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French thriller ‘Titane’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes film festival

CANNES: ‘Titane’, a wildly imaginative film about a serial killer by French director Julia Ducournau, won the top Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival, as revealed by jury head ahead of time Spike Lee in a gaffe at

Spike Lee to head Cannes Film Festival jury

PARIS: US director Spike Lee will head the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in July, making him the first black person to take on the role. The New York filmmaker was supposed to perform the function at last year’s

Kate Winslet to be honoured at Toronto film festival

MONTREAL: British actress Kate Winslet will be honoured with the Tribute Actor Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The ceremony will take place virtually on September 15, halfway through the festival that is the largest of its

Saudi Arabia postpones inaugural Red Sea Film Festival

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has postponed the inaugural edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival due to coronavirus concerns. Festival organisers announced the difficult decision “given the current global health emergency,” they said in an email to prospective guests which

Spike Lee to head 2020 Cannes Film Festival jury

PARIS: US director Spike Lee has been named president of the jury for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. The 62-year-old filmmaker, who succeeds Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, will head the panel that will award the 73rd Palme d’Or prize.

Abdus Salam’s documentary, Salam makes it to Netflix

SACRAMENTO: The streaming giant decides on Wednesday to stream Pakistani scientist Dr. Abdus Salam’s documentary, Salam, on its platform.  It was decided on Wednesday by the streaming company to provide space to the documentary, Salam, on its streaming portal. The