The explosive film lifting the lid on sex trafficking between India and LA

Love Sonia is the shocking tale of a young woman caught up in the global sex trade. Its director and stars, including Demi Moore and Freida Pinto, on the true stories that inspired it

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From vibrators to gay kisses, how Bollywood embraced the taboo

Once a musical wonderland out of touch with reality, India’s film industry is finally addressing contemporary issues – and telling women’s stories

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Bollywood film draws flak for female masturbation scene

Veere Di Wedding also shows women having casual sex, swearing and smoking

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Franco’s cruel legacy: the film that wants to stop Spain forgetting

The Silence of Others, backed by Pedro Almodóvar, seeks to end amnesia over dictator’s victims

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Lykke Li on Rihanna, hypnotism and being a ‘difficult’ woman in pop

Releasing her first album since 2014, the songwriter returns with So Sad So Sexy, made after a period of ‘baby momma’ meltdowns and creative burnouts

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How can Star Wars get back on track after Solo’s disappointing debut?

Solo: A Star Wars Story box office results are a crossroads moment for the space saga. Here is what Disney must do to move the franchise forward

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Banita Sandhu – the London undergrad moonlighting as a Bollywood star

The Welsh actor, and star of Shoojit Sircar’s new film October, is becoming big name in India. But in the meantime, she’s got an English literature degree to finish

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Academy president John Bailey cleared of sexual harassment allegations

Internal investigation by the Oscars governing body determined that ‘no further action was merited’

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The final frontier: how female directors broke into sci-fi

It was seen as a job for the boys. That’s changing thanks to the likes of Ava DuVernay, Patty Jenkins and Claire Denis being given opportunities to oversee big-budget productions

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Oscars 2018: all the winners, speeches and highlights so far – live

Follow all the action from the red carpet as the biggest night in film begins

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Sridevi Kapoor: Bollywood star who was India’s lover, friend and mum

Sridevi, who has died aged 54, had the megawattage to match Bollywood’s biggest male stars. Her death is a massive national loss

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