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Berlin Film Festival

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...

Iranian Director Highlights Divorce At Berlin Film Festival

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

BERLIN — An Iranian director is competing at the Berlin film festival with a portrayal of a disintegrating marriage that highlights a clash betw...

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 | 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 pr...

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.

Renee Zellweger In Puffy-Sleeved Berlin Black (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Renee Zellweger worked her angles as she posed for photographers in a fitted black dress with puffy sleeves at the Berlin Film Festival Saturday night...

In Praise of Cinema for Peace: and The 60th Berlin Film Festival

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Films can change the world, and it starts by affecting one individual at a time, reminding us we are all parts of a whole, world citizens first and foremost. This fact was noticeable at the Cinema for Peace dinner.

Tony Blair's Ghost (Writer)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Tony Blair complained that his widely panned appearance before the Chilcot Inquiry into the origins of the Iraq War stirred up negativity because people are hungry for a conspiracy. If that is so, The Ghost Writer is the movie.

Peru: Award-Winning Film Exposes Rape As Weapon Of War

Inter Press Service | Milagros Salazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LIMA, Mar 11 (IPS) - The film La Teta Asustada/The Milk of Sorrow, the big winner at the Berlin Film Festival, drives home the brutal effects of Per...

So Long, Berlinale

Efe Cakarel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Efe Cakarel

Just what is the hotbed issue of 2009, what secret theme did all great filmmakers of the world have in their unconscious mind to unveil this year at the same time in their new films?

Renee Zellweger Flashes Some Leg (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Renee Zellweger was busy in Berlin promoting 'My One And Only' at the Berlin Film Festival. Thursday night she stepped out to the film's premiere i...

Berlinale Days

Efe Cakarel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Efe Cakarel

I came to the Berlinale film festival to discover things, not be turned away by convention, commercialism, and artistic timidity.

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Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Actresses Demi Moore and Parker Posey in Germany for the showing of "Happy Tears" at the Berlinale Film Festival. The two star in the film about siste...

Sean Penn's Political Experience Helped With "Milk," Says Director

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BERLIN — Director Gus Van Sant says Sean Penn's experience of political activism helped make him a good choice to play Harvey Milk, the politici...

Michelle Pfeiffer: Turning 50 Has Been Liberating

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BERLIN — Michelle Pfeiffer has no problem with getting older _ in fact, she says, she found hitting 50 "liberating." Pfeiffer appeared at the B...

PHOTOS: "The International" Premiere With Clive Owen, Tilda Swinton & More (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Berlin Film Festival started on Thursday and the new Clive Owen/Naomi Watts financial-intrigue thriller "The International" had its world premiere...

From the Berlinale: Justin Chadwick's 'The Other Boleyn Girl'

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Sometimes a film is just a pleasure. The consensus at Berlin was not to bother watching "The Other Boleyn Girl," based on Philippa Gregory's eponymous novel, and I was so glad I snuck in anyway.

From the Berlinale: Madonna

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I marveled at the brown roots showing in thin lines across her part, but a fellow journalist explained that this too is a purposeful effect: without the roots, the hair would seem too blonde and age her.

From the Berlinale: Jose Padilha's 'Elite Squad'

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

We witness two hours of extreme violence--incursions, grenades, shoot-outs--and learn what most of us probably do not know, that killing the poor is part of Brazil national policy.

From the Berlinale: Standard Operating Procedure

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karin Badt

Just saw Errol Morris' Abu Ghraib documentary and it blew me away: the focussed concentration on the soldiers narrating those infamous pictures, each soldier framed alone on a wide-screen, calm and expressive.

From the Berlinale: 'Boy A'

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

A boy violently murders another child, a little girl he meets on a secluded path, and later, as a young man, is haunted by his deed.