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Latest update : 2014-01-17

Surrealism at Paris' Pompidou Centre

The Surrealist works of Dali and the like can seem like a living dream: Cyclops spectacles, household objects with ears and noses, a chair that’s impossible to sit on... These and more are on show at Paris’ Pompidou Centre until March 3rd at the exhibition "Surrealism And The Object". Our art critic Sean Rose tells us why this haphazard world vision isn't always that different from the conventional world around us.

Also on the show: in the week that Egypt voted on its proposed new constitution, we meet the young Egyptian artists who are re-writing their country’s cultural scene.

Also, we investigate the resurgence in filmmaking in Romania that they’re calling the Romanian New Wave.

Finally, we’re getting caught up in the buzz of the upcoming Muppets movie "Muppets Most Wanted" - and discovering its hilarious tongue-in-cheek promotional campaign.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2014-12-19 cinema

Child brides, the people of Syria and New York’s homeless

In this focus on film we are at the Dubai International Film Festival where we hear from the winner of the top prize. Yemen's first female film director Khadija Al-Salami’s film...

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2014-12-18 culture

Forget Harry Potter, Jeff Kinney's 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' sells millions

One of the biggest children's authors in the world talks to Eve Jackson about how he went from being a newspaper cartoonist reject to writing bestsellers, being named as one of...

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2014-12-17 culture

"Charlie's Country" director Rolf de Heer on the contemporary Aboriginal condition

The Dutch Australian film maker talks to Eve Jackson and film critic Lisa Nesselson about his acclaimed drama "Charlie’s Country", Australia’s responsibilities to indigenous...

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2014-12-17 culture

'Charlie's Country' director Rolf de Heer on the contemporary Aboriginal condition

The Dutch Australian film maker talks to Eve Jackson and film critic Lisa Nesselson about his acclaimed drama "Charlie’s Country", Australia’s responsibilities to indigenous...

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2014-12-16 culture

Eddie Izzard, a 'force majeure' in the world of comedy

British stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard tells FRANCE 24 that he's planning to perform his shows in Spanish, Russian and Arabic, as well as French and English. The star has a...

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