Adele Haenel

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Ladj Ly was born to parents from Mali and grew up in Montfermeil during the economic turmoil of the 1980s. Photograph: Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images

About 14 months ago, Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables premiered to something like a sensation at the Cannes film festival. Only obliquely related to the Victo(...)

Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel in Portrait of a Lady on Fire.  Photograph: Lilies Films

“He chooses the memory of her. That’s why he turns. He doesn’t make the lover’s choice, but the poet’s,” Marianne (Noémie Merlant) says of the Greek m(...)

Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant in Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Photograph: Curzon Artificial Eye

Until now, the work of film-maker Céline Sciamma has been defined by contemporary coming-of-age narratives and such attendant themes as the fluidity o(...)

Director Roman Polanski speaks on stage after the preview of his last movie J’accuse (An Officer and a Spy) in Paris. Photograph: Thomas SAMSON / AFP

Roman Polanski has been cautious about making any explicit comparisons between himself and Alfred Dreyfus, the French officer whose trial generated a (...)

Quentin Tarantino and Brandy

Shut out of the Palm Dog To the Palm Dog! For the past 10 years or so, we have enjoyed reporting on this eccentric award – honouring the year’s best (...)

Cannes 2019: Antonio Banderas and Pedro Almodóvar kiss Penélope Cruz at a Pain and Glory photocall. Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP/Getty

Banderas kills Banderas Antonio Banderas looks old, but gorgeous, in Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory, which also stars Penélope Cruz. Playing a vers(...)

Arnaud Valois in 120 BPM. Photograph: Celine Nieszawer

 Robin Campillo was a 20-year-old film student when the first images of the Aids crisis started to appear in French newspapers. These pictures in(...)

It has taken so long for Robin Campillo’s saga of the French Aids years to make it here – nearly a year since its triumphant Cannes premiere – that BP(...)

Adèle Haenel: bizarrely deadened as a caring doctor

No film critic with a heart wants to deliver the news that the Dardenne brothers have coughed up a dud. Jean-Pierre and Luc – who are among the exclus(...)