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    AFP: French and Iranian films share top prize at San Sebastian

    "Half Moon" by Iran's Bahman Ghobadi and "Mon fils a moi" (My Son) by Frenchman Martial Fougeron shared the Golden Shell prize for best film at the 2006 San Sebastian Film Festival. Yet when the legendary French actress Jeanne Moreau, who chaired the jury, announced the prizes for Fougeron's film, t...

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    AFP: Iran chooses womens' rights film for Oscar bid

    Iran has selected a movie defending women's rights to represent the Islamic republic at the Academy Awards next year in the best foreign film category. "Cafe Transit" by Kambosia Partovi tells the story of a recently widowed woman who decides to run her husband's truck-stop restaurant near a border village while fending off solicitations of her brother-in-law, who according to tradition has to marry her as a second wife. A veteran film maker and writer, Partovi is best known for the screenplay of Jafar Panahi's "Circle" the 2000 Venice Golden Lion winner, as well as "I, Taraneh, 15 years old -- both depicting women's problems in Iran. Agence ...

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    AP: Italy enters film for Oscar contention

    A movie depicting the voyage of a Sicilian family from their homeland to America at the beginning of the last century was selected Monday as Italy's candidate for best foreign language film at the U.S. Academy Awards. The Anica association of film producers selected "Nuovomondo," also known by its English-language title "Golden Door," by Emanuele Crialese after a morning meeting at their Rome offices. "Nuovomondo" was shown in competition at last month's Venice Film Festival, where it won praise by Italian critics. It stars Charlotte Gainsbourg alongside a cast of mostly unknown Italian actors and is largely scripted in strict Sicilian dialec...

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    Kutcher, or Coincidence?

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    Happy October...fest

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    Guardian: Behind 'Borat'

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    Some Win, Some Win Big

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    THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

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    COUNTDOWN TO LYNCH

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    The Greatest Film Ever...

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