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Life on fast forward

Daughter of director Julien Temple on sex scenes with Matthew McConaughey, Joe Strummer, and becoming Hollywood's indie go-to girl

What's a nice, well-brought-up English girl doing playing a Texan trailer-trash fille fatale? Not to mention a 1970s prostitute, a sexually voracious student, a lesbian teenage drifter, a schizophrenic, or countless other Us indie staples. Juno Temple has rarely paused to think about it. A whirlwind of chaotic enthusiasm, the 22-year-old actor is not the type to look back. In fact, she seems to live her life on permanent fast-forward. She talks twice as fast as most people, and her career is progressing at the same rate. We're here in a west London cafe to talk about her role in William Friedkin's Killer Joe. Next month we'll see her in The Dark Knight Rises (she can't say anything about it, of course). And then, after that, there's The Wild Side,
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A short history of French cinema

From the pioneers of the silver screen to today's new realism, French directors have shaped film-making around the world

France can, with some justification, claim to have invented the whole concept of cinema. Film historians call The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station, the 50-second film by the Lumière brothers first screened in 1895, the birth of the medium.

But the best-known early pioneer, who made films with some kind of cherishable narrative value, was Georges Méliès, whose 1902 short A Trip to the Moon is generally heralded as the first science-fiction film, and a landmark in cinematic special effects. Meanwhile, Alice Guy-Blaché, Léon Gaumont's one-time secretary, is largely forgotten now, but with films such as L'enfant de la barricade trails the status of being the first female film-maker.

The towering achievement of French cinema in the silent era was undoubtedly Abel Gance's six-hour biopic of Napoleon (1927), which
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Temple, Schwizgebel & Tscherkassky for Cork Fest

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The Cork Film Festival, which takes place from November 1-8, has confirmed the attendance of documentary director Julien Temple (Glastonbury, Vigo – Passion for Life), Swiss animator Georges Schwizgebel (The Man with No Shadow) and Austrian helmer Peter Tscherkassky at this year's event. Festival organisers have announced that the world renowned documentary and film maker Julien Temple will attend the Festival for the screening of his latest film 'Oil City Confidential' which tells the story of the British music industry in the 1970's and acts as a prequel to his film 'The Filth and the Fury'.
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