During the final days of a six-month mission to Mars, Russian science officer Petrovich (Goran Kostic) discovers evidence of life, but fails to(...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson signs autographs at the ‘Calvary’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Getty

John Butler’s comedy The Stag and John Michael McDonagh’s state-of-the-nation piece Calvary have topped the charts in the nominations for the upcom(...)

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Ripper Street, shot in Dublin and starring Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg, was one of the biggest revenue generators for the Irish film industry in 2013.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

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A little over a decade ago, Ruairi Robinson, a young Irish film-maker, caused a fuss when his animated short, Fift(...)

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From left: director Joel Coen and actors  Justin Timberlake and Garrett Hedlund  arrive for the premiere of Inside Llewyn Davis at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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Cast member Leonardo DiCaprio attends a news conference for The Great Gatsby before the opening of the 66th Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

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Workers sets up a giant 66th Cannes Film Festival official poster at the front of the Palais des Festivals, showing Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward kissing on the set of  A New Kind of Love  in 1963. The Cannes Film Festival starts today. Photograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP

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