Ivorian director Philippe Lacôte on his film Night of the Kings, Best Pick podcast, Tirtzah Bassel Canon in Drag


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Ivorian director Philippe Lacôte talks about his film Night of the Kings, set in a notorious Abidjan prison run by the inmates, in which he explores the West African tradition of the griot or storyteller. Every year the Best Film Oscar is hotly contested and often the source of much debate and consternation. We speak to two podcasters from “Best Pick” which is aimed squarely at movie lovers and has reviewed and assessed every Best Film winner from the very first in 1929 to the most recent -Parasite. What have they learned on the course of their mammoth undertaking? The artist Tirtzah Bassel wants to reimagine art history. She talks to Kirsty about her painting project – Canon in Drag - which recasts and repurposes famous artworks by swapping male figures with female figures, and makes childbirth a subject worthy of the artist’s eye. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Harry Parker

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