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Secret in Their Eyes, Katie Mitchell, AB Yehoshua, Stutterer

Katie Mitchell directs Sarah Kane's Cleansed, Secret In Their Eyes reviewed, AB Yehoshua's latest novel, and Ben Cleary on his Oscar-nominated short film Stutterer.

Briony Hanson reviews Secret in their Eyes, an adaptation of an Oscar-winning Argentine thriller starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman.

Katie Mitchell discusses her National Theatre production of Sarah Kane's play Cleansed in which one character has his tongue cut out and his hands put in a shredder. But it is, Mitchell insists, really about love.

The short film Stutterer, about a man with a severe stammer, has been nominated for this weekend's Oscars. Ben Cleary, the writer, director and editor of the 12-minute film, discusses the challenges he faced as a first-time filmmaker.

AB Yehoshua is an outspoken author who's been called the Israeli Faulkner. His latest book, The Extra, steps into the head and heart of a woman in her 40s, a harpist, who has decided not to have children. What is the impact on her, her family - and perhaps even her country?

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Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Secret in Their Eyes

    Duration: 04:41

  • Katie Mitchell

    Duration: 09:34

  • Stutterer

    Duration: 04:54

  • A B Yehoshua

    Duration: 08:32

Secret in Their Eyes

Secret in Their Eyes
Secret in Their Eyes is in cinemas from Friday 26 February, certificate 15.

Katie Mitchell

Katie Mitchell

Cleansed is running at the National Theatre, London until 5 May 2016.

Main image: Stephen Cummiskey

A B Yehoshua

A B Yehoshua
The Extra is out now.

Stutterer

Stutterer
Stutterer directed by Ben Cleary is released on ITunes on 23 February.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Briony Hanson
Interviewed Guest Katie Mitchell
Interviewed Guest Benjamin Cleary
Interviewed Guest Abraham B Yehoshua
Producer Rebecca Armstrong

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