Louis Malle

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Kind of Blue: Miles Davis. Photograph: Express/Getty

“I don’t remember hearing it for the first time,” says Guy Barker. “It’s almost like it was always there.” The London trumpeter, who has played his h(...)

Despite being caught up in the events of 1968, the Cannes film festival has announced no official acknowledgement of this year’s 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago this month, Peter Lennon, the late Irish journalist and film-maker, did something very brave. He shouted back at Jean-Luc Godard. Len(...)

Yes, children, they used to put poetry on cigarette packets. But only in small, safe amounts, of course, because packets were small.

I’d be lying if I claimed ever to have read much of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, whose birthday is celebrated around the world on this date(...)

Jeanne Moreau in Lift to the Scaffold/Ascenseur pour L’echafaud (1958)

With her sensual, pouting mouth, her Gauloises-saturated voice, and her combination of sharp intelligence and smouldering sexuality, Jeanne Moreau, wh(...)

Jeanne Moreau in New York, March, 2003. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Jeanne Moreau, who passed away in the early hours of July 31st at the age of 89, was arguably the greatest French woman actor ever. Her life and oeuv(...)

Wallace Shawn and Lisa Joyce

There’s a lot of Scandinavian angst afoot at this festival. A few days after Liv Ullmann’s Irish take on August Strindberg’s Miss Julie we get a muscu(...)

French author Patrick Modiano holds a press conference after being announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2014, at the headquarters of his publishing house, Gallimard, in Paris, yesterday. Described  by the Swedish Academy as “a Marcel Proust of our time,” it said said the award was “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation”. Photograph: Charles Platiau / Reuters

Patrick Modiano, winner of the 2014 Nobel prize for literature, writes about uncertain identities, pasts that have in some way gone missing, and the u(...)

Jury members – Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon, US director Sofia Coppola, New Zealand director Jane Campion, Iranian actress Leila Hatami and French actress Carole Bouquet – arrive for the screening of Futatsume No Mado during the Cannes Film Festival in France. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

There’s a slight sense of bewilderment on the streets of Cannes as the jury, headed by Jane Campion, prepares to announce the winner of the Palme d’O(...)

Lift to the Scaffold/Ascenseur pour l’Echafaud 1:40

How’s this for an overture? Julien (Maurice Ronet), a former paratrooper in the Foreign Legion, kills the shadowy industrialist husband of Florence (J(...)

Jazz on Film: French New Wave Vol 3
  • Music
  • October 25, 2013, 00:00

It was a match made in a very hip kind of heaven. The brief encounter between musicians of jazz’s post-be-bop era and the directors of the French nouv(...)