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

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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

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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 Guevar...

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

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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

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

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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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The Act of Killing: Berlin Review

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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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Berlin Q&A: Director Joshua Oppenheimer

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“The Act of Killing” director discusses winning the backing of Werner Herzog, his daring documentary methods, and why it’s important to recognize the humanity of mass murderers.

American filmmaker and human rights advocate Joshua Oppenheimer has made numerous shorts and experimental documentaries, but The Act of Killing will likely be seen as his big breakthrough.

As Werner Herzog said after s...

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Berlin 2013: Animated Vincent Van Gogh Film Hits Market

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U.K. Banner Bankside Films boards the hand-painted animated feature project “Loving Vincent” from Dorota Kobiela.

A hand-painted feature-length animation project about the untimely demise of famous impressionist painter Vincent Van Goghis putting itself in the frame for buyers at the EFM.

U.K. sales and finance banner Bankside Films is touting the project, Loving Vincent, from classically trained...

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Berlin 2013: Fredric Jardin to Direct 3D 'Twist'

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Red Bull Media is shopping the modern take on the Charles Dickens tale to buyers at the European Film Market.

BERLIN — French filmmaker Frederic Jardin has signed on to direct Twist, a modern-day, 3D take on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, which will begin shooting later this year.

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Jardin, whose last feature was the French crime drama Sleepless Nights (201...

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