Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Vecdi Sayar – CANNES
The 70th Cannes Festival is set to end on May 28. Fatih Akın’s ‘In the Fade’ is among strong contenders for the Golden Palm.
VECDİ SAYAR – CANNES
In our first review we spoke about two films at Cannes this year (“Sea Sorrow” and “Jupiter’s Moon”) focusing on one of the main themes of this year’s festival: The migration crisis. This is only part of the overall crisis in today’s Europe, which includes the degeneration of the political and economic system as well as of human values.
KIEV - AFP
27-year-old Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral, who is awaiting a heart transplant, won the Eurovision Song Contest
LONDON - AFP
With around 350 objects including instruments, musical scores and album covers, the Pink Floyd retrospective at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is the biggest exhibition ever about the group
PARIS - AFP
Behind the kitsch and glitz of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be hosted on May 13 by Kiev, lie a host of geopolitical tensions
The Royal Opera House screenings of Zorlu PSM will continue with George Balanchine’s ballet “Jewels” on May 26.
Umut Erdem - ISTANBUL
A statement from State Opera and Ballet General Director Selman Ada sent to provincial directorates reveals that the State Opera and Ballet General Directorate is struggling financially
‘Passage to Bollywood,’ a show by Indian dance theater Navdhara, will be in Turkey for two performances this month. The show’s choreographer, Ashley Lobo, invites audiences to taste a slice of India
NEW YORK - AP
As part of its recovery efforts, the Metropolitan Museum is considering a mandatory admissions fee for visitors from outside New York state. The set fee, possibly $25 for adults, would be the first in the venerable museum’s 147-year history
Turkey’s pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice has been shown as the strongest national presentation by Jason Farago in his article in The New York Times
NEW YORK - AFP
A bronze sold for $57.37 million in New York on May 15, setting a new auction record for Romanian-born sculptor Constantin Brancusi and fetching more than twice its lowest pre-sale estimate, Christie’s said.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East’ edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (Hurst, 384 pages, £20)
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Foreign Policy of Modern Turkey: Power and the Ideology of Eurasianism’ by Özgür Tüfekçi (IB Tauris, 242 pages, $94)
KOCAELI – Anadolu Agency
The 9th Kocaeli Book Fair opened in the western province of Kocaeli, drawing bookworms from across the region