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Berlin Film Festival

Setting the Record Straight From Berlin

Meryl Streep | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Meryl Streep

These stories of people from China, Somalia, Mali, Sudan, and Tunisia -- testaments to the impact, importance and diversity of global cinema -- have been smothered in the U.S. by the volume of attention given to five words of mine at an opening press conference, which is too bad.

Berlinale: The Best and Wurst of It

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

The Berlinale is widely considered - along with Venice, Cannes, Sundance and Toronto - among the five most important film festivals on earth.

When Film Is a Festival

Jeffrey Ruoff | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Jeffrey Ruoff

Festivals keep alive the communal experience of film viewing, considered an anachronism in the age of laptops and cell phones.

Mirror Mirror, Break the Wall

LGBT News | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts
LGBT News

There in the middle of the festival grounds, adorned within a classic Spiegeltent of wood canvas and mirrors stood an island within the island, Magic Mirror - the espoused "hetero-friendly queer venue" of the festival.

(VIDEO) How Viewster Picks Video For Nerdy Millennials

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

BERLIN -- Outside of some key markets, few may have heard of Viewster. But the Zurich- and Berlin-based VOD service has more than 20 million unique mo...

The Berlinale Diaries: Woman Power, the Eyes of a Thief Have It and Darren Aronofsky

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This year's Berlinale is certainly woman-centric. There are exceptional leading ladies commanding the red carpet as Juliette Binoche did on opening night, in her tuxedo-inspired white gown and fresh make up.

3 Films, 70 Years and Still Holocaust Denial

Jane Wells | Posted 04.01.2015 | Media
Jane Wells

With the persistence of Holocaust denial comes a renewed need for accurate documentation. As a social justice filmmaker I battle daily to tell the stories of survivors of crimes against humanity in an honest and believable way.

#AOLBUILD Features "Love Is Strange" director Ira Sachs and actor John Lithgow

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.18.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD #AOLBUILD presents Love is Strange where director Ira Sachs and actor John Lithgow will discuss the creative and production...

Culinary Cinema: A Feast for the Eyes and Food for the Soul

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Corinna Clendenen

For those with an appetite for stimulating their wits and their senses, film and food make a perfect pairing: they feed both the body and the brain. Attendees of Culinary Cinema at the Berlinale (Berlin's annual film festival) are treated to a week's immersion in films about food and food with their films.

New Crop Of Gay Movies Reflects Societal Divide

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* Hungarian gay film portrays rural homophobia * Married gays in NY like any "cranky couple"- Lithgow * Philippine movie...

Live from Berlin, The Monuments Men: In Defense of Art

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

In this city, so close to the story of George Clooney's new movie, The Monuments Men, the audience has come out in droves. The world premiere opened to a packed, tripled-tiered Palast Theater at the Berlinale film festival- not an empty seat in the house.

Shia LaBeouf With A Bag On His Head Looks Like Scarecrow

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment

Shia LaBeouf took his recent Twitter mantra to the red carpet on Sunday at the Berlin Film Festival premiere of Lars Von Trier's "Nymphomaniac Part I....

New Gay Movie Is Based On Shocking, Real-Life Tragedy

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Alexandra Hudson BERLIN, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A gay 15-year-old's heartbreak and obsession with the social media make for a gripping t...

WATCH: The First Peek Of The Amanda Knox Movie Is Here

The Huffignton Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment

The trial of Amanda Knox, which made headlines around the world, has been fictionalized in a new film called "Face Of An Angel." A sneak peek of t...

Slow Food: The Movie

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

The Slow Food movement is the subject of a new documentary from director Stefano Sardo. Slow Food Story (which might just as easily be titled Petrini Story) chronicles the evolution of the organization.

The Croods Directors Reveal How DreamWorks Animation's Caveman Comedy-adventure Evolved

Jim Hill | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Though DreamWorks Animation's The Croods may sound crude, based on the enthusiastic response that this film got during its world premiere last week in Berlin, this animated comedy has a sweet & sophisticated side.

Born This Way in Berlin

Rick Jacobs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rick Jacobs

If you ever wonder what diplomats do or whether a policy goal on an issue like LGBT equality of a U.S. president matters in countries beyond our shores, wonder no more.

PHOTOS: Salma Hayek Promotes New Film At Berlinale

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.17.2012 | Latino Voices

Salma Hayek is in Berlin this week promoting her new movie at the city’s annual film festival, Berlinale. The Spanish-language film “La Chispa...

FIRST LOOK: Gorgeous Star Stuns As Marie Antoinette

Posted 03.06.2012 | Entertainment

Can a German actress and a Greek goddess portray a legendary French queen? When the star in question is Diane Kruger, the answer is a resounding yes. ...

WATCH: Why Potsdamer Platz Is Berlin's Place To Be

Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger | Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel
Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger

Having been a no man's land for many decades, Potsdamer Platz has returned to the middle of the now-reunited city. A look at what's changed and what remains the same at Berlin's ever-controversial plaza.

Berlin Film Festival: The World in Upheaval

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

One way for us to travel and experience what our fellow human beings are going through, is through cinema. And the Berlinale film highlights these kinds of films better than the Oscars or Golden Globes.

Austrian 'Nazi Satire' Well Received At Berlin Film Festival

Yahoo! News | Deborah Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

BERLIN (AFP) -- An Austrian "Nazi satire" about a Jewish art dealer who dons the uniform of an SS officer to save himself and his mother from the Holo...

The High Price of Independent, Dissident Filmmaking in Iran

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

After weeks of silence, the Iranian government has said it detained internationally acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi for making an anti-government film inside his house. His family completely denies the accusation.

Roman Polanski Wins Best Director At Berlin Film Festival

people.com | Karen Nickel Anhalt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Roman Polanski won the Silver Bear as best director for The Ghost Writer, his film starring Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor and Kim Cattrall, which prem...

Salut, Roman Polanski

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Roman Polanski has just been awarded the Silver Bear for his film The Ghost Writer at the Berlin International Film Festival. This is extraordinary news, and it proves two things.