French singer Charles Aznavour, who described himself as “100 per cent French and 100 per cent Armenian” Photograph: Christophe Ena/Pool/File Photo/Reuters

Following Charles Aznavour’s death on Monday at the age of 94, French politicians are calling for a state funeral for this son of Armenian immigrants.(...)

Nina Hoss in Return to Montauk

The latest film from the great Volker Schlöndorff – director of The Tin Drum and The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum – looks very much as a novelist had(...)

Film-maker Volker Schlöndorff with writer Colm Tóibín. Photograph: Franziska Strauss

When Angela Merkel watched anxiously for results in Sunday’s federal election, one of her closest friends wasn’t there to hold her hand. Film directo(...)

Dafhyd Flynn in Michael Inside, the best new Irish film at the Galway Film Fleadh

There was a time when you could take the temperature of the nation by glancing at the tight handful of Irish features premiering at the Galway Film Fl(...)

Return to Montauk: Colm Tóibín and Volker Schlöndorff in New York. Photograph: Franziska Strauss

It takes less than three hours to drive from Brooklyn to the fishing port of Montauk, on the far tip of Long Island. But for Colm Tóibín it has been a(...)