‘Ford v Ferrari’ takes sound editing Oscar; 1917 earns sound mixing
10 February 2020 | 12:20 pm
"Ford v Ferrari" on Sunday won the Oscar for sound design. Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the movie is based on the little-known true story of the American and British car designers and engineers who built the Ford GT40 to take on Italy's fabled Ferrari team at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
1 Mar 2021
Chadwick Boseman was named best movie actor at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday (February 28), six months after his death at age 43 shocked fans around the world. Boseman, best known for the superhero movie "Black Panther," was awarded the Golden Globe for lead actor in a movie drama for his role as an ambitious trumpet player in 1920s jazz drama "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."
10 Apr 2021
Our guest is Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania, whose latest movie has been nominated for best international feature at the Oscars at the end of the month. The powerful film is a very different take on the plight of refugees and immigration. Starring Monica Bellucci and Yahya Mahayn, "The Man Who Sold His Skin" tells the story of a Syrian refugee who agrees to become a living piece of art so he can travel to Europe. The director tells us more about what inspired her to make the film.
20 Apr 2021
The grand home premiere of The GDN Studios latest movie release, Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) was welcomed with a global reception at the Ebony Life Place Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday, April 18th, 2021. The most anticipated event, which came ahead of the movie's cinematic release on April 23rd, started with a large group of celebrities, fashionistas, Nollywood actors, and dignitaries striking poses on the red carpet.
24 Apr 2021
We look at the major contenders for this year's Academy Awards, as film critic Lisa Nesselson gives us her assessment of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", which is nominated for five Oscars. The screen adaptation of August Wilson's 1982 play stars Chadwick Boseman as a talented young horn player in the actor's last movie performance before his death last year.
25 Apr 2021
Pets can easily bond with humans, but when a wild octopus befriends a diver and becomes his life coach until its death, that true story scores an Oscar nomination for best documentary.
29 Apr 2021
The Chinese-born Chloe Zhao won best director and best picture for "Nomadland" in a history-making Oscars sweep — a feat that was literally muted in her home country.
11 Jun 2021
FRANCE 24's film critic Lisa Nesselson shares her thoughts on "Nomadland" and why it wouldn't have been one of her top choices for the Academy Awards. Frances McDormand plays the lead role in Chloé Zhao's feature film. It won the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Female Lead gongs at the 2021 Oscars. McDormand portrays a widow who leaves a now-desolate former company town in Nevada and takes up life as a modern-day nomad.
21 Jun 2021
Renowned writer, producer, film director and trainer, Tunde Kelani has premiered his new movie 'Ayinla The Movie' in Lagos.
23 Jul 2021
Emily Blunt accidentally "ghosted" Dwayne Johnson when he tried to charm her into signing on for the new Disney adventure movie Jungle Cruise with a heartfelt video plea.
Kunle Afolayan's latest production 'Swallow' premiered on the 30th of September ahead of its October 1, 2021, global Netflix premiere. The feature film is based on Sefi Atta's 2010 novel 'Swallow'. Many know Kunle Afolayan as a skilled storyteller who has successfully captured the historical and cultural essence of Nigeria. ‘Swallow’ is no different. His penchant for telling stories that explore the historical and cultural context in Nigeria stems from his love for the culture, a representation of who we are as a country.
A Russian film crew has landed on Earth after filming scenes for the world's first feature movie shot in space.
Disgraced South African Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, is eligible for release on parole after serving half his sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. ... The sentence was increased in 2015 to 13 years and five months after he was found guilty of murder on appeal.
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The Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon has been filled with drama but not that many onlookers. The government is aiming to try and fill up empty stadiums as supporters prefer fan zones. But first, one protester is killed in Sudan as two top US diplomats arrive in the country to try to speak to all sides involved in the deepening crisis. And in a major step for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, South Africa has opened a new vaccine plant, the first on the continent to cover the entire process from start to finish.
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Police in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have detained members of a group allegedly linked to the killing of Italy's ambassador last year as well as more recent kidnappings of NGO workers, a provincial police chief said on Tuesday.
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Ambassadors of Israel and Germany say denying the Holocaust threatens peaceful coexistence worldwide. Their appeal comes 80 years after the Wannsee Conference, where Nazis discussed the extermination of Europe's Jews.
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Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday (January 18) about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Rights groups have long criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the treatment by the Chinese government of the Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups, which the United States has deemed genocide.
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Pakistan is the world's fourth largest producer of milk. Domestic demand is strong and some 90 percent of the population consumes untreated raw milk. This provides an opportunity for corrupt retailers but also for farmers who are trying to survive inflation and falling profits. Some use illegal methods to increase the volume of the precious liquid – diluting milk with tap water is one of the most widespread techniques. Others even create fake milk from chemicals. Faced with this serious threat to public health, the authorities in Punjab province have stepped into action, as our correspondents report.