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Iran's short film wins Oxford Film Festival award

The Iranian short film "Breaktime," directed by Navid Nikkhah-Azad won the award for the best short fiction film in its first screening in the United States in the 18th Oxford International Film Festival's competitive …

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Cannes Film Festival may be postponed till summer

The Cannes Film Festival, the world's biggest, may be pushed back to the summer this year from its usual May date because of the Covid crisis, organizers said Wednesday, France 24 informs. The festival, scheduled for May 11 to 22, …

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Sean Connery dies at 90

Sean Connery, the Scottish actor whose five-decade long movie career was dominated by the role of James Bond, has died at the age of 90, according to the producers of the James Bond series, CNN reports. Connery, who was awarded a …

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Antonio Banderas 'cured' of coronavirus

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas said that he was "cured" of the coronavirus, which he contracted several weeks ago. The actor said on Twitter he had kept to a "disciplined confinement" for 21 days since learning …

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This day in history, August 16 

- The battle of Smolensk between the Russian army and French troops was the first major battle of the 1812 Patriotic War. In the course of a three-day battle in the Smolensk region, Russian troops, repelling attacks by superior enemy forces, did …

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Colosseum in Rome to reopen from June 1

The Colosseum in Rome will reopen on 1 June, after being closed for more than two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With over 7 million visitors a year, the Colosseum is one of Rome’s major tourist attractions. The Flavian …

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UNESCO: we must help museums cope with pandemic crisis  

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, museums have not been spared, the UN cultural agency said, revealing that nearly 90% of the treasured cultural institutions have had to close their doors, while almost 13% are under …

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Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passes away

Top Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, a scion of Bollywood’s most famous Kapoor family, has died. He was 67 and had leukemia. Kapoor was hospitalized in Mumbai on Wednesday and died on Thursday, according to a family statement. …

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Azerbaijani film joins festival in Slovakia

"The Steppe Man", a film by the Azerbaijani director Shamil Aliyev has entered the main competition program of Košice International Montly Film Festival 2020 in Slovakia. "Despite the global coronavirus …

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Tom Hanks diagnosed with coronavirus

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have both tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, the actor said on Twitter. Hanks said that he and Wilson, who are both 63, were tested in Australia, where he …

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Marvel’s next superhero idea focuses on Brexit

Marvel Comics is launching a new team of superheroes representing England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.  Their mission is to see if they can get along peaceably after Britain’s exit from the European Union, English …

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Penelope Cruz christens cruise ship

Costa Smeralda godmother actress Penelope Cruz named the 5,224-passenger ship in Savona, Italy. The Spanish actress has been featured in the line’s international advertising campaign since 2018. …

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Hear Billie Eilish perform James Bond theme song (VIDEO)

U.S. singer Billie Eilish just released her much-anticipated theme song for the upcoming James Bond film 'No Time to Die'. The song was produced by her brother, FINNEAS, alongside Stephen Lipson, with orchestral arrangements by …

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Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas dies at 103

Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood's golden age, has died aged 103, his son Michael Douglas announced. Michael Douglas said in a statement: "It is with tremendous sadness …

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Thieves steal Dali works from Stockholm gallery

Thieves stole bronze sculptures and etchings by surrealist artist Salvador Dali from a gallery in Stockholm in the early hours of Thursday. The Couleur gallery, in Stockholm’s upmarket Ostermalm district, was holding an …

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