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 Russia’s Zvyagintsev wins Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival with Loveless

Russia’s Zvyagintsev wins Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival with Loveless

Russian film director Andrey Zvyaginstev has won the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize for his bleak family drama Loveless.  The Award Ceremony of the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival was held on Sunday. …

Iranian film A Man of Integrity wins #039Certain Regard#039 competition at Cannes

Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

A movie by an Iranian who was previously sentenced to jail for his work in Iran won the top prize in the " …

Georgia and Turkey to cooperate in field of culture

Georgia and Turkey to cooperate in field of culture

A government delegation of Turkey led by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is on an official visit to Tbilisi. The delegation signed a program on cooperation between the two countries in the sphere of culture for 2017-2018. …

Andrey Petrov on Vesti.FM: early Soviet national movies were international

Andrey Petrov on Vesti.FM: early Soviet national movies were international

The national cinema industry had not enough time to develop in the Russian Empire, since only nine years passed from the premiere of Stenka Razin to the October Revolution. During this time the cinema did not go beyond a creation of a few movie …

Actor Oleg Vidov passes away

Actor Oleg Vidov passes away

Soviet actor Oleg Vidov has died in his home in Westlake Village, California at the age of 73, his widow Joan Borsten said. According to Borsten, her husband died of cancer complications, TASS reported. Oleg …

Mehriban Zaki: I really love rhythmic gymnastics

Mehriban Zaki: I really love rhythmic gymnastics

Watching rhythmic gymnastics enrich people of art, Honored Artist of Azerbaijan Mehriban Zaki, who came to see the first performances of the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku, told the correspondent of Vestnik …

Moscow Cultural Forum opens today

Moscow Cultural Forum opens today

It's a platform for an open dialogue between city's cultural institutions and residents

Jack Sparrow might be inspired by Muslim captain

Jack Sparrow might be inspired by Muslim captain

The Daily Sabah newspaper suggested that Jack Sparrow was inspired by a famous sailor and pirate Jack Ward who was born in England and sailed across the Mediterranean Sea. According to limited historical sources, James Ward was …

Biopic about Erdogan presented in Istanbul

Biopic about Erdogan presented in Istanbul

The producers of a new movie about the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hosted a gala screening in Istanbul. The biopic, titled "Reis," portrays Erdogan's childhood growing up in Istanbul's …

Zarif congratulates crew of #039The Salesman#039 on winning Oscar

Zarif congratulates crew of 'The Salesman' on winning Oscar

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated the Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi for winning Oscar 2017. "Proud of Cast and Crew of 'The Salesman' for Oscar and stance …

Iran#039s #039The Salesman#039 wins Oscar

Iran's 'The Salesman' wins Oscar

The 89th Annual Academy Awards were held today at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Iran's The Salesman won the award for the best foreign-language film after the nomination stirred controversy after President Trump's …

 Asghar Farhadi not to attend Oscar Ceremony

Asghar Farhadi not to attend Oscar Ceremony

The Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose film “The Salesman” is nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign-language movie, said that he would not attend the Oscars ceremony, even if he were granted an exception …

Tbilisi to show David Bowie documentary

Tbilisi to show David Bowie documentary

A new documentary about David Bowie 'The Last Five Years' will be broadcast on his 70th birthday in Tbilisi. Directed by Francis Whately, David Bowie: The Last Five Years tells the stories of his 2013 surprise …

Actress Carrie Fisher dies at 60

Actress Carrie Fisher dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60. Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, …

Baku to host European film festival in November

Baku to host European film festival in November

The 7th European Film Festival will be held in Baku from November 3 to 12.   Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Malena Mard said that 20 European films will be screened during the event.   …

‘Ali and Nino’ opens Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles

‘Ali and Nino’ opens Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles

Oscar-winning Indo-British filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s film 'Ali and Nino' has opened the second annual Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles. “The decision to screen ‘Ali and Nino’ as our opening film, …

Armenia#039s submission to Oscar disqualified

Armenia's submission to Oscar disqualified

The Academy has disqualified Armenia's submission in the best foreign-language film race, Zemletryaseniye (Earthquake) directed by Sarik Andreasyan. "The committee deemed that Earthquake did not meet submission …

Yuri Vasilyev: cultural cooperation is essential for peace in the world

Yuri Vasilyev: cultural cooperation is essential for peace in the world

Relations between the countries, including relations between Russia and Azerbaijan, are based on culture, so cultural ties are essential for interstate cooperation and they should never be cut, Russian film director Yuri Vasilyev …

Russian Cinema Days kick off in Baku

Russian Cinema Days kick off in Baku

The Days of Russian Cinema kick off in Baku. To be held at the "Nizami" cinema center, the week will start with the screening of  film "The Pure art" and meeting with Russian film makers on October 10, …

Polish film director Andrzej Wajda passes away

Polish film director Andrzej Wajda passes away

Oscar-winning Polish film director Andrzej Wajda has died aged 90, the Polish Filmmakers' Association has confirmed.  Wajda had been recently taken to hospital. He made more than 40 feature films in a …

‘Ali and Nino’ movie premiere held in Baku

‘Ali and Nino’ movie premiere held in Baku

The premiere of the film 'Ali and Nino' took place at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku on October 5. Azerbaijan’s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, the …

Presentation of #039Ali and Nino#039 film scheduled for October 4

Presentation of 'Ali and Nino' film scheduled for October 4

Presentation of the long-awaited “Ali and Nino” film, based on a novel with the same name by an Azerbaijani writer, will be held at the Heydar Aliyev Center on October 4. Ali and Nino is a tale of love by an Azerbaijani …

 Irina Efremova dies

Irina Efremova dies

"Today in the apartment at  Zoological street a 53-year-old actress Irina Efremova was found dead,’’  RIA Novosti quotes the source, familiar with the situation. The cause of …

#039Stalker#039 to be screened at Venice Film Festival

'Stalker' to be screened at Venice Film Festival

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Fakhraddin Manafov: rhythmic gymnastics is stunning, so much drama

Fakhraddin Manafov: rhythmic gymnastics is stunning, so much drama

Azerbaijani actor Fakhraddin Manafov, speaking with a correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza, thanked the leadership of the republic and personally the first lady of Azerbaijan, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, President of …

Film festival NALCHIK-2016 starts in Nalchik

Film festival NALCHIK-2016 starts in Nalchik

Nalchik hosts one of the most prestigious Caucasian film festivals - NALCHINK-2016. "I am glad that the festival is being held in Nalchik. Due to this the residents of Kabardino-Balkaria can get …

Anton Yelchin dies aged 27 in strange car accident

Anton Yelchin dies aged 27 in strange car accident

Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek films, has died at the age of 27. He was killed in an accident at his Los Angeles home early on Sunday morning, his publicist Jennifer Allen …

Dmitry Myron dies in Almaty

Dmitry Myron dies in Almaty

Russian stage and screen actor Dmitry Myron died this morning at the age of 41 in Almaty's hospital, a Russian …

Alexei Dayneko passes away

Alexei Dayneko passes away

Russian singer, TV host and actor Alexei Dayneko died last night at the age of 46, his wife Elena Logatskaya said. The cause of his death isn't known yet, but two weeks ago he broke his leg, TASS reports. …

 Iranians Farhadi and Hosseini awarded at Cannes Film Festival

Iranians Farhadi and Hosseini awarded at Cannes Film Festival

Iranian Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi and actor Shahab Hosseini have won the rewards for the best screenplay and the best actor at Cannes respectively. Starring Hosseini, 'The Salesman' …