Love struggles against class barriers in Indian Cannes movie “Sir”

By Sarah Mills CANNES, France, May 16 : A love story between a wealthy young Mumbai businessman and a countrywoman who comes to work as his servant will challenge Indians’ preconceptions about class, said first-time feature director Rohena Gera as she presented her film in Cannes. “Sir” is not typical Bollywood fare, as shines a […]

Korean spy film screens at Cannes while real-world plot thickens

By Natasha Howitt CANNES, France, May 16 : “The Spy Gone North”, the tale of a South Korean who infiltrated North Korea in the 1990s, is full of plot twists, but the movie might be outdone by the news, as efforts to resolve the nuclear stand-off face a real-life cliffhanger. The spy thriller was shot […]

Feminist war movie captures zeitgeist at Cannes

By Robin Pomeroy CANNES, France, May 13 : “When they hear our female voices, they tremble with fear,” says the heroine of “Girls of the Sun”, a feminist war movie that captured the zeitgeist at a Cannes Film Festival dominated by the issue of women’s rights. Based on the true story of Iraqi women who […]

Bad-boy Von Trier returns to Cannes, 7 years after being expelled

By Robin Pomeroy LONDON, April 19 : Danish director Lars Von Trier will present a movie at Cannes next month for the first time since he was thrown out of the film festival seven years ago for saying he was a Nazi who sympathised with Adolf Hitler. The festival confirmed on Thursday that Von Trier […]

‘Darkest Hour’ offers a timely study into Churchill’s leadership

By Solarina Ho TORONTO, Sept 13 : “Darkest Hour,” a new film about Winston Churchill’s early days as Britain’s Prime Minister during World War Two, looks at the importance of leadership and prescience in turbulent times, said British actor Gary Oldman, who plays Churchill. Oldman, 59, one of Britain’s most versatile actors, said he was […]

‘Darkest Hour’ offers a timely study into Churchill’s leadership

By Solarina Ho TORONTO, Sept 13 : “Darkest Hour,” a new film about Winston Churchill’s early days as Britain’s Prime Minister during World War Two, looks at the importance of leadership and prescience in turbulent times, said British actor Gary Oldman, who plays Churchill. Oldman, 59, one of Britain’s most versatile actors, said he was […]