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Almodovar, Malick films selected for Cannes competition

PARIS – Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin That I Inhabit” and American director Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life” are among 19 films competing at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, organisers said Thursday.
Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia” was also selected from a total 1,715 films considered, festival head of selection Thierry Fremaux told journalists alongside festival president Gilles Jacob.
“We have a special thought for Japan this year, but also for

LCWU shows films on women’s rights

LAHORE – Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) in collaboration with Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Centre organised the screening of documentaries on ‘Violence against Women’ on Friday.
LCWU Dean Faculty of Humanities and Oriental Learning Dr Hamala Khalid presided over the program, which aimed at projecting various forms of violence against women, which have become a norm in the society. Two documentaries produced by the students of LCWU Department of Mass Communication

Portman making films with Hilton’s ex

Natalie Portman is joining forces with a former boyfriend of Paris Hilton to produce movies. The Oscar-nominated actress’ production company, handsomecharlie films, will develop projects with 1821 Pictures, a firm run by Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis.
The 18-month arrangement calls for 1821 to provide overhead funds to handsomecharlie with the opportunity for the two companies to co-produce projects that come out of the partnership. Portman, a favorite to win the best actress

Purab wants to do action films

Model-turned-anchor-turned-actor Purab Kohli is quite happy with the way his life is going as he says that he has never had any regrets. It is also said about him that he prefers off beat films to commercial, but Purab denies that, saying, “It is not like I am following a rule or something.
In fact, I would love to work in action flicks.” He adds that he has always been a Mumbai boy and that is how it happens in this city. It is a busy place, people don’t always have the time to

National Film Registry names 25 films to preservation list

LOS ANGELES – A range of movies from comedy “Airplane!” to George Lucas’ “The Empire Strikes Back” and 1906’s short film “A Trip Down Market Street” were named to the National Film Registry ensuring their preservation for future generations.
Among others are horror film “The Exorcist,” political drama “All the President’s Men,” 1959 African-American cultural exploration “Cry of Jazz” and director John Huston’s war documentary “Let There Be Light,” which was banned in the US for

Let our films do the talking

LAHORE – Pakistani movies generally evoke negative emotions in audiences due to their long standing conditioning with plump girls dancing around a shawl clad tall, dark and not so handsome guy with his ever famous gandhsa. We are left with no other option but yell, “Help!” Lately, however, several attempts are being made to minimize the negative connotations attached to Pakistani cinema. One such endeavor is the independent motion picture house ‘Talking Filmain’.
It is owned by

Reese rules out superhero films

Actress Reese Witherspoon has ruled out ever starring in a superhero movie because futuristic films have no roles suitable for women of her age. The Hollywood star admits the movie industry has changed drastically in the last few years and become more sci-fi orientated – but she has no intention of trying her hand at that genre. She tells, “The movies that are being made feel different.
There are a lot of really big movies about robots and things – and there’s not a part for a

2 local films too few to revive cinema this Eid

LAHORE: Cinema lovers across the city have been left disappointed with the country’s film industry as only two Punjabi films will be up for showing on the occasion of Eidul Azha.
Movie aficionados criticised local film directors and producers for falsely claiming that Lollywood had seen a revival when but they (producers) had yet again failed to provide cinematic entertainment for people. Many people openly expressed their disappointment and stated that they would instead prefer