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Race for gold reaches climax at politically charged Cannes

A jury led by Cate Blanchett will crown the winner of the coveted Palme d’Or for best film at Cannes, after a politically charged festival rocked by controversy and the #MeToo movement.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, May 20 2018

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13 Reasons Why: Season two is unnecessary’, critics say

The second season of 13 Reasons Why arrived on Friday, but critics have found plenty of reasons not to watch it.The first series of the Netflix drama told the story of Hannah Baker, a teenager who took her own life, leaving behind a box of cassette tapes explaining why. It was praised by some for raising awareness of issues including rape, bullying and self-harm, but there were also concerns that it glamourised suicide and went into too much detail about how Hannah killed herself.

BBC, May 20 2018

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A new home for art

On the occasion of International Museum Day, the Taragaon Museum in Bouddha inaugurated a contemporary art wing to their already extensive venue on Friday, May 19. As part of the opening, the gallery will be displaying works by 35 established as well as up and coming Nepali artists. Three performance artists also performed at the premises during the day’s proceedings.

Post Report, May 20 2018

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Art therapy for children battling cancer

As part of the project Health Transformed by Art, which aims to build on the “healing power of the arts,” a workshop pertaining to the art-based therapy was held in two phases in Kathmandu last week.

Post Report, May 20 2018

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Sunakeshari sets up BO clash with Koseli

The romantic drama Koseli has finally set its release date. The film will release on May 25, which will see the film clash at the box office with the anticipated horror flick Sunakeshari.Written and directed by Manoj Khatri, Koseli will gift its viewers with a dose of love, war and tragedy, producers said.

Post Report, May 20 2018

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Sera Di Stilista on Saturday

The 2018 iteration of Namuna College of Fashion Technology’s annual Graduation Fashion Show is taking place on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency, in the Capital. The show is not just an important part of the College’s curriculum but also serves as a platform that has on display creations of fledgling talents of the Nepali fashion industry.

Post Report, May 18 2018

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Diplo and MØ collaborate with Laure, Bipul Chhetri

American DJ and producer Diplo and his long term collaborator Danish singer-songwriter MØ are for the first time collaborating with much loved musicians of Nepali origin—Laure and Bipul Chhetri, for Tuborg Open—a musical campaign that aims to bring musical influences from across the world together.

Post Report, May 18 2018

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Roji heads into production

As part of a marketing gimmick, actor Pradip Khadka was handcuffed as he was directed to a witness box at a press meet on Wednesday. At the press meet, organised to announce the production of Roji, producer Uddab Paudel started holding a criminal proceeding.

POST REPORT, May 18 2018

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Reviving old glory with Biteka Kura

The newly-opened theatre house in Pokhara, Gandharva Theatre based in Gairepatan, started its second staging on Thursday. Titled Biteka Kura, the new play is an adaptation of a short story written by the Darjeeling-based author Rup Narayan Singh; the play is conceptualised and directed by Pariwartan Karki, who is also the chairperson of Pokhara Theatre.

Timothy Aryal, May 18 2018

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Von Trier targets #MeToo in shocking serial killer film

Controversial director Lars von Trier kicked up a storm of anger at the Cannes film festival Tuesday with a brutal serial killer film which many see as giving the finger to the #MeToo movement.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, May 17 2018

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Clarke disapproves phrase ‘strong women’ characters

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke hates the phrase ‘strong women’ characters and believes it is “sexist.” The 31-year-old actor, who is attending the Cannes Film Festival, where her new film Solo: A Star Wars Story is screening, said the usage of phrase is particularly useless due to a presence of a female lead in a film.

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA, May 17 2018

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A workshop on Improvisational theatre

Improv theatre, a four day workshop on Improvisational Theatre, is slated to run from May 18 to May 21 in Kathmandu. Organised by International Centre for Social Theatre (ICST) Nepal, a performing arts theatre, the workshop will be conducted by Muneeb ur Rehman, a popular theatre practitioner and performer based in Pakistan.

Post Report, May 17 2018

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Art for Madi

There is a boat shaped rock in Madi that is believed to be a remnant of the town’s primordial past. According to the local Tharu community, their ancestors had once used this ‘boat’ for travel and when travelling artist Lalkaji Gurung first heard this story, he immediately set off to see the rock and then painted a picture about it.

RAMESH KUMAR PAUDEL, May 17 2018

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Queen biopic trailer whets fans’ appetite

The first full-length trailer for Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has finally arrived. The movie stars Rami Malek as frontman Freddie Mercury—and it’s fair to say there’s a pretty strong resemblance.

BBC, May 17 2018

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Paparazzi scandal pitches Britain’s royal wedding into crisis

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding this weekend was on Tuesday overshadowed by reports her father may not attend the ceremony following a paparazzi scandal, rocking the royal family’s meticulous planning for the landmark occasion.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, May 16 2018

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