Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s primal scream after The Square won the Palme d’Or as French actor Juliette Binoche and jury head Pedro Almodóvar look on at the Cannes Film Festival.  Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

The 70th Cannes Film Festival ended on Sunday night with, for the third year in a row, a surprise winner of the Palme d’Or, the festival’s most signif(...)

Kidman arrives for the screening of Sofia Coppola’s dreamy remake of  The Beguiled at Cannes. Photograph: Getty Images

“Cannes: 70th Fest Welcomes Netflix, TV Series, VR & Lots of Nicole Kidman”, read a recent headline on infotainment bible Deadline. “Nicole Kidman(...)

Australian actress Nicole Kidman and Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos attend a press conference for  The Killing of a Sacred Deer at the 70th  Cannes Film Festival. Photograph:  AFP/Laurent Emmanuel/Getty Images

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer, an Irish production from Element Pictures, has premiered to great acclaim at the 70th Cannes Film Fes(...)

Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in The Killing of a Sacred Deer

After the gateway drug that was The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos returns to Cannes with the full-strength, unfiltered version of his merciless aesthetic.(...)

Nicole Kidman, who will top the bill at the festival this month as the world’s flagship movie showcase celebrates its 70th anniversary. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Last month, when the programme for the 70th Cannes Film Festival was unveiled, many reports led with the news that this was the first time Netflix pro(...)

Game of Thrones: behind the scenes at Castle Black. Photograph: Helen Sloan/HBO

In the aftermath of the UK’s vote to leave the EU Channel 4 toured the northern English town of Barnsley, 68 percent of which voted for Brexit, in sea(...)

Panti Bliss. The Queen of Ireland. Rory O'Neill. Directed by Conor Horgan

A colleague recently complained about the dilution of Irish art. Work, he reckons, is being workshopped to death; collaborations are sluicing away th(...)

Colin Farrell in The Lobster, a film by Yorgos Lanthimos

Six Irish films are to play at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah next month. It had already been announced that Rebecca Daly’s Mammal, a(...)

Talent pool: Colin Farrell in Yorgos Lanthimos’s brilliant, surreal satire ‘The Lobster’

Oh, Jesus! Do I have to interview Colin Farrell? That’s always like pulling bleeding teeth. “Howya! Ah, everything’s great, thank God!” he bawl(...)

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

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