Cinema

In memory of Rasim Ojagov

Rasim Ojagov was a key component of the Renaissance of Azerbaijani cinema and one of the most important directors of Soviet cinema in general, the directors, actors and film critics told the correspondents of Vestnik …

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Stan Lee passes away at 95

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95. Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee, said that her father was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early on the morning of Monday 12th November, and died in the …

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Turkey stops showing cowboy films - media

Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT has stopped showing cowboy films, which the channel has aired on Sundays since the 1980s. Instead of Westerns, TRT said it plans to broadcast Turkish movies. The decision was taken in …

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Crystal Spring festival opens in Essentuki

The first open international film festival ‘Crystal Spring’ kicked off In Essentuki - dozens of honorable guests passed along the red carpet stretched from Privokzalnaya to the Theater Square of the city. Nona Grishaeva and …

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Russian filmmaker Stanislav Govorukhin passes away

Well-known Russian film director and Chairman of the State Duma Culture Committee Stanislav Govorukhin passed away at 10:37 Moscow time at the Barvikha Sanatorium outside Moscow, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav …

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Kinotavr festival kicks off in Sochi

The Kinotavr Film Festival kicked off in Sochi. The solemn ceremony hosted by Danila Kazlovski takes place in the Winter Theater. The main selection of the contest includes 14 films. The ceremony was attended by Advisor to the …

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Georgian director to attend Sydney Film Festival

Georgian filmmaker Ana Urushadze was included in a number of ten European women filmmakers which will attend the Sydney Film Festival this year. Emily Atef will bring her award-winning 3 Days In Quiberon …

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First anime channel to be launched in Russia

Russia will see the launch of its first ever anime channel this summer,  Digital TV PR director Evgeny Kuzin said. DTV, which has partnered with VGTRK and Rostelecom, obtained a licence for the channel, …

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Asghar Farhadi's film to open Cannes festival

The Cannes film festival will open next month with Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's new film Everybody Knows. Organizers said that the psychological thriller shot in Spanish and starring Penelope Cruz and Javier …

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Saudi Arabia to open 100 theaters by 2030

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., controlled by China’s Dalian Wanda, was granted the first cinema license in Saudi Arabia and plans to open 100 theaters with the country’s Public Investment Fund. AMC, the world’s …

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Saudi Arabia starts issuing movie theater licences

Saudi Arabia began issuing licences yesterday to operate movie theaters in the kingdom ahead of their reopening, after a decades-long ban was lifted as part of a far-reaching liberalization drive. The kingdom's culture and …

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Russia's actor Mikhail Derzhavin passes away

Russia's comic actor Mikhail Derzhavin, widely beloved for his roles in numerous iconic films of the Soviet era, has passed away today at the age of 81. Derzhavin died on January 10, the Moscow Academic Theater Of …

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