Impossible Love is among the offerings at this year’s festival

A veritable pot-pourri – that might well be the best way to describe this year’s Cork French Film Festival which, to mark its 30th anniversary, is ser(...)

Sarah Henochsberg, Bouli Lanners and Justine Lacroix in Claire Burger’s “Real Love”

For all the wealth of cinema in Europe, no nation has managed to catch up with French for breadth of output or rep. The annual French Film Festival at(...)

Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kore-eda is about a young girl taken in by a family and trained to shoplift.

As far as the outside world was concerned, Star Wars got Cannes 2018 back to the noisy prominence it so craves. Fireworks burst over the Croisette on (...)

The Apparition ells the story of a veteran war reporter sent to investigate a young woman and her alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

It may be no more than coincidence given the rise of the #MeToo movement, but women are very much to the fore at this year’s 29th Cork French Film Fes(...)

Vincent Lindone who plays a  recently laid-off factory worker in The Measure of a Man

Stéphane Brizé, director of the wonderful drama Mademoiselle Chambon, dips into contemporary social realism with this quietly effective consideration(...)

The Irish co-production The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, has won the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Essentially (...)

‘Brize and his co-writer Olivier Gorce present a picture of a stable family coping patiently with mounting catastrophe’

Stephane Brize, director of the wonderful drama Mademoiselle Chambon, dips into contemporary social realism with this quietly effective considerati(...)

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Bastards

A shell-shocked, mutilated young girl wanders naked and bleeding through darkened streets. An ambulance removes a body from a Parisian apartmen(...)