Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

Rosalía has increased her scope and vision

What A breaking flamenco R&B artist. Where Catalonia. Why Flamenco music isn’t recognised globally for its contemporary releases, but Rosalí(...)

 Even at the level of her complexion, the pale, red-haired Moll is out of step with her well-heeled island community.

Early in Michael Pearce’s fantastically promising debut feature, oddball heroine Moll Huntford (Jessie Buckley) tells us (in a dry voiceover that flag(...)

The favourite to win best foreign language picture at this weekend’s Oscars has already earned the right to brandish the dreaded i-word (the one that (...)

Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s primal scream after The Square won the Palme d’Or as French actor Juliette Binoche and jury head Pedro Almodóvar look on at the Cannes Film Festival.  Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

The 70th Cannes Film Festival ended on Sunday night with, for the third year in a row, a surprise winner of the Palme d’Or, the festival’s most signif(...)

Actors Tilda Swinton, Ahn Seo-Hyun, Jake Gyllenhaal and director Bong Joon-Ho at the Okja photocall. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Cannes would not be Cannes without booing. The bovine noises before Bong Joon-ho’s Okja were not unexpected. Grumpy chatter concerning the inclusion(...)

Jury members Will Smith, Jessica Chastain and president of the jury Pedro Almodovar at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The Netflix row rumbles on at Cannes. At a press conference, Pedro Almodóvar, president of the jury that awards the Palme d’Or, came close to saying t(...)

Przem Shrem Zajac at the home he shares with Les Cullinan in Smithfield, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The apartment Przem Shrem Zajac shares with his partner, Les Cullinan, in Dublin’s Smithfield is an eclectic extravaganza of beloved pieces, put toget(...)

San Sebastian bay in the Basque Country. Photograph: Getty Images
San Sebastian: Basque in the culture
  • Europe
  • September 17, 2016, 03:00

Beautiful and creative but marked by a troubled past, San Sebastian in northern Spain could be – aptly enough for this city in thrall to film – a crea(...)

Manuel de Falla had harmonised some Greek folk songs before applying his techniques to his native Spanish music in his Siete canciones populares españ(...)

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