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The Cinema Show

Monocle 24’s carefully curated selection of the best in cinema. Hear from film-makers, critics and legends of the craft as we shine a spotlight on everything from revivals and the restoration of vintage cuts to European film and the role of the auteur. ‘The Cinema Show’ is brought to you in association with MUBI.

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‘The Red Turtle’:

In this animation special we speak to the Academy award-winning director of Studio Ghibli masterpiece ‘The Red Turtle’. We also catch up with Iran’s leading animator Ali Soozandeh.

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9420 Sep 2017
28 min

‘The Red Turtle’: 

In this animation special we speak to the Academy award-winning director of Studio Ghibli masterpiece ‘The Red Turtle’. We also catch up with Iran’s leading animator Ali Soozandeh.

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15 Sep 2017
6 min

Action! 15: Neil Jordan: 

Meet the man behind ‘The Crying Game’, ‘Interview with the Vampire’, ‘Michael Collins’, and ‘The End of the Affair’. Today he’s one of the most sought-after film-makers.

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9313 Sep 2017
28 min

Venice’s Golden Lion: 

Step inside the Venice International Film Festival as we discover how the prestigious Golden Lion is awarded with the help of jury member David Stratton and, from the Horizons section, Mark Cousins. Plus: a review of the other festival winners and a look back at classic thriller ‘Don’t Look Now’.

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8 Sep 2017
8 min

Action! 14: Venice Classics: 

Meet the man in charge of restorations and revivals at this year’s 74th Venice International Film Festival. Ben Rylan sits down with Giuseppe Piccioni, jury president of the Venice Classics section, to discuss how modern audiences relate to older films.

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926 Sep 2017
30 min

Venice Film Festival: 

From the Palazzo del Cinema we’re on location at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. Ben Rylan meets festival director Alberto Barbera to find out how he reinvigorated the event and brought back its prestige. Plus: we review Darren Aronofsky horror-thriller ‘mother!’, Neapolitan animation ‘Gatta Cenerentola’, and Jane Fonda and Robert Redford’s Golden Lion lifetime achievement awards.

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1 Sep 2017
8 min

Action! 13: Wim Wenders and virtual reality: 

Is virtual reality really cinema? The emerging medium has its detractors but legendary German film-maker Wim Wenders is not one of them. He explains why he has high hopes for a virtual cinematic future.

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9130 Aug 2017
30 min

Making a scene: 

The winner of 2017’s Cannes Critics Week, Oliver Laxe, explains how he used the stunning peaks of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains as the backdrop to his winning film ‘Mimosas’. Plus: author Richard Martin reveals why a film’s scenery often hints at its true intentions and we visit Dublin’s Light House Cinema for a look at its timely series of journalism films.

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25 Aug 2017
6 min

Action! 12: Michael Nyman on ‘Gattaca’: 

Renowned composer Michael Nyman discusses his soundtrack to the extraordinary 1997 science-fiction film ‘Gattaca’.

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9023 Aug 2017
30 min

How to make popcorn: 

If you think preparing the world’s favourite cinema snack is a simple process then you’re in for a shock. We pay a visit to Joe & Seph’s popcorn kitchen, where flavours such as gin and tonic, French goat’s cheese and black pepper, and caramel and Belgian chocolate come to life. Plus: we hear from ‘Lady Macbeth’ costume designer Holly Waddington and countdown our top-five favourite costumes.

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18 Aug 2017
11 min

Action! 11: Edible Cinema: 

Do you fancy a glass of gin with your screening? We meet the clever folk behind Edible Cinema, an immersive event that takes food and drink off the screen and into the hands of the audience.

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8916 Aug 2017
30 min

The future of watching: 

With both Disney and Apple focusing on exclusive streaming platforms we look at how the new world of online cinema might be repeating Hollywood history. Plus: a tribute to the screen’s original Godzilla, Haruo Nakajima, and we hear from the director of ‘Tom of Finland’, Dome Karukoski.

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11 Aug 2017
12 min

Action! 10: ‘A Ghost Story’: 

Writer and director David Lowery discusses his extraordinary new film starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara and we tell you why, despite appearances, it might be one of the most unexpectedly moving films you’re ever likely to see.

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889 Aug 2017
30 min

Barry Jenkins: 

Nearly six months after his sensational victory at the 2017 Academy Awards, ‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins reflects on his best-picture win and discusses the state of US culture. He also tells us why his upcoming James Baldwin adaptation is his dream project.

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4 Aug 2017
7 min

Action! 09: The Fighting Temeraire: 

When James Bond met Q at London’s National Gallery in 2012’s ‘Skyfall’, the pair sat opposite a painting rich with symbolism. It also happens to be the UK’s favourite artwork. We visit the gallery with deputy director Susan Foister to discover the symbolism behind ‘The Fighting Temeraire’.

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872 Aug 2017
30 min

Fashion: 

Put on your favourite neckerchief as we set sail on an epic tour of cinema’s most fashionable films. We hear from the director of the new documentary ‘Becoming Cary Grant’, preview Gucci’s latest galaxy-hopping campaign and reveal Monocle’s list of three must-see fashion films.

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