Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche

As Bong Joon-ho will shortly discover (and how), following up your first Palme d’Or – particularly after a lengthy, celebrated career – is never the e(...)

 Marjane Satrapi: “I’m a 20th-century woman: I smoke; I’m not on social media; I eat everything.” Photograph: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty

Catherine Deneuve calls her breathtaking. The Simpsons immortalised her by having her punch a hole in a grocery bag. She won best first film at the Cé(...)

The best film in 2020 ends with a tantalising unanswered question.

There was a faint sense of relief as the Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC) — presided over by this newspaper’s Tara Brady — gathered to present their (...)

Rosamund Pike in Radioactive

The filmmaker Paulette McDonagh, working with her actor sister Isabel McDonagh and art director third sibling, Phyllis McDonagh, made a series of self(...)

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 (...)

French-Polish director Roman Polanski: photographer Valentine Monnier has alleged in an interview with Le Parisien that he beat her up and raped her  in 1975. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP

For years, the French cinema industry and intelligentsia have smugly criticised what was seen as excessive moralising in the US over sexual harassment(...)

As late as 2007, it was still being built, new, in China and Nigeria.

It was a time of trouble and strife, a time of mass public protests. A time of wars being fought in far away places, with people about whom we knew li(...)

Sunset, Jemma El Fna, Marrakesh, Morocco

“I believe that Marrakesh ought to be earned as a destination. The journey is the preparation for the experience. Reaching it too fast derides it, mak(...)

French singer Charles Aznavour, who described himself as “100 per cent French and 100 per cent Armenian” Photograph: Christophe Ena/Pool/File Photo/Reuters

Following Charles Aznavour’s death on Monday at the age of 94, French politicians are calling for a state funeral for this son of Armenian immigrants.(...)

Dublin’s docklands area has become a hub for business and innovation.

Student accommodation crisis - share your story: Are you scrambling to find a place to live for the coming academic year? Are rental price hikes makin(...)

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