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Vasily Petrenko, The Duke of Burgundy Reviewed, Gurinder Chadha, Lynda Benglis

February 16th, 2015

Episode 769 of 1302 episodes

Kirsty Lang is joined by Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Vasily Petrenko to talk about its 175th anniversary concert, his hometown St Petersburg and getting high fives in West Everton. Briony Hansen reviews The Duke of Burgundy, Peter Strickland's dark, erotic drama about the sadomasochistic relationship between two women; starring Chiara D'Anna and Sidse Babett Knudsen, best known for her role as the Danish Prime Minister in Borgen. Ahead of The Front Row Debate "Does the state owe the artist a living?" filmmaker Gurinder Chadha reflects on her creative journey and the state support she's received. Artist Lynda Benglis, "one of the most innovative living sculptors in the United States", discusses her fascination with materials and taking a photograph that led to storm in the American art world. Producer: Dixi Stewart.