Friday , November 24 2017


DIFF’s Arabian Nights lineup pays homage to cultural vibrancy – 11 films to share regional perspectives

DUBAI, Nov 13: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the vibrant lineup of films for its iconic Arabian Nights programme. A favourite of Festival-goers, the 2017 edition will feature nuanced stories from regional and international filmmakers highlighting the multifaceted nature of Arabian culture. Held during the 14th Festival, …

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Complexities of growing up in ‘Lady’ – Machine Gun Kelly joins Bullock in ‘Bird Box’

LOS ANGELES, Nov 8, (RTRS): “Why won’t you call me Lady Bird? You promised that you would.” That is the line that popped into actor and filmmaker Greta Gerwig’s head one day and went on to become the opening statement from the precocious teenage heroine of her directorial debut, “Lady …

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India’s ‘Newton’ defies gravity at film festivals – Roven picked for award

LOS ANGELES, Nov 8, (RTRS): “Newton,” India’s contender at Oscar’s foreign-language category, is that rarity, an indie that achieved box office numbers comparable to mid-range mainstream films. Drishyam Films produced the Hindi-language film, about a rookie poll officer who overcomes the odds to conduct free and fair elections in a …

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