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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-04-16

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. 




2018-03-22 culture

Hats off: Photographer Claude Azoulay's stylish, candid snaps on show

Winston Churchill, Brigitte Bardot and Federico Fellini tip their hats to Franco-Tunisian photographer Claude Azoulay in a new exhibition here in Paris. Also, Pakistan is hoping...

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2018-03-21 culture

Film show: 'The Death of Stalin', 'Hostiles' and 'The Prayer'

From a wickedly irreverent satire about the death of Stalin that's been banned in Russia to Christian Bale's attempt at reviving the Western, film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to...

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2018-03-20 culture

Parlez-vous français? Francophonia is the order of the day

We take a look at the language of Molière, as French-speaking culture is celebrated with the "Journée de la Francophonie". France 24's Florence Villeminot takes us through the...

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2018-03-19 culture

'See Red': Aaron Cohen talks gun reform, hip-hop and gastronomy in Paris

Aaron Cohen is seeing Red. The Seattle native is burning up the hip-hop scene across Europe with his brand of fiery, no-holds-barred rap. Tipped as the next breakout emcee, he's...

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2018-03-16 culture

Fantasy novelist Robin Hobb among guests at France's biggest book fair

Readers, writers and industry insiders have it marked in their calendars: Paris's annual book fair is the networking opportunity of the year. It’s also a chance to hear talks and...

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