Tag: Festivals

Toronto film festival taps into Snowden and keeps it current with Denial and The Journey

Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden biopic leads the charge for topical movies premiering at this year’s Tiff, including fiction features about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the aftermath of the Good Friday agreement and the trial of David Irving It was shunned by film studios and plagued by Pokémon, but now […]

Abbas Kiarostami, Palme d'Or-winning Iranian film-maker, dies aged 76

Celebrated Iranian director, whose Taste of Cherry won Cannes’ top prize in 1997, remained in the country after the Islamic revolution and continued to flourish Abbas Kiarostami, the multi-award-winning Iranian director whose 1997 film Taste of Cherry was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival, has died aged […]

Michael Eavis laments muddiest ever Glastonbury festival

Founder says he hasn’t seen anything like it in the music event’s 46-year history, and says it highlights climate change Glastonbury has suffered the worst rain and mud since the festival began 46 years ago, consuming the region’s entire supply of woodchip in the process. Founder Michael Eavis said he […]

Glastonbury tributes to Bowie, Prince and Lemmy revealed

A 50-piece orchestral performance, a DJ set and giant sculptures in honour of each of them among the plans Full details of Glastonbury’s plans to commemorate David Bowie, Prince and Lemmy have been revealed, including sculptures in honour of each of them, a 50-piece orchestral performance and a DJ set. […]

Rock am Ring festival in Germany shuts as France braces for new storms

With Hollande poised to declare ‘natural catastrope’, Paris floodwaters recede but Louvre and train stations stay closed Authorities in western Germany have pulled the plug on one of the country’s most popular open-air rock festivals because of a storm warning. Organisers of Rock am Ring said on Sunday they accepted […]