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German comedy favoured to win top Cannes prize for woman director

Cannes - The Cannes film festival ends Sunday with a German comedy, a movie about a bus driver poet and a Romanian meditation on morality the favourites to lift its top prize, the Palme d'Or.

Cannes film shines light on Chad's 'torture factories'

Cannes - There is a heart-stopping moment in a new documentary about the survivors of Chadian dictator Hissene Habre's torture chambers, when one of the torturers kneels down in front of his victim and begs for forgiveness.

CIA spy 'claimed his tip-off led to Mandela arrest'

London - A tip from a CIA spy to authorities in apartheid-era South Africa led to Nelson Mandela's 1962 arrest, beginning the leader's 27 years behind bars, an article in the Sunday Times reported.

Fake 'Friday the 13th' terror attack on Cannes film stars' hotel

Cannes - A fake terror attack panicked guests at the French Riviera hideaway of several Hollywood stars at the Cannes film festival, police said Saturday.

Hollywood takes notice as Korean films surf K-culture wave

Seoul - With K-pop and K-drama television series riding high across Asia and beyond, a trio of South Korean films with top billing at this year's Cannes film festival also shows the country's growing cinematic clout.

Hollywood takes notice as Korean films surf K-culture wave

Seoul - With K-pop and K-drama television series riding high across Asia and beyond, a trio of South Korean films with top billing at this year's Cannes film festival also shows the country's growing cinematic clout.

Hollywood takes notice as Korean films surf K-culture wave

Seoul - With K-pop and K-drama television series riding high across Asia and beyond, a trio of South Korean films with top billing at this year's Cannes film festival also shows the country's growing cinematic clout.

Egypt's turmoil comes to Cannes in claustrophobic new movie

Cannes - A powerful Egyptian film, shot entirely inside a police van crammed with secular revolutionaries and Muslim Brotherhood supporters as riots rage in Cairo, has brought the country's post-Arab Spring woes to the Cannes film festival.

New Pablo Neruda movie recounts poet's dramatic bid for freedom

Santiago - The poems that won Pablo Neruda the Nobel prize for literature may never have been seen if the writer had not been such a good horseman.

Artist Ai Weiwei says Gaza key part of refugee crisis

Gaza - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei said Thursday he felt compelled to visit Gaza to understand its part in the global refugee crisis for a documentary he is filming.

Rape joke, sex abuse claims haunt Woody Allen at Cannes

Cannes - Allegations that Woody Allen sexually abused his daughter returned to haunt him in Cannes as he was being feted at the film festival's opening gala.

Loach comes out of 'retirement' with new Cannes film

London - Left-wing British director Ken Loach -- who turns 80 this year -- said he was retiring two years ago just before showing his last movie "Jimmy's Hall" at the Cannes film festival.

Woody Allen's golden-age Hollywood love story kicks off Cannes

Cannes - Hollywood decamped to Cannes Wednesday where Woody Allen's new romantic yarn set in cinema's golden age received mixed reviews from critics as it launched the world's top film festival.

Woody Allen's golden-age Hollywood love story kicks off Cannes

Cannes - Hollywood decamped to Cannes Wednesday where Woody Allen's new romantic yarn set in cinema's golden age received mixed reviews from critics as it launched the world's top film festival.

Woody Allen's golden-age Hollywood love story kicks off Cannes

Cannes - Hollywood decamped to Cannes Wednesday where Woody Allen's new romantic yarn set in cinema's golden age received mixed reviews from critics as it launched the world's top film festival.

Finishing touches to Cannes before red carpet unfurls

Cannes - An army of workers built giant screens and tested spotlights in Cannes Tuesday as the rich and famous were set to invade the French Riviera town for two weeks of film and fun -- all under maximum security.

Cannes juggles security with not cramping stars

Cannes - The Cannes film festival opens this week with the authorities in the French Riviera resort torn between the need for tight security and wrecking the party of a particularly starry year.

Interview: Actor Andrew Bowen talks new feature film 'Po' Special

Actor Andrew Bowen chatted with Digital Journal about his role as Jack in the feature film "Po." He also shares his advice for aspiring actors.

Afghan film star in miserable French exile after death threats over veil

Paris - The feted star of an internationally-acclaimed film, Afghan actress Marina Golbahari, and her husband have been chased from their home to the brink of suicide in a filthy French asylum shelter after she was photographed without a veil.

'Magnificent 7' revives forgotten story of black cowboys

Los Angeles - From the chiseled, insouciant Robert Mitchum and the rugged, laconic Clint Eastwood to John Wayne, the most celebrated cowboy of all, Hollywood's Western icons are invariably strong, brooding -- and white.

French terror film stalled twice by Paris attacks gets U.S. bow

Los Angeles - Islamic terror thriller "Made In France" was days from its premiere in Paris when Said and Cherif Kouachi walked into the offices of Charlie Hebdo and began unloading their Kalashnikovs.

Interview: Largerthanlife talks documentary, dream female duets Special

Wantagh - Largerthanlife sat down and chatted with Digital Journal on April 18, prior to their concert at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh.

Review: Steve Aoki charms on new 'I'll Sleep When I'm Dead' documentary Special

New York - Steve Aoki's new documentary "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" made its world premiere last night on April 15 at Beacon Theatre in New York City.

France's richest man hits back at feelgood cinema hit

Paris - France's richest man, LVMH boss Bernard Arnault, broke his silence Thursday on a hit documentary in which the little guys take him on -- and end up laughing all the way to the bank.

'Star Wars' wins big at MTV awards

Los Angeles - Space Opera "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, taking best film and breakthrough performance for its star Daisy Ridley.

War photographer and mother, the woman at centre of new Spielberg film

Paris - Her parents were hairdressers in a small town in Connecticut -- so it wasn't exactly written in the stars that Lynsey Addario should become one of the world's best known war photographers.

Bernie Sanders courts New York with Spike Lee-directed ad

Washington - Spike Lee has directed a new campaign spot for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, with rights activists giving the Vermont senator their endorsement.

Hollywood woos 'Generation Xbox' with 'Hardcore Henry'

Los Angeles - First-person live-action shooter "Hardcore Henry" hits theaters this weekend in a blaze of buzz hailing the movie as a new cinematic genre for "Generation Xbox" -- but sharply dividing critics.

Hogwarts goes to Hollywood as theme parks mushroom

Los Angeles - Fifteen years after Harry Potter's first big screen adventure, Universal is enchanting a new generation of Muggles with its most spectacular conjuring trick yet -- a theme park in the heart of Hollywood.

Favreau gives 'Jungle Book' a girl-power makeover

Los Angeles - One of the best-loved animated films of all-time, "The Jungle Book" boasted iconic songs and a cast that ensured it would be revered as a milestone in Hollywood history.
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