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“Myn Bala” is worth being screened all over the world: Wolfgang Petersen
“Myn Bala” is worth being screened all over the world: Wolfgang Petersen

German filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen said that Zhauzhurek Myn Bala is a bright movie and Kazakhstan citizens should be proud of it.

“Myn Bala” is worth being screened all over the world: Wolfgang Petersen
Thai, Lebanese films share top award at Busan fest
Thai, Lebanese films share top award at Busan fest

A low-budget, experimental production from Thailand and a gripping Lebanese drama shared the main award at Asia's largest film festival, which draws to a close on Saturday.

Thai, Lebanese films share top award at Busan fest
Filmmaker didn't spark Muslim violence: lawyer
Filmmaker didn't spark Muslim violence: lawyer

A lawyer for the man behind the "Innocence of Muslims" video denied Wednesday his client was to blame for a wave of violence across the Middle East, as he appeared in court for a second time.

Filmmaker didn't spark Muslim violence: lawyer
Alleged anti-Islam filmmaker back in court, new name
Alleged anti-Islam filmmaker back in court, new name

The alleged filmmaker behind the video that sparked violent protests across the Muslim world is due to appear in court again on Wednesday in a separate case, officials said.

Alleged anti-Islam filmmaker back in court, new name
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Pussy Riot, Panahi, Beliatsky on final Sakharov short list

Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Iran's film-maker Jafar Panahi and rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, and Belarus dissident Ales Beliatsky were put on a final shortlist for the European Parliament's Sakharov rights priz.

Pussy Riot, Panahi, Beliatsky on final Sakharov short list
French, Austrian films in Oscars foreign long-list
French, Austrian films in Oscars foreign long-list

French blockbuster "Les Intouchables" and Austrian Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner "Love" are hot tips for best foreign language Oscar, from a long-list of candidates published Monday.

French, Austrian films in Oscars foreign long-list
Timur Bekmambetov. ©RIA Novosti
Bekmambetov declared best producer of CIS and Baltics

Timur Bekmambetov, a famous film director, producer, screenwriter and founder of Bazalevs film company, has been declared the best producer.

Bekmambetov declared best producer of CIS and Baltics
Ang Lee breaks every rule in new 'Life of Pi' film
Ang Lee breaks every rule in new 'Life of Pi' film

Director Ang Lee brought the best-selling novel into stunning 3D life with a production featuring an unknown Indian actor, four tigers and the world's biggest wave machine.

Ang Lee breaks every rule in new 'Life of Pi' film
Alleged anti-Muslim filmmaker detained
Alleged anti-Muslim filmmaker detained

The alleged filmmaker behind the video that sparked protests across Muslim countries was arrested and detained without bond Thursday, as a US judge said she feared he would try to flee.

Alleged anti-Muslim filmmaker detained
French, Korean, US films tipped to win Venice festival
French, Korean, US films tipped to win Venice festival

Movies from France, South Korea and the United States are tipped by critics as the favourites to win this year's Golden Lion award at the Venice film festival due to be announced on Saturday.

French, Korean, US films tipped to win Venice festival
Kitano, Kim Ki-duk see Asian art house in crisis
Kitano, Kim Ki-duk see Asian art house in crisis

Internationally-acclaimed directors Takeshi Kitano from Japan and Kim Ki-duk from South Korea told AFP at the Venice film festival that making art house films in Asia is a daunting task.

Kitano, Kim Ki-duk see Asian art house in crisis
Love and revolution in French director's 1970s tribute
Love and revolution in French director's 1970s tribute

French director Olivier Assayas says he wanted to to pay tribute to the freedom of the politically engaged 1970s of his youth in his new film "Apres mai," in competition at the Venice film festival.

Love and revolution in French director's 1970s tribute
 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott jumps to his death
'Top Gun' director Tony Scott jumps to his death

Prominent Hollywood film director Tony Scott, whose signature works included "Top Gun," jumped to his death from a bridge in San Pedro, California.

'Top Gun' director Tony Scott jumps to his death
A screenshot from Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo"
Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' tops British list of best films

Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" has climbed to the top of the British Film Institute's poll of the greatest films ever made, dislodging "Citizen Kane" for the first time in 50 years.

Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' tops British list of best films
Kristen Stewart.  ©REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
'Twilight' star, 'Snow White' director say sorry for fling

Public displays of affection gave way to public displays of apology Wednesday as "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart and the director of her latest movie candidly admitted they've had an illicit affair.

'Twilight' star, 'Snow White' director say sorry for fling
Assylkhan Tolepov played the role of Sartay in the film <i>Myn Bala</i>. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
PHOTO: 5000 copies of Myn Bala released on DVD

The drama of Kazakh film director Akan Satayev Zhauzhurek Myn Bala (1000 Brave Boys) (aka Brave) has been released on DVD in Kazakhstan.

PHOTO: 5000 copies of Myn Bala released on DVD
Armand Assante. ©Vladimir Dmitriyev
Armand Assante's Dialogue from the Steppes bests in the American Film Festival

Dialogue from the Steppes, a film about Kazakhstan by Armand Assante,was named the best short documentary in Gasparilla Film Festival

Armand Assante's Dialogue from the Steppes bests in the American Film Festival
Dauren Mussa. Photo courtesy of Eurasia Cinema Festival
Kazakhstan filmmaker awarded with Sports Oscar

Dauren Mussa, Khazar Pictures General producer, has been awarded with Martial Arts prize from the Academy Awards of Martial Arts.

Kazakhstan filmmaker awarded with Sports Oscar
Film director Yermek Tursunov. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakh director will present new Hemingway film in Cannes

Film director Yermek Tursunov finished working on his new movie called Shal.

Kazakh director will present new Hemingway film in Cannes
Timur Bekmambetov. ©RIA Novosti
Bekmambetov to receive Best International Film Director award in USA

The U.S. National Association of Theater Owners named Timur Bekmambetov the best 2011 International Film Director.

Bekmambetov to receive Best International Film Director award in USA