Rachel Kushner: her daring exploits like someone’s cool older sister

As with so much of her fiction, Rachel Kushner’s new essay collection is concerned with liminal spaces and breakthroughs, outsiders who carve their ow(...)

Author Sophie White. Photograph: Tristan Hutchinson

Sophie White ponders the sturdy, complex, loving, sometimes hateful connection between mothers and daughters “‘That was the night I decided to k(...)

Impossible Love is among the offerings at this year’s festival

A veritable pot-pourri – that might well be the best way to describe this year’s Cork French Film Festival which, to mark its 30th anniversary, is ser(...)

Edy Poppy: I had to look for the essence of what had happened, to look for the emotional truth rather than the factual one.

Bø, Norway, 1989. Fade in: I remember being 14, looking out of the window of our farmhouse and seeing the rest of my family on the cornfield. Picking (...)

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(...)

Gregory Villemin, who was found dead in the Vologne river in October 1984, with his feet and hands bound. Photograph: handout via Reuters

A 32-year-old saga of family feuding, secrets, jealousy and infanticide in the poor working-class villages of northeast France may be approaching reso(...)

Emmanuelle Riva: age has not withered her fine acting, the expressiveness of her face or the clarity of her diction. Photograph: AGF/Rex

The lovers caress one another, meld, separate and meld again in a moving sculpture, their bodies symbolically coated with ash, in an allusion to radio(...)

New chapter: Joanna Walsh’s bookmarks of feted women writers

‘I don’t love women writers enough to teach them. What I teach is guys. Serious heterosexual guys. F Scott Fitzgerald, Chekhov, Tolstoy. Real-g(...)