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Irish film producer Ed Guiney receives the award for Best European Comedy and Best European film, for  The Favourite, at the 32nd European Film Awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on Saturday night. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Even before the official ceremony for the 32nd annual European Film Awards (EFAs) kicked off, it was a triumphant occasion for Irish production The Fa(...)

Political rot has spread from US to UK: On Saturday, July 13th, 2018, you could not move in central London for the throngs of people protesting Donald(...)

Director Roman Polanski speaks on stage after the preview of his last movie J’accuse (An Officer and a Spy) in Paris. Photograph: Thomas SAMSON / AFP

Roman Polanski has been cautious about making any explicit comparisons between himself and Alfred Dreyfus, the French officer whose trial generated a (...)

Edward Norton in Motherless Brooklyn

What’s that they say to artists? Kill your babies? It’s particularly important to hack ruthlessly at potential indulgences when directing, producing, (...)

French-Polish director Roman Polanski: photographer Valentine Monnier has alleged in an interview with Le Parisien that he beat her up and raped her  in 1975. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP

For years, the French cinema industry and intelligentsia have smugly criticised what was seen as excessive moralising in the US over sexual harassment(...)

 French-Polish director Roman Polanski ‘fimly contests’ the allegation of rape. File photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/via Getty Images

A French woman in her early 60s claims she was raped as a teenager by film-maker Roman Polanski, according to reports in the French media. The Oscar-(...)

Pierce Brosnan: #MeToo ‘has been relevant and significant and well needed’, so the Bond films ‘will have to address that’. Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP/Getty

Pierce Brosnan has said it is time for a woman to take on his former role as James Bond. “I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years.(...)

Actor Joaquin Phoenix and director  Todd Phillips of Joker, with the  Golden Lion award for best  film at the  Venice Film Festival. Photograph:   Alberto PIzzoli/ AFP/Getty Images

The dark drama Joker about the origins of the villainous character won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, while Roman Pola(...)

Neasa Hardiman’s Sea Fever will be among the 54 per cent of films directed by women playing in the Discovery strand at Toronto

Next week, the Dublin Feminist Film Festival makes a welcome return to the Light House Cinema. It hardly needs to be said that the event swells with m(...)

Timothée Chalamet and Selena Gomez with director Woody Allen on the set of A Rainy Day in New York. The film has just been unveiled in Poland. Further releases are planned, but there is no sign of it emerging in these territories.

“Cancel culture” is not a real thing. It’s a side-project for bores who spend the rest of their days whingeing about “snowflakes”. Right? Or is “cance(...)

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