Polish film director Pawel Pawlikowski described Sarajevo as ‘hard to sleep in’, not just because of the parties but because it’s a mindf*ck of history’. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

“Michael, Michael” they shouted, gesticulating wildly with three fingered salutes from the cheap seats at a red carpet event on Susan Sontag Square. (...)

“Love/Hate” star Tom Vaughan-Lawlor: its production company, Octagon Films, is going to the  High Court with a German investor.

Octagon Films, the production company that has been embroiled in a High Court drama with a German investor, reported a drop in profits last year, newl(...)

A scene from ‘The Young Offenders’, which topped the cinema nominations for this year’s Iftas, along with ‘The Siege of Jadotville’.

Two very different projects have topped the cinema nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Academy awards (Iftas). The Ifta nominations(...)

Julia Garner and Jake Weary in ‘Tomato Red’

We critics are prone to making smart-Aleck allusions to Chekov’s gun on the wall. “If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the(...)

John Butler’s Handsome Devil (above) will close the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Details of the programme for the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADiff) have been announced. This year’s event, which runs from February(...)

It wasn’t just word-of-mouth, but the right word-of-mouth, which brought so many musicians (including The Waterboys and Efterklang), film-makers (Jua(...)

Behind the scenes: Kate Hudson prepares to go onstage at the Dolby Theatre in 2014. by Christopher Polk/Getty
Backstage at the Oscars

On February 22nd the Academy Awards take place at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood. Everyone knows it’s the biggest night in the cinema calendar, but m(...)

A still from the Irish-language film An Brontannas, directed by Tom Collins, which has been submitted in the foreign language category of the Oscars. The image shows John Finn as Garda Sean Óg, with Owen McDonnell as Fiachra Green. Photograph: IFTA

Irish-language feature film An Bronntanas is to represent Ireland in the race for best foreign language film at the 87th annual Academy Awards. The Ir(...)