Life on Mars, Lukas Moodysson, Biyi Bandele, John Michael McDonagh

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With Francine Stock.

Why of all the planets in our solar system does Mars hold the most fascination for film-makers ? As The Last Days On Mars is released, Sir Christopher Frayling, Professor Roger Luckhurst and novelist Naomi Alderman discuss the reasons for our obsession with the red planet and reveal why it all began with a simple mistranslation.

A man walks into a confessional and informs the priest that he's going to kill him in seven days time. This is the premise for the new thriller from director John Michael McDonagh who tells Francine why he thinks there's not enough discussion about faith in modern cinema.

Playwright Biyi Bandele discusses the problems he had making his adaptation of the best-seller Half Of A Yellow Sun in Nigeria.

Lukas Moodysson, the director of We Are The Best, a Swedish coming-of-age drama about a young punk band in the 80s, reveals why he thought it was almost immoral to cast children in a movie.

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Sun 13 Apr 2014 23:00

We Are The Best

We Are The Best
Directed by Lukas Moodysson, We Are The Best is in cinemas from Friday 18 April 2014, certificate 15.

Half Of A Yellow Sun

Half Of A Yellow Sun
Directed by Biyi Bandele, Half Of A Yellow Sun is in cinemas from Friday 11 April 2014, certificate 15.

Calvary

Calvary
Directed by John Michael McDonagh, Calvary is in cinemas from Friday 11 April 2014, certificate 15.
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