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Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin and Finn Wolfhard star in Stranger Things

Spoiler warning: Includes plot details

Netflix’s hit sci-fi show Stranger Things is back for a second series and its bigger budget makes it even more ambitious.

Set in Halloween 1984, several new characters feature, ready to fight the Demogorgon as it returns to Hawkins.

Mike and his mates get a new best friend in the form of Max, played by Sadie Sink.

The famous love triangle between Nancy, Steve and Jonathan is also set to continue.

Stranger Things takes its cue from films and shows of the 1980s. The second season takes this further with the addition of Sean Astin to the cast.

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Ryder joined Schnapp, her on-screen son, at a premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday

The actor – who played Mikey in The Goonies – plays the love interest of Joyce Byers, played by Winona Ryder.

We also know Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, is back (and is no longer bald!) after disappearing at the end of the last series.

We don’t know if she and Mike are going to get together, though Caleb McLaughlin – aka Lucas – has teased he’s getting a love interest of his own.

Here’s everything you need to refresh your memory before you get started on season two.

The basics

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Natalia Dyer and Joe Keery play Nancy Wheeler and Steve Harrington in the show

Series 1 starts in November 1983 when Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) disappears and a girl with a shaved head called Eleven escapes from a government lab.

Will’s friends – Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Lucas (McLaughlin) use Eleven, who happens to have telekinetic powers, to try to track Will down.

Will’s brother Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and Mike’s sister Nancy (Natalie Dyer) then get involved after Nancy’s best friend Barb also disappears.

Will’s mum Joyce (Winona Ryder) realises she can communicate with her son through electricity and gets the town police chief Jim (David Harbour) involved in the plan to find him.

The more complicated bit

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Millie Bobby Brown plays Eleven in the show

It turns out there’s an alternative reality to Hawkins, which is dark, stormy and cold and has a monster called the Demogorgon living in it.

The Demogorgon feeds on blood, which explains why Mike and Barb (Shannon Purser) both go missing. They’re both trapped by the monster after having an accident leaves them bleeding.

Viewers also discover that Eleven was kidnapped at birth and trained by the government to be a spy to listen in on the Russians.

The evil Dr Brenner (Matthew Modine) has manipulated Eleven for her whole life and spends the series trying to get her back after she escapes. But her amazing powers mean she can kill his henchmen with her mind.

How the series ends

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David Harbour and Winona Ryder play Jim Hopper and Joyce Byers in the show

Joyce and Jim enter the alternative reality and eventually find Will, who’s been kept captive by the Demogorgon.

Nancy and Jonathan lure the monster to his house in an attempt to kill it. They set lots of traps and think they’ve killed it with the help of Nancy’s boyfriend Steve (Joe Kerry).

But it soon reappears at Hawkins Middle School, where Mike, Dustin and Lucas are hiding Eleven.

At the same time, evil Dr Brenner and his henchmen arrive. Eleven kills most of the men and saves her friends, but both she and the Demogorgon disappear.

What will become of Eleven, Dr Brenner and the Demogorgon is season two?

Stranger Things 2 is now available to stream on Netflix.


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Spacey said he was “horrified to hear the story”

Hollywood star Kevin Spacey has made an apology after being accused of making a sexual advance toward a child actor.

Anthony Rapp, who was 14, said Spacey invited him to a party and seemed drunk when the alleged incident happened.

Spacey, who was 26, said: “I honestly do not remember the encounter… but if I did behave then as he describes I owe him the sincerest apology.”

Spacey also revealed he was now living as a gay man after years of refusing to address rumours about his sexuality.

Rapp said he was sharing the story now after the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

The movie mogul has been accused by more than 50 women of a range of allegations ranging from rape to sexual harassment. Mr Weinstein has denied any claims of non-consensual sex.

The accusations have sparked a debate about inappropriate behaviour in the entertainment industry and beyond, and encouraged more people to share their experiences.

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His final tweet said “everything I wanted to say about my experience is in that article, and I have no further comment about it at this time”.

In his interview with BuzzFeed News, the 46-year-old Star Trek: Discovery actor said he was sitting on the edge of a bed after the party – held in Spacey’s apartment in 1986 – when Oscar-winning Spacey, now 58, came into the bedroom.

“He picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. But I don’t, like, squirm away initially, because I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ And then he lays down on top of me,” Rapp said.

“He was trying to seduce me… I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually.”

Rapp said he was able to go to the bathroom before he left.

Responding to the allegation, Spacey said he was “sorry for the feelings [Rapp] describes having carried with him all these years”.

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He also addressed “stories” about his personal life, saying he had had relationships with both men and women and was now living as a gay man.

“I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behaviour.”

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Blair is known for Hellboy while McAdams starred in Spotlight

Actresses Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams are the latest women to come forward with allegations against film director James Toback.

They are among more than 200 women who have made claims about his behaviour.

Cruel Intentions star Blair told Vanity Fair Toback sexually assaulted her and then intimidated her into silence, while McAdams said he propositioned her in a hotel room when she was a student.

Toback has denied allegations about him originally made in the LA Times.

Last Sunday the newspaper published claims of harassment made by 38 women.

Toback denied those original accusations and did not respond when the paper published new accounts, which had not been verified.

Vanity Fair said he had declined to comment on their article.

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Toback’s films include Black and White, Tyson and The Pick-Up Artist

Blair claimed in the article that Toback persuaded her to perform a monologue while she was topless in a hotel room in 1999.

She said he then rubbed himself against her leg, then told her: “There is a girl who went against me. She was going to talk about something I did.”

He then allegedly told Blair that the “girl” would end up “in the Hudson River with cement blocks on her feet” if she ever spoke about what happened.

In her account, McAdams said Toback invited her to his hotel room after asking her to audition for a role, and that “pretty quickly the conversation turned sexual”.

“It was all so confusing,” she told Vanity Fair. “I kept thinking, ‘When are we getting to the rehearsal part?’”

Toback allegedly went to the bathroom and returned to make a sexual proposition. McAdams said she excused herself, feeling she had been in the room “forever”.

“I kept thinking, ‘This is going to become normal any minute now. This is going to all make sense. This is all above board somehow,’” she is quoted as saying. “Eventually I just realised that it wasn’t.”

McAdams said she felt lucky that “he didn’t actually physically assault me in any way”.

Blair and McAdams’ accounts come after fellow actress Julianne Moore accused Toback of sexual misconduct.


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Writer Kay Mellor says she became “fixated” on losing weight as she was researching her TV series Fat Friends.

The hit ITV drama, starring James Corden, aired between 2000 and 2005 and focused on a slimming group in Leeds.

She attended a group to help her writing, but was then told by the leader she needed to lose weight.

The 66-year-old told BBC Radio 4′s Desert Island Discs: “I started to want to lose weight so I could please her and please all the class.”

The Bafta award-winning writer said she had been surprised to be told she was overweight.

She said: “I stood on the scales, she looked at me and I looked at her and she said: ‘We’ll start half a stone at a time’.

“And I went: ‘Sorry?’ – looked down at the thing – and she said: ‘You’re two stone overweight.”‘

Mellor added: “But then, slowly, I became fixated, myself.”

‘I was so naive’

Mellor also told Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young about her shock at becoming pregnant at the age of 16.

“I didn’t know anything, really, I was so naive,” she said.

“Literally, the second time I’d had sex I was pregnant, because I’d never heard of the pill, and then for ages I was missing my periods and I didn’t even realise I was pregnant.”

Mellor said she did not find out she was expecting until she was four and a half months pregnant.

The teenager and her boyfriend Anthony decided to keep the baby and get married, but their vicar refused to marry them because he thought “it wouldn’t last”.

They got married at a register office – and will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year.

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The Leeds-born writer chose the Fat Friends theme tune – the Beautiful South’s Perfect 10 – as one of her Desert Island Discs, because “every time I heard that I used to get excited and get butterflies”.

She said: “It was such a lovely time of my life, it was a drama that was really important to me because I thought I had something to say about weight and body image.”

The series, which also featured actors Ruth Jones, Alison Steadman and Sheridan Smith, has now been turned into a musical and starts touring next month – starring ex-England captain Andrew Flintoff.

He has also been cast in Mellor’s new TV drama Love, Lies and Records which will air on BBC One this autumn.

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Bruno Langley

Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley has left the ITV programme following an internal inquiry, the broadcaster says.

The departure of Mr Langley, who played the character Todd Grimshaw for 16 years, follows claims he assaulted a woman in a bar, The Sunday Mirror said.

He confirmed he had left the soap and denied any claims of wrongdoing, telling the paper he would “make a further statement in due course”.

ITV said: “Bruno Langley is no longer contracted to Coronation Street.”

Mr Langley, 34, played Todd Grimshaw, the first openly gay character in the soap’s 57-year history, after first joining the programme in 2001.

He also appeared on two episodes of Doctor Who in 2005.

It is understood that Mr Langley’s contract with the show ended on 26 October following an inquiry.

In a statement, Mr Langley said: “Sadly, I will no longer be working on Coronation Street. Acting on the show has been the fulfilment of a personal dream.

“Playing the role of Todd Grimshaw since I was 17 years old has been a huge part of my life, and an absolute honour.

“I would like to thank all of my friends who work on the show for their love, friendship and support during this extremely difficult period.

“I will make a further statement in due course, and when I am able to do so.”

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The watch had been expected to sell for $1m

A Rolex watch belonging to the late Hollywood star Paul Newman has sold for a record price at auction in New York.

The watch was given to him by his wife Joanne Woodward as they filmed the 1969 movie Winning together.

Newman, who died in 2008 aged 83, later used it to time car races in which he took part.

The stainless steel watch was sold to an unnamed telephone buyer for $17.8m (£13.6m) – much more than the $1m it had initially been expected to fetch.

It is a record for a wristwatch sold at auction, but a Patek Philippe pocket watch sold for more than $24m in 2014.

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Woodward and Newman in 1958 – before the Rolex was bought

In Winning, Newman played a racing car driver, a role which spurred his interest in the sport. He went on to take part in the 24-hour Le Mans race.

Before giving him the watch, Woodward had it engraved with the words “Drive Carefully, Me.” He had been injured in a motorbike accident in 1965.

Woodward bought him a new watch in 1984, and he gave the Daytona Rolex to his daughter’s then-boyfriend, James Cox.

Cox put the watch up for auction, and some of the proceeds will go towards the Newman’s Own Foundation, the charity set up by Newman in 2005 that receives all the profits from his Newman’s Own food range.

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Writer Kay Mellor says she became “fixated” on losing weight as she was researching her TV series Fat Friends.

The hit ITV drama, starring James Corden, aired between 2000 and 2005 and focused on a slimming group in Leeds.

She attended a group to help her writing, but was then told by the leader she needed to lose weight.

The 66-year-old told BBC Radio 4′s Desert Island Discs: “I started to want to lose weight so I could please her and please all the class.”

The Bafta award-winning writer said she had been surprised to be told she was overweight.

She said: “I stood on the scales, she looked at me and I looked at her and she said: ‘We’ll start half a stone at a time’.

“And I went: ‘Sorry?’ – looked down at the thing – and she said: ‘You’re two stone overweight.”‘

Mellor added: “But then, slowly, I became fixated, myself.”

‘I was so naive’

Mellor also told Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young about her shock at becoming pregnant at the age of 16.

“I didn’t know anything, really, I was so naive,” she said.

“Literally, the second time I’d had sex I was pregnant, because I’d never heard of the pill, and then for ages I was missing my periods and I didn’t even realise I was pregnant.”

Mellor said she did not find out she was expecting until she was four and a half months pregnant.

The teenager and her boyfriend Anthony decided to keep the baby and get married, but their vicar refused to marry them because he thought “it wouldn’t last”.

They got married at a register office – and will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year.

  • Flintoff to star in Fat Friends musical

The Leeds-born writer chose the Fat Friends theme tune – the Beautiful South’s Perfect 10 – as one of her Desert Island Discs, because “every time I heard that I used to get excited and get butterflies”.

She said: “It was such a lovely time of my life, it was a drama that was really important to me because I thought I had something to say about weight and body image.”

The series, which also featured actors Ruth Jones, Alison Steadman and Sheridan Smith, has now been turned into a musical and starts touring next month – starring ex-England captain Andrew Flintoff.

He has also been cast in Mellor’s new TV drama Love, Lies and Records which will air on BBC One this autumn.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41788417

Blue Planet II

A year after the epic Planet Earth II, Sir David Attenborough is returning to our screens with a follow-up to 2004′s Blue Planet.

No spoilers, but we’ve seen the first episode and as sequels go we can confirm it’s better than Sex And The City 2.

We’ve also been to the press conference and spoken to some of the team behind the new series.

Here are 22 things you need to know about Blue Planet II – complete with behind-the-boat info and what you can expect from the first episode.


1. Five babies were born to crew members in the time it took to film.

Blue Planet II involved “125 shoots, 6,000 hours filming underwater and 1,000 hours filming in submersibles”, explains production manager Katie Hall.

But away from the shoots, she adds, it was also a busy time for the crew: “We had three weddings. Four houses were bought. Five babies. Two babies on the way.

“That’s what happens when you’re filming for four years.”

2. “Oceans cover 70% of the surface of our planet, and yet they are still the least explored,” says Sir David Attenborough in the opening sequence.

“Hidden beneath the waves, there are creatures beyond our imagination,” he continues.

Roughly translated, we think he’s saying: “Look, I know you might have seen Finding Dory multiple times but this is the real deal.”

3. Hans Zimmer is doing the music again.

It’s bad news for Fifth Harmony fans as the soundtrack has already been sorted by composer and general legend Hans Zimmer.

“We actually put the music out to tender, we weren’t sure who we wanted to do it,” explains executive producer James Honeyborne.

“And although we loved Planet Earth II [which Zimmer also did the soundtrack for] we wanted to keep this feeling fresh.

“But Hans came to us with such an impassioned pitch as to why he wanted to do it, which was incredible.”

4. There will be seven episodes in the series.

And they’re split into different habitats – like deep ocean, the coral reefs, the open ocean and the coastlines.

“Once you start dividing those up, you start to see where some of the stories would naturally fit,” says James.

5. We wouldn’t fancy filling out the risk assessment form for this show.

“When we green light each shoot, we’re constantly mitigating risk,” says Katie.

“But bar a couple of earaches, a little bit of water at the bottom of a submersible, and one cameraman stubbed his finger, we were extraordinarily lucky.

“But the planning that goes into every single shoot, and managing the risk – whether that’s financial risk or health and safety – you don’t see any of that.”

Shame.

6. There’s some serious drama in the opening episode.

Spoiler alert etc, etc.

In the opening episode, we meet some birds. Who sometimes like to fly down to the ocean and chill out a bit on the surface.

Unfortunately for them, there’s some rather hungry giant trevallies (ie big scary fish) lurking under the water. And they have a particular taste for birds.

We won’t give much more away, but it’s safe to say you’re about to see some snakes and iguanas-level drama go down.

7. Fish are Facebook-friendly.

The trailer for the new series has already built up 43 million views on social media.

Which is all part of a new digital strategy this year, according to Tom McDonald, who is (deep breath) head of commissioning at the BBC’s Natural History and Specialist Factual unit.

“One of the interesting things about Planet Earth II was that more people watched it than the X Factor results show when they were up against each other last year,” he says.

“So if there is a younger audience out there that is going to consume natural history content, we should focus our digital strategy on them, which is what we’ve done this year.”

8. New technology was built to film the series.

“We built a huge piece of housing which we called the megadome which allowed us to slice the sea in half so you can see above and below at the same time,” James says.

“We also built a tow-cam which can be pulled behind a boat which allowed us to travel with really fast-moving animals like dolphins and tuna.”

9. They’ve brought back those ‘making of’ segments at the end of the episodes.

Remember on Planet Earth II, you’d get 50 minutes worth of TV show, and then 10 minutes of how the episode you’ve just seen was shot?

Half the time, the “making of” bit was even more interesting and eventful than the show itself.

Well, they’ve brought that bit back – and this series will have a segment called Into The Blue at the end of each instalment.

10. There’s some stuff in the series that even Sir David Actual Attenborough didn’t know about.

“When we first showed him some clips, he was like, ‘Oh I didn’t know this’ and ‘I didn’t know that’,” James says.

“Genuinely he was surprised. It’s always good if you can surprise David, it doesn’t happen often.”

11. One Walrus has clearly been watching Titanic.

At one point in the first episode, a walrus tries to seek refuge from a preying polar bear on a floating iceberg.

Problem is, there are already some walruses (walri?) on said berg.

Clearly, this walrus watched Titanic, and, like the rest of us, thought there was plenty of room for Kate Winslet to shift over and make room for Leonardo DiCaprio on that piece of wood.

Unfortunately, the extra weight of this particular walrus on this particular iceberg causes it to collapse, ruining the party for everybody (there’s always one).

12. Bottle-nosed dolphins are super-cute

They just look so friendly don’t they, you’d definitely go for a drink with one.

13. Dolphins surf, Sir David explains, “to strengthen friendships, develop social skills, and for the sheer exhilaration of it”.

Coincidentally, this is also why humans do karaoke.

14. The show doesn’t shy away from the impact of pollution.

“You can’t go out there and make a series like this without seeing some really big issues unfolding in front of you,” says James.

“You can go to the middle of the ocean and find plastics from many different continents coming together.

“The impact that has on the wildlife can be devastating.”

In the show, we hear Sir David comment: “There are worrying signs that conditions in the oceans that have remained relatively stable for millennia, are changing radically.”

15. Warning: The first episode includes “mating”.

In case you’re planning to watch with your parents.

Fortunately, the mating involves this handsome chap.

16. Some shots weren’t filmed on location.

Earlier this week, The Guardian said some footage had been captured in “controlled laboratory conditions”.

After the report was published, James explained the series was overwhelmingly shot on location, but in a few select instances, such as rock pools in the Coasts episode, labs were used.

“Filming in the wild would have been too disruptive for the wildlife,” he said.

“It would have been impossible to film close-ups of this magical world, so we worked with scientists to accurately recreate a rock pool in the controlled conditions of the lab.”

17. It wasn’t originally going to be called Blue Planet II.

“The series was commissioned as Oceans,” explains Tom.

“It was a very easy commission, instinctively the channel understood it was a brilliant thing to do and it felt like it was the right time to go back to this habitat.

“It was never designed so that we’d have Planet Earth II last year and Blue Planet II this year, so now it looks like it was a brilliant strategy, but it wasn’t exactly conceived that way.”

18. Tusk fish are determined little creatures.

There is one tusk fish who travels to the edge of the coral reef every morning, Sir David explains, looking for some breakfast.

While most of us would grab some Special K from the cupboard, this guy travels quite some distance in search of a small clam.

Using his mouth, he takes it back to his “kitchen” – which is essentially a massive rock, against which he starts bashing the clam repeatedly in order to crack it open.

“It’s not easy when you have no hands,” Sir David observes.

19. Not all of the plans for the series came off.

“There were lots of shoots that failed, to put it bluntly,” says Tom.

“The team set out to capture particular babies, and when you watch this, I think James and his team make it look really easy.

“And when I think about the number of variables when it comes to filming in the ocean, I think it’s remarkable what they were able to capture.”

20. In true W1A style, the show has led to more collaborative BBC working.

“Some of the new technologies that were invented specifically for this series are already being deployed by the Natural History Unit on future projects,” says Tom.

James adds: “There was a sequence on The One Show last week about sturgeon [not Nicola], and they borrowed our probe lens, which is great – we built it, they were able to use it.”

21. There’s going to be a podcast to accompany the series.

So make sure you’re all caught-up on Serial.

22. So… Planet Earth II. Blue Planet II. What’s next?

“We have a big landmark series for next year which is very different to Blue Planet II,” says Tom.

“It’s been announced already, it’s called Dynasty, not to be confused with Carringtons and Colbys, so who knows if it will stay that title.

“But the premise of each film is we take one animal family and follow them for a number of years to see the ups and downs of their family lines.

“I’m already viewing episodes of it, and it’s incredibly visceral. It feels so different to this.”

There’s more.

“One other thing I’m really excited about is a series the NHU have made which is on in January called Animals With Cameras, a really simple proposition.

“We’ve built bespoke cameras for different species, that the animals wear, so we can see the world from an animal’s point of view.

“There’s meerkats in it,” he adds. “That’s my innovation for 2018, more meerkats.”

Blue Planet II begins on BBC One at 20:00 GMT on Sunday. The series has been sold to more than 30 countries around the world.


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Songwriter Teddy Geiger says he is transitioning from male to female.

The 29-year-old has written huge hits for Shawn Mendes and One Direction and says he’s at the “start of the process”.

He decided to go public after a fan asked him why he “looked so differently lately”.

Replying on Instagram, he said: “Love it or hate it, this is who I have been for a looooong time”.

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Teddy says he “started talking about it with a couple of my close friends and family about a month ago and it’s given me the courage to start the process.”

He goes on to say that “the next step is to tell y’all.”

Teddy’s written songs that have sold millions of copies around the world – including Stitches, Treat You Better and Mercy for Shawn Mendes.

He also wrote Where do Broken Hearts Go for One Direction and has also worked with DJ Snake, Tiesto and James Blunt.

Teddy Geiger playing piano

Shawn Mendes has written to support Teddy, simply saying “love u” on his Instagram post.

And he’s not the only one.

Teddy’s original post has had more than 16,000 likes.

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Inarritu won the best director Oscars in 2015 and 2016

A rare special Oscar is being awarded to a virtual reality installation created by Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Carne y Arena – meaning flesh and sand – tells the story of migrants trekking across the Sonorian desert in the US.

The Academy said they were presenting the award to recognise a “visionary and powerful experience in storytelling”.

It’s understood to be the first special Oscar to be awarded since one for Toy Story in 1996.

‘Deeply emotional’

The installation – full title Carne y Arena (Virtually present, Physically invisible) – is based on the true accounts of migrants.

Viewers of Carne y Arena, which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival this year and is currently on display in LA, Milan and Mexico City – don virtual reality headsets for the six-and-a-half minute experience.

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Tickets for Carne y Arena in Los Angeles sold out months ago

They walk alone and barefoot across sand, joined by virtual migrants hoping to reach America, while border guards patrol the area.

Inarritu said he met and interviewed Central American and Mexican refugees while researching the project, adding: “Their life stories haunted me.”

He said he wanted the visitor “to go through a direct experience walking in the immigrants’ feet, under their skin, and into their hearts”.

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Inarritu won the 2016 best director Oscar for The Revenant

John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – which organises the Oscars – said Inarritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki had “opened for us new doors of cinematic perception”.

Mr Bailey added: “Carne y Arena, Inarritu’s multimedia art and cinema experience, is a deeply emotional and physically immersive venture into the world of migrants crossing the desert of the American southwest in early dawn light.

“More than even a creative breakthrough in the still emerging form of virtual reality, it viscerally connects us to the hot-button political and social realities of the US-Mexico border.”

Inarritu won the best director Oscars in 2016 for The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and the previous year for Birdman, which also won best picture.

He and Lubezki will receive the special award at the 9th Annual Governors’ Awards in Hollywood on 11 November.


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