Tears, catharsis and a standing ovation in Cannes for Anspach´s last film

Courtesy The News International CANNES, France:  Solveig Anspach´s “The Together Project” (L´Effet Aquatique) got a long standing ovation at a Cannes Film Festival “Directors Fortnight” showing, described by her co-writer as cathartic after the director´s death last year. The cast and crew – most of them also involved in Anspach´s two previous films: “Lulu Femme…

Afghan Taliban meets on succession after US drones target leader

Courtesy The News International KABUL/WASHINGTON: The Afghan Taliban´s leadership council met on Sunday to start considering succession after a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan targeted its commander, two Taliban sources told Reuters, in the strongest sign yet the insurgency had accepted he was dead. The strike targeting Mullah Akhtar Mansour on Saturday was perhaps the…