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Film about a genie starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton is partly true, says director at Cannes

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A lonely, real-life experience in an Istanbul hotel room – an imagined moment of escapist magic – inspired the British author AS Byatt to write a romantic fantasy about a genie in a bottle, George Miller has revealed ...

Three Thousand Years of Longing review – Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba in Mad Max: fairy overload

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Grant the Mad Max fans a magic wish and they’d conjure up a new film from George Miller, right here and right now, not a moment to lose. It’s probably what they’ve been wanting since Fury Road trundled off into the de...

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...

Chien film festival: Tilda Swinton’s dogs win canine award at Cannes

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It is one of the most sought-after prizes in the movie world; not the celebrated Cannes Palme d’Or for best film, awarded on Saturday night to French entry Titane, but its animal alternative the Palm Dog. This year’s ...

Friendship’s Death review – Tilda Swinton goes alien in a radical chic Beckettian fable

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In 1987, the late English critic, theorist and film-maker Peter Wollen directed his only solo feature film: an insouciantly baffling two-hander called Friendship’s Death, now rereleased. It was a cinema of ideas, rare...

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 ...