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Tuesday 23 November 2010

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Tuesday 23 November 2010

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

On today's programme: Golden Horse Film Festival, Golnaz Fathi, Yiddish Romeo and Juliet and Armistead Maupin.

Photo shows a scene from Taiwanese film When Love Comes. GOLDEN HORSE FESTIVAL/AFP/Getty Images


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  • The Golden Horse Film Festival Awards in Taiwan

    Cindy Sui reports from Taiwan and the Golden Horse Film Festival Awards which give an early indication that China is beginning to challenge Taiwan's historical dominance as the 'Hollywood' of Chinese language film.

  • Golnaz Fathi

    Golnaz Fathi

    Untitled (2), 2010, Acrylic on canvas

    Harriett Gilbert talks to the Iranian artist Golnaz Fathi who spent years studying traditional Persian calligraphy, one of the only women in her country to do so, only to leave the strict discipline and take the calligraphic language and techinques to explore her personal abstract forms of expression in painting.

    Golnaz Fathi
  • Golnaz Fathi

    Golnaz Fathi

    Untitled (9), 2010, Mixed media on canvas

  • Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish?

    There's a revival in Yiddish culture doing the rounds of Jewish film festivals at the moment.

    One the most popular films is Eve Annenberg's ambitious New York drama about Ava, a secular Jewish nurse who gets asked to adapt the Shakespeare's great work Romeo and Juliet into the Yiddish language.

    Alexa Dvorson reports from the front line of cultural exchange.

  • Armistead Maupin

    Armistead Maupin

    Photo: Christopher Turner

    He's back with more Tales from the City - Mary Ann in Autumn. More than 30 years on from the beginning of these tales Armistead Maupin continues to explore the lives of the characters he created and that perhaps he must now even begin to think about ending.

    Armistead Maupin
  • Armistead Maupin

    Armistead Maupin


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