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Marrakesh film festival swings the spotlight on Japan MARRAKESH: The 14th Marrakesh Film Festival in Morocco is paying tribute to Japan by showcasing a retrospective of 27 movies at an event traditionally dominated by Arab, French or American cinema."Along with American, French and Italian cinema, Japanese cinema is among the four that have established a cinematographic language," festival director Bruno Barde said."It is maybe even the biggest," he added at the onset of the nine-day festival that wraps on Sunday.Takuya Misawa's debut feature "Chigasaki Story", a romantic comedy, is among 15 films vying for the top prize to be decided by a jury headed by French actress Isabelle Huppert.A large Japanese delegation, led by director Hirokazu Koreeda, has travelled to Marrakesh, and many among them have expressed pride and also surprise that they were being honoured."This year, they paid tribute to Japanese cinema -- 27 Japanese films have been shown here. I think it is really impressive," said ...

Natalie Portman, third actor to take down Steve Jobs biopic Natalie Portman has turned down the role on famous Steve Jobs biopic. Natalie Portman becomes the third actor to take down Steve Jobs biopic.‘The Black Swan’ actress was said to have beat out other leading ladies including Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Chastain for a role in the movie. But like other actors including Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale, Natalie Portman has rejected the chance to be a part of the new Steve Jobs film.As source ...

Instagram overtakes Twitter Popular photo-sharing site Instagram overtakes Twitter in terms of users and popularity. Instagram recently announced that it have 300 million monthly active users which surpassed Twitter’s 284 million users. According to foreign media reports, Instagram has been growing strong for four years now, and despite fears that the acquisition by Facebook would screw it up, there’s now 70 million photos shared each day and over 30 billion total. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom says “Over the ...

Brangelina doesn’t want kids to follow their footsteps Hollywood actress/Producer Angelina Jolie has revealed that her husband Brad Pitt is horrified because their children wants to get tattoos.According to media reports ‘Unbroken’ director said, “They're already asking me about tattoos. How do I say No? It's especially hard for dads and girls. For some reason men get a little more sensitive when the daughter gets a tattoo. And Brad thinks girls can do no wrong. He's mush in their hands”.The couple is parents ...

Vidhu Vinod Chopra's ‘Broken Horses’ to release next year Indian filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Hollywood film ‘Broken Horses’ will release on April 10 next year. Set in the shadows of the US-Mexico border gang wars, ‘Broken Horses’ is said to be a thriller about the bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty and the futility of violence. The film will be marketed and distributed by ‘Fox Star Studios’.According to media reports ‘3 Idiots’ director said, “Making a film in Hollywood was extremely challenging, it’s ...

Aishwarya Rai looking forward to work with Anushka Sharma Bollywood eternal beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to make her comeback with ‘Jazba’ along with versatile actor Irfan Khan. Aishwarya Rai is also looking forward to work with Anushka Sharma in her next project ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.According to Indian media reports, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan told Indian film critic-reporter that she has been waiting to work with the successful director for years. “And before you all (media) do any masti, Anushka I am ...

Shahrukh Khan and Arjun Kapoor to star in ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ remake The King of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan and ‘Tevar’ actor Arjun Kapoor is reportedly set to star in a remake of iconic movie ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ with the ace filmmaker Rohit Shetty. Previously, Rohit Shetty has worked with Shahrukh Khan in ‘Chennai Express’. According to media reports, Rohit is making the remake of the cult classic 'Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi' and for the flick, he has roped in Shahrukh and Arjun. They will be seen ...


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