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Jason Solomons

Is this the end of La Dolce Vita?

Homegrown movies are struggling at the Italian box office

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Smart ass: Jerzy Skolimowski on his daring new film

Jerzy Skolimowski and a donkey team up to create an avant-garde classic

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Unimpeachable: Catalan cinema bears fruit

A captivating movie about a fruit-farming family is part of a new rural film trend

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2023, the year that cinema goes back to the future

Spielberg, Mendes and a year of film nostalgia

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Is this obscure Belgian gem really the ‘greatest film of all time’?

Jeanne Dielman, directed by Chantal Akerman in 1975, beats Citizen Kane to be voted the best movie ever in Sight and Sound magazine poll

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Oooh! Ah! Cinema

Eric Cantona took to the screens in his second act. But even if his films are one day forgotten, the footage of his greatest role – as a footballer – will be replayed for a long, long time

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The ooh la la of Lady Chatterley

What attracts French film-makers to the DH Lawrence novel that scandalised Britain?

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A blast from the pastoral: revisiting Britain's rural traditions

A collage exposing the dark heart of the British countryside gets a musical makeover. But what will the Europeans make of it?

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The fight against forgetting

The UK Jewish film festival forces us to confront the past, no matter how agonising

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Standing for reason

Florence Pugh excels in the tale of a 19th-century Irish miracle that comes with a very modern subtext

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The lost girl: The tragedy at the heart of Triangle of Sadness

Triumph at Cannes has been followed by tragedy for Ruben Östlund’s satire of the super-rich at play, Triangle of Sadness

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And next year's Oscar winner is...

She Said stands out and a French drama also shines at the London Film Festival

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Magic and myths of movie Paris

The city of light always looks lovely in films like Mrs Harris Goes to Paris.. but the truth about the French capital is a little different

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The Queen of Europe: The pain and glory of Charlotte Rampling

It isn’t easy getting Charlotte Rampling to let anyone in, be they real people or imagined characters on a script page

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Jean-Luc Godard changed film forever

The visionary French-Swiss film director and giant of the French New Wave left us breathless with his films. He's how he did it

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Look beyond the twinkle in The Banshees of Inisherin

Look past the Irish clichés in Colin Farrell’s Venice award-winner and you’ll find a beautiful, bleakly comic movie

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She's still got it: The old lady of Venice meets Netflix

The big presence at the Venice Film Festival's 90th birthday party was the streaming giant

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Fire Of Love: Inside the new documentary about a volcanic relationship

Director Sara Dosa on Maurice and Katia Krafft and their love triangle with volcanoes

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Genius in the house: Laurent Garnier hits the docs

In a new documentary, French superstar DJ Laurent Garnier recalls his part in the birth of dance music and traces his career all the way from Manchester’s Haçienda to Tbilisi’s Bassiani

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A kick in the head: Tigers is a football film like no other

The fictionalised story of a real Swedish football prodigy’s struggles tells ugly truths about the beautiful game

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And God created Trintignant

Mortality was never far away – on the screen and, tragically, in real life – for the immortal Jean-Louis, French cinema’s man for all seasons

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How Everything Went Fine for Sophie Marceau

Sophie Marceau captivated one schoolboy so much he became a Francophile film critic. But what would it be like when they spoke, 40 years later?

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Løve Island: where life and art coalesce

For her first film in English, director Mia Hansen-Løve follows in her hero Ingmar Bergman’s footsteps to a remote Baltic isle

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Poacher turned gamekeeper: tales from Cannes 2022

Jason Solomons has been to Cannes 25 times as a reporter, critic and presenter. How would he fare at his first as a producer?

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Cannes gets the wrong end of the schtick

A miscast Anthony Hopkins sets the tone as Cannes’ opening films disappoint

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Such sweet sorrow: Juliette Binoche defends her craft

The French star's new film sees her scrubbing floors and emptying bins. But it's actors who have it hard, she says

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Quiet girl, big noise: banging the drum for the Irish language

A new film is a landmark moment for both Irish cinema and the language more widely

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Ennio Morricone: the maestro of modesty

Everyone loved Ennio Morricone’s film scores.. except the Oscar-winning composer himself, as a documentary reveals

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Weapon of choice: why the war for equality in film is still not over

Audrey Diwan’s powerful abortion drama Happening has completed a clean sweep of major awards for female directors. But, she says, real equality is still far away

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Sex please, we're British: homegrown cinema grows up

With the release of True Things, has UK cinema finally grown up enough to depict sex acts on screen without sniggering?

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Blood on the tracks: the director disowning his film

A superb new film may be disowned by its director – because it is set in Russia

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Oslo on a high

The Worst Person in the World city's renaissance

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