The Strand - Monday 19th October 2009.
The best of the world's arts, film, music, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Harriet Gilbert.
Viola di Mare
An Italian film about female homosexuality has been released just as a bill aiming to protect gay people from hate crimes has been scrapped. And another new film, Barbarossa, looks set to become the biggest flop in Italian film history. We report on the close links between politics and film in Italy.
Colin - How do you make a film for just $74?
We speak to the young director Marc Price whose horror film, Colin, cost just $74 to make and which is being released in cinema's across the UK this week.
Back 2 Black
Helen Clegg reports from this year's Back 2 Black music festival in Rio which fuses and mixes both Brazillian and African music.
Grzegorz Piatek discusses the click current trends in Polish architecture and how they reflect the history, identity and ambitions of a country undergoing massive change.
Libeskind Tower proposal.