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Oscars: Nepal Selects 'White Sun' for Foreign-Language Category

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White Sun (Seto Surya) has been selected as Nepal’s entry for the 90th Academy Awards in the best foreign-language film race.

The second feature from writer-director Deepak Rauniyar revolves around a family divided by bloody war who must come together to put their father to rest. The film is set against the backdrop of the Himalayas and the violent history of Nepal, during which a war between royalists and Maoists cost 16,000 lives between 1996 and 2006.

The film kicks off with the sudden death of Chitra (Prakash Ghimire), the former mayor of a »

- Nyay Bhushan

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Jerry Lewis Remembered by His 'Max Rose' Director: "Unbelievably Complicated and Shockingly Self-Aware"

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Jerry Lewis’s last starring role was in the 2013 drama, Max Rose, in which he played the title character, an aging Jewish jazz musician who questions his whole life when he learns that his late wife of 65 years may have been unfaithful to him. Despite no significant film credits to his name when he first approached Lewis, writer-director Daniel Noah convinced the star to join the film, which was unveiled as a work-in-progress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 and was ultimately released in 2016. Lewis, Noah explains, was looking for that one serious role that »

- Gregg Kilday

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Oliver Stone to Head Jury of Troubled Busan Film Festival

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Director Oliver Stone will lead the jury of the Busan International Film Festival's main competition, New Currents, this coming October, organizers of the South Korean event announced Monday. The 22nd edition of the festival will run Oct. 12-21 in the port city of Busan.

New Currents is a competition that is designed to introduce up-and-coming Asian directors. Other members of this year's jury include Bahman Ghobadi, the Iranian filmmaker known for Cannes-winning No One Knows About Persian Cats among others; Agnes Godard, the French cinematographer who has long collaborated with filmmakers such as Claire Denis and Wim Wenders; Lav Diaz, »

- Lee Hyo-won

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China Box Office: 'Wolf Warrior 2' Becomes Second-Biggest Single-Market Film Ever After 'Force Awakens'

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Wolf Warrior 2 devoured the competition for a fourth consecutive weekend at the Chinese box office.

The runaway action phenomenon, starring and directed by Wu Jing, added $35.7 million, lifting its local total to an astonishing $768.5 million after 25 days. The blockbuster also climbed higher in the all-time record books, nudging aside Avatar ($760.5 million) to become the second-biggest film ever in a single market. Only Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned more from one territory (($936.7 million, North America).

Hong Kong-Chinese genre vehicle Paradox — the third film in Wilson Yip's Spl action franchise — came closest to unseating Wolf Warriors to date, »

- Patrick Brzeski

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Denzel Washington to Star in Broadway's 'Iceman Cometh' Revival

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One of Broadway's biggest box-office draws, Denzel Washington, will return next year to star in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh.

The revival will be produced by Scott Rudin with multiple Tony winner George C. Wolfe taking on directing duties. 

The Iceman Cometh is an epic 1939 drama, first produced in 1946, set in a down-market New York bar and following the circuitous conversations of its go-nowhere patrons. The one bright light in this dim world is the occasional visits of Theodore Hickey, a colorful traveling salesman whose garrulous manner appears to bring some relief from the atmosphere of hopeless desolation and »

- Abid Rahman,David Rooney

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