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Entertaiment – Movies & Books 2018-03-19T13:21:04+00:00

Movies & Books

Tomb Raider Review | The Alicia Vikander Reboot Gets Lost in the Jungle

Behold Alicia Vikander, leaping, swinging, and flexing her way through Tomb Raider—a franchise resurrected not because there was consumer demand, but because it is a brand name everyone recognizes. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, released in 2001, is still the video-game movie adaptation with the largest gross in domestic history. (The Resident Evil films blow it out [...]

March 19th, 2018|

Do Not Seek Approvals, Go Out And Make Your Films Happen, Says Qumra Master Bennett Miller To Emerging Talents

Oscar® nominated director and Qumra Master Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball, Foxcatcher) encouraged first- and second-time filmmakers attending his masterclass to equip themselves with resilience when making films and remain true to their vision. At the industry event by the Doha Film Institute, Miller was at times clinically precise and more [...]

March 13th, 2018|

Qatari Directors Endorse Qumra As A ‘school Of Film Learning’ And A Platform To Take Qatari Stories To The International Stage

Young Qatari directors, who have their upcoming projects being mentored at Qumra 2018, the industry event by the Doha Film Institute, have endorsed it for the new learnings and wealth of networking opportunities offered. Khalifa Al-Thani, Qatari filmmaker, who is directing his first feature film, The Voice of Amirah, which [...]

March 11th, 2018|

The Heart Of Powerful Documentary Lies In The Art Of Its Honest Structure, Qumra Master Gianfranco Rosi Tells Qumra Delegates

Rosi’s next project, Notturno, a look at night life in the Middle East ‘explores how borders have changed the destiny of people. Qumra Master Gianfranco Rosi, the only documentary director to win the Berlinale Golden Bear, is normally reticent about discussing his ‘next’ project. That is not only because his [...]

March 11th, 2018|

Go For The Backstory, Construct The Performance And Always Collaborate, Qumra Master Tilda Swinton Tells New Talents In Cinema

Candour, character and charisma – three words sum up the two-hour-long witty, intense and effortlessly unpretentious Masterclass by Qumra Master Tilda Swinton in Doha, Qatar. Addressing a packed audience of new talents in cinema as well as film-lovers, Swinton was effervescently authentic and thoroughly charming, as she walked them down [...]

March 10th, 2018|

4th Qumra Commences In Doha With Modern Masters And Industry Leaders Focused On Nurturing New Talents In Cinema

Tilda Swinton Masterclass and Modern Masters Screening of Gianfranco Rosi’s ‘Fire at Sea’ mark the opening day of the annual industry event by the Doha Film Institute. The fourth edition of Qumra, the annual industry event by the Doha Film Institute, has commenced in Qatar, bringing together more than 150 [...]

March 10th, 2018|