Buzzing: The Birth Of A Nation sweeps top Sundance prizes

The Birth Of A Nation sweeps top Sundance prizes

Setting up an expected 2017 Oscar run, the slave-revolt drama The Birth Of A Nation swept the top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival last Saturday. Directed by and starring Nate Parker, the film won the grand jury prize for a narrative film and was voted the best movie by audiences. Last Tuesday, Fox Searchlight paid a record US$17.5 million(S$24.9 million) for the distribution rights to the film.


Netflix to bring back Gilmore Girls

Netflix is reviving the hit television series Gilmore Girls, which won legions of fans more than a decade ago, depicting the exploits of a 30something mother and her teenage daughter. The show's creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel will also be back.

Graham wrote on Twitter last Friday: "I CAN NOW CONFIRM: it's time for me, and this jacket I stole in 2007, to return to work." Netflix gave no details about when fans can expect the new episodes.


My Love airs in China

My Love From The Star was finally officially broadcast in China, through Anhui Television last Friday, two years after the K-drama was a mega hit on Chinese websites. It is expected to create a second wave of popularity.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 01, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing: The Birth Of A Nation sweeps top Sundance prizes'. Print Edition | Subscribe