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  • Cannes 2016: the Posters d’Or

    For our second annual showcase of the festival’s best posters, we picked two winners – from a wonderfully rich field. Is a festival the best place to see the uncompromised art of the film poster, asks Isabel Stevens?

    Isabel Stevens
    Sunday 22 May 2016

    The pictures

  • Cannes 2016 roundup: what should win?

    With the latter half of this year’s competition as discouraging as the first week was inspiring, Germany’s Maren Ade seems as deserving an awards candidate as the likes of Olivier Assayas, Jim Jarmusch, Kleber Mendoça Filho and Cristian Mungiu, says Nick James.

    Nick James
    Saturday 21 May 2016

    Festivals

  • Raw – first look

    Chloe Roddick hails a fresh feminine (and sororal) horror from French first feature director Julia Ducournau, set in the blank spaces of a veterinary college.

    Chloe Roddick
    Saturday 21 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Spielberg goes sublime: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Steven Spielberg’s utopian vision of first contact remains a beacon of light in an increasingly dark body of work.

    Jon Towlson
    Friday 20 May 2016

    Features

  • Graduation – first look

    Nick James on a winning web of everyday Romanian secrets and compromises from the Palme d’Or-winning director of Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days.

    Nick James
    Friday 20 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Film of the week: Heart of a Dog

    Laurie Anderson circles death in this paean to her late dog, and other lost loves, that’s less free-associative than it initially seems, says Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Friday 20 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • James Stewart: 10 essential films

    Sometimes only a Jimmy Stewart movie will do, and these classics all repay endless repeat viewings.

    David Parkinson
    Friday 20 May 2016

    Lists

  • The Red Turtle – first look

    Studio Ghibli’s first international coproduction is a ravishing castaway fable by animator Michael Dudok de Wit that combines beauty, mystery, drama and heartbreak – with not a word spoken, says Isabel Stevens.

    Isabel Stevens
    Friday 20 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Aquarius – first look

    Neighbouring Sounds’ Kleber Mendonça Filho switches from Recife’s gated highrises to its smalltime beachfront with this eloquent saga of Sonia Braga’s proudly autonomous, economically besieged widower, writes Jordan Cronk.

    Jordan Cronk
    Friday 20 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • My Life as a Courgette – first look

    A big film in a small package: Claude Barras’s children’s animation, written by Girlhood’s Céline Sciamma, broaches downbeat themes with charm, heart and smarts, says Wendy Ide.

    Wendy Ide
    Friday 20 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

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