First Night: We Need To Talk About Kevin, Cannes Film Festival

An eerie adaptation that doesn't quite ring true

First Night: Midnight In Paris, Cannes International Film Festival

Every last cliché about Paris, courtesy of Woody

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Tribeca - A film festival finally getting into its groove

Tribeca celebrated its 10th birthday with a mix of stars, quirky programming and controversy. Sarah Hughes reports from New York

Why the Croisette puts the Scottish capital in the shade

The big stars will be at the Cannes film festival next month, but its Edinburgh rival is looking far from glamorous, says Geoffrey Macnab

Evewright's Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries

A team of horses and an old-fashioned tractor might not be the standard tools of an artist, but they are fundamental to Evewright, who uses the British coastline as his canvas.

Heads Up: The Night Watch

Mummy, what did you get up to during the war?

Coming soon: YouTube’s movie of mankind

Life in a Day, the experimental film in which people across the world were invited to record a snapshot of their own lives on a single day and submit it via YouTube, is set to be shown in British cinemas in June.

Behind the scenes with The Libertines

A film about the indie rockers' riotous reunion paints a fresh picture of the band. Carl Barât tells Geoffrey Macnab about it

Cinco Metros Cuadrados wins Golden Biznaga at Malaga Film Festival

The biznaga is a dried stem topped by bunch of intensely scented jasmine flowers, sold in the streets of Malaga by gypsies. It's the symbol of the Malaga Film Festival, which finished on Saturday, and gives its name to the awards.

Diary: Flint's friends a fickle bunch

It gives me no pleasure to admit that Labour frontbencher Caroline Flint rather burned bridges when she made a point of not thanking me for highlighting the news she was among the leading contenders for 2011's Rear of the Year award. For those of you who don't keep up with current affairs in the way you should, I reported back in January that Caroline was among the early frontrunners for this year's "prestigious" gong, due to be handed out to the lucky winner at The Dorchester hotel this June. Supporters who had helpfully nominated the Shadow Communities Secretary pointed out at the time that Ms Flint would join an esteemed list including Babs Windsor and Graham Norton, should she emerge victorious. Alas, awards organiser Tony Edwards now informs me: "The nominations for Caroline seemed to peak quite quickly, confirming my suspicion they originated from Commons-based computers. Much the same happened last year with Harriet Harman – basically a flurry of voting activity, then nothing." Fickle, fickle world.

Travel Agenda: Spanish and Latin American Film Festival; Waldorf Astoria in Syon Park; La Dolce Vita; Eight Weeks to Go campaign

Today: The Spanish and Latin American Film Festival gets under way in Manchester. Viva! will be showing films from Spain to Argentina and Uruguay, including 80 Days, as well as a British film on Mexican-American identity in San Diego. Accompanying events and a photographic exhibition will run in tandem until 27 March (vivafilmfestival.com).

Coriolanus, Berlin Film Festival

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The hottest star in Hollywood – who owes it all to Ambridge

Felicity Jones (aka Emma Grundy in 'The Archers') wins top prize at Sundance Festival
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

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MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

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Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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