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.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel is in UK cinemas from this Friday 7 March 2014, certificate 15.

Ruin Lust

Ruin Lust
Ruin Lust, an exhibition about the uses of ruins in art from the seventeenth century to the present day, runs at Tate Britain in London from Tuesday 4 March to 18 May 2014.

Gallery: Ruin Lust 

Marie Darrieussecq

All the Way by Marie Darrieussecq is out now in paperback and ebook, published by Text Publishing Company 

Alain Resnais

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.


Role Contributor
PresenterSamira Ahmed
Interviewed GuestLarushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed GuestAlan Ayckbourn
Interviewed GuestMarie Darrieussecq
Interviewed GuestIain Sinclair
ProducerOlivia Skinner

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