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Nymphomaniac; Joanne M Harris; Robert Cohan

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 20 February 2014

Nymphomaniac is the latest film from acclaimed Danish director Lars Von Trier. It stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as Joe, a woman who describes herself as "nymphomaniac", telling her story to a man who has found her in the street after a beating. In the flashbacks to her past, the young Joe is played by Stacey Martin alongside a cast that includes Shia LaBeouf and Christian Slater. Antonia Quirke reviews.

Joanne M. Harris, bestselling author of Chocolat, has written her first epic fantasy novel for adults, The Gospel of Loki. Based on ancient mythology, the book follows the rise and fall of the Norse gods from the perspective of the trickster Loki, popularised in Marvel's Thor comics which have recently been adapted into blockbuster films.

Robert Cohan is widely described as the founding father of Britain's contemporary dance movement. His career, spanning over 6 decades, has included dancing with Ginger Rogers and the legendary Martha Graham. Cohan, who was born in America, discusses how he came to revolutionise British dance whilst rehearsing a reimagining of his only female solo Canciones Del Alma.

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star in True Detective, a new HBO detective series. The show follows two contrasting detectives as they investigate a ritual killing in Louisiana.

Producer: Claire Bartleet.

  • Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 & Vol. 2

    Nymphomaniac is released in cinemas on Saturday 22nd February. Certificate 18.

  • True Detective

    True Detective transmits on Saturday 22nd February at 9pm on Sky Atlantic/HBO.
  • Joanne M Harris

    The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris is published by Orion Books and is out now.
  • Robert Cohan

    Figure Ground  - a triple bill of work including Robert Cohen’s Canciones Del Alma performed by Yolande Yorke-Edgell is at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells in London next Thursday and Friday (27th and 28th Feb). A tour will follow in the autumn. Rehearsals at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Credits

Presenter
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest
Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest
Robert Cohan
Producer
Claire Bartleet

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