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  1. CLP 6.6 billion (10.7%) Chilean cinema refers to all films produced in Chile or made by Chileans. It had its origins at the start of the 20th century with the first Chilean film screening in 1902 and the first Chilean feature film appearing in 1910. The oldest surviving feature is El Húsar de la Muerte (1925), and the last silent film was ...

    • 2.0 per 100,000 (2011)
    • 347 (2013)
    • 13 (56.4%)
    • Andes Films 28.0%, UIP 22.0%, Warner 19.0%
    • French Mandate
    • Post-Independence
    • Civil War
    • Post-War Revival
    • Renaissance in The 21st Century

    A sharp increase in the number of theaters was observed between 1923–1929. By the end of the 1920s, cinemas were common in Beirut, and some were used as a place for political gatherings. For example, in 1925, the Communist Party met at the Crystal Cinema in Beirut. Cinemas had become so popular that in 1931, students marched in a protest, demanding...

    After Lebanon gained its independence from France, filmmakers began to examine local themes, especially rural life and folklore. During the post-independence period, Lebanon witnessed an economic boom that made its capital, Beirut, the financial center of the eastern Mediterranean. Lebanon's economic success, along with the presence of 38 banks and...

    Prior to the civil war, 161 films, mostly commercial melodramas, were produced in Lebanon and exported to various Arab countries, but when the civil war began, film production decreased tremendously. Despite the war, there was an "emergence of a new wave of Lebanese filmmakers – fostering, unusually, equal numbers of women and men". The female film...

    After the war, Beirut reemerged as one of the centers of mass media production in the Arab world. While media production was concentrated around television, there were attempts to revive the film industry in Lebanon, especially by fresh graduates of Lebanese film schools. While filmmaking schools are a rarity in the region, by the mid-1990s, six of...

    While there is no government initiatives and public sector support for cinema in Lebanon, the private sector with companies such as Abbout, Orjouane Productions, The Attic, Né à Beyrouth and Boo Pictures have created an ecosystem for independent film production, albeit dependent on regional funding and international co-productions, especially from ...

    • 4.7 per 100,000 (2009)
    • 185 (2009)
    • Haddad & Co, Italia Film, Fathalla
    • 31
  2. May 17, 2022 · ‘Vikram’ directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj stars Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathy, Fahadh Faasil in the lead roles. The trailer of the film was released on May 15.

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