Interview: Kerry Fox: Fox's shock therapy

Blessed with a chameleon-like ability to transform herself, actress Kerry Fox has never shied away from demanding roles. In her latest film, `Welcome to Sarajevo', she plays an innocent TV producer who is gradually broken by war

Film: Reality shot to pieces

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Film / The unwilling war hero

As the lead in 'Welcome to Sarajevo', Stephen Dillane tried to make his acting invisible - but the film looks set to make him a star. Tim de Lisle meets an unusually calm - and charismatic - actor

Reality didn't hit home, but fiction might

A new film purports to tell it like it was in war- ravaged Bosnia. Emma Daly reported on the conflict for more than two years for The Independent. She feels the film is a pale imitation of the real, terrible thing.

Focus: The girl who got away

Five years ago the ITN reporter Michael Nicholson brought home an orphan from Bosnia. Did he do the right thing?

THE EVENTS THAT; SAY BE HERE NOW

From The Prodigy to Anthony Powell, and Maggie Smith to Ewan McGregor, IoS critics offer their guide to the best in the arts in Britain this autumn

Minister for movies promises: we'll make you watch more British films

Chris Smith talks to David Lister in Cannes

FINDING A HAPPY MEDIUM

Actress SASKIA REEVES talks with James Rampton

Sniper Alley revisited - this time with blanks

CINEMA: For four years the war in the former Yugoslavia left outsiders feeling helpless and bewildered. Once it was over, the film-makers were quick to move in to try to make sense of the conflict, and stories with a Bosnian setting are already starting to reach the screen. So has European cinema found its Vietnam? By Lee Marshall

Film: 50th Cannes Film Festival

Back in 1946, when Cannes staged its first film festival, Britain was represented by David Lean's Brief Encounter. The sight of Home Counties heroine Celia Johnson sobbing into her hanky to the accompaniment of Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto clearly didn't much impress that year's jury, who awarded the main prizes elsewhere.

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A one-way toboggan-ride to tragedy: `Angel Baby' is commendable for its restraint in the face of limitless opportunities for excess

Film: Sex and death in the West Country

The Critics

Film: The dead crow society

We shouldn't be surprised by Michael Winterbottom's bleak vision of `Jude'. This is the man who gave us `Butterfly Kiss' and `Cracker'. By Chris Peachment

Film: Hardier than the rest, JUDE Michael Winterbottom (15)

This is not pretty costume drama. It's tragic, raw and brutal. As it should be. By Adam Mars-Jones

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