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Life imitating art: Afghans hope a film about artistic freedom will become a reality

On today’s show our reporter Nicolas Baker brings us the back-story of an Afghan film about four college art students who renovate a neglected theatre. The real-life theatre Aryub was given a face-lift during the filming and has now re-opened. As presidential elections take place in Afghanistan many are hoping the film’s story about artists overcoming insecurity and rising conservatism can become a reality.

Also on the show, we take you on a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of Paris' Opera Garnier and show you how they filmed all the building's secret nooks and crannies- from its underground reservoir to only views the Phantom of the Opera might have seen.

Plus what do the crooning sounds of Elvis Presley, the reggae beats of Bob Marley and the rapping style of Jay Z have in common? Tune in to find out!

 

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2017-05-22 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Naomi Campbell hosts 'Fashion For Relief'

One of the original supermodels -- and first black covergirl 25 years ago -- speaks to Eve Jackson about her charity Fashion for Relief, which hosted a catwalk show in Cannes...

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2017-05-22 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Nicole Kidman stars in 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'

It's time for Nicole Kidman to make her big entrance at the Cannes Film Festival. The Australian actress is due on the red carpet later for the premiere of her new film, "The...

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2017-05-21 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back

The Mr Universe turned Terminator turned governor of California is in Cannes to talk about his new film "The Wonders of the Sea". Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks to Eve Jackson...

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2017-05-20 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: The meteoric rise of Taylor Sheridan

From struggling actor to Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Taylor Sheridan speaks to Eve Jackson about his directorial debut "Wind River", creating a TV series for Kevin Costner and...

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2017-05-19 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Juliette Binoche lets the sunshine in

The Oscar-winning French actress talks to FRANCE 24 about what it's like to have won every acting prize going and why she loves working in Hollywood. She also discusses her new...

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