13 May 2008
Next Week On The View

On Tuesday, 20 May, sociologist Mary Corcoran, Irish Times features editor Hugh Linehan and novelist Glenn Patterson will review Sebastian Barry's play 'The Pride of Parnell Street', Morgan Spurlock's film 'Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?', Hugo Hamilton's novel 'Disguise', and 'The Spectre and the Sphere', a 16mm by Jesse Jones and hear music from Dublin band Republic of Loose.

This Week's Guests

Senator David David Norris, columnist Medb Ruane and writer Brian Keenan.

The Film: Caramel

Directed by and starring Nadine Labaki, Caramel is set in a Beirut beauty parlour where the owner, Layal, contends not just with her own difficulties but with those of everybody else too - both customers and staff, each of whom is struggling with a secret or an insecurity. At the same time, Layale, who still lives with her parents, is herself having an affair with a married man.

The Book: The Informers

Written by the Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vasquez, 'The Informers' opens with main character Gabriel Santoro publishing a book about Jews in Bogota in the 1930s for which he is publicly condemned by his father. The rift between them takes us into a story of guilt and betrayal with its roots in WWII Colombia. 'The Informers' is the first book by Vasquez to be translated into English.

The Play: The Seafarer

'The Seafarer' by Conor McPherson has already been a hit in London and New York. Set in Baldoyle, it is the story of a high stakes game of poker in which the main character realises that one of the other players is the Devil himself. This Abbey production stars Liam Carney, Don Wycherley, Phelim Drew, Maeliosa Stafford and George Costigan and is directed by Jimmy Fay.

The Exhibition: What Remains

The current exhibition at the Gallery of Photography in Temple Bar, 'What Remains' employs both photography and film to look at the impact of cluster bombs on the lives of civilians around the world. The images in this exhibition, by Alison Locke and Chris Anderson, document the harm done to civilians.

The Performance: Pre-nup

Comprising a couple of (Hot House) 'Flowers' and a Pogue, Pre-nup is a band that started somewhat if not entirely by accident. They have just released their debut album 'Hell To Pay' and for us tonight, Cáit O'Riordan, Dave Clarke and Fiachna O'Braonáin play 'Leave It All Behind'.

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