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Reuters Entertainment News Summary


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Updated: 13-02-2019 18:28 IST
Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Catherine Deneuve's new film explores Islamist radicalisation

Tolerance and non-judgemental understanding may be the best way to try to save radicalized young Europeans who want to go and join militant Islamists in Middle Eastern conflicts, veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve said on Tuesday. "Farewell to the Night", which premiered on Tuesday at the Berlin Film Festival, tells the story of Muriel, played by Deneuve, and her attempt to stop her grandson from joining Islamic State in Syria. 'Piranhas' explores emotional lives of Neapolitan child crime bosses

"Piranhas", a film about children wrapped up in the violence of the Neapolitan drugs trade, was inspired by crime journalist Roberto Saviano's desire to understand the emotional lives of teenagers who knew they were heading for violent early deaths. The film, based on his novel of the same name, is one of 16 in the running for the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear award, and shows the naive beginnings and breakneck escalation of the criminal career of a young boy named Nicola. Pop singer Miley Cyrus stands in for husband at film premiere

Newly married pop singer Miley Cyrus stood in for her Hollywood actor husband Liam Hemsworth on Monday, attending the premiere of his latest film "Isn't It Romantic" on his behalf as he was unwell. Dressed in a red floor length gown, complete with a train, the "Wrecking Ball" chart-topper posed for pictures and chatted to journalists alongside Hemsworth's co-stars in the romantic comedy, Rebel Wilson and Priyanka Chopra. Malawian boy saves famine-stricken village with wind turbine in Berlinale movie

A movie premiering in Berlin tells the true story of a young boy from a famine-stricken village in Malawi who studies books about energy then builds a wind turbine that enables farmers to irrigate their land. Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" tells the story of William, an engineering enthusiast who resorts to secretly using the school library to learn when he is expelled from school because his father - a poor farmer - cannot afford to pay the fees. George Clooney says Meghan being harassed just like Diana

The media are harassing Meghan Markle just as they did Princess Diana, who was killed in a car crash while being pursued by paparazzi, her friend George Clooney said. Clooney and his wife Amal attended Meghan's wedding to Prince Harry, Diana's son, last year when the American actress became the newest addition to the British royal family. Berlinale film explores white supremacist's struggle to reform

A notorious white supremacist undergoes painful laser surgery to remove the right-wing tattoos covering his face and desperately tries to escape the movement that has become his substitute family in a movie at the Berlin Film Festival. Inspired by a true story, "Skin" explores the life of Bryon, a skinhead who is taken in by fervent white supremacists after a troubled childhood. He attends a racist rally and slashes a black man's face with a knife at a white pride demonstration. Watergate movie was meant to be funny. Then came Trump

The makers of "Watergate", a film about the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon, first intended to make a lightly humorous study of the affair. Then came Donald Trump. The movie, having its European premier at the Berlin Film Festival, recounts the fall of President Richard Nixon, starting with the break-in by thieves seeking material to help his election campaign at the Democratic Party's offices in Washington's Watergate complex. Rapper 21 Savage granted bond, to be released: lawyer

Rap artist 21 Savage, who has been in custody in Georgia for nine days on immigration charges, was granted bond on Tuesday and will be released from custody on Wednesday, his attorney said. The entertainer, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested on Feb. 2 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over accusations he had overstayed his visa by more than a decade. Officials said he came to the United States from Britain in 2005. Zhang Yimou's Cultural Revolution film pulled from Berlin festival

The Berlin Film Festival has canceled the world premiere of Chinese director Zhang Yimou's new film, citing technical difficulties and declining to comment on speculation about censorship. "One Second" is set during the chaos of China's 1966-76 Cultural Revolution, a world away from Zhang's Matt Damon-led fantasy "The Great Wall" or his Oscar-nominated period drama "Raise the Red Lantern". It had been scheduled to close the festival on Friday. Rocker PJ Harvey travels to Afghanistan to inspire her music in new documentary

Art rocker PJ Harvey visits a drum shop in Kabul, a war-damaged house with peeling wallpaper in Kosovo, and street rappers in Washington D.C., seeking inspiration for an album in a new documentary showing at the Berlin Film Festival. Directed by Seamus Murphy, "A Dog Called Money" juxtaposes scenes of Harvey observing and listening to local people make music or sounds during her travels - such as men chanting at a religious ceremony in Afghanistan - with shots of her replicating those sounds in a recording studio in London.


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