Phyllida Barlow, Jonathan Freedland, The decline of foreign language films


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Award-winning journalist Jonathan Freedland talks about his alter ego, thriller writer Sam Bourne, and his new book To Kill The Truth. With the strap line “read it before it becomes fiction," this fast paced action thriller sees America taken to the brink of a new Civil War as academic and holocaust survivors are found dead, libraries destroyed and Black Live Matter protestors clash openly with slavery deniers. Jonathan Freedland talks to Kirsty about the inspiration behind the novel, the differences in writing fiction compared to journalism and the challenge to both when faced with a “post truth” world. Roma won the BAFTA for Best Film and on Sunday may become the first foreign language film to win at the Oscars, but figures show foreign language films are in decline at the UK box office. Why are foreign films doing less well in cinemas than they were ten years ago? Kirsty is joined by Charles Gant from Screen International and Clare Binns from Picturehouse Cinemas. Phyllida Barlow’s exhibition of entirely new work, entitled cul-de-sac, opens at the Royal Academy’s Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, and features monumental pieces made from industrial and construction materials. Phyllida tells Kirsty about the importance of scale and fakery in her work. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Hilary Dunn

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