Buzzing

Iranian, Kazakh films share major award at Busan Festival

Iranian director Hadi Mohaghegh's Immortal and Kazahk director Yerlan Nurmukhambetov's Walnut Tree last Saturday shared the New Currents award for first- and second-time film-makers at the Busan International Film Festival, each receiving US$30,000 (S$ 42,000).

Immortal is a tale about a suicidal man and a grandson determined to convince him he has many reasons to live.

Walnut Tree looks at the interaction within a small, close-knit community.


Twins for Jimmy Lin

Former pop idol Jimmy Lin announced last Friday that he and his wife are expecting twins.

Lin, who is getting his second wind after starring on the reality show Where Are We Going, Dad? with his son Kimi, said on Weibo: "Kimi will have to take care of two younger brothers! We will be a family of five!"

The twins are due in December, said NetEase website.


Carrey pallbearer for ex-girlfriend

Actor Jim Carrey carried his former girlfriend Cathriona White's coffin alongside her family and friends at the make-up artist's funeral in the village of Cappawhite, Ireland, last Saturday, said British reports.

On the same day, he wrote on Twitter: "Love cannot be lost."

The post included a photo of what appeared to be Carrey, 53, and White, 30, in silhouette and looking at each other.

She was found dead, apparently of suicide, last month.


iQiyi to stream Lionsgate films

Lionsgate Entertainment Corp, producer of the Hunger Games film series, said last Friday that Chinese video streaming company iQiyi, a unit of Internet search company Baidu Inc, would stream some of its films. It did not disclose the financial terms of the licensing deal.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 12, 2015, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe