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'1917': Sam Mendes's breathless WWI film takes us to the trenches

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Its technical prowess and its haunting tension has seen "1917" nominated for ten Academy awards; film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why the film transports modern viewers to the frontline of the Great War and brings home the horror of relentless armed conflict. We also revisit the work of screenwriter and director Paul Schrader, as the Forum des Images in Paris celebrates the work of the man who wrote "Taxi Driver".

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Actress Tippi Hedren is honoured on her 90th birthday with a re-release of the cult classic "Marnie"; we talk about the film's staying power and its relevance 55 years after it was first in theatres.

And resourcefulness, creativity and resilience are the real stars of documentary "Système K", which shines a light on the artistic effervescence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa.

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