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Claudia Cardinale launched an appeal for tourists to return to Egyptian destinations in the wake of the recent Russian plane crash as the iconic Italian actress, unafraid of travelling to Egypt, received a lifetime achievement prize from the Cairo Film Festival which kicked off its 37th edition with Jonathan Demme’s Maryl Streep-starrer “Ricky and the Flash” sans talent in tow.
“Egypt is a peaceful country and it will rise again,” the Tunisian-born star, best known for her roles in Luchino Visconti’s “The Leopard” and Federico Fellini’s “8 1\2,” said from the stage of the Cairo Opera House on Wednesday evening, prior to the fest’s official opening ceremony, Italian news agency Ansa reported.
”Art and creativity can beat the culture of hate and death espoused by terrorism,” Cardinale added. “I hope tourists come back soon.”
The Metrojet Airbus A321 crash, which on Oct. 31 killed 224 people on board – and is »
- Nick Vivarelli
This morning in central London, we were treated to around 15 minutes of new footage from director Joe Wright’s upcoming fantasy/adventure, Pan. The film, which stars Hugh Jackman as the movie’s lead villain Blackbeard, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lilly, Garrett Hedlund as Hook and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter, arrives in cinemas in October.
When Joe Wright‘s Pan was announced, I must admit to being one of those who rolled his eyes at the thought of a new re-imagining of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. In the very near past we’ve had the likes of Peter Pan (2003), Finding Neverland, and even last year’s TV special Peter Pan Live on our screens, and it seems too soon to take a trip back. Does the world need another movie? It is very clear from the footage that Warner Bros. showed off this morning that director Joe Wright »
- Paul Heath
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