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ROMANIAN FILM WINS TOP PRIZE AT BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

February 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

At an awards ceremony dominated by films from Eastern Europe, the Berlin Film Festival named the Romanian drama Child’s Pose (Pozitia Copilului) the winner of its prestigious Golden Bear award. The film, about the efforts of a domineering woman to use her wealth to keep her irresponsible son out of prison after he kills a […]

BERLINALE’S GOLDEN BEAR GOES TO CAESAR MUST DIE

February 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Caesar Must Die, a gritty film about a group of Italian prisoners who stage Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, won the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear award Saturday. The black-and-white “semi-documentary,” produced with actual prisoners serving time at Rebibbia, a maximum-security prison in Rome, was the latest work of famed octogenarian brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. When […]

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 […]