Marianne Jean-Baptiste: ‘I remember dressing up to go to Oxford Street because we were going to a big department store’

Marianne Jean-Baptiste is a laugh. I don’t suppose that will come as a huge surprise. In the 23 years since her Oscar-nominated turn in Mike Leigh’s (...)

A promotional image for the film Float Like a Butterfly.

It’s a long way from Kanturk to Kentucky but that’s the metaphorical journey that Cork film director, Carmel Winter has made with her film ‘Float Like(...)

Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford in The Old Man & The Gun

The wise old lady of Irish film festivals is back with her strongest programme in some years. Founded in 1956, the Cork Film Festival has had its gidd(...)

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(...)

Peter Strickland: “I thought there was mileage in those 1970s erotic films. The dominant partner was always in character. Let’s show a dominant miss her cue. Let’s show her in her pyjamas.” (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

Peter Strickland is a calm, well-spoken man from the unthreatening city of Reading. Having just passed 40, he now probably qualifies as being mildl(...)

 Dressed in something that might have been stitched together from fragments of The Prisoner’s rover balls, Björk twinkles from under a joke sh(...)