The Family; Blue Is the Warmest Colour; Catching Fire; 47 Ronin

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Francine Stock talks to Stanley Tucci, camp compere of the deadly Hunger Games, on the constant reinvention of the character actor. Based on the young adult novels of Suzanne Collins, part two of the Hunger Games series, Catching Fire, is released this month and stars Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson.

Abdellatif Kechiche, the director of Blue is the Warmest Colour, explains why he wants to break free from the conventions of cinema, whether it's content, form or duration. Winner of this year's Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the film is an explicit and affecting tale of two young women and their tempestuous relationship. He also answers complaints that he was an excessively demanding director for both cast and crew.

Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer discuss The Family, a story of a mob family in hiding and their increasingly farcical - and murderous - attempts to fit into their new lives incognito.

Plus 47 Ronin, the Japanese legend of the masterless samurai, retold in an American produced film with Keanu Reeves released this Christmas. Alexander Jacoby of Oxford Brookes University explores its reincarnations across the generations.

Producer: Elaine Lester.

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Sun 24 Nov 2013 23:00

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterFrancine Stock
Interviewed GuestRobert De Niro
Interviewed GuestMichelle Pfeiffer
Interviewed GuestStanley Tucci
Interviewed GuestAbdellatif Kechiche
Interviewed GuestAlexander Jacoby
ProducerElaine Lester