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Entertainment

Slice-of-life drama in ‘Wolf and Sheep’ – Musings, stunning landscapes in ‘Mimosas’

LOS ANGELES, May 21, (RTRS): Winner of the Directors’ Fortnight’s top kudos, the art cinema prize, the slim, slice-of-life drama “Wolf and Sheep” mixes naturalistic, …

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Cher turns 70, still a ‘hot artist’ – Fans pay tribute

LOS ANGELES, May 21, (Agencies):  May 20 marks the 70th birthday of Cher, who has enjoyed nearly a dozen showbiz careers in 50-plus years — …

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Twisted rape tale hands women power – ‘Salesman’ an Iranian revenge film

CANNES, France, May 21, (Agencies): A twisted rape thriller by “Basic Instinct” director Paul Verhoeven drew rave reviews Saturday in Cannes, where it was one …

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Melancholy tale of broken family in ‘After the Storm’ – Kore-eda takes a more generous view of humanity

LOS ANGELES, May 21, (RTRS):  “A stew needs time for the flavors to sink in; so do people,” observes the sage matriarch of “After the …

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Iranian cinema centre stage at Cannes – Directors Farhadi, Behzadi vie for awards

TEHRAN, May 20, (AFP): As Iranian films and actors compete this weekend at Cannes attention is turning toward the country’s thriving independent cinema sector which …

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‘Peshmerga’ gets Cannes ovation – Jeers greet Penn’s ‘Last Face’ at Cannes

CANNES, France, May 20, (Agencies): A Kurdish cameraman who nearly lost his arm shooting a film by French celebrity philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy about the Kurds’ …

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Country artists welcome Beyonce to the format – ‘Daddy Lessons’ a real story

NASHVILLE, Tenn, May 20, (AP): When Beyonce dropped a country tune inside her new visual album “Lemonade,” it was the biggest crossover news in country …

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‘End of the World’ excruciating dramatic experience – Script’s strengths almost entirely lost in too-literal translations

LOS ANGELES, May 20, (RTRS): Jean-Luc Lagarce was 38 when he died of AIDS, four years older than Louis, the protagonist of his play “It’s …

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Iranian version of feminist dream in Inversion – Pollution sets off a chain reaction

LOS ANGELES, May 19, (RTRS): The title shot of “Inversion” is an image of a metropolitan landscape so thick with smog that the skyscrapers seem …

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Hard-boiled detective tale in ‘Unknown’ – ‘Emotional involvement leads to bad diagnosis’

LOS ANGELES, May 19, (RTRS): In Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s very best films, you know exactly what you’re getting — until the quiet dramatic …

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