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Ken Loach: 'It's not about the competition'

British filmmaker Ken Loach is back in competition at Cannes for a twelfth time with "Jimmy's Hall", an historical drama set in Ireland in the 1930s. FRANCE 24's Catherine Nicholson met the veteran filmmaker and his longtime screenwriting partner Paul Laverty to ask how it feels to be back; why they see parallels between their hero Jimmy Gralton and the likes of Ai Wei Wei and Edward Snowden; and whether they'll dance an Irish jig on stage if they win the Palme d'Or on Sunday night.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2017-08-22 culture

Edinburgh at 70: front row at the Festival

It has mushroomed to become the world’s largest annual cultural event: every August Edinburgh embraces theatre, comedy, literature, dance, fine art and every sort of performance...

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2017-08-21 culture

Opera singers Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni return to Paris

World-renowned American baritone Thomas Hampson and his son-in-law, Italian bass baritone Luca Pisaroni have sung in some of the world's most prestigious opera houses and concert...

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2017-07-28 culture

France's iconic Chateau de Chambord gets a makeover

Chambord is perhaps the most iconic of the castles in the Loire valley, thanks to its renaissance turrets and sweeping grounds. The castle and gardens have had a full overhaul,...

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2017-07-27 culture

Actress Helen Mirren on TV honours and tackling sexism

She's one of a very select club to have won the triple crown of acting. Dame Helen Mirren has an Oscar, a Tony award and four Emmys, TV's top honour. FRANCE 24's Genie Godula sat...

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2017-07-26 culture

Film show: 'Valerian', 'A Violent Life' and 'Belle de Jour'

France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson and Richelle Harrison Plesse cast an eye over the week's movie releases - from Luc Besson's budget-busting sci-fi extravaganza "Valerian and...

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