Colin Farrell  during the Pendulum Summit  at  Dublin’s Convention Centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

We enter in masses beneath a mighty arch and encounter a stage emblazoned with the words “Leading you to Greatness”. This can mean one of only two thi(...)

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Coleman in The Favourite

You could reasonably describe the latest film from Yorgos Lanthimos as his most conventional to date. Then again, you could reasonably describe Das (...)

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski  and his team members pose with all their awards for their film ‘Cold War’ during the 2018 European Film Awards ceremony in Seville. Photograph:  Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images

Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War was the big winner at the 31st European Film Awards in Seville. The beautiful, monochrome drama, detailing a complicated (...)

Firm favourites: Toni Collette in Hereditary (centre) and from left, Cold War, Climax, Lady Bird, Sorry to Bother You and Loveless

We should begin by acknowledging the continuing eccentricities of the distribution business. For once there was, in this place, only the mildest of ey(...)

Jessie Buckley with the Most Promising Newcomer award, during the 21st British Independent Film Awards in London. Photograph:  Matt Crossick, PA Wire

In a very successful night for Irish film talent at the British Independent Film Awards, the Element Pictures-produced The Favourite won 10 awards, an(...)

A promotional image for the film Float Like a Butterfly.

It’s a long way from Kanturk to Kentucky but that’s the metaphorical journey that Cork film director, Carmel Winter has made with her film ‘Float Like(...)

Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford in The Old Man & The Gun

The wise old lady of Irish film festivals is back with her strongest programme in some years. Founded in 1956, the Cork Film Festival has had its gidd(...)

Natalie Portman in Vox Lux: When she finally appears, she’s in every scene

It’s that time when all logic gets turned on its head. Neither A Star is Born nor Bohemian Rhapsody is a musical. The three stars of Yorgos Lanthimos’(...)

Actor Olivia Colman celebrates with the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress in ‘The Favourite’ at the Venice Film Festival. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, an Irish production from Element Pictures, has taken two major prizes at The Venice Film Festival. The historical co(...)

The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos’s much-anticipated follow-up to The Lobster and Killing of a Sacred Deer, which is produced by Element Pictures in Dublin

The first cuckoo of the 2019 awards season has sounded with the announcement of the programmes for the overlapping Toronto and Venice film festivals. (...)

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