Alain Resnais

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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(...)

Despite being caught up in the events of 1968, the Cannes film festival has announced no official acknowledgement of this year’s 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago this month, Peter Lennon, the late Irish journalist and film-maker, did something very brave. He shouted back at Jean-Luc Godard. Len(...)

Detail from Stephen Shore’s photo of a Chevron gas station in LA

The La Brea Matrix – Extended Gallery of Photography, Dublin **** One day in June 1975, Stephen Shore made a colour photograph of a Ch(...)

Susanna Fabris, Cork French Film Festival  co-ordinator, Camille Dijoud, cultural assistant and Mathieu Nivard, Alliance Francaise de Cork, at the launch of the 26th Cork French Film Festival.  Photograph: Miki Barlok

Leading French actor Mathieu Amalric, best known in Ireland for his role as the villain in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, will open the Cork F(...)

Emmanuelle Riva: age has not withered her fine acting, the expressiveness of her face or the clarity of her diction. Photograph: AGF/Rex

The lovers caress one another, meld, separate and meld again in a moving sculpture, their bodies symbolically coated with ash, in an allusion to radio(...)

As the Carte Noire French Film Festival moves into the Irish Film Institute (until November 30th) we are reminded what a large part that nation plays (...)

Alain Resnais, who has died aged 91, was a director of elegance and distinction who, despite generally working from the screenplays of other wr(...)

Film  director Alain Resnais: his distinctive cinematic work  made him a major influence on the French New Wave. He has died at the age of 91. Photograph: Joel Ryan/AP

French film director Alain Resnais, known for classics such as Hiroshima, Mon Amour , (...)

Paul Chatenoud, who has died at the age of 73, was a much-loved French resident of Ardara in Donegal, owner/proprietor of The Green Gate (An Ge(...)

Nicolas Winding Refn, director of Only God Forgives: "I make films about the things that arouse me"

It comes as little surprise to find Nicolas Winding Refn, the director behind Only God Forgives – Cannes 2013’s most divisive, obtuse film – in divisi(...)