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Sentsov: Ukrainian director whose career was derailed by politics

Moscow - Oleg Sentsov's career as a film director was on the up when the Russian annexation of his native Crimea abruptly changed his trajectory.

Olivia Newton-John celebrates the 40th anniversary of 'Grease'

Beverly Hills - On August 15, Olivia Newton-John celebrated the 40th anniversary on "Grease," with a special screening that was held in Beverly Hills, California.

Lesley Ann Warren opens up about new horror film 'The Grand Son' Special

Academy Award-nominated actress Lesley Ann Warren (Best Supporting Actress for "Victor/Victoria") chatted with Digital Journal about her new horror film "The Grand Son."

Macron to discuss Ukraine hunger striker Sentsov with Putin

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron will on Friday discuss with Vladimir Putin the case of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for almost three months, Macron's office said.

Soviet army nearly 'battled' US filmmakers in Prague Spring

Davle - Propaganda-fuelled Soviet soldiers were ready to take on American and German armies during the 1968 invasion of former Czechoslovakia -- before they realised the "enemies" were filmmakers.

Ukrainian hunger striker Sentsov says 'end is near': cousin

Moscow - Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is in a "catastrophically bad" state and could be close to death after hunger striking in a Russian jail for nearly three months, his cousin said Wednesday.

Russia names Steven Seagal humanitarian envoy with US

Moscow - Moscow has appointed US actor Steven Seagal as a special envoy, dealing with humanitarian links with the United States, the Russian foreign ministry announced Saturday.

Weinstein seeks to toss sex crimes case over 'warm' emails

New York - Harvey Weinstein's defense lawyer on Friday demanded that a New York court dismiss the sex crimes charges against him, explosively disclosing "warm" emails between the disgraced Hollywood tycoon and his alleged rape victim, in which she said "I love yo...

Virtual reality brings Warsaw uprising back to life

Warsaw - Seventy-four years after Polish insurgents launched the doomed Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Poland has brought the tragic episode back to life through virtual reality.

Emma Thompson: I grew up with 'primitive model' males

Paris - Emma Thompson is suddenly feeling her age.

Nick Buscarino and Pat Bradley discuss new film 'Into the Valli' Special

Film-makers, writers and directors Nick Buscarino and Pat Bradley chatted with Digital Journal about their new film "Into the Valli." They also discussed the digital transformation of the film and entertainment business.

McQueen, suicide and the dark side of the celebrity fairy tale

Los Angeles - When celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion icon Kate Spade killed themselves within the space of three days in June, many couldn't fathom the tragedy of two people who seemed to have it all.

Weinstein Co. sale finalized, owners Lantern take over

New York - Harvey Weinstein's one-time production company no longer exists. On Monday, its new owners confirmed they had concluded the purchase of The Weinstein Company and introduced its successor, Lantern Entertainment.

Thailand cave rescue to be turned into Hollywood movie

Los Angeles - The mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thai cave is to get the Hollywood treatment in a movie announced by faith-based production house Pure Flix.

Ingmar Bergman, portrayer of inner demons, 100 years on

Stockholm - Ingmar Bergman, one of the most distinguished filmmakers of his generation whose melancholic work is often tough-to-digest but celebrated, still captivates audiences as much as he puts off his critics. July 14 would have been his 100th birthday.

French film mogul Luc Besson hit by more sex assault claims

Paris - A second woman has accused the French movie mogul Luc Besson of sexual assault, according to reports, two months after a young actress alleged he had raped her.

S. Korea approves rare screening of N. Korea films

Seoul - South Korea approved a rare screening of North Korean movies at a local film festival on Tuesday, as a diplomatic thaw gains pace following two landmark summits between their leaders.

Race to restore Myanmar's film classics for a second screening

Yangon - The restoration of a 1934 black-and-white action movie, famed for high-octane stunts including a hot-air balloon escape and a jungle shootout against teakwood thieves, has energised efforts to salvage more of Myanmar's decaying cinematic heritage.

Claude Lanzmann, director of Holocaust film 'Shoah', dies at 92

Paris - French filmmaker and writer Claude Lanzmann, whose landmark 1985 documentary "Shoah" revealed the horrors of the Holocaust over nine hours of chilling eyewitness accounts, died in Paris on Thursday aged 92."Claude Lanzmann died at his home.

Claude Lanzmann, director of Holocaust film 'Shoah', dies at 92

Paris - French film-maker and writer Claude Lanzmann, director of the landmark Holocaust documentary "Shoah" which runs more than nine hours long, died in Paris on Thursday at the age of 92, his publisher said."Claude Lanzmann died at his home.

Chile opens sexual abuse investigation against film director

Santiago - A public prosecutor in Chile on Tuesday said he had opened an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against a well-known film director.

Chilean film director apologises over harassment claims

Santiago - A Chilean film director accused of sexual harassment by eight actresses apologized for his actions on Monday but denied being a sex pest.

Weinstein indicted for sex crimes against third woman

New York - Harvey Weinstein is now facing rape and sexual assault charges against a total of three women, New York prosecutors announced Monday as they build a high-stakes legal battle against the disgraced Hollywood mogul.

Social realism and a 'new voice' in Nigerian cinema

Lagos - A low budget comedy set in the working class suburbs of Nigeria's capital, Ema Edosio's debut film "Kasala!" is a world away from the usual style and glamour of Nollywood.

Actor Dan Davidson talks new film 'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' Special

Actor Dan Davidson chatted with Digital Journal about his role in the thriller film "Sicario: Day of the Soldado," and he discussed the impact of technology on the entertainment industry.

Romance author discusses novels and feature film Special

Romance author Faleena Hopkins chatted with Digital Journal about her upcoming feature film, her books, and inspiration to write romance novels.

'The Catcher was a Spy': Moe Berg's double life as secret agent

Los Angeles - Baseball pro Moe Berg wasn't much of a star in the diamond but he was an MVP in the theater of war, risking his life behind enemy lines as an Allied spy.

'Fallen Kingdom' caps 25 years of 'Jurassic' thrills

Los Angeles - "God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs, God creates Man, Man kills God, Man brings back dinosaurs," Jeff Goldblum deadpanned in "Jurassic Park," released 25 years ago this week.

Animated film tries to solve dark riddle of Balkan wars

Paris - Anja Kofmel was only 10 when her cousin Chris, an adventurer who she hero-worshipped, was found shot in the head in a snow-fringed field in Croatia.

The 'Black Panther' actor who is an undocumented 'Dreamer'

Los Angeles - On the hit sitcom "The Good Place," Bambadjan Bamba plays an eternal being in the afterlife. In reality, the Ivorian actor is living in limbo in the United States as an undocumented immigrant.
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