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Roman Polanski: Polish Supreme Court rejects extradition to US

Varsovia - Poland's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski to the United States, where he faces sentencing over a decades-old case of statutory rape.

Russian film sparks uproar by glorifying Soviet WWII 'myth'

Moscow - In a controversial new Russian film, 28 Soviet soldiers facing sure death defend the frontline outside Moscow against an onslaught of Nazi tanks in 1941.

Artists celebrated at Obama’s final Kennedy Center Honors gala

Washington - President Barack Obama attended his last Kennedy Center Honors gala, making some of his final goodbyes to celebrated artists before leaving office next month.

To Audrey with love: a fashion designer's tribute

Den Haag - One of the fashion world's greatest platonic love stories almost never came to pass, when in the 1950s French couturier Hubert de Givenchy at first refused a request to design for Audrey Hepburn.

Austria's race against time to save anti-Nazi film

Vienna - One of Austria's most important anti-Nazi films was thought lost for decades, until it was uncovered by chance last year.Now experts must race to keep from losing "The City Without Jews" again -- this time from decay.

'Loving:' how an interracial couple's love changed history

Washington - Just as a caustic election has laid bare loose threads in the US social fabric, a new film has returned to the country's all-too-recent era of deep racial segregation.

Putin hands action star Seagal Russian passport

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Friday personally handed a new Russian passport to US action star Steven Seagal and said he hoped the gesture showed a "normalisation" of strained relations with Washington.

Asghar Farhadi on war, peace and writing from the heart

Los Angeles - Asghar Farhadi stepped out into the biting winter Tehran air clutching his Oscar, taken aback by the huge crowd waiting at the airport to crown him Iran's next national hero.

FBI clears Brad Pitt over abuse claim

Los Angeles - Brad Pitt has been cleared after a probe into allegations he mistreated one of his children in a mid-air altercation, the FBI said on Tuesday.

Hidden Bergman 'masterpiece' to hit Swedish movie screens

Stockholm - Discovered in Ingmar Bergman's archive, a previously unknown manuscript about sexual and social revolution in the 1960s is to be turned into a movie, nearly a decade after the Swedish director's death.

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat attacked in Paris

Paris - Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat was punched in the face and sprayed with tear gas by masked attackers in an upmarket area of Paris, police said Thursday.

Interview: Film director Eric Rivas discusses 'Vamp Bikers' Special

Film director Eric Rivas chatted with Digital Journal about the latest installment of "Vamp Bikers." He opened up about the actors and their roles.

'Unlike Bush, Trump no idiot', says Depardieu

Paris - Donald Trump is no "idiot" according to French actor Gerard Depardieu, who compared him favourably to the previous Republican US president George W. Bush in an interview on Sunday."Unlike George W.

Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz dies aged 70

Cairo - Iconic Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, who starred in more than 90 feature films and worked under some of Egypt's most celebrated directors, has died aged 70.

Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz dies aged 70

Cairo - Iconic Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, who starred in more than 90 feature films and worked under some of Egypt's most celebrated directors, has died aged 70.

Brazil's mega corruption scandal to get movie treatment

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's gigantic corruption scandal will move from news TV to movie theaters and Netflix next year, when rival directors turn the real-life thriller into entertainment.

Hanks, Portman bag honors as awards season kicks off

Los Angeles - Tom Hanks and Natalie Portman took top acting honors at the Hollywood Film Awards, billed as the official start of the film industry's annual prize-giving season.

Putin grants action star Steven Seagal Russian citizenship

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin signed off Thursday on a decree granting Russian citizenship to US action hero actor Steven Seagal, the latest high-profile passport handout to a Western celebrity.

'National Bird' shines light on secretive drone wars

Los Angeles - The convoy had stopped for prayers in a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan when the Hellfire missiles came out of a clear blue sky, incinerating vehicles and liquidating 23 unarmed civilians.

Timeless Deneuve says age no barrier to success

At 73, French film goddess Catherine Deneuve is plenty busy -- acting, scooping up awards, dipping a toe in social causes. But one thing she is not fussing over? Ageing.

Michael Douglas says Val Kilmer has cancer: reports

Los Angeles - Michael Douglas ended months of speculation over fellow actor Val Kilmer's health on Monday by confirming his friend was suffering from cancer, several reports said on Monday.

'Mommy's Box' wins big at Malibu West International Film Festival

The feature film "Mommy's Box" was a big winner at this year's Malibu West International Film Festival. Congratulations are in order for the whole team.

Life imitates cinema in Mexico City's Day of the Dead parade

Mexico - Thousands thronged downtown Mexico City on Saturday for a "traditional" indigenous procession held for the first time this year, inspired by a hit Hollywood movie.

Director says Moscow cinemas barred N.Korea film

Moscow - Russian documentary director Vitaly Mansky said Tuesday that eight Moscow cinemas have refused to show his acclaimed documentary shot in Pyongyang after it sparked anger in North Korea.

Bollywood film set to screen after Pakistani actor ban

New Delhi - A top Bollywood movie mired in controversy for featuring a Pakistani actor will open as scheduled in India after an industry body agreed to ban actors from across the border in future.

Inspired by 007, Mexico to hold Day of Dead parade

Mexico - The opening scene of the movie "Spectre" shows James Bond chasing a bad guy through a Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City -- except there has never been such a procession.But life is about to imitate art.

'Do Not Resist' highlights crisis of police militarization

Los Angeles - Officers with assault rifles, backed by a huge armored grenade launcher, square up to a crowd furiously denouncing the killing of a young black neighbor.

Hollywood stars honor British director Ridley Scott

Los Angeles - Some of Hollywood's biggest stars honored British director Ridley Scott as he was handed the American Cinematique Award to mark an illustrious career spanning five decades.

Chinese movies dominate Asia's top film festival

Busan - Chinese movies have taken the two main prizes at Asia's premier film festival, with judges lauding their portrayal of two very different versions of modern reality in their country.

Film seeks new take on foreign domestic workers

Busan - A documentary that takes an intimate look at the daily dramas of foreign domestic workers has premiered at Asia’s largest film festival, with its director pushing a fresh perspective on the millions employed in homes across the globe.
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