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Spectator Play: The highs and the lows of what’s going on in arts this week

16 August 2013

Normally, August is a rubbish time of year for films, as this week’s cinematic offerings prove. But, says Deborah Ross, there’s one release this week which is worth seeing, and that’s Kuma. An Austrian-Turkish project, it focuses on the life of Ayse, who is married off and moved to Vienna, where she finds that she’s actually been married off to the father of the person she thought she’d married – and as his second wife. It might all sound a bit confusing, but Deborah says it’s beautifully acted and ‘would shine bright at any time of year’, so I’ll hold her to her word.