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Films shortlisted for foreign-language Oscar

Nine films have made it into the final list vying for an Academy Award nomination in the foreign language category. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the shortlist on Thursday, with films from Lebanon, Chile, Hungary, Senegal, Sweden, South Africa, Russia, Germany, and Israel. The nine films were chosen from a longer …

Adham Youssef

Ai Weiwei’s ‘Human Flow’ makes Oscar shortlist

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei first began work on his powerful refugee documentary using his smartphone camera, until he was joined by a German producer. “Human Flow” is now among 15 contenders for Best Documentary at the Oscars. Filmed over a year, armed with drones, his iPhone, and about 200 crew members, Weiwei visited more than …

Daily News Egypt

DiCaprio wins his first Oscar and Rock sells biscuits to attendees

The 88th Academy Awards held its opening ceremony on 29 February. Film fans have eagerly awaited the Oscars night owing to the fierce competition between the nominated movies and actors. The ceremony, themed “We All Dream in Gold”, did not disappoint. As the ceremony was not broadcast by any Egyptian or Arabic satellite channels, millions …

Rana Khaled

Threat Level Rising

Effective threats are often delivered in a voice not much above a murmur and with a smile. Fate drew me to this important conclusion when I tripped upon the Oscar nominated “The Imitation Game” for the second time just recently. In it, an MI6 agent who oversees the group of scientists and mathematicians says in …

Amr Khalifa

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