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Reuters Entertainment News Summary


Reuters
Updated: 14-02-2019 10:29 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. 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. Singer Ryan Adams calls accusations in New York Times 'inaccurate'

Rock singer Ryan Adams on Wednesday called a New York Times article about him "upsettingly inaccurate" but said he was "not a perfect man" and apologized to anyone he had hurt. Adams, 44, was responding on Twitter to a New York Times story in which seven women, including his ex-wife actress Mandy Moore, accused him of manipulative behavior and of pursuing female artists for sex. 'So far so good,' says legendary French director Varda at 90

Agnes Varda, the Belgian-born grande dame of French cinema, made her latest film "Agnes by Varda" to help bid farewell to her viewers, but the 90-year-old doesn't rule out making more movies. Speaking hours before being awarded the Berlin Film Festival's Berlinale Camera award for lifetime achievement, Varda- director of "La Pointe Courte" (1955) and "Vagabond" (1985) - dismissed attempts to lionise her. Sex and disability make for tenderly humorous Japanese drama

A talented young woman breaks free from an overly protective parent, explores her sexuality and forges her own, promising path in the world. So far so conventional. But in "37 Seconds" Japanese director Hikari chose to tackle a topic that, she said, audiences in her country were reluctant to embrace. Her protagonist, played by amateur actress Mei Kayama, has cerebral palsy. Hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash, violinist Mutter win Polar Prize

American hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash was awarded Sweden's Polar Music Prize on Wednesday, together with German violinist Ann-Sophie Mutter and the Playing for Change Foundation. Founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, publisher and manager of the Swedish band ABBA, previous winners of the 1 million Swedish crowns ($108,606) prize include Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Elton John and Metallica. 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. 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett angry that some doubt he was attacked

Actor Jussie Smollett said he was angry that some people doubted his statement that he was attacked outside his Chicago apartment in January. Smollett, 36, an openly gay African-American who plays a gay character on the hip-hop drama "Empire," made the comments in an interview with ABC News that is set to air on "Good Morning America" on Thursday. An interview clip was posted online. Netflix row overshadows premiere of film about Spanish lesbians

A row over whether films produced for streaming platform Netflix should be shown at the Berlin Film Festival has overshadowed the premiere of "Elisa & Marcela", Isabel Coixet's tale of two Spanish lesbians. Independent arthouse cinema operators in Germany wrote to German Culture Minister Monika Gruetters and Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick on Monday demanding that the film be withdrawn from the competition.


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