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Cinema sails back into Venice as 77th Mostra goes ahead despite Covid-19 constraints

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It's being touted as the first major international film festival since the outbreak of Covid-19. Culture editor Eve Jackson gives us the lowdown from Venice as the curtain rises on the Mostra, with strict health and safety measures in place. We also take a musical journey to Marseille, where the MUCEM museum has an exhibition exploring music and oral traditions from the Middle East.

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Plus, Gaël Faye's personal telling of a childhood in wartime Burundi gets a big screen adaptation as "Petit Pays" comes to the cinema.

And we look into how the lockdown boosted reading habits, with fringe benefits for booksellers.

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