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Love Battles: Berlin Review

Love Battles Still – H 2013

The Bottom Line

Let’s get physical.

Venue

Berlin Film Festival (Panorama)

Director-screenwriter

Jacques Doillon

Cast

Sara Forestier, James Thierree

Actors Sara Forestier and James Thierree duke it out in Jacques Doillon’s Berlin Panorama premiere, in which a budding couple engages in a bizarre form of physical therapy.

BERLIN — First there’s a tet...

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The Battle of Tabato (A Batalha de Tabato): Berlin Review

A Batalha de Tabato Still - P 2013

The Bottom Line

Haunting West African drama from Portuguese director.

Venue

Berlin Forum

Cast

Imutar Djebaté, Fatu Djebaté, Mamadu Baio

Director

Joao Viana

First-time feature director Joao Viana explores music, magic and post-colonial angst in Guinea-Bissau.

BERLIN — The ghosts of West Africa’s colonial past haunt this fable-like drama, one of the...

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So Much Water: Berlin Review

So Much Water Still - H 2013

The Bottom Line

A modest but satisfying film that portrays with sensitivity the struggles of a small family unit to get along in less-than-ideal circumstances.

Venue

Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama)

Cast

Manu Chouza, Nestor Guzzini, Joaquin Castiglioni

Director-screenwriters

Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge

Uruguayan writer-director team Ana Guevara and Letic...

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Berlin 2013: Cohen Media Group Takes 'On My Way' for U.S.

Potiche Premiere Catherine Deneuve - P 2012Andreas Rentz/Catherine Deneuve

The French drama starring Catherine Deneuve premieres Friday in competition at the Berlin Film Festival.

BERLIN — Cohen Media Group has picked up U.S. rights to Emmanuelle Bercot’s French-language comic drama On My Way, starring Catherine Deneuve, ahead of the film's world premiere in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The comic drama stars Deneu...

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Berlin 2013: Saoirse Ronan Joins Cast of Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut

Saorise Ronan

Eva Mendes, Matt Smith and Ben Mendelsohn also assemble alongside Christina Hendricks for fantasy-drama “How to Catch a Monster,” which Gosling also wrote.

Saoirse Ronanhas come aboard Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How to Catch a Monsteralongside Eva Mendes, Matt Smith and Ben Mendelsohn.

Christina Hendrickswill star in the film billed as a modern fantasy-drama based on a script by Gosling.

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Berlin 2013: Actress Performances Lead Buzz at Fest's Midpoint

Gloria Film Still - H 2013Pauline Garcia in “Gloria”

Paulina Garcia in “Gloria,” Luminita Gheorghiu in “Child’s Pose” and Juliette Binoche in “Camille Claudel 1915″ have the town talking as films and stars vie for the top prizes.

BERLIN — Powerful actresses have been the key to unlocking this year’s Berlinale Competition...

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Berlin 2013: Jim Sturgess and Djimon Hounsou Join Nathan Morlando's Political Thriller

Jim Sturgess Headshot - P 2012Jim Sturgess

The German-U.K. sales and finance banner K5 International is touting “The Lion’s Share” to buyers during the EFM.

Jim Sturgessand Djimon Hounsouare set to star in Nathan Morlando's political thriller The Lion's Share.

Being touted to buyers by German-U.K. sales and finance banner K5 International, the movie is co-written by Morlando (Citizen Gangster) and his Euclid 431 Pictures partn...

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'The Look of Love' Director Michael Winterbottom (Q&A)

Michael Winterbottom TIFF - P 2013Pascal Le Segretain/

The former Golden Bear winner opens up about the perils of improv, naked women and why Berlin is a party town.

BERLIN –The Look of Love, Michael Winterbottom’s biopic of British adult-magazine publisher and entrepreneur Paul Raymond –starring regular collaborator Steve Coogan alongside Anna Friel, Imogen Poots and Tamsin Egerton marks a return to dramedy for a director who wo...

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Reaching for the Moon (Flores Raras): Berlin Review

Reaching For The Moon Still - H 2013

The Bottom Line

An exotic love story becomes an empowering portrait of two highly gifted women who defy social convention.

Venue

Berlin Film Festival (Panorama Special)

Cast

Miranda Otto, Gloria Pires, Tracy Middendorf, Treat Williams

Director

Bruno Barreto

Screenwriters

Carolina Kotscho, Matthew Chapman

The passionate romance between poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazi...

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The Act of Killing: Berlin Review

Berlinale The Act of Killing - H 2013

The Bottom Line

Crime but no punishment in remarkably revealing film about Indonesian death squads.

Venue

Berlinale(Panorama Section), press screening, 8 February

Cast

Anwar Congo, Adi Zulkadry, Herman Koto, Jusuf Kalla

Director

Joshua Oppenheimer

Joshua Oppenheimer’s artful confessional documentary gives fearsome killers the chance to re-enact their crimes as Holly...

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