30/09/2011

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Duration: 50 minutes

Kirsty Wark is joined by Sarah Crompton, Ekow Eshun, Mark Ravenhill, and Amanda Vickery to discuss Lars Von Trier's latest film Melancholia and Tariq Godard's book The Message, which fictionalises the global consequences of the Arab Spring.

  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    Danish Auteur Lars von Trier brings his vision of the end of the world to UK cinemas this week with Melancholia, his first film since the controversial Antichrist. Melancholia delves into the family dynamics of the two very different sisters, played by Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The film is split in two with the first part following Dunst as she navigates her way through her fractious wedding reception. The second part deals with the impending collision of earth with the planet Melancholia.

    Melancholia
  • La La La Human Steps - New Work by Edouard Lock

    La La La Human Steps - New Work by Edouard Lock

    Founded by Edouard Lock 30 years ago, Montreal's premier dance provocateurs La La La Human Steps are back in the UK, performing at Sadlers Wells.
    Renowned for its trademark fusion of choreography, music and film , and having collaborated with icons such as David Bowie and Frank Zappa, the company's New Work draws inspiration from two great tragic operas - Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice - and features music by acclaimed composers Gavin Bryars and Blake Hargreaves.

    Sadler's Wells
  • The Message

    The Message

    Set in the fictional African state in the grip of a civil war, Tariq Goddard's literary thriller, The Message, imagines the reaction of everyone from the SAS to the Iranian government to the emergence of a pretender to the Islamic leadership.

  • Hidden

    Hidden

    Dark pasts, conspiracy theories and political scandals abound, as Philip Glenister returns to BBC ONE in Ronan Bennett's compelling new four-part drama, Hidden.

  • Maverick Sabre

    Maverick Sabre

    21-year-old Maverick Sabre has been named dubbed “one of the best new acts on the planet” by one magazine, and he's nominated for the Best Newcomer title at next month's MOBO Awards.
    Inspired by Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin since an early age, his recent music draws on hip-hop, soul, dubstep and folk traditions, and lately he's been working with the likes of Chase and Status and Professor Green.

    Tonight, ahead of a nationwide tour, he performs the forthcoming single I Need.

    Maverick Sabre's Official Website

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Wark
Participant
Sarah Crompton
Participant
Mark Ravenhill
Executive Producer
Greg Sanderson

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