August 5th, 2015
Episode 968 of 1420 episodes
Film screenwriter and director Noah Baumbach discusses Mistress America, another New York hipster film starring his writing partner and real-life girlfriend Greta Gerwig, with whom he also wrote Frances Ha. Playwright Helen Edmundson talks to Kirsty about her new play The Heresy of Love at Shakespeare's Globe which deals with the extraordinary 17th century nun and playwright Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz, who was one of Mexico's leading intellectuals who was silenced by the Church. In a new Spanish thriller Marshland (La Isla Minima), two homicide detectives have to bury their differences to find a serial killer on the loose. Ryan Gilbey reviews the film. As the University of East Anglia - home of the late Malcolm Bradbury's Creative Writing course - launches its British Archive for Contemporary Writing, its founder Chris Bigsby discusses the importance of the collection which features unseen correspondence and work by writers such as Doris Lessing, JD Salinger, Nadine Gordimer and WG Sebald. Presenter Kirsty Lang Producer Jerome Weatherald.