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THE FILM PROGRAMME
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The Film Programme
Saturday 17:30- 18:00.
BBC Radio 4's programme for movie enthusiasts
This week
Saturday 15 January 2005
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Closer, starring Natalie Portman and Cliver Owen
Mike Nichols, Clint Eastwood at 74 and Audrey Tautou
Mike Nichols

Chris Tookey talks to one of America's most celebrated directors Mike Nichols. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate and Working Girl are just three of his notable films. His latest film Closer, based on the play by Patrick Marber, centres on the relationships between four characters played by Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen.

Closer, certificate 15, is in cinemas now.
Clint Eastwood
 
Sir Christopher Frayling, Chairman of the Arts Council and longstanding Clint fan, reflects on the enduring appeal of Clint Eastwood, who at 74 is a hot contender for Oscars this year with his new film Million Dollar Baby. The film stars Eastwood as a boxing manager well past his prime who comes across a determined female boxer played by Hilary Swank.

Million Dollar Baby, certificate 12A, is in cinemas now.
Audrey Tautou

Chris Tookey talks to Amélie star Audrey Tautou about her new film A Very Long Engagement. Tautou plays a young woman who is convinced that her fiancé, long since believed to have been killed in the First World War, is still alive. She sets out to find him with the help of a private detective.

A Very Long Engagement, certificate 15, will be released in cinemas on 21 January 2004.
Meet the Parents

Coming soon to cinemas is Meet the Fockers, the new sequel to the hit comedy Meet the Parents, which starred Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro. Writer Jenny Colgan looks back at the original which many now hail as a comedy classic.

A special edition DVD of Meet the Parents, certificate 12, will be available in shops from 17 January 2004.
Meet the Fockers, certificate TBC, will be released in cinemas on 28 January 2004.
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