American film director Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, as festival organizers hope the provocative director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite.
American drugmaker Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion (£6.6 billion) in punitive damages to a man who previously won $680,000 over his claims that it failed to warn that young men using its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could grow breasts, a Philadelphia jury said.
An Iranian cinematic figure Amir Esfandiari who works at the Farabi Cinema Foundation was selected to evaluate the films at the 17th Pacific Meridian International Film Festival of Asia-Pacific Countries which opened in Vladivostok, Russia.
The first edition of the International Amity Short Film Festival will begin on December 14 in Istanbul, Turkey with 14 Iranian titles on the screening list and Iranian director Kamal Tabrizi serving as a member of the event's panel of jury.
The drama 'The Favorite' outpaced the field at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) with a record haul of 10 prizes, including best film, best actress for Olivia Colman, best supporting actress for Rachel Weisz and best director for Yorgos Lanthimos.