Asia Argento delivers a speech next to jury member Ava DuVernay at the closing ceremony of Cannes Film Festival. Photograph:  Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The 2018 Cannes film festival, an edition characterised by controversy and transition, has ended with the awarding of the Palme d’Or to the Japanese f(...)

Takashi Miike: ‘Do not trust people who are willing to be called auteurs.’ Photograph:  by Dominique Charriau/WireImage

At the turn-of-the millennium, Takashi Miike became one the most talked about directors on the planet with a series of wild, idiosyncratic and occasio(...)