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Noah Baumbach, Playwright Helen Edmundson, Spanish thriller Marshland

Arts news with Kirsty Lang, including screenwriter Noah Baumbach on Mistress America, playwright Helen Edmundson on The Heresy of Love and a review of Spanish thriller Marshland.

Film screenwriter and director Noah Baumbach discusses Mistress America, another New York hipster film starring his writing partner and real-life girlfriend Greta Gerwig, with whom he also wrote Frances Ha.

Playwright Helen Edmundson talks to Kirsty about her new play The Heresy of Love at Shakespeare's Globe which deals with the extraordinary 17th century nun and playwright Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz, who was one of Mexico's leading intellectuals who was silenced by the Church.

In a new Spanish thriller Marshland (La Isla Minima), two homicide detectives have to bury their differences to find a serial killer on the loose. Ryan Gilbey reviews the film.

As the University of East Anglia - home of the late Malcolm Bradbury's Creative Writing course - launches its British Archive for Contemporary Writing, its founder Chris Bigsby discusses the importance of the collection which features unseen correspondence and work by writers such as Doris Lessing, JD Salinger, Nadine Gordimer and WG Sebald.

Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Noah Baumbach

    Duration: 09:48

  • Marshland

    Duration: 04:16

  • British Archive for Contemporary Writing

    Duration: 05:09

  • Helen Edmundson

    Duration: 08:52

Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach

Mistress America is in cinemas from Friday 14 August – certificate 15.  

Helen Edmundson

Helen Edmundson

The Heresy of Love is at Shakespeare’s Globe until 5 September.

Marshland

Marshland
Marshland is released on Friday 7 August, certificate 15.

The British Archive for Contemporary Writing

The British Archive for Contemporary Writing

The University of East Anglia launches the British Archive for Contemporary Writing.

Photo: Chris Saunders

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Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Noah Baumbach
Interviewed Guest Helen Edmundson
Interviewed Guest Ryan Gilbey
Interviewed Guest Christopher Bigsby
Producer Jerome Weatherald

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