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German film eyes the big prize at Berlin festival

German drama "Barbara" is the critics’ favorite to take away the Golden Bear for best picture at this year’s Berlin film festival, in what would be the first home win since 2004. The 10-day cinema showcase, which attracts thousands of journalists, critics and movie industry executives from around the world, ends Saturday with an awards …

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Spoof Nazi sci-fi film hits Berlin despite hurdles

Finnish sci-fi spoof "Iron Sky" takes viewers on a wild ride to the dark side of the moon, where Nazis who survived World War Two have built a military base and are planning a "Meteorblitzkrieg" on planet Earth. Black US astronaut James Washington, on a mission to boost the flagging electoral fortunes of a US …

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Theme of captivity dominates Berlin films in 2012

Directors from around the world have tried to recreate the drama and trauma of captivity at this year’s Berlin film festival, though not all of them found a captive audience. From kidnapping to political repression, and from a queen trapped in her palace to detainees on death row, how humans behave when their freedom is …

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French revolution film in Berlin conjures Arab Spring

"Farewell My Queen," a sumptuous costume drama about the beginnings of the French Revolution, opened the Berlin film festival on Thursday and had audiences drawing parallels with the "Arab Spring" uprisings. The story, based on a novel by Chantal Thomas, is told through the eyes of royal servant Sidonie, played by Lea Seydoux, who becomes …

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Berlin festival combines Streep with global sweep

A new movie from Billy Bob Thornton and a turn as Marie Antoinette by Diane Kruger will rub shoulders with offerings from Asia to Africa at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Organizers on Tuesday presented the program for the event, the first of the year’s major European film festivals, which runs Feb. 9-19. Outside …

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Arab Spring, Fukushima star at hard-hitting Berlinale

Social upheaval and political awakening will form the focal themes of the 62nd Berlin film festival, director Dieter Kosslick said, as films depicting the Arab Spring and Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear facility take centre stage. The festival will screen documentaries and fictional works from Arab film makers which trace the turbulent progress of the 2011 …

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Jolie, Thornton to present new films at Berlin festival

Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut about the Bosnian war and a drama made by and starring her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton will feature at the Berlin film festival next month, organizers said Monday. Jolie will present her harrowing drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey" out of competition after winning praise in Bosnia for its …

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