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Going out: Cinema
Prayers for the stolen
This uncompromising coming-of-age drama is documentary filmmaker Tatiana Huezo’s first first feature, which draws a non-fiction filmmaker’s keen eye to the story of eight-year-old Ana and her family and friends, whose life in the countryside of Mexico’s poppy is lived in the shadow of cartel violence.
People who go to great lengths for their faith have long been a staple of some of humanity’s most unusual endeavors. Writer-director Laura Samani’s starting point in this excellent Italian period drama is the belief that an unbaptized child who dies will be left in limbo. The resulting quest story is touching.
Mark Rylance plays a former Savile Row tailor – or “cutter” in the parlance of this 1950s Chicago crime drama – and now makes tailor-made suits for the mob. The action takes place over the course of a single night in a mafia man’s shop, with many double twists and turns.
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When archeology student Laura (Seidi Haarla) boards the night train to Murmansk, she finds herself adrift in the purgatory of a failed relationship. The last thing she needs is to share a sleeping cabin with a drunk Russian (Yuriy Borisov), but somehow an unlikely connection develops. Catherine Bray
Going out: performances
14 until April 16the† tour starts London
The otherworldly Texas trio Khruangbin has gone from a psych-rock fringe to a UK top 10 with 2020’s Mordechai. Let their languid, exploratory near-instrumentalists lead you away from this hellfire. Michael Cragg
15 of April until May 3; tour starts Manchester
Almost two years to the day since her second album Future Nostalgia confirmed her status at the top of the pop world, Dua Lipa is finally allowed to broadcast his lithe electro-pop publicly. With a set list of hits already under her belt, chances are there’s very little opportunity for a bar break, so plan accordingly. MC
Sansara and Fretwork
St John’s Smith Square, London, April 14
This year there will be choral music by Bach, Pergolesi, Rachmaninov and Schütz at the Easter festival in St. John’s. But the highlight promises to be the concert that brings together the vocal collective Sansar with Fretwork’s gambas for works by Arvo Pärt, alongside the five-part Lamentations by Tudor composer Robert White. Andrew Clements
Antonio Forcione Quartet
Ronnie Scott’s, London † April 14
The Italian-born guitarist has managed to combine jazz, folk and pop traditions from Europe, Africa, Latin America and beyond in his forty-year career. Forcione’s shows combine virtuosity, passion and humor, and his quartet is all along with him. John Fordham
Going out: art
Scottish women artists transform tradition
Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts, Norwich, April 9 until July 3Yes
This exhibition offers a correction to the downplaying of women in art history, focusing on 20th-century Scotland, now widely believed to have been Joan Eardley’s greatest painter. She shares the honor here with Margot Sandeman and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Agnes Miller Parker. There is also contemporary art by Caroline Walker and Sekai Machache.
National Gallery, London, April 9 until July 31Yes
The third of the three great Renaissance geniuses – alongside Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci – is getting a new look, and it’s about time too. Raphael’s prowess is beyond doubt, but his ability to excite and electrify modern spectators is less certain. Will this be the time when our flawed millennium gets it?
Martin Parr Life is a beach
Giant Gallery, Bournemouth, until June 26e
Parr’s classically unclassical shots of British beach life come to one of its most quintessential locations, Bournemouth, in a roundup of his coastal photos from across Britain. The images show the delights of New Brighton on Merseyside, Margate, Broadstairs and more, in black and white and eerie colours, from the 1970s to the present.
Mostyn, Llandudno, until June 12e
The name of this group show was inspired by a French post-structuralist theory in which wigs represent… well, something to do with the superficial veneers of life and also things done under the guise of work. Starring Gianmaria Andreetta, Megan Plunkett, Richard Sides, Jason Hirata and Angharad Williams. Jonathan Jones
Going out: Phase
Alistair Green: Part Three
Prince Charles Cinema, London, 11 April
The king of the white room Twitter sketches is once again bringing his evocative British character comedy to the big screen. Green will host the third and final cinematic compilation of his iPhone-shot, internet-hit skits — plus some never-before-seen videos. Rachel Arustic
Almeida Theatre, London, until April 30ththe
Slave Play writer Jeremy O Harris’s melodrama centers on the relationship between a young black artist and an older white art collector and features a fully functioning swimming pool. Bring a towel. Miriam Gillinson
The meaning of Zong
Bristol Old Vic, see you May 7th
The Meaning of Zong by Olivier award-winning Giles Terera, star of Hamilton, infused with music and lyricism, is set 200 years ago and focuses on the series of events – and groundbreaking people – that started the abolition movement in the UK. brought. MG
Scottish ballet: the scandal in Mayerling
Glasgow Theater Royal, 13 until April 16the† touring until May 28
Scotland is getting its own production of Kenneth MacMillan’s 1978 ballet Mayerling. The psychological drama tells the true story of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, his teenage mistress and their apparent double murder-suicide in a cabin in the woods. Lyndsey Winship
Stay inside: Stream
15 of AprilApple TV+
A surreal twist on the woman-in-crisis genre, this anthology drama series consists of eight very strange fables, from The Woman Who Ate Photographs to The Woman Who Was Kept on a Shelf. The cast is also intriguing, with Nicole Kidman, Issa Rae and Meera Syal among the stars.
April 109pm, BBC One & iPlayer
Prepare for more outrage in the village, knowing glances and non-stop steps. Sally Wainwright’s biographical drama returns to Halifax in the 1830s and details the further developments in the life of the woman widely regarded as the first modern lesbian, landowner Anne Lister (the ever captivating Suranne Jones).
Anatomy of a scandal
15 of AprilNetflix
David E Kelley – creator of Ally McBeal and Big Little Lies – applies his melodramatic twists and nuanced character portraits to British life in this adaptation of Sarah Vaughan’s 2018 novel, about a politician accused of sexual abuse (Rupert Friend), and his stubbornly supportive wife (Sienna Miller).
12 April9.15pm, Channel 4
Lisa McGee’s semi-autobiographical sitcom sets its boisterous, lavish yet deeply moving exploration of teenage girlhood against the background hum of the Troubles. Lisa McGee’s semi-autobiographical sitcom will end after this highly anticipated third series, in which the girls drift messily into adulthood as Northern Ireland enters a more hopeful era. FROM
Stay inside: Spell
Cat Cafe Manager
April 14PC, Nintendo Switch
A cute management simulation game that pretty much does what it says: build and furnish a cafe, adopt and pet a bunch of cats, let people drink and befriend the regulars.
Alto’s Adventure: The Spirit of the Mountain
Available now, iPhone/iPad
A recent addition to Apple Arcade, this calming, endless snowboarding game has you sliding and jumping through beautiful landscapes until you inevitably pile it up. Meditative and fun. Likewise, McDonald
Stay inside: Albums
Syd- Broken Hearts Club
It has been five years since the Odd Future and Internet alumna Syd released her excellent debut album Fin. After a devastating breakup, she scrapped a more upbeat early version of what would become solo album two, with the clearly titled Broken Hearts Club moving from bittersweet slow jams to broken confessionals.
Jacket White – Fear of the Dawn
The first of two new Jack White albums this year – the folky Entering Heaven Alive will follow in July – comes on the back of the outrageous single Hi-De-Ho, which features Q-Tip rapping about farting riffs and wailing chants. It’s a playful reminder of what was missing from the recent oeuvre of the former White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather man.
Wet leg – wet leg
Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers make their claim as the best new band of 2022 with this self-titled debut. Buoyed by last June’s viral debut single Chaise Longue (12 million plays on Spotify and it counts), it’s an intoxicating stream of arch-follies and youthful emotions.
Father John Misty – Chloe and the next 20th century
On his fifth album as Father John Misty, Josh Tillman adds a touch of old Hollywood to his 1970s singer-songwriter shtick. The elegant Funny Girl finds him lost in love as rippling strings and brass unfold around him, while the softly rolling Goodbye Mr Blue feels like the perfect soundtrack to an indie romcom gone wrong. MC
Stay inside : brain food
What is your problem?
Turns out there are infinite answers to the titular question of this design-focused podcast. Host Jacob Goldstein talks to engineers and entrepreneurs about the problems they are trying to creatively solve, from drone delivery to AI-assisted driving.
Fans of fantasy will love this new archive, which features detailed scans of paintings, illustrations and letters by The Lord of the Rings writer JRR Tolkien. Highlights include the work-in-progress maps of Tolkien’s vast Middle Earth.
Art that made us
April 149pm, BBC Two
This detailed eight-part series traces an alternate history of the UK through its artistic output. Tonight’s second episode takes us from the creative renewal of the Black Death to the social divisions of the peasant revolt. KM