The Grand Budapest Hotel, Marie Darrieussecq; Alan Ayckbourn
With Samira Ahmed.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is the latest film from Wes Anderson, the director of Moonrise Kingdom and The Royal Tenenbaums. It follows the adventures of a flamboyant hotel concierge Gustave H, played by Ralph Fiennes, and his trainee Lobby Boy, Zero, played by Tony Revolori. Larushka Ivan-Zedeh reviews.
The French film director Alain Resnais has died at the age of 91. His last film, The Life of Riley, was based on a play by Alan Ayckbourn and will be released this month. Alan Ayckbourn discusses his relationship with Resnais, who adapted three of his plays for the screen.
A new exhibition at Tate Britain explores the lure of ruins for artists ranging from John Constable to Rachel Whiteread. Ruin Lust includes paintings of picturesque ruins from the 18th Century and 20th century photographs of inner city decay. Author Iain Sinclair discusses why so many artists have found ruins compelling.
French author Marie Darrieussecq's latest novel, All The Way, charts the sexual awakening of Solange, a young French girl who's obsessed with sex and with losing her virginity. Marie Darrieussecq became a French literary sensation with her first novel, Pig Tales, about a woman turning into a pig. She discusses writing about adolescence, desire and the feminine experience.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
French film director Alain Resnais, whose film career spanned more than 60 years, has died at the age 91. Playwright Alan Acykbourn, three of whose plays Resnais made into films, remembers the experimental director.
|Interviewed Guest||Larushka Ivan-Zadeh|
|Interviewed Guest||Alan Ayckbourn|
|Interviewed Guest||Marie Darrieussecq|
|Interviewed Guest||Iain Sinclair|