Latest Raphael Nadjari Stories

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By Joan Dupont Summer in the city is not all about light entertainment. Israeli cinema has been captivating Paris audiences, especially with the release of two films that made their debuts in Cannes. "Vals im Bashir" (Waltz with Bashir), Ari Folman's bold animated documentary, towered over the Cannes competition - and is stirring new audiences. Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz's "Shiva" (The Seven Days), which opened the Critics' Week, has since been shown at the Israeli film festival in Marseille...

2006-05-18 02:46:40

By Charles Masters CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Paris, je t'aime" (Paris, I Love You) may well be a film about amour, but there is little love lost between the producers of this collection of vignettes directed by the likes of Gus Van Sant, Alexander Payne and Wes Craven. The film is the subject of a legal tussle between initial producer Emmanuel Benbihy and Claudie Ossard, who boarded the floundering project two years ago as a white-knight producer. Benbihy is unhappy that two of...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'