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mark kidel

Bio
Mark is a documentary filmmaker and writer specialising in the arts and music. Recent films include "Becoming Cary Grant" (Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2017), "The Juilliard Experiment" (2016) "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance ", "Road Movie: A Portrait of John Adams", "Painting the Moment", a film about the French painter Fabienne Verdier and "Martin Amis's England". He is current developing a feature-length documentary on Leonard Cohen, and a documentary portrait of soul singer PP Arnold.

Articles By Mark Kidel

Album: Kokoko! - Butu

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The Master Musicians of Joujouka, Morocco review - a healing encounter

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Album: John Cale - POPtical Illusion

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Beth Gibbons, Salle Pleyel, Paris review - a triumph of intimacy

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Album: Beth Gibbons - Lives Outgrown

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Brancusi, Pompidou Centre, Paris review - a sculptor's spiritual quest for form and essence

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Sabine Devieilhe, Mathieu Pordoy, Wigmore Hall review - enchantment in Mozart and Strauss

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Album: Lizz Wright - Shadow

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Album: Beyoncé - Cowboy Carter

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Death In Venice, Welsh National Opera review - breathtaking Britten

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Album: Julia Holter - Something in the Room She Moves

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Album: Yard Act - Where's My Utopia?

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Tom Webber, The Hope and Anchor review - a fresh nod to the past

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Albums of the Year 2023: PJ Harvey - I Inside the Old Year Dying

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Issy Wood, Study for No, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris review - too close for comfort?

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Mark Rothko, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris review - a show well worth the trip across the Channel

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Visit from an Unknown Woman, Hampstead Theatre review - slim...

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Blu-ray: Merry-Go-Round (Körhinta)

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