Charlie’s Country, the final part in Rolf de Geer’s exploration of indigenous culture in Australia will open the Cork Film Festival on November 7th. Screengrab: YouTube

An Australian film which has already earned its lead actor the best actor prize at Cannes and is Australia’s entry for best foreign film at next year’(...)

Freudian or what: Eun-woo Lee and Jo Jae-Hyeon in Moebius

Enraged by her husband’s affair with a local girl, a mother (Eun-woo Lee) does what any wronged woman in a Kim Ki-duk film would: she takes a blade t(...)

Author Darragh McKeon. Photograph: anaphoto.net

Darragh McKeon has worked as a director with theatre companies such as Rough Magic in Dublin, the Royal Court and Young Vic in London, and Steppenw(...)

Infra-Éireann: the Irish pavilion

Rem Koolhaas knows how to put on a show. The Dutch starchitect designed what is probably the world’s most preposterous building, the loopy China Ce(...)

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‘Okay, you knuckleheads,” the drill instructor shouts at three recruits lined up outside the company commander’s office. They jump to attention as (...)

Tomi Ungerer: ‘A big compilation of my erotic work came out recently and I was so happy for once to see at a signing there were more women than men. Why should eroticism be only about male ego?’

We shouldn’t draw too many generalisations. But it is interesting to note how many prominent children’s authors and illustrators resist any pressure t(...)

It seems like a long time since we got ourselves in a tizzy over the explicit sexual content in a motion picture. Nobody saw it coming. When, at the s(...)

“While it’s easy to dismantle the arguments of anti-fluoridation campaigners, it is exhausting and detrimental to the public understanding of science and medicine.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In Stanley Kubrick’s seminal cold war satire Dr Strangelove, there’s a wonderfully off-the-wall scene where the increasingly unhinged Gen Ripper outli(...)

At the Ice Mansion: Georgio Moroder in Los Angeles in 1981. Photograph:  Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Giorgio Moroder knew it was time to think about music again when the pyramid in Dubai was scrapped. But, oh, he says, that pyramid, that would have be(...)

Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas was performed on Sunday by Denmark’s Theatre of Voices with the National Chamber Choir under Paul Hillier (above). Photograph: Frank Miller

Can you name a composer who described his own music as “horrid”? We live in a world where classical music is often portrayed as relaxing, and in a cou(...)