Berlin Dailies

French Film Acquired For US At Berlin Market

THE OTHER SON (Le Fils de L’Autre), which screened in the 2012 EFM/Berlin market, has been acquired for U.S. distribution by the Cohen Media Group. Directed by Lorraine Levy, the film stars Emmanuelle Devos and Pascal Elbé, in the story … Continue reading

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German Film Critics’ Awards Announced In Berlin

The 2012 German Film Critics’ Awards were handed out at a special ceremony in Berlin on Monday night during the Berlin International Film Festival. Germany’s film critics have picked STOPPED ON TRACK by director Andreas Dresen as the German Film … Continue reading

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Norway Launches New Film Fund In Berlin

Norway has launched a film fund that aims to co-finance feature productions from regions of the world with little or no operating film infrastructure, with a focus on countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. The Sorfond … Continue reading

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Berlinale To Honor Two Departed European Film Giants

With the recent and unexpected passing of the German film director Theo Angelopoulos and the German actor/director Vadim Glowna, the Berlin International Film Festival has hurriedly added two special screenings to this year’s already busy program. Both personalities had a … Continue reading

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New German/Russian Fund Announced In Berlin

After several years of negotiations, a newly announced German-Russian co-development fund has finally been established unveiled its first recipients at the Berlin International Film Festival this past weekend. Veteran Russian art house directors Aleksander Sokourov and Aleksey Uchitel will be … Continue reading

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Director Mike Leigh Ponders Role As Head Of Berlin Jury

Veteran director Mike Leigh is the President of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival Jury, presiding over a impressive group of fellow jury members including filmmakers Francois Ozon, Anton Corbijn and Asghar Farhadi (whose film A SEPARATION won Berlin’s top … Continue reading

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Focus On The Arab Spring

As the conflict in Syria reaches a fever pitch and the democratic revolutions in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia enter a tenuous and sensitive stage of transition, the phenomenon known as the “Arab spring” is clearly one of the most intriguing, … Continue reading

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Ailing Bollywood Superstar Will Be At Berlin Premiere

Despite an earlier cancellation, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will make the premiere of his latest actioner DON 2 at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday night. Khan had to cancel his original flight to Berlin on Wednesday after … Continue reading

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Top Notch Talent To Visit Berlinale Talent Campus

The Berlinale Talent Campus, which will take place from February 11 to 16, is a kind of mini film school intensive for 350 lucky young filmmakers who will be paired with industry mentors and participate in a series of networking … Continue reading

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New German Cinema Pioneer Gets Honors In Berlin

German director Haro Senft, one of the pioneers of the New German Cinema movement of the 1960s and 1970s, will receive a Berlinale Camera award at this year’s Berlin international film festival. Though not as well-known as his contemporaries Wim … Continue reading

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