As the Carte Noire French Film Festival moves into the Irish Film Institute (until November 30th) we are reminded what a large part that nation plays (...)

Jury members – Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon, US director Sofia Coppola, New Zealand director Jane Campion, Iranian actress Leila Hatami and French actress Carole Bouquet – arrive for the screening of Futatsume No Mado during the Cannes Film Festival in France. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

There’s a slight sense of bewilderment on the streets of Cannes as the jury, headed by Jane Campion, prepares to announce the winner of the Palme d’O(...)

Timbuktu: a determinedly accessible film
Review: Timbuktu

I trust Abderrahmane Sissako, director of this powerful plea for sanity, will forgive us if we start with a facetious reference, because, in the ea(...)

The atmosphere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty 1:54

There is, we are led to believe, usually some sort of conference on at Cannes. If it’s not the Boat and Yacht Show, it’s the Retail Real Estate Market(...)