Grand illusions

Jean Renoir’s masterpiece uses the prisoner of war camp as a way to tell a story about social class, patriotism and shared humanity. It is a story that still echoes down the years.

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Lost and found blues

The man who wrote the Cream song I’m So Glad recorded 30 country songs for Paramount as a young man, never saw a cent for them, and disappeared for three decades. But Skip James’ archetypal story earned him a second act in the 1960s.