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German filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen said that Zhauzhurek Myn Bala is a bright movie and Kazakhstan citizens should be proud of it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Timur Bekmambetov, a famous film director, producer, screenwriter and founder of Bazalevs film company, has been declared the best producer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prominent Hollywood film director Tony Scott, whose signature works included "Top Gun," jumped to his death from a bridge in San Pedro, California.
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.
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.
The drama of Kazakh film director Akan Satayev Zhauzhurek Myn Bala (1000 Brave Boys) (aka Brave) has been released on DVD in Kazakhstan.
Dialogue from the Steppes, a film about Kazakhstan by Armand Assante,was named the best short documentary in Gasparilla Film Festival
Dauren Mussa, Khazar Pictures General producer, has been awarded with Martial Arts prize from the Academy Awards of Martial Arts.
Film director Yermek Tursunov finished working on his new movie called Shal.
The U.S. National Association of Theater Owners named Timur Bekmambetov the best 2011 International Film Director.
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- Pussy Riot
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- Armand Assante
- Martial Arts
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