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‘Call Me Francesco’ recalls pope’s darkest moments – Luchetti’s film focuses on character of Bergoglio

ROME, Nov 30, (AFP): The challenges faced by Pope Francis during the dark years of the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983) are portrayed in a new …

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Vintage ‘Star Wars’ toys go galactic – Prices soar into hyperspace

THORNABY, England, Nov 30, (RTRS): Vintage toys linked to the “Star Wars” film franchise are moving faster than a swirling lightsaber, sending prices of many …

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‘No chance of another Gangnam’ – Sinatra’s birthplace commemorates his 100th

SEOUL, Nov 30, (Agencies): “Gangnam Style” star Psy acknowledged Monday that he could never repeat the phenomenal global success of his 2012 hit, but said …

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‘Orchestra’ takes top prize at ‘Carthage’ – Tibetan tale ‘Tharlo’ wins Tokyo Filmex Grand prize

TUNIS, Nov 29, (Agencies): Moroccan director Mohammed Mouftakir’s “L’Orchestre des Aveugles” (The Blind Orchestra) took the Tanit d’Or Saturday at the Carthage Film Festival, blighted …

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DIFF to honor legendary actor Shah – Festival to pay tribute to Spielberg’s Jaws

DUBAI, Nov 29: The 12th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival is honored to present the legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah with its prestigious Lifetime …

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‘Joy’ salute to women who are unsung heroes: Lawrence – Hamill offers new ‘Force Awakens’ hints

LOS ANGELES, Nov 29, (RTRS): Jennifer Lawrence on Saturday said her film “Joy” is a tribute to “women who are the unsung heroes of their …

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‘Poverty’ delivers tough-to-accept message – ‘Marguerite’, ‘Golden Years’ among Louis Delluc noms

LOS ANGELES, Nov 29, (RTRS): As if poverty weren’t a challenging enough phenomenon unto itself, time has revealed that good intentions by outsiders can in …

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Are filmmakers ready to tackle terror? – Can Nov 13 attacks prove gamechanger for popular culture?

LOS ANGELES, Nov 28, (RTRS): Two weeks after suffering the most devastating attack since WWII, France is slowly getting back on its feet. The recent …

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Whistler may’ve gotten a shade cooler – Canadian content meets Kudos contenders

LOS ANGELES, Nov 28, (RTRS): The Whistler Film Festival, which dubs itself as Canada’s “coolest” film fest, may have just gotten a shade cooler. In …

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Expo ‘traces’ birth of Alice – Still ‘fascinates’

LONDON, Nov 28, (AFP): A century and a half after first being published, the surreal classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” still fascinates readers and inspires …

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