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British filmmaker Alan Parker, director of 'Midnight Express', dies at 76

British filmmaker Alan Parker, director of 'Midnight Express', dies at 76

British filmmaker Alan Parker, director of movies ranging from "Bugsy Malone", a gangster comedy featuring children armed with cream-shooting guns, to tense prison drama "Midnight Express", has died aged 76, British media reported on Friday. Parker, who also directed "Fame", "Evita",...

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Spot where Van Gogh painted his last canvas 'discovered'

Spot where Van Gogh painted his last canvas 'discovered'

A researcher claimed Tuesday to have discovered the exact spot where Vincent Van Gogh painted his last canvas before his mysterious death from a gunshot wound. The tortured Dutch artist had been working on "Tree Roots", a jumble of brightly-colored tree trunks, roots and stumps near...

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Venice Film Festival 'saved' with focus on Italian fare

Venice Film Festival 'saved' with focus on Italian fare

The Venice Film Festival will put the accent on homegrown Italian cinema in September among its eclectic offering of international films, as the prestigious festival goes forward facing unprecedented challenges in the time of coronavirus. In a chaotic festival year that has seen the...

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Picasso murals removed from Oslo building damaged by Breivik

Picasso murals removed from Oslo building damaged by Breivik

Despite protests, the removal of two murals designed by Pablo Picasso began on Monday from an Oslo government building damaged in right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's 2011 attack, a project manager said. The "Y Block", a government building complex named for its shape, is scheduled...

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