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Cornelia Funke, V&A Dundee, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Cornelia Funke on her novel based on the film Pan's Labyrinth; filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck discusses his latest work Never Look Away; V&A Dundee director

Inkheart writer Cornelia Funke discusses Pan's Labyrinth, her new collaboration with director Guillermo del Toro, who approached her to write an adult novel based on his 2006 dark fantasy film.

The filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck discusses his latest work Never Look Away, which has blurred the line between fiction and biography. The Oscar-nominated epic historical drama follows 30 years in the life of a great artist, loosely based on Gerhard Richter, one of the 20th century's most admired visual artists, as it sees him struggling to create meaningful work under Nazism, Socialism and the Avant-Garde.

The striking grey exterior of V&A Dundee has been likened to the prow of a ship and to sea cliffs. Inside it houses treasures of Scottish craft. Shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year less than a year after it opened its doors, Director Philip Long talks about the impact of the building, inside and out.

Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Jerome Weatherald

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Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke

Pan's Labyrinth The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo Del Toro and Cordelia Funke is out on 02 July 2019 in hardback.

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Main image above: Cordelia Funke, image credit: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images for Brigitte

Image to the left: Cordelia Funke, image credit: Gillian Crane

 

 

V & A Dundee

V & A Dundee

The V&A Dundee is one of the 5 museums shortlisted for the 2019 Museum of the Year Prize.

 

Image: The V&A exterior at night

Image credit: Hufton + Crow 

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Never Look Away is in UK cinemas from 05 July 2019, certificate 15.

Image: Tom Schilling as Kurt Barnert in Never Look Away

Image credit: 2018 Buena Vista International /Pergamon Film/Wiedemann Berg Film

 

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