Impossible Love is among the offerings at this year’s festival

A veritable pot-pourri – that might well be the best way to describe this year’s Cork French Film Festival which, to mark its 30th anniversary, is ser(...)

Actors Anouk Aimee and Robert De Niro present Bernardo Bertolucci with a special award for his film The Last Emperor during the 1987 Cannes International Film Festival. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Forty-six years ago, Pauline Kael, the New Yorker’s influential film critic, did not hold back when heralding the debut of Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last (...)

Local content will also be required to be given good visibility and placement on the platforms, in accordance with the rules. Representatives for Amazon and Netflix declined to comment.

Netflix, Amazon and other video-on-demand services will have to ensure that at least 30 per cent of their catalogues are made of up Europe-made conten(...)

Cicero the peacock and owner Andrew Craigie at home by the Aga in Co Meath

We had over 57 varieties of animals at home when I was growing up. The figure seems extraordinary now but we once did a count. Tiny gerbils, elusive h(...)

File image of actor Gérard Depardieu in Berlin, Germany. File photograph: Stefanie Loos/Reuters

Gérard Depardieu is being investigated by the Paris prosecutor over accusations of rape and sexual assault, a judicial source said – though the French(...)

A still from the animated film ‘Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero’ for which Cork people raised €3 million.

Some might describe it as a shaggy dog story but the tale of how a stray mutt ended up as a sergeant in the US Army is being celebrated this week in C(...)

Juliette Binoche, playing 50-something artist Isabelle, is a smart woman who makes bad choices.

 Most of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan actually plays out on a boat, rather than the famous New York borough. Ghost Dog: The W(...)

Luggala, currently the home of Guinness heir Garech Browne, is  going on sale with a $30 million (€28 million) price tag. Photograph: Walter Pfeiffer

Luggala, the famous ancestral family home of the Guinness brewing family tucked away in the Wicklow mountains, has been placed for sale on the US mar(...)

Isabelle Sheridan, who is to receive the prestigious Medal of the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. File photograph: onthepigsback.ie

A French woman who has championed French food in Ireland for over 30 years, and who is about to be honoured with a major award by the French governmen(...)

File photograph of Russian president Vladimir Putin and US actor Steven Seagal on Russky island, Russia. File photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/EPA

Call it the “full Gerard”. First, you travel to Russia and make complimentary remarks about president Vladimir Putin. Then you go to Chechnya and han(...)

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