fashion world. Now he's being immortalised in celluloid as a new film is released about his life and his long romantic relationship with Pierre Bergé. Catherine Nicholson and France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson find out if 24-year-old leading man Pierre Niney does a good job, and just why another YSL biopic is being released later this year.

Also on our all-film edition of the show: Charlotte Gainsbourg goes below the belt in the latest offering from Lars Von Trier, "Nymphomaniac"; and we discover the true life story of an unarmed man shot dead in San Francisco in indie film "Fruitvale Station".

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2014-07-22 music

Tunisia's Carthage International Festival turns 50

As one of North Africa's biggest arts and music festivals celebrates half a century, Eve Jackson discovers the local talent, speaks to the star of this year's event, George...

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2014-07-25 theatre

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday : The Best of the Bard

He wrote 37 plays, 154 sonnets and several narrative poems. Shakespeare’s influence on the English language is unmatched. This year all the world's his stage with an explosion of...

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2014-07-24 art

Bartabas : Mixing Christ with Spanish music and dancing horses

In this look at summer culture activities in France we start with the latest creation from French equestrian theatre genius Bartabas which is on tour around the country.

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2014-07-23 cinema

High-tech acting king Andy Serkis on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

He is the star of some of the biggest films ever made, Planet of the Apes, King Kong and Lord of the Rings but Andy Serkis can walk down the street unnoticed. In Encore’s weekly...

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2014-07-21 music

Clapton pays hommage to 'Cocaine' songwriter J.J. Cale

Eric Clapton called him "his inspiration" : guitarist and songwriter J.J. Cale died a year ago. Now, Clapton’s releasing a tribute album to get Cale’s music better known ; the...

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