Actor Matt Bomer, star of John Butler's Papi Chulo, at the opening of the Dublin International Film Festival on Wednesday. Photograph: Simon Lazewsk

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival gave a warm welcome to director John Butler and stars Alejandro Patiño and Matt Bomer at the Irish pre(...)

Rapper Oxxxymiron performs during a concert in support of then jailed rapper Husky at a Moscow club on November 26th. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/AFP/ Getty

Dmitry Kuznetsov, better-known by his stage name Husky, was a minor star on Russia’s flourishing hip hop scene until police arrested him last month fo(...)

O president! My president! Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

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Spike Lee will be back at Cannes with his inelegantly titled dark comedy ‘BlacKkKlansman’

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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)(...)

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 Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov: has been detained on suspicion of massive fraud. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty

Russian investigators have arrested Kirill Serebrennikov, the outspoken director of Moscow’s Gogol Centre theatre, on suspicion of embezzling state ar(...)

Rudolf Nureyev: the dancer working with Erik Bruhn, with whom he had a long affair, in 1965. Photograph: Jack Mitchell/Getty

A last-minute decision by Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre to cancel the premier of a ballet about the late dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev has shocke(...)

Journalists gather outside the Gogol Centre theatre in Moscow after it was raided by police. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Twin police raids on one of Moscow’s most respected theatres and the home of its artistic director this week have sparked fears of an official crackdo(...)

Cannes Film Festival president Pierre Lescure (right) and director Thierry Frémaux at a news conference to announce  competing films at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Paris, France, April 14th, 2016. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

“We hope to show the state of cinema in Spring 2016,” Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, told an expectant audience in Paris this(...)