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Taiwanese films to compete for Oscar nominations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) on Wednesday (Jan. 28) launched promotional campaigns for three Taiwanese films that will compete for Oscars nominations. Th...

AP Breakthrough Entertainer Anya Taylor-Joy living in Narnia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a span of seven months this year alone, Anya Taylor-Joy played a meddling British brat in “Emma,” a Russian mutant with teleportation powers in the latest “X-Men” film, and an Am...

Death of young actor fuels debate on nepotism in Bollywood

NEW DELHI (AP) — The entertainment capital of India may be reeling under the coronavirus onslaught, but its celebrity inhabitants are being roiled by troubles of another kind. The su...

New talent film competition begins at Taipei Film Festival

A dozen full-length feature films by new and emerging filmmakers around the world began screening Friday (June 27) in a competition for new talent at the annual Taipei Film Festival. A total of 12 ...

'Chariots of Fire,' 'Lord of the Rings' actor Ian Holm dies

LONDON (AP) — Ian Holm, a versatile British actor whose long career included roles in “Chariots of Fire” and “The Lord of the Rings” has died. He was 88. Holm died peacefully Friday ...

French actor Michel Piccoli, arthouse star, is dead at 94

PARIS (AP) — French actor Michel Piccoli, a prolific screen star who appeared in landmark films by directors such as Luis Bunuel and Jean-Luc Godard, has died. He was 94. His family ...

Bollywood mourns loss of two of its most versatile actors

GURUGRAM, India (AP) — Two of India’s most beloved movie stars, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, died within a day of each other this week, and though they came from two very different worlds and two ver...

Top actor and Bollywood scion Rishi Kapoor dies of leukemia

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, a scion of Bollywood’s most famous Kapoor family, has died. He was 67 and had leukemia. India’s Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan tweete...

Irrfan Khan, of 'Slumdog Millionaire,' 'Life of Pi,' dies

NEW DELHI (AP) — Irrfan Khan, a veteran character actor in Bollywood movies and one of India's most well-known exports to Hollywood, has died. He was 54. Khan died Wednesday after he was ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2020. There are 342 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 19...

'A Sun' shines at Taiwan Golden Horse awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— At the 56th Golden Horse Awards held at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on Saturday (Nov. 23) night the big winner was "A Sun," which received six awards. ...

The barrier-breaking ‘Atlantics’ heralds Mati Diop’s arrival

NEW YORK (AP) — Mati Diop has always lived in Paris but as a French-Senegalese woman whose family is from Dakar, she’s long been acutely conscious of another, unlived existence for herself in Africa. ...

Taiwan sends gay-themed comedy ‘Dear Ex’ to Oscars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The award-winning gay-themed comedy “ Dear Ex” (誰先愛上他的) will represent Taiwan at the 2020 Academy Awards, reports said Thursday (September 12). The movie wi...

Taiwan's 'crab protection' documentary wins U.S. film award

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) A documentary about how people help land crabs migrate from inland areas to the shore to spawn in southern Taiwan has won two awards at the Best Shorts Competition in the United ...

Taiwan president defends pro-independence film award winner

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan's president has expressed her support for the prestigious Golden Horse film awards after a pro-Tawian independence director's speech ignited controversy in mainland China. ...