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Art, sex, money, memory and manga

On today’s cinematic Encore! Lisa Nesselson discusses two movies for grown-ups. "The Best Offer" is the first English-language film by Giuseppe Tornatore who gave us "Cinema Paradiso" in 1988. Geoffrey Rush is superb as a fastidious auctioneer who gets in over his haughty head when asked to evaluate the contents of a mansion.

Plus: actor John Turturro's fifth film as a director, "Fading Gigolo", has a surprising cast including Woody Allen, Sharon Stone and France's own Vanessa Paradis. Allen's  character, Murray Schwartz, accidentally goes into business with his friend Fioravante, played by Turturro. The business? Sleeping with wealthy women of a certain age for money. This potentially sordid premise is handled with bittersweet humour.

We also take a look at Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s film "Real", which mixes memory and manga in a stylized slog. 

By Jade BARKER

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2017-01-20 culture

Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan speaks out about her time behind bars

After almost four months in prison, Aslı Erdoğan speaks to France 24 about being jailed in what many have described as a climate of censorship and artistic oppression. Also, one...

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2017-01-19 culture

Hisham Matar's memoir 'The Return' seeks answers in post-Gaddafi Libya

What do you do when you cannot leave and you cannot return? The question lies at the heart of Hisham Matar's personal account of his return to Libya in 2012, after more than...

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2017-01-18 culture

Film show: My French Film Festival, 'Stalin's Couch' and 'Birth of a Nation'

The best of new French cinema, live in your living room: film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us about My French Film Festival. The online initiative offers a selection of new...

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2017-01-17 culture

Art on the wire and online: Jean-Hubert Martin on curating in cyberspace

Taking art from gallery walls to the endless expanse of the internet: online platform Collectionair offers virtual exhibitions, with the help of curators like Jean-Hubert Martin.

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2017-01-13 culture

Posy Simmonds: 'French women have good handbags, English women have udders'

She's known for sending up the country set, London literary types and everyone in between: no British stereotype escapes the satirical pen of Posy Simmonds.

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