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Mommy, Maggi Hambling, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Kirsty Lang on Xavier Dolan's new film Mommy. Plus artist Maggi Hambling talks about Cy Twombly and Israeli novelist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen discusses her book One Night, Markovitch.

Kirsty Lang discusses the film Mommy, by the 25 year-old Canadian director Xavier Dolan, which wowed the critics at Cannes.

Israeli author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen on the men from Palestine who travelled to Europe at the start of World War II to marry Jewish women, thus saving them from the Nazis.

Rachel Campbell-Johnston discusses the appointment of Gabriele Finaldi as the new Director of the National Gallery, announced today.

Artist Maggi Hambling on the art which best evokes Spring.

And with the announcement that Iraqi artists will be displaying their work at this year's Venice Biennale, Kirsty explores the contemporary art scene in Iraq.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

    Duration: 08:05

  • New Director of the National Gallery

    Duration: 03:29

  • Mommy

    Duration: 05:00

  • Iraqi artists

    Duration: 07:37

  • Maggi Hambling

    Duration: 03:30

Mommy

Mommy
Kirsty Lang discusses Xavier Dolan's new film, Mommy with Briony Hanson.  Mommy is released on Friday 20 March, certificate 15.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Israeli author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen discusses her book, One Night Markovitch.

Published in paperback by Pushkin Press.

Green Fuse - Part III

Green Fuse - Part III

Artist Maggi Hambling on the art which best evokes Spring.  Maggi Hambling's exhibition, War, Requiem and Aftermath is at the Cultural Institute at King's College London, Somerset House until 31 May.

'Nicola's Irises', 1990. © Cy Twombly Foundation.

Iraq Art

Iraq Art
With the announcement that Iraqi artists will be displaying their work at this year's Venice Biennale, Kirsty explores the contemporary art scene in Iraq.
Image courtesy of the artist and the Arab Image Foundation (AIF)

National Gallery

Rachel Campbell-Johnston discusses the appointment of Gabriele Finaldi as the new Director of the National Gallery, announced today.

Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling in her studio.

Photo: Jerome Weatherald

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Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Actor Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Interviewed Guest Rachel Campbell-Johnston
Interviewed Guest Maggi Hambling

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