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The Hand of God premiered earlier this year at the Venice Film Festival, where it picked up the Grand Jury Prize and earned breakthrough actor Filippo Scotti the Marcello Mastroianni Award. Photograph: Gianni Fiorito

Aged 16, Paolo Sorrentino set out for Empoli to watch his hero, Diego Maradona, play for his local team, Napoli. Upon returning home, he found both hi(...)

Hundreds of Haitians gather in front of the US embassy in the hope that they will be granted a visa to leave their country. Photograph: Orlando Barria/EPA

Haiti’s interim government has asked the US to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it tries to stabilise the country and prepare the way fo(...)

19: Indian actress Aishwarya at the most recent Cannes Film Festival in 2019. Photograph: by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Cannes film festival, cancelled in 2020, has announced a promising return to action with a competition line-up featuring three former winners of t(...)

Van Doren agreed to sell hard-up skaters one shoe at a time because their back feet always wore out quicker. Photograph: Getty Images

There’s a scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High where Jeff Spicoli (played by Sean Penn) opens a box of slip-on checkerboard Vans sneakers in his bedr(...)

Zack Snyder on the set of Army of the Dead Zack Snyder on the set of Army of the Dead

Sarah Polley leads a team that may or may not survive hordes of shambling zombies in the 2004 remake of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Gerard Butle(...)

Robin Wright: ‘Women? Great. But we need all nationalities, all cultures. Let’s bring more to the table.’ Photograph: Vera Anderson/WireImage via Getty

Should we be surprised it has taken Robin Wright this long to direct a feature film? She has been in or adjacent to the business for about 40 years. R(...)

Tom Cruise as Stef and Craig T Nelson as coach  Nickerson in All the Right Moves

There’s a scene in All the Right Moves in which Tom Cruise and the late Christopher Penn share the screen for about 50 wistful seconds. It’s a film in(...)

Eve Hewson: off-duty, she has a presence that intrigues and draws you in. Photograph: Rich Polk/Getty

Eve Hewson, star of the new Netflix thriller Behind Her Eyes, on growing up shy, nightmarish inspiration, and getting reacquainted with Ireland dur(...)

Bernard and Megan Callaghan at Dublin airport. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

It was oh, so quiet at Dublin airport on Sunday morning, as the rain lashed, the wind blew, and the 5am flight from Boston landed early at 4.41 am. A(...)

Research shows men’s sexual desirability peaks at age 50, while women hit their prime at 18. Photograph: Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

It’s such a regular, clichéd occurrence that it barely deserves to be remarked on, nonetheless, it still boils my kidneys. Hardly a week goes by witho(...)

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