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  • India Rolls 'Liar's Dice' Into Oscars Race

    LONDON -- Actress turned director Geethu Mohandas' "Liar's Dice" is India's entry in the Academy Awards foreign language category, the Film Federation of India (FFI) announced on Tuesday. The film follows a young woman (Geetanjali Thapa) who takes a long...
  • Russia Offers Oscar Surprise, Names 'Leviathan' as its Entry

    According to news service TASS, Russia has picked "Leviathan" as its foreign-language entry for the Oscars, an artistically smart but politically surprising choice. Director Pavel Chukhrai, who sits on the Russian Oscar committee, told TASS that the...
  • French Oscar Entry 'Saint Laurent' to Play at St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum

    LONDON -- Bertrand Bonello's biographical drama "Saint Laurent," which France submitted as its entry in the Oscars' foreign-language film category, will have its Russian premiere at the St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum. The drama, which premiered at the...
  • 'Still Alice' Lands Oscar-Qualifying Run for Julianne Moore

    Even if "Maps to the Stars" won't open in theaters this year, Julianne Moore is back in the Oscars race. Sony Pictures Classics announced on Friday that it would be releasing the drama "Still Alice," where Moore plays a woman diagnosed with early...
  • Icelandic Film Community Launches Stockfish Film Festival

    Iceland is set to launch the first edition of Stockfish Film Festival, a new event dedicated to industry networking, showcasing local talent, locations and tax rebate. Stockfish was created by Iceland's industry guilds, the City of Reykjavik and local...
  • Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone

    Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone
    As sommeliers poured a 2011 Malbec into wine glasses and suited waiters greeted guests, Geeta Bansal stood behind a stainless steel counter and delicately sprinkled a mix of black rice, rye and black salt atop an elk, foie and radish appetizer. "This is...
  • 12 Foreign-Language Oscar Entries You Should Know

    Can't tell the players without a scorecard? So far, about 60 countries have submitted entries for Oscar's foreign-language race, with the Oct. 1 deadline looming. Most of the titles are unseen outside their country of origin or the festival circuit. So...
  • Oscar Race: Bangladesh Selects 'Firefly' for Foreign-Language Contention

    LONDON -- Bangladesh's Oscar selection committee has chosen director Khalid Mohammed Mithu's "Glow of the Firefly" ('Jonakir Alo') as the country's contender in the Academy Awards foreign language category. September 24 was the local cut off date for...
  • For Shonda Rhimes, a TV empire built on high drama

    For Shonda Rhimes, Thursday is Thursday. For much of America, Thursday might as well be renamed Shondaday in recognition of the TV savant's prime-time conquest. As if the back-to-back helping of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" weren't enough Rhimes-...
  • Sequel to 'My Sassy Girl' Set as China-Korea Co-Production.

    SEOUL -- A sequel to 2001 smash hit comedy romance "My Sassy Girl" is to be made as a co-production between Korea's Shincine and China's Beijing Sky Wheel Media. It will be the first co-production since the signing of an inter-government agreement...
  • Lav Diaz's 'Norte' Picked By Philippines for Foreign-Language Oscar Contention

    HONG KONG - "Norte, The End of History," the four-hour epic directed by Lav Diaz, has been selected by The Philippines as its contender in the foreign-language Academy Awards category. The selection was announced by Leo Martinez, head of the Film Academy...