Festival

Spring hues lend an air of romance to Valentine’s Day
Mirth, colour and an air of romance tinge Feb 14 as Bangladesh celebrates the first day of spring and Valentine’s Day simultaneously.
Bijoya Dashami brings the curtain down on Durga Puja
Truncated Durga Puja ended on Friday with Hindus celebrating Maha Nabami and Bijoya Dashami on the same day.
Actor Ryan Gosling greets fans as he arrives on the red carpet for the film La La Land. Reuters
"La La Land," a musical tale of star-crossed lovers chasing their dreams in Hollywood, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.
A worker sets a sign before the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, August 30, 2016. Reuters
A musical with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Jude Law as a chain smoking pope and Mel Gibson's come back with a war drama are all tipped as must-sees at the Venice film festival which opens its 73rd ed ...
A participant wearing a virtual reality headset HTC VIVE plays a game at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2016 in Beijing, China, Apr 28, 2016. Reuters
Virtual reality movie-making is taking flight at this year's Cannes Film Festival alongside traditional film offerings.
Cast member Robert De Niro and his wife Grace Hightower de Niro pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of the film "Hands of stone" out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 16, 2016. Reuters
Oscar winner Robert De Niro premiered his latest movie, boxing drama "Hands of Stone", at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, walking the glamorous red carpet on the French Riviera.
​Director Andrea Arnold (2nd R), cast member cast members Sasha Lane (R), Veronica Ezell (C), Raymond Coalson (L), Isalah Stone (2nd L) pose on the red carpet after the screening of the film "American Honey" in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 15, 2016. Reuters
The British director of the new film "American Honey" said she had discovered a "different America" in her research for the gritty drama, and was shocked by the poverty she had witnessed.
Director Woody Allen attends a news conference for the film "Cafe Society" out of competition before the opening of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 11, 2016. Reuters
With his 49th film about to open the Cannes Film Festival, Woody Allen described himself as a "spry" 80-year-old with no plans to retire.
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