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    IFC Adopts "Persian Cats"

    IFC Films has confirmed what has been speculated for some time in announcing its acquisition of the U.S. rights to the Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi's film "No One Knows About The Persian Cats," which looks at Tehran's youth and underground music scene. The fifth film from Ghobadi, "Cats" was th...

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    Screen International Retreats Behind Pay Wall on February 25

    "8 Days to Go," warns the headline on the home page of venerable U.K.-based trade Screen International's website. Following Variety's lead, the international trade will go behind a "subscription barrier" on February 25, announced Screen editor Mike Goodridge in the Berlin daily. UPDATE: Here are mor...

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    BERLINdaily | Baumbach Strikes Back with "Greenberg"

    "Noah Baumbach seems intent on laying his own distinctive claim to a territory already overcrowded with developers, that of adults swamped in disabling neuroses, bad behavior and self-absorption. You can add Jewish angst as well in the case of 'Greenberg,'" writes The Hollywood Reporter's Kirk Honey...

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    Berlinale Critics Notebook: Searching For Meaning In a "Two Star" Festival

    Five days into the 60th Berlinale, and the mood might have most charitably been described as neutral. There were some good films, though not a lot. But then, there weren't many outright stinkers, either. The market hummed along without seeming to achieve much, either in terms of major sales or -- to...

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    Box Office 2.0: The Worldwide Box Office Wrath of "Khan"

    As indieWIRE noted in this weekend's box office column, Fox Searchlight's debut of the Bollywood film "My Name Is Khan" was a huge success over President's Day. The Karan Johar directed-film - about a Muslim played by Shah Rukh Khan who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome and is detained at LAX after ...

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    "Vid Bank" Takes Berlin's Golden Bear For Short Films

    At the 60th Annual Berlin International Film Festival this morning, the International Short Film Jury awarded the Golden Bear and the Jury-Prize Silver Bear, the DAAD Short Film Award and the nomination for the European Film Academy Short Film 2010.

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    REVIEW | Cash Poor: Julio DePietro's "The Good Guy"

    Whatever suspense Julio DePietro's "The Good Guy" seems to think it's generating is predicated upon the supposedly surprising twist that its central Wall Street wannabe tycoon is not, in fact, a standup guy. Though all of the details of his cretinous behavior come as a slap in the face to the film's...

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    Liman and Fletcher Team for Attica

    Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) will direct the 70s prison movie Attica, to be written by Geoffrey Fletcher, who temped as he wrote the screenplays that prepared him for the Oscar-nominated adaptation Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire.

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