March 18th, 2015
Episode 815 of 1419 episodes
Kirsty Lang discusses the film Mommy, by the 25 year-old Canadian director Xavier Dolan, which wowed the critics at Cannes. Israeli author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen on the men from Palestine who travelled to Europe at the start of World War II to marry Jewish women, thus saving them from the Nazis. Rachel Campbell-Johnston discusses the appointment of Gabriele Finaldi as the new Director of the National Gallery, announced today. Artist Maggi Hambling on the art which best evokes Spring. And with the announcement that Iraqi artists will be displaying their work at this year's Venice Biennale, Kirsty explores the contemporary art scene in Iraq.