Alain Delon

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Cannes film festival 2019: an intriguing lineup, with big-name clout | Peter Bradshaw
Asian auteurs bring exciting new work, Céline Sciamma and Mati Diop bring verve to the festival, seasoned directors from Almodóvar to Elia Suleiman add class, and it could all kick off with Maradona

Peter Bradshaw

18, Apr, 2019 @3:48 PM

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Nico 1988: the film about the Velvet Underground's doomed singer
The director and star of a drama about the latter years of the cult singer talk about her unusual life and how she battled against her beauty

Jim Farber

25, Apr, 2018 @3:10 PM

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A ban on smoking in French films? The idea makes me fume | Stephen Leslie
The great directors all understand that cigarettes and the screen are inextricably linked, like movement and mortality, argues the writer and photographer Stephen Leslie

Stephen Leslie

22, Nov, 2017 @12:35 PM

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Call to stub out on-screen smoking in French films
Injecting morality into films is ‘like pouring cola into a Château Lafite’, one critic of idea declares

Kim Willsher in Paris

20, Nov, 2017 @3:02 PM

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Jean-Pierre Melville: cinematic poet of the lowlife and criminal
The French resistance fighter turned film-maker had an instinctive sympathy for the outsider, and remodelled the crime thriller into something studied, cool and subversive

Peter Bradshaw

08, Aug, 2017 @3:41 PM

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The Death of Louis XIV review – a quietly amazing portrait of the end of life
Jean-Pierre Léaud gives the performance of his career in this powerful, intimate and moving account of the French king’s final days

Peter Bradshaw

12, Jul, 2017 @3:00 PM

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The 50 best films of 2016 in the UK: No 4 A Bigger Splash
As our countdown continues, Andrew Pulver admires Luca Guadagnino’s unnerving drama of desire and betrayal that boasts remarkable performances

Andrew Pulver

13, Dec, 2016 @7:30 AM

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A Bigger Splash director: ‘Italian cinema is mostly a bureau for tourism’
Luca Guadagnino’s latest film sees the writer-director reunited with Tilda Swinton, this time playing a recuperating rocker. And while he has fond words for the Rolling Stones, who supply some of the tunes, he’s less forgiving about actors, scriptwriters and the Italian film industry

Andrew Pulver

04, Feb, 2016 @4:45 PM

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Claudia Cardinale: 'I don't want to stop'

Sixties screen siren Claudia Cardinale talks to Steve Rose about entrancing Fellini, spurning Brando – and why appearing in 135 films still isn't enough

Steve Rose

11, Sep, 2013 @5:44 PM

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Bonjour Tristesse; Plein Soleil – review

In his final column for the Observer, Philip French welcomes the re-release of two influential classics from the late 1950s

Philip French

31, Aug, 2013 @11:07 PM

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Plein Soleil – review

René Clément's 1960 adaptation of The Talented Mr Ripley feels dated, but Alain Delon puts in a terrifically good performance, writes Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

29, Aug, 2013 @8:45 PM

The artwork of the Smiths – in pictures

A selection of images used by the Smiths in their artwork – part of an exhibition at Manchester's BarcelonaNQ bar

12, Aug, 2013 @12:14 PM

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