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Art Film

Dutch movie uses cinemagoers' smartphones to view extra footage

Dutch thriller APP, about a mysterious personal assistant application that takes over mobile phones, requires viewers for the first time to look at their smartphones in the cinema to view extra footage.

Friday, 15 March, 2013, 3:35am

Cinema paradiso

This time last year, Mark Cousins broke a routine he had followed for most of his career as a filmmaker, festival programmer and critic. Rather than head to Cannes to check out the latest fare at its annual film festival - an event he had attended since 1987 - he stayed home in Edinburgh to work.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Future visions

Futurism is a flawed art, as predictions are always derailed by a new discovery that changes the map. This is especially true as far as technology is concerned. But there are a lot of websites to aid the cinematic futurist. Many deal with humdrum platform issues - yes, we all know we can watch movies on an iPhone - but there are some sites that address more thought-provoking areas.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Yan Bingyan

When Yan Bingyan began her career as a dancer in 1984, the thought of becoming an actor never even crossed her mind, let alone the notion of winning the best actress title at the Golden Roosters, the mainland's most prestigious film awards. But then she did exactly that two years ago, when her turn in Teeth of Love won her the plaudits.

26 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Summer screen fiesta

Film buffs, forget Harry Potter and Transformers for a moment and indulge in a true cinema treat - a film festival specially designed for young audiences starts tomorrow.

Summer IFF is a bonanza of 33 quality movies covering a range of genres, from recent animations to the work of Japanese film masters.

31 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Up close and personal

The day after the 60th Cannes Film Festival's glamorous launch on May 16, French daily Liberation ran on its cover a photograph of a very contented Frenchman waving to the masses as he walked down a red carpet.

31 May 2007 - 12:00am

Size does matter

ON THE GLOBAL festival circuit, much has been said about The Child, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's gritty take on delinquents in a post-industrial Belgian town. If it's not the performances from Jeremie Renier and newcomer Deborah Francois, there's the crushing gloom that hovers over the Dardennes' latest morality tale.

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


New Releases

Bewitched (IIA): Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell star in this updating of the old US TV show. She plays the witch, he plays an actor who takes on the role of Darrin in a remake of the show. Nice idea, lame execution, and Ferrell works overtime to save the whole affair. MS

8 Sep 2005 - 12:00am