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'The Square' by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund wins Palme d'Or of 70th Cannes Film Festival


"The Square", directed by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, won Sunday evening the Palme d'Or of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

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

Dough figurines made by folk artist in E China

Han Hongyuan, a folk artist, shows self-made dough figurines in Tancheng County, east China's Shandong Province, May 14, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 14:12:47

Netflix announces first original series to be filmed in Australia

Netflix has announced on Tuesday the first ever Australian-made original drama series for the international streaming service while speculation about a price hike for Australian users continues.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 14:01:51

13th China (Shenzhen) Int'l Cultural Industrial Fair concludes

Photo taken on May 15, 2017 shows a diamond decoration at the 13th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industrial Fair in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province. Turnover of the International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) that ended in Shenzhen on Monday hit 224 billion yuan (about 32.5 billion U.S. dollars), up 10.28 percent on the previous year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 9:23:03

Civilization magazine publishes Silk Road collectors edition

Beijing-based Civilization magazine issued a collectors edition of its publication on May 6. Titled "Memories of the Civilizations along the Silk Road," the issue focuses on the intangible cultural heritages and historical sites of the 65 countries that sit along what once was the ancient Silk Road.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/15 17:28:40

Lost in translation: Russia’s Channel One cuts Vladimir Putin mention from Russian-dubbed version of hit US show ‘Fargo’

Russia's state-controlled Channel One is airing the hit US series Fargo with a twist: Mentions of President Vladimir Putin have apparently been excised from the dubbed Russian translation.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/15 17:28:40

‘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

Dancing in the dark: New York club turns lights out for show

With flashy lights and lasers increasingly the norm at concerts, a New York promoter is trying a new effect to bring the focus back to the music - darkness.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/14 16:53:39

Silk road classics

Blue and white porcelain plates and cups, Rococo-style ceramic coffee pots and wine vessels decorated with silver and copper - these are just a part of the precious items on display as part of the exhibition Classic Porcelain on the Silk Road, which opened at National Museum of China (NMC) in Beijing on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/14 16:53:39

German artist Imhof wins Venice Golden Lion

German contemporary artist Anne Imhof won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the Venice's Biennale Saturday for her provocative Faust, a dark reflection on modern society.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/14 16:48:39