After a pandemic year that shuttered movie theaters and upended the movie business, Academy Awards nominations on March 15 went to two female filmmakers for the first time, to a historically diverse slate of actors and to David Fincher's lead-nominee "Mank," a traditional kind of Oscar contender, an old Hollywood homage, in very untraditional year.
Feature film ''Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn" (Babardeala cu bucluc sau porno balamuc), by Radu Jude, a Romania-Luxembourg-Croatia-Czech Republic co-production, has been awarded the Golden Bear for Best Picture at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, held online March 1-5.
Turkish cinema will take its place at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, one of Europe's leading film festivals.
This year's Berlinale is being organized in two sections, for the sector representatives online on March 1-5 and for audiences on June 9-20, due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Nomadland won best drama
The Greek Film Archive is hosting a tribute comprising 16 Italian fiction and documentary films online from February 12-22 in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute in Athens. All 16 films are new and have earned accolades on the festival circuit. They are all in Italian and will be screened with Greek subtitles.
A 51-year-old man from the southern province of Antalya who has been collecting toy cars for the past 43 years now wishes to donate them to a toy museum to make his name remembered.
"I first bought my toy car when I was eight with a pocket money I got from my uncle," Mustafa Dere said.
His collection consists of more than a thousand toy cars of different colors and types.