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Director Joachim Trier: True horror is a 'lack of self-acceptance'

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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 : 2016-01-13

Iran: Lifting the veil on Tehran's cultural life

Long considered the country of ayatollahs and suspected nuclear weapons, Iran is now moving towards reengaging with the West after years of sanctions.

In the first of a two-part series, FRANCE 24's culture show Encore! visits the country's capital, Tehran, to find out what it means for the world of culture.

From rocker King Raam to director Ali Raffi, Iranian artists tell us about their country – minus the clichés – and discuss the continuing censorship of their work. 

Click here to watch part two of our special series on Iran.

By Eve JACKSON , Renaud LEFORT

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2017-11-17 culture

Director Joachim Trier: True horror is a 'lack of self-acceptance'

Filmmaker Joachim Trier tells us why the idea of doing a spooky "family horror" came quite naturally, as his fourth feature "Thelma" is released in French cinemas. Billed as a...

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2017-11-16 culture

Arturo Brachetti: The man with a thousand faces

From Batman to Michael Jackson and Madonna and Peter Pan, Arturo Brachetti is the best quick change performer in the world. As his new show "Solo" comes to Paris, the Italian...

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2017-11-15 culture

Film show: 'You Were Never Really Here', 'Justice League', 'Wonderstruck'

Film critic Emma Jones speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s movie releases, including "You Were Never Really Here", "Justice League" and "Wonderstruck".

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2017-11-14 music

Dua Lipa: We meet the hottest property in pop

A new pop princess is burning up the charts with her sophisticated, radio-friendly pop. Dua Lipa scooped the best newcomer prize at the MTV Europe Music Awards at the weekend....

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2017-11-13 culture

Music show: Parcels, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Morrissey

Up-and-coming Australian quintet Parcels are making waves with their soulful, disco-pop; serving up funky electro grooves reminiscent of Chic, the Bee Gees and Daft Punk all...

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