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Issue No. 1928

Comme une Image

(All About Me)

Directed by Agnes Jaoui

This clever social satire from Agnes Jaoui explores both the over-inflated attention paid to “celebrities” and the neglect and lack of interest that are the subtler forms of sexism and racism.

Lolita is an angry young woman, struggling to get some attention from her egotistical father Etienne, a celebrity author.

Extremely vocal about how she is either snubbed because of her weight or simply used as a way to meet her father, she similarly overlooks her friend Rashid—who goes by the more “French” name of Sebastien.

The joy of the film is its wry focus on the little things that make up the background of oppression, such as interruptions in conversation and comments ignored.
Morag McDonald


The Bacchae

Kneehigh

Lyric Hammersmith then touring. For details phone 01872 267 910

Kneehigh Theatre’s re-telling of Euripides’ The Bacchae is by no means conventional.

There’s singing, dancing, a chorus in tutus—and a Dionysus who just wants to have fun.

Kneehigh combine classical storytelling with inventive visual theatre to produce a show that is very accessible and fun to watch.
Berit Kuennecke


Write a Story for Children competition

The 20th annual Write a Story for Children competition has begun. This is the most prestigious competition for unpublished writers of children’s books in Britain.

The first prize is £1,000, second prize £200 and third prize £100.

The closing date for entries is 31 March 2005.

For entry forms send a stamped addressed envelope to Academy of Children’s Writers, PO Box 95, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 5RL.


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Sat 20 Nov 2004, 00:00 GMT
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