Polanski rape accusations overshadow French cinema award ceremony

PARIS (Reuters) – Veteran film director Roman Polanski served as lightning rod and punch line at Friday’s Cesar Awards, the biggest night on the French cinema calendar, with protesters... Read more »

Polanski win at Cesars would send wrong message in #MeToo era: minister

PARIS (Reuters) – French Culture Minister Franck Riester on Friday waded into the storm over the nomination of Roman Polanski for best director at the Cesar Awards, saying the... Read more »

Filmmaker Polanski will not attend ‘French Oscars’ in Paris over criticism

PARIS (Reuters) – French-Polish movie director Roman Polanski decided on Thursday not to attend the Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris on Friday, amid criticism after his latest film led... Read more »

‘Parasite’ star hopes film will help Japan-Korea cultural ties

FILE PHOTO: Actor Song Kang-ho of four Oscar award-winning film ‘Parasite’ answers a reporters’ question as Director Bong Joon-ho reacts during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, February... Read more »

Pro-North Korea daily praises Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’ for ‘exposing’ South Korea’s reality

FILE PHOTO: Bong Joon Ho poses with the Oscars for “Parasite” at the Governors Ball following the 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Eric... Read more »

Director of Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’ did not want to sugarcoat inequality

SEOUL (Reuters) – The stark inequality between two South Korean families portrayed in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite” might make viewers uncomfortable but it was the “only path” to revealing... Read more »

Singer Lewis Capaldi wins big at BRIT awards as rapper Dave calls UK PM racist

LONDON (Reuters) – Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi and rapper Dave were the big winners at the BRIT Awards on Tuesday, in a ceremony packed with performances, including Dave’s lyrical... Read more »

‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon-ho gets hero’s welcome in South Korea

INCHEON (Reuters) – “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho was greeted with cheers and applause as he returned to South Korea on Sunday after his historic four-Oscar win. Director of four... Read more »

South Korean film injects diversity back into Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – At an Oscars ceremony nearly devoid of acting nominees of color and lacking any women among the contenders for best director, it fell to an... Read more »

‘Parasite’ reflects deepening social divide in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – The black comedy “Parasite” is a tale of two South Korean families – the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims – mirroring the deepening inequality in... Read more »