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Marrakech International Film Festival honors Jillali Ferhati

Posted by on 06/12/2018
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Marrakech International Film Festival honors Jillali Ferhati

Marrakech International Film Festival honors Jillali Ferhati

Moroccan actor and director Jillali Ferhati received the Golden Star of the Marrakech International Film Festival. A tribute to the director of “The Beach of Lost Children”, ” From the Dawn” or “Ultimate Revolt” on the evening of December 5th. After Robert De Niro and Agnès Varda, it is the turn of Moroccan filmmaker Jillali […]

Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ video smashes records

Posted by on 06/12/2018
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Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ video smashes records

Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ video smashes records

Pop star Ariana Grande’s sugary new music video for the hit “Thank U, Next” is now the fastest to rack up 100 million views on YouTube, the platform told AFP Wednesday. After dropping Friday, the clip needed little more than three days to eclipse South Korea’s Psy, whose video for “Gentleman” took a few hours […]

Sean Penn in Istanbul to film Khashoggi documentary

Posted by on 05/12/2018
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Sean Penn in Istanbul to film Khashoggi documentary

Sean Penn in Istanbul to film Khashoggi documentary

American actor Sean Penn was in Istanbul yesterday to film a documentary about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s consulate, Turkish media reported. Khashoggi, a US resident since 2017, was killed during his visit to the consulate to obtain marriage-related paperwork on October 2. In one image shared by state news […]

Director Gray lambasts ‘imbecile’ Trump at Marrakech film fest

Posted by on 04/12/2018
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Director Gray lambasts ‘imbecile’ Trump at Marrakech film fest

Director Gray lambasts ‘imbecile’ Trump at Marrakech film fest

US director James Gray, chairman of this year’s Marrakech film festival, on Monday lambasted his country’s President Donald Trump as an “imbecile” and source of embarrassment for Americans abroad. “It’s been very hard for me to be here because the president of the United States is a moron and a very dangerous moron,” he told […]

Iraq’s Mohamed Al-Daradji battles inner demons through film

Posted by on 03/12/2018
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Iraq’s Mohamed Al-Daradji battles inner demons through film

Iraq’s Mohamed Al-Daradji battles inner demons through film

The Iraq War may have ended in 2011, but for filmmaker Mohamed Al-Daradji, the conflict that tore his country apart remains very much part of his everyday life. “You could say that my movies are a way of coping with the (aftermath) of the war,” the 40-year-old told AFP in Los Angeles this week as […]

Varda receives Honorary Award at Morocco festival

Posted by on 03/12/2018
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Varda receives Honorary Award at Morocco festival

Varda receives Honorary Award at Morocco festival

French film director Agnes Varda reacts as she receives a Honorary Award during the 17th Marrakech International Film Festival on Sunday. US director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert de Niro also on Sunday discussed the changing nature of cinema in the age of streaming services on the sidelines of the Marrakech Film Festival. “The cinema […]

Kites, dancing penguins and magic: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Posted by on 02/12/2018
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Kites, dancing penguins and magic: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Kites, dancing penguins and magic: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Flying through the clouds with a black parrot umbrella and holding her signature carpet bag, whimsical British nanny Mary Poppins made her “practically perfect” movie comeback on Thursday, more than 50 years after first charming audiences worldwide. “Mary Poppins Returns,” set some 20 years after the film that made Julie Andrews a star, had its […]

Qatari female ‘pioneers’ bask in filmmaking spotlight

Posted by on 02/12/2018
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Qatari female ‘pioneers’ bask in filmmaking spotlight

Qatari female ‘pioneers’ bask in filmmaking spotlight

As Qatari filmmakers gathered on the red carpet at Doha’s Ajyal Film Festival one thing stood out-the majority of local directors are women. “I think this is a question that everyone is mesmerized by: the idea that we have more women in filmmaking here in Doha than men,” said festival director Fatma Al-Remaihi. Among those […]

Chopra, Jonas married in traditional Hindu ceremony

Posted by on 02/12/2018
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Chopra, Jonas married in traditional Hindu ceremony

Chopra, Jonas married in traditional Hindu ceremony

US singer Nick Jonas and “Quantico” actor Priyanka Chopra married in a traditional Hindu ceremony yesterday, the culmination of a three-day long wedding celebration that featured cricket matches and Bollywood songs, all taking place in a heritage Indian palace atop a hill. The couple exchanged vows in a Christian ceremony on Saturday, wearing custom-made Ralph […]

De Niro gets tribute award at Marrakech film festival

Posted by on 02/12/2018
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De Niro gets tribute award at Marrakech film festival

De Niro gets tribute award at Marrakech film festival

US actor Robert De Niro on Saturday received a tribute award at the Marrakech film festival from the hands of his old friend, director Martin Scorcese. Born in New York in 1943, De Niro’s career began on Broadway, before he discovered cinema at age 20. He worked on a variety of films with Scorsese-from “Taxi […]

‘The Rain’ and the politics of black and white

Posted by on 02/12/2018
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‘The Rain’ and the politics of black and white

‘The Rain’ and the politics of black and white

KANA Kuwait presents its third drama based on Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’   It came with a flash of lightning and a clap of thunder. ‘The Rain’, the latest theatrical production by Kerala Arts and Nataka Academy, presented at Kuwait Boy Scouts Association Hall on Thursday and Friday, created a sensation among drama-lovers. Dramatizing the tragic tale […]

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie reach child custody agreement

Posted by on 01/12/2018
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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie reach child custody agreement

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie reach child custody agreement

Hollywood superstars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reached an amicable agreement on the custody of their six children, avoiding a potentially messy public trial, US media reported on Friday. Pitt and Jolie announced their separation in September 2016 after two years of marriage and 11 years together. Three of their children are their biological […]