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“I often wonder if I am living in two countries: that of young energy and ambition and that of indifference and defeated hope.”  A reveller throws coloured flour   amid Ash Monday celebrations, a traditional festivity,  in the  town of Galaxidi, Greece, on March 11th, 2019. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty

With seven Bafta awards and one Oscar to its credit, the Irish-Greek film The Favourite has kept director Yorgos Lanthimos in the spotlight as one of (...)

Girl: Victor Polster as Lara

Lukas Dhont’s film Girl, which won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes, is inspired by the dancer Nora Monsecour. They’re happy with it. Why aren’t others? (...)

Félix Maritaud in ‘Sauvage’

Sauvage makes for a fascinating variation on the tart with a heart trope. Indeed, the miseries heaped upon the nomadic sex worker in Camille Vidal-Naq(...)

Impossible Love is among the offerings at this year’s festival

A veritable pot-pourri – that might well be the best way to describe this year’s Cork French Film Festival which, to mark its 30th anniversary, is ser(...)

Darren Smith, television producer and  managing director of Kite Entertainment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Darren Smith apologises for checking his phone. He is waiting for last night’s television ratings to come through: when we meet, Ireland’s Fittest Fam(...)

Eve (Sandra Oh) tries to defend herself against assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) in the BBC’s eight-episode hit ‘Killing Eve’. Photograph: Sid Gentle Films / BBC

Eight is the magic number. Eight is enough. At a push, 10 is still acceptable. But 13 is already passé. Eight is preferable. Six is cool now, too. The(...)

Fields of gold: Irish actors Ann Skelly and Jamie Dornan in ‘Death and Nightingales’, a  co-production between the BBC and RTÉ

Add it to the list of television programmes you really should watch. Period drama Death and Nightingales, a three-part adaptation of the Eugene McCabe(...)

Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef and Abra in Assassination Nation

SHOPLIFTERS ★★★★★ Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Starring Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki, Kiki Kirin, Mayu Matsuoka, Kengo Kora, Chi(...)

Sarah Henochsberg, Bouli Lanners and Justine Lacroix in Claire Burger’s “Real Love”

For all the wealth of cinema in Europe, no nation has managed to catch up with French for breadth of output or rep. The annual French Film Festival at(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

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