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MIKE LEIGH TO HEAD JURY AT BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

December 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Berlin Film Festival has selected award-winning British director Mike Leigh to head the jury at next year’s annual competition (February 9-17). In a statement, the festival said, “Over the course of his nearly 40-year film career, Mike Leigh has distinguished himself as one of the most outstanding film-makers of auteur cinema and protagonists of […]

IRANIAN FILM AWARDED TOP PRIZE IN BERLIN

February 19, 2011 by · 7 Comments 

The Berlin Film Festival — the Berlinale — whose jury was reduced by one member when the Iranian government imprisoned director Jafar Panahi, who was to have served on it, awarded the Golden Bear, its top prize, on Saturday to Nader and Simin: A Separation, a film by another Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi. The entire […]

FIENNES SAYS THE BARD ASKS QUESTIONS PERTINENT TODAY

February 15, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Ralph Fiennes said at the Berlin Film Festival on Monday that plans to make a film version of Coriolanus had “sat inside my head” since he appeared in a stage production of the Shakespeare play more than ten years ago. At a news conference at the festival, where the film, which he produced, directed, and […]

3D REPLACES LANGUAGE IN NEW WIM WENDERS FILM

February 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Other directors have used 3D to enhance scenes of their films, but director Wim Wenders (The Buena Vista Social Club, Paris, Texas) says that 3D was absolutely crucial in the making of his “dance documentary” Pina, which screened out of competition Sunday at the Berlin Film Festival. Initially, he told a news conference at the […]

IRONS, SPACEY DEPLORE HOLLYWOOD “AMORALITY”

February 11, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Appearing at a Berlin Film Festival news conference in connection with the screening of the in-competition Margin Call, a film that depicts the Wall Street bankers responsible for the financial collapse of 2008 as amoral — but sympathetic — individuals, Jeremy Irons, who co-stars in the film, compared studio executives with their opposites in the […]

TRUE GRIT OPENS BERLINALE

February 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Coen Brothers’ True Grit has touched off the 61st Berlin film festival — The Berlinale — giving the festival at least some opening-day star wattage. The film is screening out of competition, leaving the festival with mostly European and Asian fare that is likely to be viewed more for artistic value than for entertainment […]

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