Viggo Mortensen, Cannes Film Festival, Jia Zhangke

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With Francine Stock.

Viggo Mortensen discusses film noir and Greek mythology and the part they have to play in his new thriller The Two Faces Of January.

Producer Rebecca O'Brien has walked down the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival with director Ken Loach on ten separate occasions. She takes us behind the scenes at the festival, as she prepares to jet off to the South Of France with Loach's new drama Jimmy's Hall.

Clare Binns is going to Cannes for a very different reason, to buy films for Picturehouse Cinemas, and reveals how business gets done at the festival; while critic Tim Robey is getting in training to watch 7 movies a day for over a week.

Director Jia Zhangke tells Francine why his new blood-soaked epic A Touch Of Sin is not being shown in his home country of China, and why the film could not have been made without the Chinese version of Twitter, Weibo.

Two historical advisers let us in on some trade secrets about what an adviser actually does on a film set.

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Sun 18 May 2014 23:00

The Two Faces Of January

The Two Faces Of January
Directed by Hossein Amini, The Two Faces Of January is in cinemas from Friday 16 May, certificate 12A.

H R Giger

H R Giger
H R Giger, winner of an Academy Award for his visual effects in Ridley Scott's Alien, has died at the age of 74. Giger began his career as an artist until cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky asked him to design the sets for Dune, his adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel.


Role Contributor
PresenterFrancine Stock
Interviewed GuestViggo Mortensen
Interviewed GuestRebecca O'Brien
Interviewed GuestClare Binns
Interviewed GuestTim Robey
Interviewed GuestJia Zhangke