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Most summaries of Ruben Östlund’s latest mad film find space for the word “satire”. There is certainly some of that about. The picture begins with C(...)

Ruben Östlund: “What I remember most strongly – and I think it was in Cork rather than Dublin – was seeing kids begging on the street. I don’t know that they were homeless.” Photograph: Maarten de Boer/Getty

In a strange twist of fate, the late former taoiseach Jack Lynch and his wife Maureen had a hand in Ruben Östlund’s Oscar-nominated The Square. Back i(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor  during a press previews for Maze at The Movie House cinema in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is awfully chipper for a man who got up 5am to catch a flight to Dublin. “My son just about woke up to ask me where I was going,” s(...)

Andy Serkis as Caesar in War for the Planet of the Apes. Photograph: Twentieth Century Fox

Some 15 years have elapsed since the biotech advances of Rise of the Planet of the Apes accelerated primate evolution while simultaneously wiping out (...)

Claes Bang in The Square

Ruben Östlund’s vast clutter of provocation, an unexpected winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, begins with Anne (Elisabeth Moss), a journalist, interv(...)

Michel Hazanavicius’s Redoubtable pastiches the work of Jean-Luc Godard.

Cannes is celebrating its 70th edition. Next year, however, it will arguably mark a more significant anniversary. It will then be 50 years since the (...)