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Latest update : 2014-01-22

'12 Years A Slave': A turning point for US cinema?

The Oscar-nominated director of "12 Years a Slave" Steve McQueen says he doesn’t understand why Solomon Northup’s tale had never been told before. Now the world is getting to know it via his critically-lauded film. On this all-movie edition of Encore!, France 24’s film critic Lisa Nesselson and Catherine Nicholson discuss why the film is being seen as a turning point for American cinema's depiction of slavery – and whether comparisons to Quentin Tarantino’s "Django Unchained" are really fair.

Also on the show: Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki signs off his career with "The Wind Rises". We’re asking whether the plot - involving the inventor of a warplane that in real life proved deadly during World War Two - is really as controversial as some reviewers think. 

Here in France, we bring you news of the "Lumières” awards, which were handed out this week. We’re also asking just why James B. Harris’s “Some Call It Loving”, a 1973 film that replays “Sleeping Beauty” for the modern day, is getting a re-release in French cinemas.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2014-10-24 culture

Paris rediscovers Picasso

The biggest collection of Picasso's work is once again back on show in his adopted home of France. The museum in Paris, dedicated to the most famous artist of the 20th century,...

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2014-10-23 culture

All the fun of the FIAC: Contemporary art fair rolls into town

Jennifer Flay, director of the FIAC, tells us why Paris is the best place to stage an art fair. We also hear from key players in the business about how the market's going global...

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2014-10-22 culture

Encore's Film Show: Brad Pitt's 'Fury' and Woody Allen's Magic

Film critic Ben Croll speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's big cinema releases, including Brad Pitt's World War II tank drama "Fury", Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight" and...

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2014-10-20 Soul

Tony Allen: Putting the 'beat' in Afrobeat

He's been described as "perhaps the best drummer to have lived" by Brian Eno. Tony Allen is the man who gave Fela Kuti his signature swing.

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2014-10-17 culture

Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson and his love of France

Producer and composer Quincy Jones is the legend of legends. He has 27 Grammy awards, which is more than anyone alive. As a child, he ran with gangsters; as a man, he recorded...

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