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Honor Swinton Byrne: ‘My family could not be more different to the one in The Souvenir’

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You’re an 18-year-old school leaver, working in a florist’s and all set for a stint volunteering in Africa, when your godmother asks if you’d like to appear in a film. As its star. In 10 days’ time. For most of us, it...

Memoria review – Tilda Swinton works her magic in enigmatic fantasy

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On the eve of what would have been David Bowie’s 75th birthday, Tilda Swinton told me that she had always considered him to be her spiritual “cousin”. Nowhere is this connection clearer than in Floria Sigismondi’s 201...

Memoria review – Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Tilda Swinton make a dream team

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The Thai artist and film-maker Apichatpong Weerasethakul offers us his own kind of exaltation and his own abolition of gravity; he fixes you with his unbroken gaze and his meaning seems to float out of the screen – an...

Swinton insurance stalls over my blind mother’s claim

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My 104-year-old mother has home insurance with Swinton, which includes emergencies in the home that cause a risk to health. Being almost blind, she relies on a macerator lavatory in her bedroom at night, and this is f...

The Human Voice review – Tilda Swinton on the verge in Almódovar’s tale of despair

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For the times of lockdown, Pedro Almódovar’s new short film is perhaps the most viable and relevant type of film production: a tale of someone isolated, regretful, anxious, unable to tell whether current arrangements ...