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Ukraine picks Crimean Tatar – Tragic tale

KIEV, Feb 22, (AFP): Ukraine has picked Jamala, who belongs to the Muslim Tatar minority of Crimea, to represent the country in the Eurovision contest …

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‘Lullaby’ a spiritual-political epic – Diaz depicts Filipino population suppressed under Spanish rule

LOS ANGELES, Feb 22, (RTRS): Somewhere around the sixth hour of “A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery”, two characters engage in a hoary discussion about …

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Study finds ‘whitewashed’ H’wood – ‘We have an inclusion crisis’

NEW YORK, Feb 22, (AP): In one of the most exhaustive reports on diversity in Hollywood, a new study finds that the films and television …

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Compelling, bittersweet coming-of-age drama in Mellow Mud – Debutant Vaska gives knockout performance

LOS ANGELES, Feb 22, (RTRS): Harsh c.ircumstances force a resourceful and determined Latvian lass to mature beyond her years in “Mellow Mud,” a compelling, bittersweet …

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10 Oscar hopefuls based on true tales – From real to reel

LOS ANGELES, Feb 21, (AFP): From biopics and historical epics to spy stories and harrowing tales of abduction and abuse, this year’s list of Oscar …

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Actor Fageeh hopes film gives an insight into Saudi life – Rare Saudi film shown at Berlin festival

BERLIN, Feb 21, (RTRS): It’s rare that a Saudi Arabian film is shown at a major film festival, but Mahmoud Sabbagh’s “Barakah yoqabil Barakah” (Barakah …

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‘A War’ depicts complex conflicts – Lindholm’s film balances military, legal politics

LOS ANGELES, Feb 21, (RTRS): Back in 2014, Tobias Lindholm got to share in some Oscar celebrations, as Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt” — which Lindholm …

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Author leaves behind queries – Life and work?

NEW YORK, Feb 21, (Agencies): Harper Lee has died, but the conversation about the author’s life and work has only begun. “I think the retrospective will …

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‘Race’ competes, but not medal – Flick recounts Owen’s Nazi-defying triumph at ’36 Olympics

Though the film is due out in theaters this weekend, it’ll be a couple of years before “Race” fully arrives in its most natural habitat: …

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Dion extends his stay in the blues on latest CD – Lovely melding of culture in ‘Lola’

LOS ANGELES, Feb 19, (Agencies): Dion, “New York Is My Home” (Instant Records) Dion extends his stay in the blues neighborhood on “New York Is …

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