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Gay Bollywood director says 'I won't be invisible'
Gay Bollywood director says 'I won't be invisible'

Indian filmmaker Onir knows what it's like to be Bollywood's only openly gay director.

Gay Bollywood director says 'I won't be invisible'
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Poignant Kazakh film shocks Berlin audience

Nagima embraces the poignant reality of loneliness becoming an epitome of helplessness and anguish. Issabayeva’s film engulfed the viewers at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival with its grim reality.

Poignant Kazakh film shocks Berlin audience
Stars hail Scorsese at pre-Oscar nominees' lunch
Stars hail Scorsese at pre-Oscar nominees' lunch

US actor Jonah Hill joked that he would paint Martin Scorsese's house if the film legend asked him to, as he and "The Wolf of Wall Street" star Leonardo DiCaprio praised the veteran director.

Stars hail Scorsese at pre-Oscar nominees' lunch
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Kazakhstani short movie wins at Dubai International Film Festival

Kazakhstani film director Askhat Kuchichirekov’s debut film Benzin Bitti (Gasoline is Over) won the Best Film in Muhr AsiaAfrica Short category at the Dubai International Film Festival.

Kazakhstani short movie wins at Dubai International Film Festival
Film director Emir Baigazin. Personal archive photo
Film director of Harmony Lessons gets Special Mention Award at Asian Oscar event

Emir Baigazin, Kazakhstan ilm director of Harmony Lessons, has gained the Special Mention Award in the Achievements in Directing category at the annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2013.

Film director of Harmony Lessons gets Special Mention Award at Asian Oscar event
 Victor Vilks. Photo a courtesy of rocknfun.livejournal.com
Latvian filmmaker to respond to Borat for Kazakhstan

The Latvian filmmaker Victor Vilks is planning to make a new movie that will be a response to Borat on behalf of Kazakhstan.

Latvian filmmaker to respond to Borat for Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan Harmony Lessons wins Special Jury Prize in Tokyo

The famous young Kazakhstan director Emir Baigazin won the Special Jury Prize for his début film Harmony Lessons at the Tokyo FILMeX 2013.

Kazakhstan Harmony Lessons wins Special Jury Prize in Tokyo
Chinese director Zhang Yimou. ©Reuters/Barry Huang
Chinese filmmaker faces billion-yuan lawsuit over children

Top Chinese film director Zhang Yimou is facing a billion-yuan lawsuit after violating the country's controversial one-child policy, state media reported Friday.

Chinese filmmaker faces billion-yuan lawsuit over children
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Syria film scoops top awards despite danger

A Syrian film that has scooped a string of prestigious awards in recent months barely made it to screens because of the dangers the crew faced in the war-ravaged country.

Syria film scoops top awards despite danger
'Gravity' director Cuaron says Oscar talk premature
'Gravity' director Cuaron says Oscar talk premature

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron said Wednesday he was surprised by the success of his space thriller "Gravity" and insisted that it was too soon to think about the Oscars.

'Gravity' director Cuaron says Oscar talk premature
Emir Baigazin (L) at the Locarno Film Festival
Berlinale funds new project of Kazakhstan director Emir Baigazin

The Wounded Angel, a new project of Kazakhstan's film director Emir Baigazin has been selected for production and distribution funding by the international Berlinale Residency fellowship program.

Berlinale funds new project of Kazakhstan director Emir Baigazin
Director Emir Baigazin at Swiss film festival. Photo courtesy of KazakhFilm press-service
Emir Baigazin's Harmony Lessons won first prize at Swiss festival

Harmony Lessons directed by Emir Baigazin won the award at the 3rd international film festival Bildrausch Film Fest Basel in Switzerland this summer.

Emir Baigazin's Harmony Lessons won first prize at Swiss festival
Film director Akan Satayev. Photo by Yaroslav Rablovsky©
Akan Satayev's first foreign film to be about hacker

Kazakhstan film director Akan Satayev is starting to shoot his first foreign project, a dramatic thriller called Hacker, this autumn.

Akan Satayev's first foreign film to be about hacker
Cronenberg says life, not his films, 'weird'
Cronenberg says life, not his films, 'weird'

Life, not his films, is "weird and strange," director David Cronenberg said Thursday as the Toronto film festival announced a retrospective of his cold, clinical, and often gory movies.

Cronenberg says life, not his films, 'weird'
Roman Coppola brings Charlie Sheen back to big screen
Roman Coppola brings Charlie Sheen back to big screen

Making original films in Hollywood is now so difficult that director Roman Coppola says he resorted to giving his own clothes to Charlie Sheen to wear during the shooting of their new movie.

Roman Coppola brings Charlie Sheen back to big screen
Kazakhstan Harmony Lessons director Emir Baigazin jury member at film festival in Locarno
Kazakhstan Harmony Lessons director Emir Baigazin jury member at film festival in Locarno

Kazakhstan's director of Harmony Lessons Emir Baigazin is a member of the jury at the International Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland.

Kazakhstan Harmony Lessons director Emir Baigazin jury member at film festival in Locarno
Erbol Zhumagulov. Photo courtesy of vseprokino.kz
'The Book' of Erbol Zhumagulov to show at Busan Festival

Kazakhstan poet and debuting film director Erbol Zhumagulov will represent his project The Book at the Busan International Film Festival.

'The Book' of Erbol Zhumagulov to show at Busan Festival
Star power: Depp, Cruise hail producer Bruckheimer
Star power: Depp, Cruise hail producer Bruckheimer

Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise hailed veteran producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Monday, as the man behind "Top Gun" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" got a star on Hollywood's storied Walk of Fame.

Star power: Depp, Cruise hail producer Bruckheimer
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'Nowhere Boy' director to make '50 Shades' film

British director Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct a movie version of erotic best-seller "Fifty Shades of Grey".

'Nowhere Boy' director to make '50 Shades' film
Timur Bekmambetov. ©RIA Novosti
Bekmambetov named most commercially successful filmmaker in Russia

Timur Bekmambetov’s films have earned about $140 million in Russian film distribution industry.

Bekmambetov named most commercially successful filmmaker in Russia