Firm favourites: Toni Collette in Hereditary (centre) and from left, Cold War, Climax, Lady Bird, Sorry to Bother You and Loveless

We should begin by acknowledging the continuing eccentricities of the distribution business. For once there was, in this place, only the mildest of ey(...)

Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef and Abra in Assassination Nation

SHOPLIFTERS ★★★★★ Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Starring Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki, Kiki Kirin, Mayu Matsuoka, Kengo Kora, Chi(...)

Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka and Mehdi Taleghani in Shoplifters

When the latest film from Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes there was some mild surprise, but, after a bit of pondering, the decision was(...)

Asia Argento delivers a speech next to jury member Ava DuVernay at the closing ceremony of Cannes Film Festival. Photograph:  Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The 2018 Cannes film festival, an edition characterised by controversy and transition, has ended with the awarding of the Palme d’Or to the Japanese f(...)

Cannes

To the Grand Hotel Beach for the annual, light-hearted bash that is the Palm Dog Award. Begun in 2001 by British impresario Toby Rose, the ceremony – (...)

Lars von Trier at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 15th, 2018. Photograph: Julien Mignot/The New York Times

To the hills above Cannes for conversation with Lars von Trier about his more than mildly controversial film The House that Jack Built. We’ll have the(...)

Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kore-eda is about a young girl taken in by a family and trained to shoplift.

As far as the outside world was concerned, Star Wars got Cannes 2018 back to the noisy prominence it so craves. Fireworks burst over the Croisette on (...)

Cannes director Thierry Frémaux and president Pierre Lescure announce the selection. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images Images

Official selection Competition Everybody Knows (dir: Asghar Farhadi) – opening film At War (dir: Stéphane Brizé) Dogman (dir: Matteo Garrone)(...)

Masaharu Fukuyama and Koji Yakusho in “The Third Murder”.

An enigmatic tangle of anti-death penalty campaigning, murder-mystery, and legal procedure, the 12th feature from prolific Japanese director, Kore-eda(...)

Mary and the Witch’s Flower: A delightful adaptation of Mary Stewart’s 'The Little Broomstick'

First, the bad news. If you’re coming late to the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF) party then you have, alas, missed out on such terrif(...)

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