In Katharina Kastner’s 2019 film Villa Empain, time becomes inseparable from place.
“I think we can reconsider the way we use our eyes and what we take for granted”, Olafur Eliasson muses on his Tate Modern London retrospective, In Real Life.
A book that documents the inner life of an ageing convenience store worker may not seem like international bestseller material and yet, this is exactly what Sayaka Murata’s tenth novel, Convenience Store Woman, has proved to be.
Amélie (2001), a Montmartre fairy-tale about a waitress who dedicates herself to helping others find happiness, is la recette parfaite for a feel-good film.
The dog-eared full moon that graces the cover of Haruki Murakami’s Men Without Women (2017) promises another instalment of offbeat urban tales, infused with magic realism, smooth jazz, spaghetti and wise cats.
Léonor Serraille’s feature-length film debut Jeune Femme is an uncomfortable, funny, tender film that creates a character study from the question, ‘what do you do with freedom you never asked for?’
Although the short stories in José Saramago’s The Lives of Things are selected from the infancy of his writing career, they in no sense feel immature.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) is an infectious, feel-good film about an enterprising young Pakistani and his white, working class lover, who rekindle their romance against the socially turbulent backdrop of Thatcher’s London.