Cultural Life: Joe wright, director

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The last film I saw was called 'A Prophet' by French director Jacques Audiard. It is one of the best films I've seen in a very long time. I also loved 'The White Ribbon' by Austrian film-maker Michael Haneke.


Actually, I don't really watch TV! I've kind of got out of the habit, so I don't really know what's on. I was definitely not caught up in the 'X Factor' madness. I think it's a disgrace!


Recently, I've really been enjoying reading novels by Ali Smith. In particular, 'The First Person and Other Stories', and also an incredible novel by her called 'The Accidental'.


'Svapnagata' at Sadler's Wells was incredible. It was a festival of Indian music and dance curated by Akram Khan and Nitin Sawhney.


I am listening to a band called Beirut at the moment. It was recommended to me. I really like the gypsy sound they have. I've also been listening to a lot of Anoushka Shankar among a lot of other Indian-style music, which I am very into at the moment.

Joe Wright directed 'The Soloist' which is out on DVD from 1st February 2010