Luis Buñuel

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Alcarràs director Carla Simón: ‘I have feelings for Spanish culture and Catalan culture’
Inspired by her own rural upbringing after her parents both died, the Barcelona‑born film‑maker’s latest movie won the top prize in Berlin for its vivid portrayal of Catalonia’s peach farmers

Jonathan Romney

08, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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‘A deranged masterpiece’: why you should watch The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Need something to watch while waiting for Christmas lunch this year? Why not watch a bunch of people not get fed

Luke Buckmaster

20, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Jean-Claude Carrière obituary
French screenwriter best known for Diary of a Chambermaid, Belle de Jour and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Ronald Bergan

17, Feb, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles review – intriguing animation
A depiction of the making of Luis Buñuel’s documentary Las Hurdes is striking, but casts the director in an unflattering light

Wendy Ide

19, Jul, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles review – animated odyssey
Film-maker Luis Buñuel’s surreal journey to a deprived region of Spain in the 30s is recreated in a gently engaging animation

Peter Bradshaw

16, Jul, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Michel Piccoli: a fierce, strong performer who became the object of cinephile fan-worship | Peter Bradshaw
From Godard’s Le Mépris to Nanni Moretti’s We Have a Pope, Piccoli’s prolific career saw him evolve into a legend of European cinema

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2020 @2:58 PM

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Michel Piccoli, renowned French acting veteran, dies aged 94
Actor best known for his collaborations with Luis Bunuel and other major directors was a stalwart of French art cinema

Andrew Pulver

18, May, 2020 @12:25 PM

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Art books to self-isolate with, from Patti Smith to Lucian Freud – the week in art
The beast that was Picasso, a sleazy masterpiece about Francis Bacon and Buñuel’s memoirs – here are a few biographies to curl up with

Jonathan Jones

20, Mar, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Fists of fear: severed hands in films – ranked!
With the imminent release of the French animation J’ai Perdu Mon Corps – in which a hand tries to reconnect (literally) with its body – we hail some of the great severed appendages of cinema

Anne Billson

14, Nov, 2019 @1:04 PM

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Electra, Oresteia and an execution: the daring designs of Hildegard Bechtler – in pictures
The theatre designer on creating a family dinner at Agamemnon’s, an election night Oedipus and the night Fiona Shaw got stuck

David Jays

23, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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From bombs to Benidorm: how fascism disfigured the face of Spain
As dictator, Franco built a cemetery with slave labour and orphanages for his murdered enemies’ children. Then Spain discovered tourism – and the lager louts flew in

Jonathan Meades

26, Aug, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Catherine Deneuve is selling her Yves Saint Laurent wardrobe – but that look will never go away
The designer dressed the actor on and off-screen for decades. Although Deneuve is auctioning those outfits at Christie’s, they continue to inspire the likes of Versace and Burberry

Jess Cartner-Morley

15, Jan, 2019 @2:04 PM

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