The groundbreaking filmmaker captured the changing mood of France as it moved from the austere 1950s into the exciting possibilities of the 1960s.
The titan of French film has died, aged 91. His was a career of immense creativity, which redefined the grammar of cinema.
The film showed how a country can win militarily, but still lose the battle for ‘hearts and minds’.
More women won than ever this year but work must be done to make sure they are not forgotten or left out again.
The French government, by prioritizing only “essential” sectors during the Covid-19 pandemic, is ignoring the importance of its culture and cultural assets.
Created by a prolific French author, Inspector Jules Maigret observes without judgement and moves like a chameleon between social classes.
For too long the tired tropes of the male gaze in film and literature have focused on girls’ sexual precociousness. Girlhood culture deserves to be represented more authentically.
There’s something special about “going to the cinema” and the collective experience of watching a film.
There are lots of movies labelled as “world cinema” that have been unfairly eclipsed by their inferior English remakes
Ladj Ly’s critically acclaimed new film looks at the misery that binds together its protagonists, and also examines France’s failure to fulfil its obligations toward its most vulnerable citizens.
British cinema has close ties to European cinema, as festivals such as Dinard suggest. Brexit will put them under strain.
A flawless French film, a Macedonian parable and a documentary following alt-right strategist Steve Bannon are three of the stand out films from this year’s festival.
Beloved film director Agnès Varda died at age 90, on March 29th. She was a pioneer of French New Wave cinema and admired for her ability to understand time and see beauty outside of mechanical norms.
Images of Notre Dame on fire have elicited an outpouring of grief around the world and online. This response raises the question of why we feel more connected to some heritage places than others.
The stand-out film is a delirious parody of royalty with a stellar performance by Olivia Colman. BlacKkKlansman is another strong contender - but the critical darling Roma is over-rated.
The Spanish artist was a master self-publicist and one of the most important thinkers in 20th-century art.
Cannes is not so much a festival for new films and talent as a closed shop for the film industry’s elite.
Netflix’s Chief Content Officer has said the streaming service is the future of film. But cinemas have survived many other threats to their dominance.
Films funded and streamed by Netflix and Amazon are playing an important role in this year’s festival.
The French capital will light up to the sights and sounds of Cleverman, Samson and Delilah, and The Sapphires.