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'Casablanca' piano sold for $3.4 million at US auction
'Casablanca' piano sold for $3.4 million at US auction

The painted upright piano that adorned Rick's Cafe in the classic movie "Casablanca" fetched $3.4 million at auction Monday after a frenzied sale in New York.

'Casablanca' piano sold for $3.4 million at US auction
'Ouija' scares off 'Nightcrawler' at Halloween box office
'Ouija' scares off 'Nightcrawler' at Halloween box office

Horror movie "Ouija" held off creepy thriller "Nightcrawler" to stay atop the Halloween weekend box office in North America.

'Ouija' scares off 'Nightcrawler' at Halloween box office
Adilkhan Yerzhanov. Photo courtesy of Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Kazakh fim wins awards in USA and Poland

Kazakh film The Owners has been awarded two presigious awards, one in the United States, another in Poland.

Kazakh fim wins awards in USA and Poland
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Kazakhstai short Free Birds to be screened at London Film Festival

Kazakhstani filmmaker Margulan Kapashev’s Free Birds has been chosen for the Crystal Palace International Film Festival in London.

Kazakhstai short Free Birds to be screened at London Film Festival
The Owners. Screenshot from the film.
Yerzhanov's The Owners hits Busan International Film Festival

Kazakhstani filmmaker Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s The Owners has been selected for Busan International Film Festival.

Yerzhanov's The Owners hits Busan International Film Festival
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Pierre Richard to star in film about Kazakhstan

The French are going to shoot a movie in Kazakhstan starring Pierre Richard in lead role.

Pierre Richard to star in film about Kazakhstan
'Equalizer' pummels rivals at N. America box office
'Equalizer' pummels rivals at N. America box office

Denzel Washington fought his way to the top of the North American box office in action-thriller "The Equalizer."

'Equalizer' pummels rivals at N. America box office
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'Gone with the Wind' sweeps back for 75th anniversary

Rhett Butler may not give a damn, but fans of "Gone with the Wind" are more than happy to see the 1939 classic return to cinemas for its 75th anniversary.

'Gone with the Wind' sweeps back for 75th anniversary
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Lion King is best-selling production of all time

Blockbuster musical "The Lion King" was named the most successful production in history.

Lion King is best-selling production of all time
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The Owners to be screened at VIFF 2014

The Owners by Kazakh director will be screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

The Owners to be screened at VIFF 2014
As babies, 'Nemo' clownfish embark on epic journeys
As babies, 'Nemo' clownfish embark on epic journeys

In the movie "Finding Nemo," a father clownfish swims across the ocean to find the son he lost, but in reality, it's the babies that make long journeys to survive

As babies, 'Nemo' clownfish embark on epic journeys
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Film festivals fire starting gun on Oscars race

Hollywood's annual awards season may be months away yet, but for many the race for Oscars gold has already started.

Film festivals fire starting gun on Oscars race
'Equalizer's' Denzel Washington explores his craft in Toronto
'Equalizer's' Denzel Washington explores his craft in Toronto

The pros and cons of playing a fictional versus real person -- acclaimed American actor Denzel Washington shared how he approaches acting.

'Equalizer's' Denzel Washington explores his craft in Toronto
Film 'Black & White' explores American race relations
Film 'Black & White' explores American race relations

Oscar winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer feud over custody of a biracial child in "Black & White."

Film 'Black & White' explores American race relations
Downey Jr returns to drama with 'The Judge'
Downey Jr returns to drama with 'The Judge'

Robert Downey Jr. has shed his box-office-busting superhero suit to take on a quiet family drama in the Toronto film festival opener "The Judge''.

Downey Jr returns to drama with 'The Judge'
Toronto film festival opens with Downey Jr legal drama
Toronto film festival opens with Downey Jr legal drama

The red carpet has been rolled out for the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, which opened amid criticism over new rules.

Toronto film festival opens with Downey Jr legal drama
Disney to release 'Frozen' short sequel next year
Disney to release 'Frozen' short sequel next year

The "Frozen" princess stars of Disney's Oscar-winning animated film are set to return in a short sequel to be released next spring.

Disney to release 'Frozen' short sequel next year
Japanese war film shocks, thrills Venice film fest
Japanese war film shocks, thrills Venice film fest

Japanese war film "Fires on the Plain" has both thrilled and shocked Venice film festival.

Japanese war film shocks, thrills Venice film fest
Tales of war, genocide darken Venice film fest
Tales of war, genocide darken Venice film fest

The race for the Golden Lion in Venice took a dark turn on Sunday with stories of war and genocide.

Tales of war, genocide darken Venice film fest
Emir Baigazin at Sarajevo Film Festival. Photo  ©kazakhfilmstudios.kz
Emir Baigazin's Wounded Angel wins Work in Progress at Sarajevo Film Festival

Kazakhstani film director Emir Baigazin’s Wounded Angel has won the CineLink Work in Progress session at the Sarajevo International Film Festival.

Emir Baigazin's Wounded Angel wins Work in Progress at Sarajevo Film Festival