South Africa’s Ster-Kinekor, Africa’s largest cinema group, filed for voluntary bankruptcy, the firm said, citing losses due to COVID-19 and related restrictions prohibiting large gatherings in public spaces.
The coronavirus outbreak caused a 72 percent slump in theatrical box office draw in Hong Kong last year. It also caused audiences in the city to embrace a more diverse selection of films, especially those from Asia.
Cinéma Vérité is considered as an important event in the international arena and an important reference in the regional documentary cinema, said Mohammad-Mehdi Tabatabaei-Nejad, the secretary of 39th edition of the Fajr Film Festival (FFF).
Two Iranian films, ‘Sheep Will Devour Us,’ directed by Mostafa Rostampour and ‘Gando,’ directed by Teimour Qaderi, will participate in the third MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival in Japan from December 23 to 30.
‘Tenet’ director Christopher Nolan is leading a chorus of furious protest from the film industry over Warner Bros’ decision to release its entire 2021 slate in the US simultaneously in cinemas and on its streaming service HBO Max.