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    Almodovar to get Venice film festival lifetime award

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:00am on June 17, 2019

    Spanish director Pedro Almodovar will receive a Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival this year, the organisers said on Friday. They called the 69-year-old filmmaker the...

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    Nagarik Natyangan stages folk play

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 17, 2019

    Theatre troupe Nagarik Natyangan staged its acclaimed folk play Gohor Badsha O Banechha Pori at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday...

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    Dear Liar staged at BSA

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 17, 2019

    Theatre troupe Natyam Repertory staged Dear Liar at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday. Written by American playwright Jerome Kilty and translated into...

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    Madonna insists she’s staying put in Portugal

    Agence France-Presse . Lisbon | Updated at 12:00am on June 17, 2019

    Pop icon Madonna marked the release of her 14th album Friday by denying rumours she is looking to leave Portugal, her home of two years. ‘I am not going to leave Lisbon,’ the 60-year-old queen...

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    Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96

    Reuters . Rome | Updated at 12:00am on June 17, 2019

    Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96. In a statement, his foundation said he died in Rome...

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    Monsoon ushered in amid songs, dances

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 16, 2019

    People from all walks of life celebrated Pahela Ashar, the advent of Monsoon, amid festivities on Saturday morning at Bangla Academy. Young women clad in blue and white saris and men wearing...

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    Leonard Cohen’s love letters fetch $876,000 at auction

    Reuters . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:05am on June 16, 2019

    A collection of more than 50 love letters written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen to the woman who inspired ‘So Long, Marianne’ has sold for $876,000, with many going for more than...

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    Batighar celebrates 8th founding anniversary

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 16, 2019

    Theatre troupe Batighar celebrated its eighth founding anniversary by organising a programme featuring music, dance and theatre show at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on...

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