What does it mean to live in Ukraine? Filmmakers offer their answers

When Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, my social media feeds filled with denunciations of Russian President Vladimir Putin and listicles recommending how best to support Ukraine. This all made me feel a bit sheepish. Suddenly, Ukra inian cinema was relevant, and a familiar, woozy feeling returned: What use is any of this against the … Read more

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy opens Cannes Film Festival, asks filmmakers to dictators

The 75th Cannes Film kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned into Russia’s war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to confront dictators as Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler. After tributes and musical numbers, Zelenskyy was streamed live for the … Read more

Telugu filmmakers chime in on Ajay Devgn and Kiccha Sudeep’s Hindi as national language debate: ‘Respect for languages ​​should be mutual’

Ajay Devgn’s tweet to Kiccha Sudeep on the Hindi language invited quite a few reactions from the Indian film fraternity. Devgn had reacted to Sudeep’s comment at an event about Hindi not being the national language of India. The Runway 34 tweeted, “My brother, if according to you Hindi is not our national language then … Read more