Werner Herzog

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People wade through a waterlogged road in Chennai, India,  October 10th. Photograph:  Epa/Idrees Mohammed

One of the first films ever made could be called an eco-disaster movie. In 1896, the Lumière brothers showed what they titled Oil Wells of Baku: A Clo(...)

Kellie Harrington celebrates after winning gold at the European Boxing Road to Tokyo Qualifier in Paris. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

There is a place in the realms of all good documentary film-making called the cutting-room floor and for the past few weeks Darragh Bambrick has been (...)

Students at IT Sligo, which launched its new    undergraduate degree, the level eight BA in Writing and Literature

Course profile: IT Sligo’s BA in Writing and Literature Few students were allowed on campuses over the past year. But for many budding students with (...)

Town of Strangers

Somewhere in Treasa O’Brien’s fascinating hybrid feature (her own “reluctant” description), she makes reference to a famous Tolstoy quote. “All great (...)

Werner Herzog, film director, actor and author, poses for a photograph in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Herzog is a critically acclaimed filmmaker who has won many awards. Photographer: Calvin Sit/Bloomberg

The digital world, what a fabulous place, Werner Herzog declares from his home in Los Angeles. Fraught with danger. Filled with possibility. It is tha(...)

John Thomond O’Brien: known as Don Juan O’Brien, he was an honoured veteran of the South American wars  of independence

The Isla del Sol, or Island of the Sun, on Lake Titicaca is one of the most important sites in Inca mythology. It lies almost 4,000 metres above sea(...)

Ana de Armas and Wagner Moura in Sergio

There’s a short season to be compiled of feature dramas adapted from the same directors’ documentaries. Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn, a variation on th(...)

Waris Ahluwalia in the 2007 Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited

Real-life adventures Wild (2014) Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail to face her demons, and her memoirs were turned into this upl(...)

The Mandalorian begins five years after Return of the Jedi

Ever since Jar Jar Binks and George Lucas’ terrible prequels trilogy, Star Wars devotees have greeted each new chapter of their beloved intergalactic (...)

Irish film producer Ed Guiney receives the award for Best European Comedy and Best European film, for  The Favourite, at the 32nd European Film Awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on Saturday night. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Even before the official ceremony for the 32nd annual European Film Awards (EFAs) kicked off, it was a triumphant occasion for Irish production The Fa(...)

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