Every second counts in Myanmar's race to restore film classics

Asia Pacific Jul 8, 2018

Every second counts in Myanmar's race to restore film classics

The restoration of a 1934 black-and-white action movie, famed for high-octane stunts including a hot-air balloon escape and a jungle shoot-out against teak wood thieves, has energized efforts to salvage more of Myanmar's decaying cinematic heritage. The survival of Myanmar's earliest film still in existence, ...

The faces of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017

Culture Oct 27, 2017

The faces of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017

The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival, which opened on Wednesday, is screening a variety of cinema from all over the world at various venues in Tokyo. The festival runs until Nov. 3, when the jury will announce the winning films from the competition. In collaboration ...

'Timbuktu' director wants more cinema from West Africa

Entertainment News Feb 23, 2015

'Timbuktu' director wants more cinema from West Africa

The Oscar nomination of "Timbuktu," a film about the occupation of the Malian desert town by al-Qaida-linked Islamists in 2012, should not mask the lack of established cinema from West Africa, its director said. Up for the Best Foreign Language Film at Sunday's ceremony, Abderrahmane ...

Hong Kong movie mogul Run Run Shaw dies at age 107

Asia Pacific Jan 7, 2014

Hong Kong movie mogul Run Run Shaw dies at age 107

Run Run Shaw built a Hong Kong movie and TV empire that nurtured rising talents like actor Chow Yun-fat and director John Woo, inspired Hollywood filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino and produced the 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner." Shaw's prolific studio helped bring kung fu ...