Thomasin McKenzie and Ben Foster in  Debra Granik’s new feature film Leave No Trace

It’s a sweltering day at Sundance London – the UK spin-off of the Park City festival – and Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace is the hottest ticket in a ve(...)

Giuseppe Conte: as well as his New York University claims he also said he enhanced his legal studies at Yale University in New Haven, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, the Sorbonne in Paris and Cambridge University in the UK

The nomination of Giuseppe Conte to serve as prime minister of the incoming populist government of Italy was hit by doubts after questions arose about(...)

Food for brighter days: Spanish chickpea and almond stew from 'Eat Happy' by Melissa Hemsley.

Brighter weather brings with it a desire to eat differently – hearty soups, stews and casseroles giving way to something fresher and lighter. Stuck in(...)

By the end of ‘The Dinner Guest’, Ybarra has done herself and her family proud in a story that is full of light and shade

“The story goes that in my family there’s an extra dinner guest at every meal.” The opening line of Gabriela Ybarra’s succinct and inventive debut int(...)

Milos Zeman celebrating  victory with  staff members after he was re-elected Czech president. Photograph: Getty Images

Controversial Czech president Milos Zeman has struck a somewhat conciliatory note after winning re-election, but immediately faced calls to condemn me(...)

An election poster of Czech president Miloš Zeman. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

The main challenger in this week’s Czech presidential elections has vowed to restore a liberal, pro-EU outlook to his country if he defeats Miloš Zema(...)

Czech prime minister Andrej Babis: faces allegations of illegally accessing some €2 million in EU funds. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

The Czech parliament has unexpectedly postponed a confidence vote in the government of billionaire Czech prime minister Andrej Babis, who faces alleg(...)

Bette Davis in  ‘All About Eve’

It’s hard to know what the word “cult hit” means any more. By the time such a thing gets written about in newspapers it is invariably too popular to w(...)

Dakota Fanning: “If you’re not challenging yourself, that’s no fun.” Photograph:  Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

For the longest time, Dakota Fanning was framed as an “old soul” by her invariably impressed co-stars. Glenn Close deployed the phrase when, in 2005, (...)

Anne Enright, the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction: “The spiral of male affection twists up through our cultural life.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Author Anne Enright has criticised the perception that creative work by women “isn’t good enough”. “The argument about excellence ... is incredibly hu(...)

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