Cannes Film Festival: ‘Sir’

Gently suggestive and mostly confined to richly detailed interiors, the contempo Mumbai-set “Sir” recalls Tran Ahn-hung’s “The Scent of Green Papaya” for its depiction of a furtive love blossoming between an upper-crust architect and his widowed domest…

Gently suggestive and mostly confined to richly detailed interiors, the contempo Mumbai-set “Sir” recalls Tran Ahn-hung’s “The Scent of Green Papaya” for its depiction of a furtive love blossoming between an upper-crust architect and his widowed domestic helper. Yet rather than reiterating Tran’s nostalgic fetishization of the docile Asian woman, tyro writer-director Rohena Gera emphasizes […]

‘Sir’ Director Rohena Gera On Pushing Boundaries As A Female Filmmaker: “I’ve Had To Work Very Independently” – Cannes Studio

At Cannes Critics’ Week, Sir examines the meeting of two worlds as privileged Mumbai businessman Ashwin (Vivek Gomber) falls in love with his live-in maid Ratna (Tillotama Shome). Told from her point of view, we see Ratna experiencing a new and modern …

At Cannes Critics' Week, Sir examines the meeting of two worlds as privileged Mumbai businessman Ashwin (Vivek Gomber) falls in love with his live-in maid Ratna (Tillotama Shome). Told from her point of view, we see Ratna experiencing a new and modern empowerment, as she strives to escape both the pitfalls of the old-fashioned village life that condemned her as a young widow, and a potentially damaging affair with her employer. For writer/ director Rohena Gera, Ratna’s…

Jay-Z Explains Meaning Behind Twins’ Names Rumi and Sir

Jay-Z and Beyonce named their twins Rumi and Sir for good reason.

“Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter,” the 47-year-old rapper told Rap Radar hosts Eliot Wilson and Brian Miller. “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”

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The “Empire State of Mind” rapper also said that his family will be joining him on his upcoming tour.

“I booked the tour for October so I could have at least four months to just really bond and see their fingers and s– like that,” he said. “They’ll be with me [on tour] anyway, but I’m just saying, like, [I needed] a space where I’m not doing anything. I’m just focused on them. I’m not thinking about a show at night or anything like that. That’s why the tour is so far away from the release of the album.”

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Reports that Beyonce had given birth surfaced on June 17, though her own math from an Instagram post suggests they came five days prior. She announced her double pregnancy in February with an instantly-iconic photo shoot that sparked a storm of memes on Twitter.  A trademark filing from family attorneys hinted that the fraternal twins were named Sir and Rumi, which Bey confirmed in July.

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Jay-Z and Beyonce named their twins Rumi and Sir for good reason.

“Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter,” the 47-year-old rapper told Rap Radar hosts Eliot Wilson and Brian Miller. “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”

The “Empire State of Mind” rapper also said that his family will be joining him on his upcoming tour.

“I booked the tour for October so I could have at least four months to just really bond and see their fingers and s– like that,” he said. “They’ll be with me [on tour] anyway, but I’m just saying, like, [I needed] a space where I’m not doing anything. I’m just focused on them. I’m not thinking about a show at night or anything like that. That’s why the tour is so far away from the release of the album.”

Reports that Beyonce had given birth surfaced on June 17, though her own math from an Instagram post suggests they came five days prior. She announced her double pregnancy in February with an instantly-iconic photo shoot that sparked a storm of memes on Twitter.  A trademark filing from family attorneys hinted that the fraternal twins were named Sir and Rumi, which Bey confirmed in July.

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Beyonce Unveils Newborn Twins on Instagram (Photo)

Beyonce has released the first official photo of she and Jay-Z’s newborn twins.

An etherial photoshoot in Malibu sees the Grammy winner posing with both babies, celebrating their four-week milestone in one of the world’s most famous families. It was posted to her Instagram account Thursday night.

“Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today,” the singer wrote in a caption. In flowing pastel robes, Bey looks every part the Madonna and child (or children in this case).

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Reports that Beyonce had given birth surfaced on June 17, though her own math suggests they came five days prior. She announced her double pregnancy in February  with an instantly-iconic photo shoot that sparked a storm of memes on Twitter.

A trademark filing from family attorneys hinted that the fraternal twins were indeed named Sir and Rumi, which Bey now confirms.

While spotted on social calls around Los Angeles, the superstar has not been present in public life since her memorable “Lemonade” reprise at the Grammy Awards earlier this year.

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Her husband did get some work done this month with the sudden release of his 13th studio album — the critically acclaimed “4:44.”

It’s unclear if Mrs. Carte will return to work before next April, where she’ll headline the annual Coachella Valley music festival. The performance will be a make-good for this year, when she stepped down as headliner thanks to her pregnancy.

Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today. ????????❤️????????????????????????????????????????

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Beyonce has released the first official photo of she and Jay-Z’s newborn twins.

An etherial photoshoot in Malibu sees the Grammy winner posing with both babies, celebrating their four-week milestone in one of the world’s most famous families. It was posted to her Instagram account Thursday night.

“Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today,” the singer wrote in a caption. In flowing pastel robes, Bey looks every part the Madonna and child (or children in this case).

Reports that Beyonce had given birth surfaced on June 17, though her own math suggests they came five days prior. She announced her double pregnancy in February  with an instantly-iconic photo shoot that sparked a storm of memes on Twitter.

A trademark filing from family attorneys hinted that the fraternal twins were indeed named Sir and Rumi, which Bey now confirms.

While spotted on social calls around Los Angeles, the superstar has not been present in public life since her memorable “Lemonade” reprise at the Grammy Awards earlier this year.

Her husband did get some work done this month with the sudden release of his 13th studio album — the critically acclaimed “4:44.”

It’s unclear if Mrs. Carte will return to work before next April, where she’ll headline the annual Coachella Valley music festival. The performance will be a make-good for this year, when she stepped down as headliner thanks to her pregnancy.

Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today. ????????❤️????????????????????????????????????????

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Beyonce Files Trademark Applications for Rumi Carter and Sir Carter After Twins’ Birth

It looks like Beyonce might have dropped a big clue as to the names of her newborn twins, though in a stealth way.

A company associated with Beyonce has filed papers to trademark the names “Rumi Carter” and “Sir Carter,” just days after the “Single Ladies” singer and her husband Jay Z welcomed twins.

The applications were filed June 26 by BGK Trademark Holdings, which holds a host of Beyonce-related trademarks and also applied to trademark the name Blue Ivy Carter — Beyonce and Jay Z’s first child. (Beyonce’s full birth name is Beyonce Giselle Knowles — initials BGK.)

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According to the applications, the marks would be used for a host of goods, including an array of skin and hair products, as well as key chains, DVDs, CDs ,teething rings, baby carriages and strollers, and numerous other items.

It’s unclear if the trademark applications will be approved without issue. In May, Beyonce’s bid to trademark the name Blue Ivy Carter hit a snag when entertainment and event planning firm Blue Ivy filed an opposition with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in a bid to block the “Lemonade” singer.

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In the opposition, filed Wednesday, Blue Ivy contends that Beyonce’s registration of Blue Ivy Carter would likely cause confusion with the existing Blue Ivy trademark.

The opposition also claim that Beyonce has no actual intention to use the trademark, citing a Vanity Fair interview in which Beyonce’s husband Jay Z said that they filed for the trademark so nobody else could and that it “wasn’t for us to do anything.”

According to the opposition, the numerous goods and services that Beyonce hopes to register the Blue Ivy Carter mark for “are similar and likely to be sold in the same channels of trade and to the same customers” as the goods offered by Blue Ivy.

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“Opposer has used, or intends to use, its Blue Ivy Mark on goods and services that overlap extensively with the categories of goods that Applicant has designated, such as fragrances, cosmetics, audio and video recordings and productions, consumer goods, party favors, baby products, bags, accessories, and the like,” the opposition reads.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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It looks like Beyonce might have dropped a big clue as to the names of her newborn twins, though in a stealth way.

A company associated with Beyonce has filed papers to trademark the names “Rumi Carter” and “Sir Carter,” just days after the “Single Ladies” singer and her husband Jay Z welcomed twins.

The applications were filed June 26 by BGK Trademark Holdings, which holds a host of Beyonce-related trademarks and also applied to trademark the name Blue Ivy Carter — Beyonce and Jay Z’s first child. (Beyonce’s full birth name is Beyonce Giselle Knowles — initials BGK.)

According to the applications, the marks would be used for a host of goods, including an array of skin and hair products, as well as key chains, DVDs, CDs ,teething rings, baby carriages and strollers, and numerous other items.

It’s unclear if the trademark applications will be approved without issue. In May, Beyonce’s bid to trademark the name Blue Ivy Carter hit a snag when entertainment and event planning firm Blue Ivy filed an opposition with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in a bid to block the “Lemonade” singer.

In the opposition, filed Wednesday, Blue Ivy contends that Beyonce’s registration of Blue Ivy Carter would likely cause confusion with the existing Blue Ivy trademark.

The opposition also claim that Beyonce has no actual intention to use the trademark, citing a Vanity Fair interview in which Beyonce’s husband Jay Z said that they filed for the trademark so nobody else could and that it “wasn’t for us to do anything.”

According to the opposition, the numerous goods and services that Beyonce hopes to register the Blue Ivy Carter mark for “are similar and likely to be sold in the same channels of trade and to the same customers” as the goods offered by Blue Ivy.

“Opposer has used, or intends to use, its Blue Ivy Mark on goods and services that overlap extensively with the categories of goods that Applicant has designated, such as fragrances, cosmetics, audio and video recordings and productions, consumer goods, party favors, baby products, bags, accessories, and the like,” the opposition reads.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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