Arts & Culture

Why did some Russians want Matilda banned?

Controversy has surrounded a state-sponsored film about the romance between Tsar Nicholas II and a teenage ballerina.

Matilda: A tale of Tsar-crossed lovers

Cinema

African cinema dominates London Film Festival

Witchcraft in Zambia, toxic masculinity in South Africa, and folk tales from Swaziland, are just some of the African themes at this year's London Film Festival.

Pakistan

Why I made a feminist western film in Pakistan

Director turned the story of a gun-toting woman embroiled in a land dispute into a film picked for the Oscar race.

Sarmad Masud on feminism, My Pure Land, and Pakistan

Bollywood

Bollywood actor of US descent Tom Alter dead

Son of American missionary parents worked on more than 300 films, including both Hindi and international productions.

Bollywood actor of US descent Tom Alter is dead

Opinion

Detroit: A film by white people for white people

On the 50th anniversary of the 1967 rebellion, Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit fails to tell the full story.

John Sims

by John Sims

John Sims

Opinion

Brown skin, white sands: Dunkirk is no Path of Glory

Nolan fails to go beyond his military provincialism and a Euro-universalist vision of a World War II battle.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Arts & Culture

George Romero, father of the zombie movie, dies aged 77

The director's classic 'Night of the Living Dead' and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries.

George Romero, father of the zombie movie, dies aged 77

Labour

The fight for a living wage in the UK

Cinema workers are leading the campaign for a living wage as they say low salaries leave them living "precarious" lives.

The fight for a living wage in the UK

Arts & Culture

Actor shuns 'terrorist' role in Scarface maker's film

Belgian of Moroccan origin Mourade Zeguendi announces refusal to be typecast by Brian De Palma as a Molenbeek fighter.

Mourade Zeguendi shuns Brian De Palma 'terrorist' role

Opinion

In Berlin, politics trump art in Arab films

The Arab film selection at the 67th Berlinale was dominated by themes such as the Syrian War and the Palestinian cause.

Joseph Fahim

by Joseph Fahim

Joseph Fahim

Oscars

Year of diversity at Oscars 'does little to even score'

Increased race representation welcomed with caution after marginalised artists sidelined by all-white casts for years.

Year of diversity at Oscars 'does little to even score'

Pakistan

Is Pakistani film experiencing a revival?

The fortunes of Pakistani film have been tied up with its neighbour's film industry, Bollywood, but can it go it alone?

Is Pakistani film experiencing a revival?

Oscars

Iran actress to boycott Oscars over 'racist' visa ban

Taraneh Alidoosti will not attend Academy Awards whether or not US President Trump's ban includes cultural events.

Taraneh Alidoosti boycotting Oscars over Trump visa ban

Cinema

More diversity among Oscar nominations after furore

Seven of 20 actors nominated for an Academy Award are not white, compared to previous years which had no representation.

Arts & Culture

Egyptian film provokes outcry over religion and state

'The Preacher' tackles complex relationship between clerics and government, and some are calling for it to be banned.

'Mawlana' film provokes outcry over religion and state