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Issue No. 2007

A scene from Hidden

A scene from Hidden

Hidden (Caché)
Directed by Michael Haneke
DVD out now

George and Anne, a middle class French couple, receive a videotape which has two hours of surveillance of their home.

This is the opening premise for a story that has in its background the massacre of 200 Algerians by French police in 1961. History comes back to haunt the characters.

This highly acclaimed film was shot mainly in long sequences that leave a feeling of foreboding. This is a clever, thoughtful thriller.

Mary Peterson

The Life of Galileo
by Bertolt Brecht
National Theatre, London until 31 Oct

This is a reworking of Bertolt Brecht’s play by David Hare.

Galileo’s proof that the earth moves around the sun shatters a belief held sacred for over 1,000 years. Considered an enemy of humanity, he is threatened with torture and faced with a choice – integrity versus intellectual sell-out.

Over half the tickets for this show are £10 – but they’ll sell out fast.

Kelly Hilditch

Modern British Art – the first 100 years
1 July-24 September
Pallant Gallery, Chichester

The first exhibition at the newly reopened Pallant gallery is a chronological survey looking at the key themes of British art during the 20th century.

It examines the influence of the European avant garde on the Vorticist movement and the impact of the two world wars. It also looks at the significance of the Independent Group in the 1950s and the development of British Pop Art during the 1960s and beyond.

Paul Smith

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Sat 1 Jul 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2007
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