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'Star Wars' trailer teases return of Darth Vader

The second trailer for the hotly-anticipated "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" was released on Thursday.

'Star Wars' trailer teases return of Darth Vader
Virtual Reality puts viewer in the movie at Cannes
Virtual Reality puts viewer in the movie at Cannes

What if you could both watch a film and be a character in it?

Virtual Reality puts viewer in the movie at Cannes
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Comcast in talks to acquire Dreamworks for $3 bn

US cable operator Comcast is in talks to acquire Shrek and Kung Fu Panda studio DreamWorks Animation for more than $3 billion.

Comcast in talks to acquire Dreamworks for $3 bn
The rise of on-demand viewing divides Hollywood
The rise of on-demand viewing divides Hollywood

Hollywood's traditional media players are facing an unprecedented challenge to their business model as 'cord-cutters' opt to cancel their expensive cable subscriptions in favor of on-demand streaming services.

The rise of on-demand viewing divides Hollywood
Film Director Emir Baigazin at his Photo Exhibition in Lugano. Photo courtesy of Emir Baigazin
Emir Baigazin's The Wounded Angel selected for Berlinale

The Wounded Angel by Kazakh film director Emir Baigazin selected for the Official Program of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Emir Baigazin's The Wounded Angel selected for Berlinale
Igor Tsay during filming of He is Dragon. Photo courtesy of Igor Tsay
Kazakhstani crew about Bekmambetov's new movie

Igor Tsay and his "Kun-Do" school of stage combat participated in shooting of Timur Bekmambetov's new He is Dragon movie.

Kazakhstani crew about Bekmambetov's new movie
Spectre dubbed in Kazakh in one week

Spectre, the 23th James Bond film has been translated and dubbed into the Kazakh language in a week's time.

Spectre dubbed in Kazakh in one week
Latest Bond movie stays atop N.American box office
Latest Bond movie stays atop N.American box office

The new James Bond movie "Spectre" stayed atop the North American box office in its second week in theaters, bringing in $33.7 million.

Latest Bond movie stays atop N.American box office
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Kazakhstani mountaineer in Hollywood film, Everest

Legendary Kazakhstani climber Anatoli Boukreev is one of the characters in the Hollywood movie Everest about the tragedy happened in 1996 during the ascent of Everest.

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Kazakhstani mountaineer in Hollywood film, Everest
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Emir Baigazin to confess his love for Almaty in his new film Over the City

Kazakhstani film director Emir Baigazain has announced casting calls for his new film Nad Gorodom (Over the City).

Emir Baigazin to confess his love for Almaty in his new film Over the City
Ghoulish 'Hotel Transylvania 2' haunts top of N. America box office
Ghoulish 'Hotel Transylvania 2' haunts top of N. America box office

The animated monsters from "Hotel Transylvania 2" scared up an estimated $47.5 million in their debut weekend, landing a solid lead at the top of the North American box office.

Ghoulish 'Hotel Transylvania 2' haunts top of N. America box office
Yermek Tursunov's Stranger premiers at Toronto Film Festival

Kazakhstan's movie Stranger (Zhat) directed by Yermek Tursunov has premiered at the 40th International Toronto Film Festival in Toronto.

Yermek Tursunov's Stranger premiers at Toronto Film Festival
Eurasian International Film Festival: from child marriage to art fantasy

10 feature films have made it in the competition program of the 11th Eurasian International Film Festival (EIFF).

Eurasian International Film Festival: from child marriage to art fantasy
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First Nepali film created with Kazakhstani cinematographer wins FEDEORA award in Venice

Kalo Pothi (Black hen) film has won the Best Film Award during the 72th Venice Film Festival Critics Week.

First Nepali film created with Kazakhstani cinematographer wins FEDEORA award in Venice
(left) Adilkhan Yerzhanov with other creators of The Oweners
Yerzhanov's The Owners included in Asian Cinema 100 by BIFF

Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s The Owners (2014) has been included in the Asian Cinema 100 by the Busan International Film Festival and the Busan Cinema Center.

Yerzhanov's The Owners included in Asian Cinema 100 by BIFF
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Satirical Walnut-tree: Nurmukhambetov's film premiers at Busan International Film Festival

World premier of a Kazakhstani film Walnut-tree (Zhangak tal) directed by Yerlan Nurmukhambetov will take place during the 20th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea,

Satirical Walnut-tree: Nurmukhambetov's film premiers at Busan International Film Festival
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Emir Baigazin's Wounded Angel to premier in 2016

Internationally acclaimed film director Emir Baigazin has completed his second film of the Wounded Angel trilogy.

Emir Baigazin's Wounded Angel to premier in 2016
Iran premieres big-budget epic film 'Muhammad'
Iran premieres big-budget epic film 'Muhammad'

Iran premieres big-budget epic film 'Muhammad'
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Fight for freedom, fight for Oscar: Kazakhstan nominates Yerzhan Turunov's Stranger

Kazakhstan has nominated Yerzhan Tursynov's film Stranger (Zhat) for Oscar.

Fight for freedom, fight for Oscar: Kazakhstan nominates Yerzhan Turunov's Stranger
Still from Adilkhan Yerzhanov's "Realtors."
Festival films at the heart of cultural controversy in Kazakhstan

Kazakh cinema is on the high wave but not everyone in the country is happy.

Festival films at the heart of cultural controversy in Kazakhstan