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Latest update : 2017-12-19

'The Florida Project': Slumming it in the Sunshine State

Director Sean Baker’s latest film is set in what's often sold as "The Happiest Place in the World". The city of Orlando might be home to Disneyland, but "The Florida Project" is a very different take on motel life in America’s backwaters. Baker tells us about tracking down his leading lady Bria Viante on Instagram and how he managed to observe a social reality far from his own.

Also, Paris’s Pompidou Centre gives late sculptor César Baldaccini the thumbs-up with a new retrospective and we check out a South African film that’s sparked outcry in the Xhosa community.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR , Eve JACKSON

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2018-01-22 culture

Gregory Privat: All that jazz

Born in Martinique, French jazz pianist Gregory Privat has music encoded in his DNA. His father Jose is a self-taught pianist for the Caribbean band Malavoi. Classically trained,...

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2018-01-19 Rodrigo Duterte

Award-winning Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza on keeping it real

Acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza is at the forefront of independent Philippine cinema. His work features ordinary people in extraordinary situations - stories...

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2018-01-18 Steven Spielberg

Meryl Streep on gender equality: 'Something has cracked wide open'

Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg speak to Eve Jackson about the future of gender equality and the freedom of the press at the premiere of their new film "The Post" in...

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2018-01-17 women

Film show: '3 Billboards', 'In The Fade' and 'Downsizing'

From two films about women seeking revenge for the murder of family members to a big movie about little people, film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's...

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2018-01-16 music

Remembering Cranberries star Dolores O'Riordan

Eve Jackson and award-winning Irish writer Sara Baume talk about the sudden death of Irish rock star Dolores O'Riordan from The Cranberries. Sara also discusses her new book "A...

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