Jean Cocteau

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Honor Swinton Byrne and Tilda Swinton in The Souvenir Part II

Joanna Hogg settles a few old scores in the second part of her singular autobiographical diptych. We are at a film school in the 1980s. A panel has be(...)

Portrait of Marcel Proust by Jacques-Émile Blanche, 1892. Musée d’Orsay, Paris

At age 21, Marcel Proust is extremely pale, with large, lugubrious brown eyes and a wispy moustache over a sensuous mouth. It is 1892 and in Jacques-É(...)

Tilda Swinton: ‘People said I was queer, like she’s a queer fish’. Photograph: Susan Wright/New York Times

Tilda Swinton is waiting for me when I land at Inverness airport. She’s smiling, and says she’s got a surprise. We head off towards her car, Swinton m(...)

Important bracelet with 45 carats of cabochon emeralds and 30 carats of European and baguette cut diamonds (€30,000– €40,000) at Adams.

oday marks the 20th anniversary since John Weldon Auctioneers held its first sale. Then aged just 29, John, along with sister Joan, began his foray in(...)

The House of Cardin’s  defining period was the pop-futurist 1960s.

More than a few documentaries on artists – and we can surely call Pierre Cardin that – thrive on the history and then splutter when dealing with the p(...)

Villa Santo Sospir,  where Jean Cocteau stayed and painted murals throughout. Photograph:  Marina Melia/Villa Santo Sospir DACS/Comit Cocteau

A new book exploring the houses of the world’s great artists is both fascinating and disappointing “For artists we’re never going to get to meet(...)

Pierre Cardin stands with models wearing his creations at his villa in Theoule sur Mer, southern France, in 2008. Photograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP

French couturier Pierre Cardin, who made his name by selling designer clothes to the masses, and his fortune by being the first to exploit that name a(...)

 French singer and actor Juliette Greco performs in Paris, in 1968. She was the muse of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the link between often impenetrable intellectuals and popular song. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Saint-Germain-des-Prés must have felt like the centre of the universe in the aftermath of the second World War. After years of deprivation, French you(...)

Army of Shadows: Jean-Pierre Melville’s magnificent French Resistance classic is available on Mubi.

Almost exactly a decade ago, Netflix launched a service that offered one simple answer to one simple question. How do you get people to pay for video (...)

‘The problem is, time is limited and energy is so limited ... thankfully, the curiosity doesn’t end.’ Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

Martin Scorsese is the most alive he’s been in his work in a long time, brimming with renewed passion for film-making and invigorated by the reception(...)

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