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Oscar-nominated Romanian film reveals health care failings

BUCHAREST (AP) — Seeing the day that her life changed forever played out on a big screen was an emotional moment for Tedy Ursuleanu. “I watched the film for the first time in this ci...

Mideast's largest mall operator to expand amid vaccine hopes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest operator of malls expects revenue and earnings to climb back to pre-pandemic levels by the end of next year and is moving full steam ahead ...

Review: An intimate, wordless portrait of a pig in 'Gunda'

The barnyard setting of “Gunda” could hardly be more familiar, but in Russian director Victor Kossakovsky's documentary, a pigsty is rendered an almost alien landscape. Kossakovsky...

California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

Hollywood’s theatrical business may be slowly rebounding but for some exhibitors the last year has been catastrophic. Pacific Theaters, which operates some 300 screens in California, including the bel...

Venice architecture Biennale opens a year later on May 22

MILAN (AP) — A year after being postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Venice Biennale for architecture will open on May 22 for a six-month run under strict virus protocols, officials said Monday. ...

Winners of the 2021 British Academy Film Awards

LONDON (AP) — Winners of the 2021 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday: Film — “Nomadland” British Film — “Promising Young Woman” Directo...

'Rocks,' 'Nomadland' lead race for COVID-curbed BAFTA awards

LONDON (AP) — British teen drama “Rocks” and American gig-economy Western “Nomadland” lead the race for the British Academy Film Awards, which are being handed out Sunday during a pandemic-curbed cere...

How an Irish town became home for an animation powerhouse

NEW YORK (AP) — The medieval town of Kilkenny in the southeast of Ireland is an unlikely home for a perennial Oscar contender. But there, among cathedral spires and castle parapets, the animation stud...

Rights groups say Pakistan PM blames women's dress for rape

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani rights groups are criticizing Prime Minister Imran Khan after he claimed in an online show that wearing the veil — the traditional Islamic head covering — will protect women...

Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee to receive 2021 BAFTA Fellowship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that Taiwanese director Ang Lee (李安) will be honored with this year’s BAFTA Fellowship at the 7...

Historic Houston movie theater closes due to pandemic

HOUSTON (AP) — A historic Houston theater that director Richard Linklater called his “film school” and that for decades was the place to catch hard-to-find independent and foreign films has closed for...

With King Kong, a little swagger returns to the box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, mayhem and mass destruction is back at the box office. It’s almost like old times. “Godzilla vs. Kong,” one of the few tentpoles to dare release during CO...

Taiwanese dramas to be featured at Irish film festival

Three Taiwanese dramas, including the 1985 movie "Taipei Story" (青梅竹馬), directed by award-winning filmmaker Edward Yang (楊德昌), will be featured over the weekend during the ongoing fifth East...

Spielberg donates Genesis Prize money to justice nonprofits

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg said Thursday that he will donate his $1 million Genesis Prize to 10 nonprofits that are working for racial and economic justice. The film director and his wife, actre...

Acclaimed French director Bertrand Tavernier is dead aged 79

PARIS (AP) — French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, who directed acclaimed movies such “A Sunday in the Country,” “Captain Conan” and “The Judge and the Assassin,” has died, according to his family. He ...