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Cannes: Festival Commentaries

  • May 25th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Cannes Cannes PosterThe Cannes Film Festival on Saturday awarded the Palme d’Or for Best Film to Winter Sleep from Turkey.

During the festivities, the Jury President, Jane Campion, deplored the poor representation of women in the winners’ lists; Cate Blanchett criticised an attack on arts funding in the Australian federal budget; Nicole Kidman starred in the opening film, about a blonde princess; and David Gulpilil won Best Actor in a talent-seeking contest parallel to the main event. … Read More »

Ending 2013. Milestones: Famous figures; innocents in harm’s way …

  • December 29th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Peter O'TooleThe close of the year saw the death of the British actor Peter O’Toole in London; also that of the actress Joan Fontaine; and in other places, people not so well recognised, in the wrong place at the wrong time …

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Official Portrait

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

kate-middleton.jpgBritain’s National Portrait Gallery has put on show (11.1.13) the first official portrait of the former Kate Middleton as the Duchess of Cambridge.

Commissioned by the Gallery and painted by Paul Emsley, it follows the subject’s preference to be represented as a “natural” rather than “official” persona. … Read More »

Putin’s Passport Offer to Gerard Depardieu: One More “Oligarch” For Moscow?

  • January 4th, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

gerard_depardieu-wikipedia.jpgOPINION: A reality check for Gerard Depardieu (picture): the tax-averse French actor and multi-millionaire has been invited by Russia to become a citizen there – and if he really wants, to say goodbye to France forever.

Mr Depardieu, a hugely loved and accomplished performer, became a symbol of his native country through 114 films or tele-movies made since 1971; in the world of unreality as an ordinary bloke battling comically against all odds, a Frenchman abroad, or an historical  leader of humankind. … Read More »

Culture Of Spain: Sustaining In Crisis

  • November 8th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

vargas-moves.jpg“Out of adversity, much art has been born”, says Antonio Vargas, maestro of Flamenco dance, disclaiming that the country of Spain, and Europe itself, will perish in current tough times. … Read More »

Two Winners: Different Kinds Of Stars

  • October 12th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

kylie-doctorate.jpg schmidt.jpgIn a busy week for Australian achievers, the singer, song-writer and actor Kylie Minogue received a high honour from a British university, and the ANU astrophysicist Brian Schmidt shared the Nobel Prize for Physics.


Kylie Minogue, 43, received an Honorary Doctorate in Health Science from the Anglia Ruskin University at Chelmsford in England (6.10.11). … Read More »

Little Bopper From Germany Takes Out The Eurovision …

  • May 30th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

lena-eurovision2.jpgSchmalz moved over for an unbeat pop song, Satellite, performed by Lena, runaway winner of the Eurovision Song Contest for 2010 (29.5.10). … Read More »