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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. 

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2017-05-23 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Al Gore 'The modern climate movement was launched here'

The former US vice president and Nobel Laureate speaks to Eve Jackson about his new film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," how we can solve the climate crisis and why he...

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2017-05-23 Cannes Film Festival 2017

TV series 'Top of the Lake: China Girl' screened at Cannes

Director Jane Campion has been invited to present something relatively unusual at this year's Cannes Film Festival: her acclaimed TV series. It's called "Top of the Lake: China...

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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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