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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Full-house in Kiev bar inspired by black humor, propaganda
The title of the menu, "Long live Junta," and its Hitler-like caricatures of Vladimir Putin are some of the more benign gags at a new bar in Kiev packed nightly with crowds.
'Tomorrowland' takes top spot at box office on slow weekend
The future doesn't look so bright for "Tomorrowland."
Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai's (蔡依琳) agent said Tuesday that the singer thinks it is a pity the Singapore authorities have banned her same-sex marriage new single and music video, "We're All Different, Yet the Same."
Business administration students from four Taiwanese colleges completed a four-day journey on foot through a desert in western China on Monday, with participants from National Taiwan University (NTU) winning an award for sportsmanship.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Cannes winner puts refugee issue up on the screen
The debate around the world about what to do with growing waves of desperate migrants will be spurred by a Cannes Film Festival triumph for a movie that looks at the plight of a refugee hero.
Anne Meara, comedian and actress, dies at age 85
Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-hsien wins best director at Cannes Film Festival
Taipei - Prominent Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Sunday with his first martial arts film "The Assassin".
A year ago, writer-director Rick Famuyiwa was struggling to find financing for his film after studios in Hollywood passed on it.
'Assassin' faces strong contenders at Cannes
Renowned Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien's (侯孝賢) first martial arts film "The Assassin" (聶隱娘), has earned critical acclaim but faces strong contenders such as "Carol" in the race for the Palme d'Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
A jury led by Italian-U.S. actress Isabella Rossellini at the Cannes Film Festival awarded the best picture prize in the sidebar Un Certain Regard section Saturday to an Icelandic comedy, "Rams."
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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