• Munich festival gets under way with packed schedule

      Munich festival gets under way with packed schedule

      Filmgoers in Munich were heading for the first full day of films at the 38th Munich Film Festival on Friday, with the day's highlight to be the Cinemerit Award to US actor Robin Wright. The 38th edition of the popular summertime film festival, which fell victim last year to the coronavirus pandemic, opened with the premiere screening of a Bavarian cop comedy, Kaiserschmarrndrama, at six locations on Thursday evening.

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    • Cannes Film Festival's competition jury unveiled

      Cannes Film Festival's competition jury unveiled

      Five women and four men were named on Thursday as members of 2021 Cannes International Film Festival'competition jury, news wires reported. "The Serpent" star Tahar Rahim, US actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and "Parasite" lead Song Kang-Ho are part of this year's Cannes Film Festival jury led by director Spike Lee, organisers announced. It will be a female-majority jury for the July 6 to 17 festival, which has faced criticism in recent years for its lack of female representation, AFP reported.

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    • Europe laughs at itself in Plovdiv

      Europe laughs at itself in Plovdiv

      From 4 to 11 July, Plovdiv will host a comedy festival which has no analogue in the European film calendar. In the first edition of the Comedy Europe Film Festival, CEFF - Plovdiv 2021, the audience will be able to see the highest achievements from the last year in the most viewed European movie genre.

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    • Munich springs back to life with July filmfest

      Munich springs back to life with July filmfest

      The motto: "Citywide Live." The event: 38th Munich Film Festival. The vibes: A city waking up from the seemingly endless pandemic night to celebrate films, actors, directors and other celebrities and enjoy the events - perhaps a bit more subdued than usual - that make up the fun of an international filmfest.

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    • Berlinale starts with audiences outdoors

      Berlinale starts with audiences outdoors

      After months of uncertainty whether Berlinale Film Festival could take place during the coronavirus pandemic, it finally opened to the public, dpa reported. Last night the two directors of the festival - Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek and Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian - officially opened the 71st edition with an open-air event at the Museumsinsel (Museum Island) outdoor cinema in Berlin, Germany.

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    • Oscars 2021: 'Nomadland' director Chloe Zhao makes history

      Oscars 2021: 'Nomadland' director Chloe Zhao makes history

      The critically acclaimed "Nomadland" - about a marginalised, older generation of Americans roaming the West in rundown vans - on Sunday won the coveted Oscar for best picture, AFP reported. Zhao's drama about marginalised Americans roaming the West in vans was honoured for best picture, director and actress for Frances McDormand, who now is in elite company with her third Academy Award.

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