The team of movie "Detention" pose on the red carpet at the 2020 Taipei Film Festival. AP
Taiwan wrapped up an annual film festival with an awards ceremony Saturday night as it holds more public events after keeping its coronavirus outbreak to a few hundred cases.
Actors and others lined up for photo shoots with no social distancing, and participants didn’t wear masks in historic Zhongshan Hall in Taipei. Taiwan, with a population of about 23 million people, has had 451 confirmed cases and seven deaths.
A baseball game in the city of Taichung on Saturday drew more than 10,000 fans for the first time this season, the official Central News Agency said. Health authorities said last month that fans would be allowed to sit in alternate seats and no longer would have to wear masks, except when leaving their seats.
Authorities have been gradually allowing larger crowds since play began in April with no fans.
The horror film "Detention,” set during martial law in Taiwan in the 1960s, was the biggest winner at the Taipei Film Festival, taking six awards including the Grand Prize and Best Actress for 22-year-old Gingle Wang.
Chang Jung-chi, the Best Director winner for "We Are Champions,” said the virus outbreak had forced him to slow down his work. "This comes to me like a friend patting my shoulder and saying, ‘Hang in there,’ ” he said.
Controversial US director Nate Parker said Monday that he hopes his powerful new film about police violence against black men will help save lives.
The first ever Hijabi character in the blockbuster, Spider-Man: Far from Home, says she took her role in the film to highlight the fact that millions of women wearing Hijab are ordinary people like those who don’t cover their heads, said a report.
Mona Al Marri, Vice Chairperson and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council and Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office, inaugurated the event taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 5-7.
The explosion not only sent shock waves across central Beirut, causing extensive damage but rang out across the world, with millions tweeting about it on Tuesday evening, including Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistani film stars.
In a big development in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case on Wednesday, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the Supreme Court that the Union of India has in principle accepted the recommendation by Bihar government to order a CBI inquiry into the case.
Dua Lipa and Priyanka Chopra are among the stars to show support for the people of Beirut following a large explosion in the city.