Berlin stars in tale of a refugee's hunger to belong

Away from Berlin’s clubs, far from the tourist hotspots, young drug dealers, many of them immigrants, eke out a marginal existence on the fringes of the city: theirs is the story of Afghan-German director Burhan Qurbani’s “Berlin Alexanderplatz”.A retelling of Alexander Doebl


Diversity is now centre stage': Berlin film festival sets industry precedent

The Berlin film festival has achieved gender parity in some of its most senior positions a year after signing a pledge that commits film festivals to improve representation in relation to diversity. The Berlin festival, which opened on Thursday, is one of the major events to sign up to 5050x2020, w


Netflix will stream six award-winning Saudi Arabian films

Netflix, the world’s leading video streaming service, will show six award-winning Saudi Arabian short films that tackle thought-provoking social issues starting from February 27. The films, produced by the Saudi and UAE-based studio Telfaz11, will be available to viewers in 190 countries. Re


Inequality tour: The real-life sights of South Korea's Oscar-winning 'Parasite'

From the houses to the noodles, South Korea’s Oscar winning movie “Parasite” tells its story of a suffocating class struggle through the sights and smells of Seoul. “Parasite” made history as the first non-English language movie to win the Oscar for best picture on Sun


Sam Mendes in final push for glory at male-dominated Oscars

The Brits are coming back: every awards bellwether so far this season suggests Sam Mendes’s first world war drama 1917 will scoop best picture and best director at the 92nd Academy Awards this Sunday. The film, which was inspired by stories told to Mendes by his grandfather, Alfred, about his


Joker Scores 11 BAFTA Nominations, Including Best Film & Actor

Joker leads the 2020 BAFTA nominations with eleven nods (including, Best Film), even as the nominees are criticized for being largely white and male.The 2020 BAFTA nominees have been announced, with Joker landing eleven nominations (including, Best Film and Actor). Todd Phillips' DC movie has been a


The Batman Set Photos Reveal First Look At Colin Farrell’s Penguin

Production is underway on The Batman, with leaked set photos offering the first look at Colin Farrell as Penguin. The Caped Crusader is about to get a face-change in the DC Extended Universe (as it's unofficially known), with Robert Pattinson taking over from Ben Affleck after his appearances in Bat


The Favourite lives up to its name at European cinema's night of nights

It was the clear winner at the Berlin ceremony, picking up a total of eight awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos. Its Oscar-winning star Olivia Colman was unable to attend because of filming commitments, but co-producer Andrew Lowe addressed the audience on behalf of t


‘Star Wars’ stays aloft to again top North America box office

 Los Angeles - “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” stayed on a strong glide path in North American theaters, taking in an estimated $73.6 million for the three-day weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. The Disney film, marketed as a grand finale of the nine-


‘1917’ is the worst war movie ever

Two British soldiers carry a message of mortal importance across No Man’s Land during the Battle of Passchendaele in April 1917. Thanks to director Sam Mendes’ ham-handed attempts at cinematic innovation, the audience views the sequence of events from the perspective of a small dog dragg


Daniel Craig on returning as James Bond for the last time: We needed to finish something off

Actor Daniel Craig said that he had some unfinished business with the James Bond franchise that made him come back as the famed British spy for one last time. Craig, who took over the role of the suave 007 agent from Pierce Brosnan, has so far featured in four Bond films -- Casino Royale (2006), Qu


‘Frozen 2’ again tops North America box office

In a rare show of box-office stasis, the top five films in North American theaters were unchanged this weekend from last, led again by Disney blockbuster “Frozen 2,” industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday. The animated musical, which has Queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and


Documentary feature to be made on Mohamed Salah’s success story

A Japanese television crew on Monday visited Nagrig in Basyoun, the home-village of the Egyptian football king Mohamed Salah, to work on shooting a documentary film detailing the story of the Liverpool superstar. The film will highlight Salah’s entire football journey, starting from his humbl


“Frozen 2” has already broken many records in the United States!

By Daniel Kucher   As might be expected, the animation came crashing down: “Frozen 2” has grossed $ 42 million last Friday alone and promises to raise much more, according to research. Guys, this is called power! So, who is counting the days to check the work here in Brazil? The l


Gangster goodbye? Legends unite for Scorsese’s ‘Irishman’

LOS ANGELES:WILLIAM MULLALLY - It took decades for the two to appear on screen together, but the lives of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino — widely recognized as two of the finest screen actors of all time — have always been intertwined. “We’ve known each other so long,” P


‘Joker’ expected to cross $1 billion global box office milestone

 Comic book movie “Joker” is poised to surpass $1 billion in global ticket sales on Friday, becoming the first R-rated Hollywood movie ever to overcome the milestone. “Joker,” a dark origin story from Warner Bros. about Batman’s arch-nemesis, had sold $999.1 billi


‘The Farewell’ — cultures clash in this low-key film with a big heart

DUBAI- The Chinese have a saying: it’s not the disease that kills you, it’s the fear. “The Farewell,” a film by writer/director Lulu Wang, is about what happens when a family heeds that wisdom, even when lying is more painful than telling the truth. It’s based on a tru


Meryl’s brilliance sets Soderbergh financial dramedy Streeps apart

MUMBAI- American auteur Steven Soderbergh began with a bang. His 1989 feature debut at Cannes with “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” fetched him the Palme d’Or, and he went on to create a revolution in the independent film movement. Later, in what was then Calcutta (now Kolkata), his wor


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