New York Asian Film Festival features Taiwan action and comedy films

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is presenting four Taiwan comedy and action movies from June 28 to July 14. The annual NYAFF is the New York Asian Film Foundati...

Taiwan takes center stage at NewImages VR film festival in Paris

Taiwan is the featured country at the NewImages Festival, one of France’s leading platforms for digital arts and cinema, running June 19-23 in Paris. Organized in collaboration with Taiwan Cu...

TCCA set to make Taiwanese culture bloom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Names of the board members of the new Taiwan Creative Content Agency (文化內容策進院) (TCCA) have been released. Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) hosted the first boar...

'Gosh!' Cult comedy 'Napoleon Dynamite' turns 15

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The cult comedy Napoleon Dynamite turns 15 years old this month, a milestone for a movie that became an early breakaway hit in today's era of pop-culture geek celebration. ...

Almodovar to receive Venice Film Festival career achievement

ROME (AP) — The Spanish Oscar-winning writer and director Pedro Almodóvar will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the Venice Film Festival. The decision from the ...

Taiwan’s gay film streaming service GagaOOLala makes foray into India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – GagaOOLala, the first Taiwan-based LGBT film streaming platform in Asia, announced plans to establish a presence in India this month, following its launch of services in H...

The newcomers behind 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's an unusually chilly and overcast Sunday in Los Angeles when the San Francisco filmmaking team and longtime friends Jimmie Fails and Joe Talbot meet for a rooftop brunch a few d...

Q&A: Coffee with Bill Murray and Jim Jarmusch

CANNES, France (AP) — Jim Jarmusch and Bill Murray's long-running relationship began, fittingly, with a cup of coffee. In the early '90s, Jarmusch was walking north on Manhattan's Co...

Czech film fest to honor US actresses Moore, Clarkson

PRAGUE (AP) — The international film international at the Czech spa of Karlovy Vary will honor U.S. Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore for her outstanding contribution to world cinema. ...

2019 Taiwan LGBTQ Film Festival held in Bangkok

BANGKOK (CNA) -- The 2019 Taiwan LGBTQ Film Festival in Bangkok kicked off Saturday, with a forum hosted to highlight the process Taiwan went through to legalize same-sex marriage. The festival ope...

'The Buffalo Hunt' seeks to show tribe in a new light

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "The Buffalo Hunt," a new documentary on the homeland of the Oglala Lakota, attempts to shun clichés around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota involving poverty...

Relations between Taiwan and Russia are steadily improving: VOA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In recent months, relations between Taiwan and Russia have been steadily increasing, with the trend of warming ties between the two countries expected to continue. In a...

Review: 'Last Black Man in San Francisco' a soulful lament

"The Last Black Man in San Francisco " is deeply, even spiritually, connected to its home city, but Joe Talbot's film resides in such a dreamy, plaintive register that it feels like a broader lament f...

Antonio Banderas grateful for a later-in-life Cannes award

MIAMI (AP) — Antonio Banderas waited 40 years to receive one of the most prestigious awards an actor can obtain: the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. And he says he prefers it that way. ...

Taipei Film Festival announces opening and closing films

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taipei Film Festival (TFF) has announced its opening and closing film screenings, which are “Nina Wu” and “So Long, My Son.” The film...