Tuesday , October 23 2018


‘Joy’ wins best film at BFI fest

‘Been So Long’ neon-bright urban musical Sex-trafficking drama “Joy”, from Austrian-Iranian director Sudabeh Mortezai, has won the award for Best Film at the BFI London Film Festival. “Joy” was one of 10 films in the official competition lineup, half of which were directed or co-directed by women, including Mortezai. The …

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‘A Private War’ goes to frontline to tell reporter’s story

McCarthy says just as comfortable with drama LONDON, Oct 21, (RTRS): Award-winning American war reporter Marie Colvin was known for her dispatches from some of the world’s most brutal conflicts. Now a new film starring “Gone Girl” actress Rosamund Pike tells her story about being fearless on the battlefront. Focusing …

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‘Joy of writing is not knowing end’

Music serves as important motifs in Murakami stories TOKYO, Oct 21, (AP): Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami says he enjoys writing novels because he doesn’t know how they’ll end up. Murakami, hosting a special radio show on Sunday, said he starts writing without deciding how the story should end. Ideas …

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‘Hunter Killer’ a submarine thriller

Davis, Chen join Chastain in ‘Eve’ It’s no trick for even the most ham-fisted global action thriller to achieve a ripped-from-the-headlines “topicality”. Just throw in a terrorist from the right enemy nation, or an American president with the right haircut. So it’s a weird and musty Twilight Zone indeed that …

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Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to ‘save future’

With war in rear view mirror, Croatia makes filming a major business MADRID, Oct 20, (Agencies): Voicing wake-up calls for new generations to save cinema, oceans and journalism, film director Martin Scorsese and marine biologist Sylvia Earle on Friday were awarded Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias prizes along a selected …

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Sirb Al-Hamam, Al-Ghurfa win second Kuwait Cinema Festival’s top awards

Panel honors Al-Buraiki for his role in Ateej KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20, (KUNA): Sirb Al-Hamam (Flock of Doves) won the long movie category of second Kuwait Cinema Festival while Al-Ghurfa (Chamber) won the short movie category, in a ceremony held at Kuwait National Library on Friday. In the long movie …

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Al-Rowaished to take part in 2-day concert

In memory of Al-Shurai’e KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: The renowned Kuwaiti singer Abdullah Al-Rowaished will participate in a two-day concert that will be held at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait in the memory of the Egyptian musician and composer Late Ammar Al-Shurai’e, reports Al-Shahed daily. Al-Rowaished and Al-Shurai’e …

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Actress Maram ready for new drama season

Producers should have a clear vision KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: Actress Maram said she will begin the new drama season with the shooting of her character in the series “Al-Azraa” (The Virgin) in Bahrain, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The director of the series is Mohammad Al-Qaffas and it features distinguished stars …

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‘Wildlife’ shows a family in crisis

Elba joins Swift in ‘Cats’ movie adaptation It’s fall of 1960 in Montana when we meet the Brinson family in “Wildlife”, a carefully considered and deeply moving adaptation of a Richard Ford novel about a fracturing marriage and the teenage son witnessing it all. Things don’t start out bad, or …

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New cultural season kicks off in Jaber Cultural Center

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: The new cultural season kicked off at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center on Monday. During the weekly Monday gathering, the center hosted the renowned actor Saad Al-Faraj at the round hall of the center in the huge presence of actors, media men and the elite, reports …

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