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Netflix row embroils Cannes as star-stadded festival kicks off

The Cannes film festival kicked off with its traditional lashings of glamour on Wednesday, despite a row over US streaming giant Netflix overshadowing the 70th birthday of the world’s biggest cinema gathering.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/18 18:03:39

70th Cannes International Film Festival kicks off

Jury member for the 70th Cannes International Film Festival, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing poses for photos on the red carpet at the opening of the 70th Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 17, 2017. The 70th Cannes International Film Festival is held here from May 17 to May 28.
Source: Xinhua - | 2017/5/18 14:17:11

70th Cannes Int'l Film Festival kicks off

The 70th Cannes International Film Festival raised its curtain on Wednesday, with the screening of French director Arnaud Desplechin premiere "Les Fantômes d'Ismaël" (Ghosts of Ismael).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 8:08:47

Michael Moore filming new documentary on Donald Trump

Filmmaker Michael Moore is making a documentary on Donald Trump entitled Fahrenheit 9/11, a nod to his most famous work set in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks as well as the date the US president was elected.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/17 18:28:39

Kimmel to return as Oscars host

Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars, the Academy said Tuesday, as the glitzy annual show moves on from the biggest mix-up in its history.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/17 18:18:39

Cannes spotlights New York as indie cinema powerhouse

New York directors Noah Baumbach and the Safdie brothers, who have films in the running for this year's Palme d'Or in Cannes, spotlight the vitality of independent cinema in the US' cultural capital.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/17 18:08:39

Daring Kidman center of attention at France’s annual film festival

Nicole Kidman is the undisputed queen of the Cannes film festival which opens Wednesday afternoon in the French Riviera resort, starring in three of its most eagerly awaited films.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/16 17:33:39

‘Guardians’ dominates again

Disney's space romp Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 continued its hyperspeed performance over the weekend in North America while approaching a quarter-billion dollars in ticket sales for its first two weeks, according to industry estimates.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/15 17:28:39

‘Dangal’ beats out ‘Guardians’ to become box-office champion

Earning 233.93 million yuan ($32.46 million) over the weekend, Indian sports film Dangal topped the Chinese mainland box-office charts, surpassing the former No.1 holder Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2's take of 128.81 million yuan.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/15 17:23:39

Five eye-opening facts about the home of the Cannes film festival

The Cannes film festival opens on Wednesday in the French Riviera resort. Here are five essential - and often surprising - facts about the glitzy Mediterranean town:
Source: AFP | 2017/5/15 17:23:39

China looks for film cooperation along the Maritime Silk Road

Established by the Chinese Guangxi Film Group, the Center for Film Translation of ASEAN Languages serves as an important platform for co-produced film projects between China and its Southeast Asian neighbors.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/14 16:58:39

Red Carpet Film Festival kicks off in Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians walked Friday evening on a 100-meter-long red carpet, rolled out on the floor of Gaza fishermen's dock at the opening ceremony of a 6-day annual film festival held in the Gaza Strip for the third year in a row.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 6:41:17

Chinese fans crazy about ‘Dangal’ actor Aamir Khan

Indian actor Aamir Khan caused quite a lot of buzz when he came to China last month to attend the Beijing International Film Festival and promote his latest film Dangal, which is currently the highest earning Indian film in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/11 18:43:39

McQueen to make authorized Tupac Shakur documentary

Steve McQueen, who won an Oscar for directing 12 Years a Slave, will film an authorized documentary on slain rap legend Tupac Shakur.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/11 18:38:39

‘Deadpool’ gets animated

Cable station FXX announced on Wednesday it had ordered an animated series starring hit Marvel anti-hero Deadpool, with Golden Globe-winning actor Donald Glover leading the creative team.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/11 18:33:39

French actor Delon to retire

Alain Delon, the French star dubbed one of "the best looking actors of all time," declared Tuesday that he was calling time on his career.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/10 17:23:39

Chadwick Boseman: I’m not ready for ‘Black Panther’ fame

Many actors on the verge of the big time like to pretend they have it all worked out, that they know what to expect and are ready.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/10 17:03:39

Warner showcases stunning trailer for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Warner Bros released the official full-length trailer for long-anticipated sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049 on Monday at an event in Los Angeles with stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/9 17:38:40