The Fabulous Picture Show

About the show

A fresh perspective on the world of movies and international filmmaking.


In search of their roots a pair of siblings travel to an unnamed, sectarian-violence-ridden Middle Eastern country.

Filmmaker Alex Gibney talks about a shady world of financial excess, political intrigue and eye-popping scandal.

A look at post-war Palestine and Israeli independence through the eyes of a British soldier serving...

A fast-paced gangster movie that gives a unique insight into Kinshasa’s ruthless criminal underworld.

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One politician’s attempt to solve the problem of a dwindling population in rural Slovakia by playing cupid.

How the art of negotiation defuses confrontation on the streets of Chicago.

Eric Khoo joins Amanda Palmer to talk about his animated feature based on one of Japan’s most important manga artists.

The voice of a continent – Miriam Makeba’s story as a political activist and legendary performer.

A story about how Russia’s richest man ended up in a Siberian prison following his fierce rivalry with Vladimir Putin.

A story about a migrant community in an increasingly globalised world.

A look at one unusual young man and his involvement with the Belgian hormone mafia.

A look at Ayrton Senna’s tragic story – told in his own words and the words of those who knew and adored him.

Filmmaker Andres Veiel looks into the emotional side of Germany’s turbulent post-war political scene.