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Third European film panorama kicks off

* Headlining this year’s edition is Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Biutiful” starring Academy Award winner Javier Bardem. # ! Disparate conflicts old and new are at the center of this week’s Panorama for the European Film, reflecting the rapidly changing face of Europe. Returning for the second straight year following last year’s highly successful edition, the …

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Egyptian underground art film scoops top regional prize

TUNIS: "Microphone", about young hip hop and graffiti artists in Egypt’s second city Alexandria, scooped the top award Sunday of Tunisia’s Carthage Film Festival showcasing African and Arab cinema. Directed by Egyptian Ahmad Abdalla, the film impressed with its audacity and youth, announced the jury president, Haitian director Raoul Peck. "The Golden Tanit is awarded …

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Chinese director defends break from art-house

  A Golden Lion-winning Chinese director best known for portraying working-class struggles defended on Saturday his decision to try his hand at commercial cinema as he prepares to make his first kung fu epic. Jia Zhangke made his name with realist films that describe how China’s youth and workers cope with the country’s rapid economic …

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Garcia Marquez publishes book, finishes new novel

Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez is putting the finishing touches on a new novel and is about to publish his first book in six years, his editor said Thursday. The book out Friday in Spain and Latin America, "Yo no vengo a decir un discurso," (I Didn’t Come to Give a …

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La danse: An enticing look at the world of ballet

From Frederick Wiseman, a veteran American filmmaker and producer of documentaries about institutions and their human dynamics, comes an opulent new film entitled “La danse: Le ballet de l’Opéra de Paris,” one of the highlights of the European Film Panorama which kicks off tomorrow at Galaxy cinema and City Stars. This is an unprecedented inside …

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