A Fantastic Woman, playing drunk, Lewis Gilbert and paintings under paintings
A Fantastic Woman is a Chilean film about a transgender woman whose partner dies and she has to cope with his transphobic family. The film has been shortlisted for best Foreign Language film at the Oscars. Rebecca Root, trans actress and activist, reviews.
British film director Lewis Gilbert has died aged 97. Critic Jason Solomons assesses his long career with films including Reach for the Sky, Alfie, The Spy Who Loved Me, Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine.
In the wake of recent scientific investigations revealing a hidden landscape beneath a Picasso painting, art critic Jonathan Jones and philosopher and historian Jonathan Rée debate the issues raised by digging beneath the surface of a work of art.
Dionysis, the Greek god of wine was also patron of the theatre and since classical times actors have always needed to be able to act inebriated. Siân Thomas, Rory Keenan and Sam Troughton reveal the secrets of acting drunk.…read more