UK Cinema

The history of film in the United Kingdom goes back to 1878, when English photographer  Eadweard Muybridge demonstrated the ability to … More

Mainland Chinese Cinema

The Chinese cinema is one of three distinct historical threads of Chinese-language cinema together with the cinema of Hong Kong and the cinema of Taiwan. Cinema … More

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Name the following celebrities, all of which have either a city, state, or country as their first, middle, or last … More

Taiwanese Cinema

Taiwanese cinema is deeply rooted in the island’s unique history, having been under Japanese rule when cinema was first introduced to … More

French Cinema

France cinema is noted for being particularly strong and innovative, due in part to protections granted by the French government. And … More

Italian Cinema

Italian cinema dates all the way back to 1896 with Vittorio Calcina, who was considered to be a collaborator of the Lumière … More

Danish Cinema

With a history dating back to 1897 and historically noted for its realism, religious and moral themes, sexual frankness, and … More

Czech Cinema

Czech cinema dates back to 1898 with film director and cinematographer Jan Kříženecký, who started filming short documentaries in Prague. The city would later see … More

South Korean Cinema

South Korean cinema dates from 1945 and has been heavily influenced by Japanese occupation, the Korean War, government censorship, the business sector (i.e. chaebols, … More

Thai Cinema

Thai cinema dates back to 1897, when footage of King Chulalongkorn’s visit to Switzerland was brought back to Bangkok and exhibited. After sparking the … More

Mexican Cinema

Mexican cinema dates back to 1896, when President Díaz realized the importance of documenting his presidency in order to present … More

Japanese Cinema

Japanese cinema, with a history dating back to 1897, is currently the 4th-largest in the world by number of feature … More

Swedish Cinema

Swedish cinema first rose to prominence in 1911, during the Silent Era, with the two star directors Victor Sjöström and Mauritz Stiller. They often … More

Spanish Cinema

In the long history of Spanish cinema, the great filmmaker Luis Buñuel was the first to achieve universal recognition, followed by Pedro Almodóvar in … More

Canadian Cinema

Canadian cinema actually dates back to the rise of filmmaking itself, with present-day studios located in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Halifax. The industry, however, tends … More

South African Cinema

South African cinema is notable for its conflicting portrayals of race relations and segregation. During apartheid, films which reinforced Afrikaner identity enjoyed … More

Indian Cinema

Indian cinema ranks first globally in terms of annual film output, producing over 1800 movies each year (or about 4 … More

German Cinema

Important in its own right for having made a number of major technical and artistic contributions to early film, broadcasting, … More

Russian Cinema

Russian cinema, which was first begun during the Russian Empire and further developed under the  former Soviet Union, as well as in the … More

Australian Cinema

Australian cinema dates back to 1906 with the production of The Story of the Kelly Gang, which was actually the earliest feature film ever … More

Iranian Cinema

Iran, along with China, has been lauded as one of the best exporters of cinema during the 1990s. In fact … More