Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh: the actor so owns At Eternity’s Gate that it’s difficult to imagine it without him. Photograph: Lily Gavin

 For more than a few decades – most recently in the beautiful, but pointless Loving Vincent – filmmakers have addressed the Van Gogh aesthetic by(...)

Sarah Henochsberg, Bouli Lanners and Justine Lacroix in Claire Burger’s “Real Love”

For all the wealth of cinema in Europe, no nation has managed to catch up with French for breadth of output or rep. The annual French Film Festival at(...)

Marion Cotillard in Ismael’s Ghosts

We all like films that ask questions. The weirder and more slippery the questions the better. Right? The problem comes when we’re not sure if the ques(...)

Considerable charm, ferret-like untrustworthiness: actor and director Mathieu Amalric in The Blue Room

Reviews don’t often discuss the duration of films and, when they do, it is usually to complain that something is bum-bustingly long. In contrast, M(...)

Susanna Fabris, Cork French Film Festival  co-ordinator, Camille Dijoud, cultural assistant and Mathieu Nivard, Alliance Francaise de Cork, at the launch of the 26th Cork French Film Festival.  Photograph: Miki Barlok

Leading French actor Mathieu Amalric, best known in Ireland for his role as the villain in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, will open the Cork F(...)

The anime and manga convention Eirtakon is one of this weekend’s events and includes a cosplay masquerade and Yule Ball. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Eirtakon ConventionOrganised by Dublin City University’s Anime and Manga Society, the 10th annual anime and manga convention will be held at the Croke(...)

As the Carte Noire French Film Festival moves into the Irish Film Institute (until November 30th) we are reminded what a large part that nation plays (...)

Venus in Fur 1:57

It shouldn’t be this way. But more than a few movie enthusiasts will approach the average filmed play – particularly the two-hander – with the feel(...)

From left: director Joel Coen and actors  Justin Timberlake and Garrett Hedlund  arrive for the premiere of Inside Llewyn Davis at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier

In James Toback’s frisky documentary Seduced and Abandoned , presented for the press yesterd(...)