More than once in Woody Allen’s 1930s-set romantic comedy-drama – the opening film at this year’s Cannes Festival – he uses an elegant tracking shot: the camera glides through a swanky Manhattan nightclub, floating past polished Art-Deco tables and stylish patrons, while Allen’s voiceover fills us in on who those patrons are and what their crimes and misdemeanours have been. In a way, that’s what happens throughout the film. Café Society drifts from character to character, from theme to theme, and from subplot to subplot, and while it never fails to look gorgeous, it doesn’t stop drifting long enough to show us anyone or anything in detail.
Brazilian Senators on Thursday suspended President Dilma Rousseff from the country’s highest office as they backed a motion to put her on trial for using accounting tricks to hide large budget deficits.
German authorities are investigating 40 cases in which Islamic militants are suspected of having entered the country with the recent flood of refugees from the Middle East, the federal police said on Wednesday.