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the of­fi­cer stopped him in his car. Iron­i­cally, Nac­eri, whose fa­ther is Al­ge­rian, has spo­ken out against racism in France and this year he and his four co-stars shared the best ac­tor award at Cannes for Indigènes (Days of Glory), which deals with Al­ge­rian and Moroc­can sol­diers fight­ing on the French side in the sec­ond World War. The film prompted Presi- dent Jac­ques Chirac to re­dress the low war pen­sions given to African sol­diers.

Film fest needs help­ing hands

Mick O’Con­nell, pro­duc­tion man­ager of the Jame­son Dublin In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, is seek­ing en­thu­si­as­tic vol­un­teers for the event in Fe­bru­ary. Vol­un­teers, who must be 18 years or older, will be as- And fi­nally for this year, some dates for your diary in 2007. Jan 15: Golden Globe awards cer­e­mony, Los An­ge­les Feb 8-18: Ber­lin Film Fes­ti­val Feb 9: Ifta awards cer­e­mony, Dublin Feb 11: Bafta awards cer­e­mony, Lon­don Feb 16-25: Dublin In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. Feb 25: Academy Awards cer­e­mony, Los An­ge­les May 16-27: Fes­ti­val de Cannes Jul 10-15: Gal­way Film Fleadh Aug 29-Sep 8: Venice Film Fes­ti­val Sep 6-15: Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val Oct 14-21: Cork Film Fes­ti­val Happy New Year. Os­car quotes: (1) The Wizard of Oz (2) Dr Strangelove (3) Cool Hand Luke (4) All the King’s Men (5) Gen­tle­man’s Agree­ment (6) Re­becca (7) Side­ways (8) The French Con­nec­tion (9) Shake­speare in Love (10) On Golden Pond

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