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‘Zone of Interest’ star: see himself as the fearsome Auschwitz commander
German actor Christian Friedel said Saturday that seeing himself as the commander of the Auschwitz death camp in Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest” scares him.
“The challenge in this project[was]for us to find authenticity in the situations,” he told journalists after the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday night.
McQueen’s documentary weaves Amsterdam’s Nazi-occupied past with present
Filmmaker Steve McQueen’s new documentary ‘Occupied City’, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week, juxtaposes modern-day Amsterdam with narratives of what happened in locations specific points in the city during the Nazi occupation, with the aim of creating a connection between the time periods. The British director of the 2014 Oscar-winning film “12 Years a Slave” says looking back is important to understanding the war in Ukraine or the rise of the far right.
‘Four Daughters’ combines documentary, fiction to portray a Tunisian mother
Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania blends novel and documentary to chronicle the story of Olfa Hamrouni, whose eldest daughters left to fight for the Islamic State in “Four Daughters,” written Her first production won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The only Arab to enter the competition follows Hamrouni, who gained international attention in 2016 for criticizing the Tunisian authorities for not stopping one of her daughters from fleeing to Libya to join them. sister fighting for the Muslim rebel group.
Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman are competitors for Cannes ‘May December’
Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, lead director Todd Haynes, try to compete for a fourth Palme d’Or in the drama “May December,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday night. Moore plays an older star who became the subject of tabloid gossip two decades ago because of her relationship with a much younger man, played by Charles Melton – best known for ” Riverdale”.
Cate Blanchett breaks the habit in Australian director’s transformation story
Cate Blanchett, who recently wrapped up an Oscar-nominated performance in “Tar,” plays an eccentric nun at a 1940s Australian convent, taking on an indigenous boy with attractive powers. in “The New Boy”, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Newcomer Aswan Reid plays the famous 9-year-old in Warwick Thornton’s film based on his own experience entering church for the first time at the age of 11.
Scorsese’s ‘Moon killer’ eagerly awaits Cannes premiere
Martin Scorsese’s “Flower Moon Killer,” one of the most anticipated premieres of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, caused a red carpet stir on Saturday night as the all-star cast drew huge crowds. fans to Croisette Avenue. Tobey Maguire, Cate Blanchett, Robbie Williams and Kirsten Dunst were among the celebrities who attended the nearly four-hour screening of the film at the posh Grand Theatre.
Auschwitz TV series ‘Zone of Interest’ marks Mr. Glazer’s first visit to Cannes
British director Jonathan Glazer will compete for the top prize of this year’s Cannes Film Festival for the first time with his Auschwitz drama “The Zone of Interest,” whose Friday night premiere has drawn celebrities Famous names include Cate Blanchett and Carla Bruni. German actor Christian Friedel plays Rudolf Hoess, the commander of Auschwitz, where more than 1.1 million people were murdered in the concentration camp and the largest Nazi-built extermination center in occupied Poland. close.
Blur’s Alex James on making new album: ‘It’s fun and emotional’
Recording Blur’s first new album in eight years is “exciting and emotional,” bassist Alex James said, as the band prepares for a series of gigs this summer where fans will be listen to their new tunes. Blur, who burst onto the British music scene in the early 1990s with hits like “Girls & Boys” and “Parklife,” surprised fans on Thursday by announcing his ninth studio album. Their album, “The Ballad of Darren,” will be released on July 21. The first track “The Narcissist” was released.
No joke: China’s backlash to stand-up stokes fears of comedy crackdown
A Chinese comedian’s joke about the national army caused an uproar online, fined $2 million, police investigating, wiping out canceled shows and concerns about the existence of stand-up comedy. Chinese dialogue, a rare refuge for some freedom of speech.
The outrage over Li Haoshi’s shrewdness in Beijing last weekend marked the biggest scandal yet to a form of entertainment that, despite China’s tight censorship regime, has managed to rise to prominence. well known for its performances in small groups and well-arranged materials.
Florida’s DeSantis seeks disqualification in Disney lawsuit
Attorneys for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican considering running for president in 2024, are asking a federal judge to be disqualified from overseeing the dispute between DeSantis and Walt Disney Co. about the fairness of the judge in the case. Attorneys for DeSantis, who are being sued for allegedly targeting Disney for the political views of company leadership, filed Friday in Tallahassee, Florida, asking for re-instatement by U.S. District Judge Mark Walker. used in the case.
(With input from agencies.)