Cannes’ 2021 Best Actress laureate
This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the Best Actress laureate of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. There’s listener news, Ollia Horton’s “Happy Moment”, "Music from Erwan" - and of course, the new quiz question, too. Just click on the “Audio” arrow above and enjoy!
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This week’s quiz: On the 24th of July I asked you a question about the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, which my colleague Ollia Horton covered for you in her daily “Postcard from Cannes” articles.
I asked you to send me the name of the woman who won the prize for Best Actress, and the name of the film and the country where it was made.
The answer is: Renate Reinsve for Worst Person in the World. Worst Person in the World is a 2021 Norwegian dark romantic comedy-drama directed by Joachim Trier. It’s the third film, after Reprise and Oslo, August 31, in the director's "Oslo Trilogy."
The winners are: Mr. Abdur Rakib, the co-president of the Shetu RFI Listeners Club in Naogaon, Bangladesh, and Miss Jharna Khatun, a member of the RFI International DX Radio Listeners Club in Murshidabad, India. There are RFI Listeners Club members Krzysztof Borskicc from Poznan, Poland; Shaon Hossain from Rajbari, Bangladesh, and last but certainly not least, RFI English listener Miss Meijuan Zhu from Anhui Province in China.
Here’s the music you heard on this week’s programme: “Marugelara” composed by Thyagaraja and performed by N. Ramani; a klezmer version of Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz”; “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov; “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, and “Forro de Rabeca”, performed by Mestre Luiz Paixão.
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This week’s question ... You'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until the 27th of September to enter this week's quiz; the winners will be announced on the October 2nd podcast. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer, and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.
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