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Lebanese Cannes winner dedicates prize to poor kids

Posted by on 20/05/2018
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Lebanese Cannes winner dedicates prize to poor kids

Lebanese Cannes winner dedicates prize to poor kids

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki, who won one of the top prizes at Cannes on Saturday with a story of dirt poor children and migrants, dedicated her award to her impoverished amateur cast and her homeland. Labaki is the first Arab woman to have won a major prize at the festival and only the second to […]

Gaza massacre film earns rave reviews at Cannes

Posted by on 16/05/2018
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Gaza massacre film earns rave reviews at Cannes

Gaza massacre film earns rave reviews at Cannes

A “devastating” film about the massacre of an extended Palestinian family in Gaza by Israeli forces in 2009 has been hailed by critics at the Cannes film festival. Italian filmmaker Stefano Savona spent nine years trying to piece together what happened when a farming community in the north of the Gaza Strip was razed by […]

Korean spy film screens at Cannes while real-world plot thickens

Posted by on 16/05/2018
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Korean spy film screens at Cannes while real-world plot thickens

Korean spy film screens at Cannes while real-world plot thickens

Set in 1990s, ‘The Spy Gone North’ is based on true story “The Spy Gone North”, the tale of a South Korean who infiltrated North Korea in the 1990s, is full of plot twists, but the movie might be outdone by the news, as efforts to resolve the nuclear stand-off face a real-life cliffhanger. The […]

Review: Insane as ever, ‘Deadpool 2’ doesn’t disappoint

Posted by on 15/05/2018
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Review: Insane as ever, ‘Deadpool 2’ doesn’t disappoint

Review: Insane as ever, ‘Deadpool 2’ doesn’t disappoint

At a recent screening of “Deadpool 2,” the audience didn’t get up when the end credits came up, patiently sitting through the scrolling names of visual effects supervisors and lighting specialists. Real “Deadpool” fans know to stick around until the ushers toss them out. That’s because the filmmakers aren’t content with containing their sprawling, anarchic […]

Von Trier targets #MeToo in shocking serial killer film

Posted by on 15/05/2018
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Von Trier targets #MeToo in shocking serial killer film

Von Trier targets #MeToo in shocking serial killer film

Controversial director Lars von Trier kicked up a storm of anger at the Cannes film festival yesterday with a brutal serial killer film which many see as giving the finger to the #MeToo movement. The Danish provocateur, who was banned from Cannes for seven years for saying he understood Hitler, has a frustrated architect played […]

Barzilai wins Eurovision with #MeToo inspired song

Posted by on 13/05/2018
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Barzilai wins Eurovision with #MeToo inspired song

Barzilai wins Eurovision with #MeToo inspired song

Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon yesterday after singer Netta Barzilai beat 25 other contestants with her uptempo song “Toy” whose lyrics were inspired by the #MeToo movement. The winning track, which contained refrains such as “I am not your toy, you stupid boy”, summed up the concerns of many women who have […]

Kurdish women fighters film sparks furious Cannes row

Posted by on 13/05/2018
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Kurdish women fighters film sparks furious Cannes row

Kurdish women fighters film sparks furious Cannes row

A harrowing film about Kurdish women fighters taking on Islamic State jihadists sparked a furious row between critics at the Cannes film festival yesterday-with some being accused of misogyny. “Girls of the Sun”, which follows a platoon of Yazidi women battling the extremists who had enslaved them and their children, was premiered at the same […]

Barred Iranian director gets standing Cannes ovation

Posted by on 13/05/2018
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Barred Iranian director gets standing Cannes ovation

Barred Iranian director gets standing Cannes ovation

The new film by Iran’s Jafar Panahi, who is banned from leaving Iran, has premiered to a standing ovation at the Cannes film festival, with a seat left symbolically empty for the dissident director. Panahi’s children and the cast of “Three Faces”, which is vying for the Palme d’Or top prize, were welcomed with thunderous […]

Women action heroes kick ass at Cannes as #MeToo gets real

Posted by on 12/05/2018
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Women action heroes kick ass at Cannes as #MeToo gets real

Women action heroes kick ass at Cannes as #MeToo gets real

Women are the kick-ass heroes of a new wave of films at the Cannes film festival, where Hollywood’s #MeToo moment may have just spawned its first big budget all-female blockbuster. Jessica Chastain caused a stir Thursday by revealing a dream team cast of female talent including Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong’o of “Black Panther” […]

Pop star Brown named in sex assault lawsuit

Posted by on 10/05/2018
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Pop star Brown named in sex assault lawsuit

Pop star Brown named in sex assault lawsuit

A Los Angeles woman filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Chris Brown and a fellow rapper, alleging she was repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted at Brown’s home during a drug- and alcohol-fueled party last year. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, said she was lured to the singer’s house following a concert at a […]

Kuwait’s first soprano brings Puccini to the Gulf

Posted by on 09/05/2018
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Kuwait’s first soprano brings Puccini to the Gulf

Kuwait’s first soprano brings Puccini to the Gulf

Amani Hajji is nothing if not stubborn: for 20 years, she has refused to give up on her dream of making opera mainstream in her native Kuwait. A soprano by training, and with her trademark bob haircut, Hajji is Kuwait’s first opera singer with a small but dedicated local following. The 51-year-old’s journey has not […]

Scandal, protesting stars and bans as Cannes festival opens

Posted by on 08/05/2018
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Scandal, protesting stars and bans as Cannes festival opens

Scandal, protesting stars and bans as Cannes festival opens

The most political Cannes film festival in years opened yesterday with female stars vowing to protest on the red carpet against industry sexism, two top directors barred from attending and bans hanging over some movies. With Hollywood still reeling from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Cannes under fire for its dearth of women directors, jury […]

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