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Leïla Slimani, Joe Cornish, Diane Arbus, Berlin Film Festival

French-Moroccan novelist Leila Slimani, film director Joe Cornish, a review of Diane Arbus: In the Beginning, the Berlin Film Festival

French-Moroccan novelist Leila Slimani caused a sensation in France with her novel Lullaby about a nanny who murders the two children in her care, which won the Prix Goncourt and became a bestseller in the UK. As her first novel, Adèle, is published in the UK for the first time, she discusses the book's contentious storyline about a married woman with an addiction to having sex with strangers.

Diane Arbus is viewed by many as one of the most influential female photographers of her generation. Curator Jeff Rosenheim discusses Diane Arbus: In the Beginning at the Hayward Gallery in London, which charts the formative first half of her career where she discovered the majority of her subjects in New York City, depicting children, strippers and carnival performers.

Attack the Block director Joe Cornish discusses The Kid Who Would Be King, his Arthurian fantasy set in a modern-day secondary school.

Tim Robey reports from the Berlin International Film Festival as it draws towards its close.

Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Jerome Weatherald

Main image: Leila Slimani
Photo credit: Catherine Hélie
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28 minutes

Leila Slimani

Leila Slimani
Leila Slimani and
Kirsty Lang

Leila Slimani's novel Adele is available,
translated by Sam Taylor

Joe Cornish

Joe Cornish
The Kid Who Would be King
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

The Kid Who Would be King is on general release from 15 Feb, cert PG

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus: In The Beginning
Copyright: Diane Arbus
Photo credit: Mark Blower
Courtesy Hayward Gallery 2019

Diane Arbus: In The Beginning at the Hayward Gallery 
until 6 May

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