Wednesday World Film News

  • Wednesday World Film News
  • World Movies admin
  • March 28, 2012

World Movies has collected the week’s biggest stories about international film from around the world. Check them out below and feel free to send us any news you think we should highlight.

Italian Film Awards slammed as corrupt and nepotistic

Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano has criticised the renowned David di Donatello awards as ‚Äúout of touch‚Äù, and ‚Äúunworthy‚Äù to be referred to as the ‚ÄúItalian Oscars‚Äù. The article claims the selection jury, headed by 90-year-old President Gian Luigi Rondi, was made up of ‚Äúthe relatives [of important industry figures], politicians, building contractors, and the usual suspects”. Via The Hollywood Reporter

Tahar Rahim: one of the world’s most in-demand actors

The BBC interviews Tahir Rahim, who has become hot property in international cinema after his performance in A Prophet. He discusses his upcoming projects with A Separation director Ashgar Farhadi and his upcoming World War II drama Free Men. Via BBC

Oscar winning Pakistani documentary gets UK Premiere

Saving Face, the Oscar winning documentary about the deliberate disfigurement of women in Pakistan, is set to premiere in the UK as part of the Human Rights Watch film festival. Read a compelling interview with the director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Via The Guardian

World’s Top Film Locations

An online travel agency has named the top 10 locations around the world to be featured in films – including everywhere from Thailand to Argentina. Via Marketwatch

Hunger Games has a $214 million opening weekend around the world

Gary Ross’ blockbuster film, based on the popular books by Suzanne Collins, has had a massive opening weekend, making more than $214 million at the international box office. It had the biggest opening weekend of any film in Australia this year making nearly $10 million, and scored big in Russia, France and Germany. Via Variety

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