Whistleblower Edward Snowden, living in Russia since leaking a trove of classified documents showing the scope of post-9/11 US government surveillance, wants to claim asylum in France, AFP reported.
He said he had applied for asylum in France in 2013, during the presidency of Francois Hollande, but told Inter Radio that he hoped President Emmanuel Macron would approve his request.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's Park Your Cinema program continues at the Great Lawn with a screening of "Chinatown," a 1974 neo-noir mystery thriller directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston and Perry Lopez, "Chinatown" is among the US Library of Congress' best films of all time. The SNFCC screening is free of charge and starts at 9 p.m.
"Brazil," a dystopian science-fiction drama about a low-level bureaucrat's attempt to correct an administrative error directed in 1985 by Terry Gilliam, rounds off this year's Athens Open Air Film Festival, though the original August 28 screening at the Dourgouti Park Theater has been postponed until September 2 due to strong winds. Starring Jonathan Pryce and nominated for two Academy Awards (
"Brazil," a dystopian science-fiction drama about a low-level bureaucrat's attempt to correct an administrative error directed in 1985 by Terry Gilliam, rounds out this year's Athens Open Air Film Festival. Starring Jonathan Pryce and nominated for two Academy Awards (Original Screenplay and Art Direction), the cult classic inspired a host of futuristic films that followed.
David Hasselhoff and Michael Fassbender are filming a movie in Bulgaria. The Baywatch star posted a clip from Sofia's roof on his Instagram profile.
On the social media, the Bulgarian actor Ventsislav Sariev, shared a photo with Michael Fassbender, with whom they worked together on the set of the production. Fassbender and Haselhoff were in Sofia for the photos of Kung Fury 2.