By Fat Reyes
As it celebrates 15 years of bridging the gap between Europeans and Filipinos through cinema, Cine Europa is set to make record high as it bolsters new features to make more Filipinos find comfort in the stories and sensibilities of their European brothers and sisters.
Previous editions of Cine Europa had close brushes with the local review board. This year, followers of the annual festival, ongoing at the Shang Cineplex of the Shangri-La Plaza Mall until September 18, can watch European films without cuts. Through a memorandum of agreement signed between organizers and the Movie and Television Review and Classification [...]
By Jenny Barchfield
CANNES, France —For celebrated French chef Alain Ducasse, imagining a menu sure to please the fickle taste buds of Hollywood’s elite is not a problem. The difficulty lies in keeping focused. “With all these gorgeous women who go walking by this window, the hard thing is to keep your mind on the mushrooms and the [...]
By Robert MacPherson
CANNES—The 64th edition of the Cannes film festival gets underway on Wednesday with up-and-coming directors and Hollywood A-listers rubbing shoulders at the world’s biggest cinema gathering. Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy “Midnight in Paris” opens the 11-day event on the French Riviera at a black-tie evening screening that already has tongues wagging. Billed by organizers [...]
LONDON—Keen to make sure her wedding to Prince William passes off smoothly, Kate Middleton took part in a rehearsal on Friday with her maid of honor and the best man, Prince Harry, at Westminster Abbey. Kate, William’s younger brother Harry and her younger sister Pippa were joined by the young bridesmaids and page boys who [...]