Movies

Venice Biennale invites heavy thinking on political issues

May 10, 2019

Political issues that excite newsprint, airwaves and social media are getting a very open airing at the 58th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair

Prada announces diversity council after blackface outrage

Feb 14, 2019

Italian luxury fashion brand Prada forms diversity council after withdrawing bag charms seen as resembling blackface caricatures; artist Theaster Gates and film director Ava DuVernay agree to chair

'Rambo,' 'Total Recall' producer Andy Vajna dies at 74

Jan 20, 2019

Andy Vajna, a Hungarian-American film producer who worked on several "Rambo" movies with Sylvester Stallone, "Total Recall" with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Madonna's "Evita," has died

Hungarian director Ferenc Kosa, winner in Cannes, dies at 81

Dec 12, 2018

The Hungarian Academy of Arts says that Ferenc Kosa, winner of best director prize at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has died at 81.

Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov wins EU rights award

Oct 25, 2018

The European Union has awarded the Sakharov Prize, its top human rights honor, to Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia accused of plotting acts of terrorism

EU awards Sakharov Prize for human rights to jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

Oct 25, 2018

EU awards Sakharov Prize for human rights to jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

Cyprus woos filmmakers with year-long sunshine, 35 pc rebate

Oct 10, 2018

Under its adopted moniker of "Olivewood," the tiny Mediterranean island of Cyprus is trying to woo moviemakers from around the world with 300-plus days of sunshine yearly and a package of financial incentives including a cash rebate of up to 35 percent

Region in Ukraine's west bans Russian-language books, movies

Sep 19, 2018

A regional council in western Ukraine has passed a motion to ban all Russian-language books, films and songs in the region

Filmmaker says Bannon embraced comparison to Satan

Sep 5, 2018

The filmmaker behind a new documentary on Steve Bannon says the political strategist embraced a comparison to Satan

Guillermo del Toro passionately pushes for gender equality

Aug 29, 2018

Guillermo del Toro, as the head of the jury at the Venice Film Festival, says a push for gender equality "is beyond a gesture, it's a need"

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