Berlin Dailies

Adopt Films Picks Up Another Berlin Film

Adopt Films, the new New York City-based distribution shingle which has already secured deals for Berlin International Film Festival award winners CAESAR MUST DIE and BARBARA, has announced its acquisition of all U.S. rights to Ursula Meier’s SISTER, which world … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Golden Bear

It was certainly not a foregone conclusion that the docudrama CAESAR MUST DIE, the latest film from veteran Italian directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, would be a big hit at the recently concluded Berlin International Film Festival. Berlin often has … Continue reading

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Return Of Jeff Lipsky

Adopt Films, the new distribution shingle co-headed by former October Films founder Jeff Lipsky, had a veritable shopping spree at the recently concluded Berlin International Film Festival, where the newbie company, co-managed with Tim Grady, picked up U.S. rights to … Continue reading

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Taviani Brothers Win Berlin Golden Bear

One of the great living auteur collaborations in European film hailed another milestone, with Saturday evening’s win for Italy’s Paolo and Vittorio Taviani of the Golden Bear For Best Film at the 62nd edition of the Berlin International Film Festival. … Continue reading

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Jake And Meryl Make Nice At Berlin Film Festival

When you think of the many illustrious co-stars who could have been asked to toast legendary actress Meryl Streep, the name Jake Gyllenhaal does not come immediately to mind. However, there was Jake, who is serving on the International Jury, … Continue reading

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Surreal Indonesian Film Is Hot Seller In Berlin

POSTCARDS FROM THE ZOO, which is screening in the Main Competition section of the Berlin International Film Festival, has been one of the most talked-about titles here. The film, from the single-named Indonesian auteur Edwin, is an either-you-love-it-or-you-hate-it entry that … Continue reading

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Berlinale Residency Program Launched At Festival

The Berlinale is expanding its portfolio with an additional initiative and extending a four-month invitation to six filmmakers and their new projects to the creative metropolis of Berlin in Autumn 2012. The new international fellowship program, dubbed the Berlinale Residency, … Continue reading

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Space Nazis To Invade North America

One of the quirkier titles making waves at the Berlin International Film Festival, an event known for its quirky films, is the Finnish sci-fi spoof IRON SKY. The film has been one of the buzziest in the festival, with Canadian … Continue reading

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Vera Farmiga Drama Finds International Distribution

One of the most significant deals announced at this week’s European Film Market in Berlin is the one that Sony Pictures Classics has signed for a multi-territory deal with The Exchange, a new sales outfit headed by Brain O’Shea, for … Continue reading

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This Year’s Shooting Stars Lighting Berlin Skies

Shooting Stars, the promotion initiative by pan-European promotion body European Film Promotion, focuses on a new generation of European actors who are on the cusp of international recognition. The 15th edition of the initiative is in full gear at the … Continue reading

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