Buzzing: Mendes to lead Venice Film Festival jury

On Wednesday, South Korean idol group Block B were appointed by the Korea Trade- Investment Promotion Agency as promotional ambassadors for the 2016 Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo, set for May 19 to 21 in the Chinese city of Chongqing. About 120
On Wednesday, South Korean idol group Block B were appointed by the Korea Trade- Investment Promotion Agency as promotional ambassadors for the 2016 Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo, set for May 19 to 21 in the Chinese city of Chongqing. About 120 South Korean companies that make consumer products, including cosmetics and garments, will take part in the fair.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Mendes to lead Venice Film Festival jury

British film director Sam Mendes, 50, will head the jury at the 73rd Venice Film Festival that decides the winner of the Golden Lion Best Film and Silver Lion Best Director awards. The festival opens on Aug 31.


Mikkelsen receives French civilian award

France honoured Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen, 50, with a top civilian award on Wednesday. He and Danish film director Thomas Vinterberg, 46, took the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters honour at a ceremony in Copenhagen.

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