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'Movies should provide a spiritual service': Abel Ferrara on cinema

Olivia Salazar-Winspear sits down with the cult director as he shares years of experience at a master class during the Champs-Elysées Film Festival. Ferrara has become synonymous with gritty, underworld gangster flicks like "King of New York" and "Bad Lieutenant"; since then he’s moved to factual material with the 2014 biopic "Pasolini" and a documentary on the life of Padre Pio.

He tells us about working with French screen legend Gérard Depardieu on the controversial film "Welcome to New York" – Ferrara’s take on the sex scandal surrounding former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2017-12-11 culture

Music show: Son Little, Eminem, N.E.R.D & 'adieu' Johnny Hallyday

Son Little cooks up a stirring fusion of soul, blues and rock ‘n’ roll; tipping his hat to the sounds of yesteryear while creating music that’s modern and fresh. The...

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2017-12-08 culture

'Whose Streets?': On the frontline of Ferguson

An unflinching tale told by the activists and leaders on the frontlines of a battle not just for civil rights but the right to live. "Whose Streets?" takes us behind the...

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2017-12-07 culture

Alsarah: East African retro pop

The reigning queen of East African retro pop: Nubian-Sudanese-American singer Alsarah folds the heart of old and new African musical traditions into the soul of Arabic rhythms....

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2017-12-06 culture

Who was the 'French Elvis,' Johnny Hallyday?

As France’s airwaves and news headlines are wall to wall with tributes and reactions to the death of French rocker Johnny Hallyday, FRANCE 24’s culture experts look back at his...

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2017-12-05 culture

Ibrahim Maalouf tips his hat to iconic singer 'Dalida'

He’s brought the brass section to the front of the stage: Ibrahim Maalouf is a multi-award winning instrumentalist who’s fused jazz, oriental sounds, funk and classical music...

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