A frame from the documentary film ‘The Battle of the Somme’. The soldier carrying a wounded comrade through trenches at the Battle of the Somme may have been Charlie Brennan from Finglas.

A minor annoyance of Peter Jackson’s otherwise magnificent war documentary They Shall Not Grow Old was the absence in it (to my ears) of voices from a(...)

Menashe Lustig as Menashe, with Ruben Niborski. 'I was just blown away by this portly, funny comedian,' says the director. Photograph: Federica Valabrega

Made on a micro-budget, shot guerilla-style over two years, and performed almost entirely in Yiddish by non-professional actors, Menashe is a warm and(...)