The Tokyo International Film Festival will showcase the works of director Yoshida Keisuke at next month’s 34th edition. The festival runs Oct. 30-Nov. 8, 2021. Two films by Yoshida are getting commercial releases this year, his recent “Blue,” and “Intolerance,” which reaches Japanese theaters later this month (Sept. 23.) The […]

Sony Music Entertainment Korea (SMEK) has appointed Bobby Youngchan Ju as its new managing director. He will oversee all of the company’s operations in the country, build and strengthen strategic partnership, and grow SMEK’s local roster. He takes the reins from Joseph Chang, and will report directly to Shridhar Subramaniam, […]

Bandits struck again Monday night hours after abducting family members of lawmakers in the Katsina State House Assembly. The attackers stormed Bakori Housing Units and abducted Ahmed Abdulkadir, a retired NBC director, and his 15-year-old daughter, Laila. Daily Trust reports that three other residents were abducted by the bandits who […]

A retired NBC director, Ahmed Abdulkadir and his 15-year-old daughter, Laila have been abducted as bandits invaded Bakori Housing Units. Daily Trust reports that three other residents were abducted by the bandits who carried AK 47 rifles. They included Bello Aminu Bakori, Shamsuddeen Aminu and Habibu Rabe of Local Education […]

Award-winning Slovak documaker Peter Kerekes (“66 Seasons,” “Cooking History,” “Velvet Terrorists”) dips a toe in the fiction world with his rigorously researched Venice Horizons competitor “107 Mothers,” set inside a women’s prison in Ukraine. Made over five years and 86 shooting days, it reveals a cloistered world populated only by […]