The Strand - Tuesday 25th August 2009

The best of the world's arts, film, music, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Mark Coles.

In today's Strand - Pedro Almodovar, Cambodia Art, Unsuk Chin, Films in 2 parts.

Pedro Almodovar's new film Broken Embraces
We review the new film from the acclaimed Spanish film-maker Pedro Almodovar, starring his muse the Academy Award-winning actress Penelope Cruz in a tale of love, loss and deception.

Cambodia Art
After years of civil war and killings that decimated artistic expression in Cambodia, the country is experiencing a resurgence of new talent. The Strand meets two of the bright young artists on the Phnom Penh art scene.

Unsuk Chin
South Korean composer Unsuk Chin talks to us ahead of the World Premiere of Šu, her new concerto for Chinese sheng and orchestra at the Suntory Summer Festival in Tokyo.

Why films now come in two-parts
Critic Adam Smith reflects on the recent trend of films being released in two instalments from Steven Soderbergh's Che Part 1 and Part 2 to Mesrine: Killer Instinct and it's immediate follow up Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 2.

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28 minutes

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