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Fading Gigolo, Fatboy Slim, Julian Opie, Cannes festival

May 20th, 2014

Episode 384 of 1302 episodes

John Wilson reviews Fading Gigolo, which follows two friends who become an unlikely gigolo and pimp in a bid to make money. Written and directed by John Turturro, the film stars Woody Allen as a Brooklyn bookseller who becomes his friend's "manager." Larushka Ivan-Zedeh reviews. DJ and producer Fatboy Slim discusses his new double album of Brazilian party music which coincides with the start of the World Cup and is a reaction against the pop-heavy official album released by Fifa. Plus the artist Julian Opie on a new exhibition at the Holburne Museum in Bath which brings together his work with art that he has collected, including 17th Century painting and ancient Egyptian sculpture. And Jason Solomons reports from the Cannes Film Festival.