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Afghan refugee saga vies for top prize at Busan festival

A gripping drama depicting the harrowing plight of Afghan refugees is targeting Oscars history as it vies for the top prize at Asia’s premiere film festival this week.
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Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA - The greatest Greco-Roman wrestler of all time, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Karelin, released a condolence massage to sympathized with Iranian people over the fire incident which c
Islamabad, Jan 20, IRNA – Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, has expressed deep grief over the significant loss of precious lives in a fire and building collapse in Tehran, Iran, Radio Pakista
Islamabad, Jan 20, IRNA – Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, has expressed deep grief over the significant loss of precious lives in a fire and building collapse in Tehran, Iran, Radio Pakista
Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said since the beginning of Tehran Plasco building's fire and eventual collapse, all necessary measures had been taken for security
Leonie released her current collection, a series of pieces inspired by the rich traditional attire of Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region.
Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA – California State Redding Fire Chief, Gerry Gray, has in a tweet message referred to the Thursday fire and collapse of Tehran's 17-storey Plasco high-rise as 'tragic' .
Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA – Three of the firefighters, trapped in the engine room of the Plasco building, are alive.
International Media Center hosted a presentation of “History of one press-conference” film, initiated by Media Council, Trend Life reported.
"P. I. Tchaikovsky and Moscow" Museum will be restored and heritage the Center of Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya will be established in Moscow, TASS reported.
Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th president, giving Bill Maher plenty to expound on as “Real Time” begins its 15th season.
The movie, “A Dog’s Purpose,” is aimed squarely at an audience of dog lovers but the footage threatens to repel the very audience filmmakers hope to draw.
An inaugural songfest fell far short of its billing as “typically and traditionally American.”
An inaugural songfest fell far short of its billing as “typically and traditionally American.”
With soaring language and an improvisatory jazz spirit, Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s revival brings lives shaped by privation to throbbing life.
This solo show, written by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett and starring Mr. Evett, is based on the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Arcade Fire is back with a new song that appears directly aimed at Donald Trump on the eve of his inauguration.
This year’s preinaugural concert in Washington may not be like star-studded affairs of the past, but supporters say they don’t care.
The site offers the theatrical equivalent of a limited run: A new movie is introduced every day, but after 30 days, it’s gone.
Luis Maldonado is the last remaining photographer in the main square of the Chilean capital still using a wooden box camera.
Muse, friend or both, actors and directors often choose to work together repeatedly.
Detroit artist Lisa Waud has created a stick-and-branch art project in front of Detroit’s train station to inspire hope        
“Split” represents something of a return to form — or formula — for its writer and director, M. Night Shyamalan. It’s all plot, spun into a ribbon of suspense.
This largely nonverbal animated French-Belgian-Japanese coproduction, from Studio Ghibli, the home of Hayao Miyazaki, flirts with eco-mysticism.
In Alain Guiraudie’s quirky hybrid of thriller, sex comedy and folk tale, a screenwriter meets a shepherdess and, voilà, a baby is born.
Cosmo Feilding Mellen’s documentary suggests that two young men saw themselves as spreading transcendence one hit at a time.
Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson star in Adam Smith’s first feature, which has a mutinous energy and an absurd, knockabout charm.
The New York Times film critics review “The Red Turtle,” “Strike a Pose” and “Split."
Roberta Smith picks her standouts from this year’s Outsider Art Fair, sticking with old favorites, but also including new discoveries.
In the third installment of this franchise, the hero and new oddball allies set out to retrieve a stolen superweapon.
Models of five artworks, two of which are destined for London’s Fourth Plinth, a sculpture platform on Trafalgar Square, are now at the National Gallery.
This debut feature by the Mexican writer and director Emiliano Rocha Minter seems to build on the character of Coffin Joe in the 1960s films by José Mojica Marins.
This documentary contains excerpts from a film made with the help of juveniles facing trial as adults, who are confronting the possibility of life in prison.
This documentary, by Mehrdad Oskouei, depicts a female juvenile detention center in Tehran that offers a benign contrast to its residents’ outside lives.
This documentary honors the street-based work of the British artist known as Banksy, and implicitly criticizes those who would try to turn profits from it.

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