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This definition of anti-Semitism has been too stretched for too long

British directors lead boycott of Iran's cultural showpiece

Islamic Republic's biggest film festival is shunned in protest at ongoing crackdown on Iranian opposition

150 hours and counting: the world's longest film goes on

It began as 205 seconds of simplicity – and grew into a celluloid behemoth. Genevieve Roberts on the 'Cinematon'

DVD: Looking for Eric (15)

Ken Loach (116 mins)

Making a big splash: Kierston Wareing

She may have wowed the critics at Cannes, but Kierston Wareing would still be running a tanning salon if not for a lucky break.

Looking For Eric, Ken Loach, 116 mins, (15)<br>Soi Cowboy, Thomas Clay, 117 mins, (15)

Don't be fooled by Eric Cantona and the football trimmings. This is a deeply political film at heart

How dare you, Ken!

Ken Loach has endorsed a threat to boycott the Edinburgh Film Festival over an Israeli film. Fellow director Gary Sinyor cries foul

The 62nd Cannes Film Festival, France

Cinema's biggest directors are vying for the Palme d'Or in Cannes today &ndash; it's a pity they didn't rise to the occasion

Leading article: Ooh, aah

The collaboration between one of our most fertile film directors and the most enigmatic footballer ever to grace a British pitch was always going to produce fascinating results.

Couscous (La Graine et le Mulet) (15)

If you crossed Ken Loach with Robert Guédiguian, added a pinch of wry comedy and handed it to a thoroughly committed ensemble of actors, the result would be something like Couscous.

Kes

Directed by Ken Loach

Scottish and Northern Irish characters beware

Certain accents are no-go areas for American audiences

How do I look? Dominic West Actor, age 35

I'm enjoying getting older; I think I'll really come into my own when I'm 70

Good Scene/Bad Scene: Mark Herman

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