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Samer Arzouni is an entrepreneur and award-winning filmmaker, with over 12 years of experience in the industry, having worked on a wide variety of content and formats, ranging from documentaries to reality TV. He started off working with news and general entertainment networks, producing a variety of current affairs pieces …

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Fest opens with drama on, off screen

A few good women: female filmmakers at Cannes CANNES, France, May 8, (Agencies): The 71st Cannes Film Festival is opening with the premiere of Asghar Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows,” starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, but much of the drama at this year’s festival is off screen. The shadow of disgraced …

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Konkani drama “Konnak Patieupachem?” (Whom to Trust?) from Goa in Kuwait

The well known popular Konkani writer, director and singer of repute, Francis de Tuem will present his 6th Konkani drama “Konnak Patieupachem?” (Whom to Trust?) under the auspices of Kala Mogui Kuwait (KMK) on Friday, May 11, 2018 (2 shows at 3:30 pm (houseful) and 7:30 pm (by public demand) …

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Indian actor Siddiqui takes ‘free speech’ hero to Cannes

‘Manto was an honest man who wrote what he saw’ MUMBAI, May 7, (AFP): When Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui walks the red carpet at Cannes he may take a moment to ponder just how far he has come and where he is headed. In just over a decade, Siddiqui has …

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Aerosmith packs ‘em in at New Orleans Jazz Fest

Aerosmith drew a huge crowd and smaller but still packed crowds boogied to Cage the Elephant, Delbert McClinton and Anita Baker and a rousing mix of other musical acts as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wound up its next-to-last day. Once a relatively small affair, the festival now …

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Gender flipped in ‘Overboard’ remake

‘Overboard,’ the Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell romantic comedy that came out in 1987, was not an especially popular movie at the time (it grossed just $27 million). But in the years since it has become a kind of comfort-food ’80s touchstone that a lot of people enjoy going back to; you …

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Film Academy Expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski From Membership

LOS ANGELES (Agencies) – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanksi from its membership ranks. The decision to remove Cosby and Polanski from the membership was made Tuesday, May 1 at a scheduled …

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KTV OKs schedule for serials – Program details to be announced soon

KUWAIT CITY, May 3: With the unprecedented shift in local drama during Ramadan, KTV has approved the schedule for eight local serials on heritage, comedy and contemporary comedy based on directives from the State Minister of Youths Affairs Mohammad Nasser Al-Jabri and his Undersecretary Tariq Al-Marzam, reports Al-Qabas daily. The …

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The Mississippi Delta blues – ‘Easy to pick up … hard to master’

The Mississippi Delta blues took a detour to Kuwait in Ali Sleeq’s debut, “Gonna Die With The Blues”. Over ten tracks, that range from traditional root blues to contemporary funk, the album is a compilation of a Middle Eastern bluesman’s journey over the past two decades, an affirmation of the …

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Indian silent film ‘White’ offers rape survivor tales

LOS ANGELES, May 1, (Agencies): Rape. The topic is never easy to talk about, is stubbornly topical, and infuriatingly Indian. So it is appropriate, perhaps, that an Indian silent film “White” will be offered to buyers next week at the Cannes Film Market, an adjunct of the Cannes Film Festival. …

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