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    indieWIRE@Berlin: Rounding Up the Fest

    As the 2010 Berlinale is on its last legs, it's time to take a look back at the festival that was. With festival dispatches from Shane Danielsen and updates from editors Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks, we give to you, indieWIRE's take on the 2010 Berlin Film Festival:

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    cinemadaily | "Tomorrow" Arrives

    "There are few American films as subtle, moving and bursting with human truth as Leo McCarey’s 'Make Way for Tomorrow' (1937), and few that have been as unjustly forgotten," writes Dave Kehr in the New York Times. "Never given a home video release in America, the film this week becomes the 505th DVD...

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    Critics Notebook: At the Berlinale, B-sides, Not Singles

    It was about halfway through “Jew Süss”, Oskar Roehler’s staggeringly awful new drama, that I was reminded of my great-aunt, now dead more than seven years. This was a surprise, for a number of reasons. I don’t think of her often; we were never especially close. In ...

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    "Lions" To Close SXSW; Additional Titles Added

    The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced that Chris Morris' Sundance favorite "Four Lions" will be its Closing Night film, to play on Saturday, March 20 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas. SXSW also released additional feature and short titles or the 2010 even...

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    Kiwi Shorts: New Zealand Filmmakers Conquer Sundance, Take Aim at Berlin

    Could 2010 be the year that New Zealand short filmmakers take over the world? The year began promisingly as Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland's "The Six Dollar Fifty Man" took the jury prize in international short filmmaking at January's Sundance Film Festival. And now at Berlin, Katie Wolfe's "R...

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    indieWIRE This Week: Berlin, Awards, Deals & More

    THIS WEEK IN FILM: This year's Berlinale proves to be disappointing to critics. Award ceremonies continue to dole out awards, with the Oscars not far away. Meanwhile, IFC acquires three pictures over a single week.

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    Reflecting a Revolution: 10 Mexican Filmmakers Examine Their Homeland

    "We have a lot of problems in Mexico," a well-known Mexican filmmaker said somberly, frustrated and shaking his head earlier this week during a party at the Berlinale.

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    In "The Illusionist," Chomet's Hat Tip to Tati

    Riding on a train from Paris to Cannes, Sylvain Chomet read Jacques Tati's "The Illusionist." The Oscar nominated animator and filmmaker immediately wanted to adapt Tati's story into a film. Talking about the new movie earlier this week at the Berlinale, he noted, "It wasn't what you'd call a script...

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    Lucrecia Martel Dominates List of Top Latin American Films of the Decade

    Cinema Tropical, the purveyor of Latin American cinema in the U.S., has released their list of the Top Ten Latin American films of the last decade. The survey was spearheaded by filmmaker and blogger Mario Diaz who took the tally from distinguished film critics, scholars and industry professionals. ...

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    BERLINdaily | Czech Communist Drama and Hybrid Western Vie for Attention at Panorama

    Appearing as part of Berlinale's Panorama Special lineup, Czech director Jan Hrebejk's "Kawasaki's Rose" (which indieWIRE contributor Shane Danielsen praised as a "find" in the festival) received its international premiere following its successful release last December in the Czech Republic. The film centers on a Czech family coming to terms with their communist past. Hreberjk is noted for being an extremely prolific director; for the past decade, he's cranked out a film a year. Though his film "Divided We Fall" was nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar back in 2000, "Kawasaki's Rose" marks his first film to premiere at one of the big th...

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