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A Minute With: 'The King' cast on Shakespeare and role models

03 Oct 2019

Actor Timothee Chalamet plays an unwilling heir who inherits the throne in "The King", a mediaeval coming-of-age tale loosely based on William Shakespeare’s plays about Prince Hal and his transformation into England's King Henry V. | Video

Director Iannucci swaps political comedies for 'modern' 'David Copperfield'

03 Oct 2019

LONDON British satirist Armando Iannucci swaps political comedies for Charles Dickens in "The Personal History of David Copperfield," a comedy-drama adaptation of the literary classic in which Dev Patel leads a racially diverse cast in the Victorian-era movie. | Video

Taiwan's Jeff Chang aims to bring Chinese pop to West, prepares for London concert

25 Sep 2019

LONDON Veteran Taiwanese singer Jeff Chang – known among fans as the "Prince of Love Ballads" – says he wants to "open the gate" between East and West with his pop music, as he prepares for a one-off UK show at London's Royal Albert Hall next April. | Video

Johnny Depp, Mark Rylance clash in 'Waiting for the Barbarians'

06 Sep 2019

VENICE, Italy Hollywood star Johnny Depp turns into a cold and cruel officer in "Waiting for the Barbarians", a drama its cast and director say may be set in a faraway desert outpost but is relevant to today's world. | Video

'ZeroZeroZero' takes bleak look at cocaine trade in Saviano book adaptation

06 Sep 2019

VENICE, Italy Ranging from Mexico to Italy, new television series "ZeroZeroZero" looks at the violent and dangerous world of cocaine trafficking, in a fictionalized adaptation of Italian writer Roberto Saviano's book. | Video

Saudi women directors bring empowerment message to Venice

06 Sep 2019

VENICE, Italy Female Saudi Arabian directors Haifaa Al-Mansour and Shahad Ameen brought a message to the Venice Film Festival along with their movies: Women must be seen and heard.

Kremlin critic wants film to open West's eyes about Putin's Russia

02 Sep 2019

VENICE, Italy Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky hopes a new documentary film about his life chronicling his journey from being Russia's richest man to an exiled dissident will open the West's eyes to the nature of modern Russia. | Video

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