Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

As you read this, the lower decks of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes are awash with producers, distributors and funders. There has been all kinds o(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

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Firm favourites: Toni Collette in Hereditary (centre) and from left, Cold War, Climax, Lady Bird, Sorry to Bother You and Loveless

We should begin by acknowledging the continuing eccentricities of the distribution business. For once there was, in this place, only the mildest of ey(...)

Sarah Greene was awarded the Ros Hubbard Award for Acting in advance of this year’s Irish Film Festival London, for her role in ‘Rosie’. Photograph: Courtesy of Element Pictures

The Irish Film Festival London returns to London’s cinemas next week for the eighth year. The festival showcases Ireland’s latest mainstream and indep(...)

Resistance is not futile: Michael Moore takes on Donald Trump in Fahrenheit 11/9. Montage: The Irish Times

It’s the middle of the London Film Festival and Michael Moore is a little dampened. I mean that literally. It’s been lashing for a few days and he’s h(...)

Written by Roddy Doyle, Rosie tackles the homelessness crisis with great economy

There was a time when we didn’t really make feature films. It wasn’t all that long ago that the nation would have collective hysterics if such a rare (...)

Sarah Greene in ‘Rosie’

More than 50 years ago, Ken Loach’s Cathy Come Home alerted the British public to a looming homelessness crisis that a complacent media was largely ig(...)

Oscar season in Toronto: Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

It was a very special edition of Toronto International Film Festival for the Irish director Carmel Winters. At the screening of Float Like a Butterfly(...)

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is very much in thrall to its source material

All major festivals have their traditions. It is entirely in character that screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival begin with the audie(...)

In ‘Rosie’, Sarah Greene (above) and Moe Dunford  play a couple who find themselves without accommodation.

Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie, a searing film tackling the nation’s homelessness crisis, has had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festi(...)

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