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Final Portrait, Against, The State, Nicole Krauss, Vermeer

Stanley Tucci's film about Giacometti; Ben Wishaw in Against at London's Almeida; Kosminsky's The State on Channel 4; Nicole Krauss's Forest Dark; Vermeer in Dublin.

Final Portrait; Stanley Tucci's film about Giacometti tries to show the tortured creative process of a genius
Ben Wishaw plays an aerospace billionaire who sets out to change the world in Against at London's Almeida Theatre. Can money overcome violence?
Peter Kosminsky's drama, The State on Channel 4, attempts to understand why young British people might join Islamic State
The plot of Nicole Krauss's latest novel Forest Dark seems to mirror her own life - down to a writer character called Nicole.
The National Gallery of Ireland has undergone a €30m refit over the last 8 years and has at last reopened with a blockbuster exhibition: Vermeer and the Masters of Genre painting

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Philip Hensher, Kathryn Hughes and Sally Gardner. The producer is Oliver Jones.

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Against

Against

Against is at the Almeida Theatre in London until 30 September 2017

Image: 

Nadav Kander

Final Portrait

Final Portrait

Final Portrait is in cinemas now, certificate 15

Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss

Forest Dark is available in hardback and ebook from 24 August

Image: 

Goni Riskin

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

The exhibition runs at The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin until 17 September

Image:  

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)

The Geographer, 1669

Photo: © Städel Museum – ARTOTHEK


Main image above: Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)

Woman with a Pearl Necklace, c.1662-5

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Gemäldegalerie


The State

The State

The State begins on Channel 4 on Sunday 20 August at 9pm.


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