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    Berlinale Crowns Crystal Bear Winners: Turkey's "Lal Gece" & New Zealand's "Meathead"

    The Berlinale's winners of the Crystal Bears from the Generation 14plus (youth) jury are Reis Çelik's "Lal Gece" from Turkey as Best Feature Film and Special Mention for Ella Lemhagen's "Kronjuvelerna" from Sweden.

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    Criticwire at Berlin: Analyzing the Initial Feedback

    Unknown ObjectBerlin may not be over until Sunday, but our Criticwire members in Germany have given us a slight sampling of what might have lasting power through the festival and even into the rest of the year.

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    Our Interview with Keanu Reeves, the No-Kidding Digital Cinema Historian and Filmmaker

    Keanu Reeves: Digital cinema expert? Keanu Reeves, digital cinema historian? Strange but true: That's the impression, among critics and audiences, after the premiere of "Side By Side," a new documentary that premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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    BERLIN REVIEW: Melissa Leo is Raw and the Mood is Haunting, but 'Francine' Still Needs a Story

    In the opening minutes of "Francine," Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky's narrative feature debut, Melissa Leo stands naked in a prison shower, more exposed than she has ever looked onscreen. Her fragile, desperate state lingers as the character copes with life post parole. She defi...

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    BERLIN REVIEW: Even With James Franco, Porn Tale 'Cherry' Bombs

    There's much to admire about "Cherry," first-time writer-director Stephen Elliott's portrait of a disgruntled teen whose increasingly seedy interests lead her down a path that culminates in a porn career. Ashley Hinshaw delivers a believably angst-riddled performance as 18-year-old...

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    Jake Gyllenhaal Presents Meryl Streep With Berlinale's Honorary Golden Bear (and Clears Up Some Personal Issues Between Them)

    On Tuesday night, Jake Gyllenhaal took the stage at the Berinale Palast for one of the main events of the Berlin International Film Festival: The feting of Meryl Streep.

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    Berlin 2012: Melissa Leo On Life After Oscar and Portraying the Craziest Cat Lady in 'Francine'

    In "Francine," Melissa Leo offers her first lead performance since winning an Oscar last February for "The Fighter." Quietly striking, the film gives Leo quite a bit to work with. As a troubled, unbalanced woman recently released from prison, her titular Francine copes with her d...

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    BERLIN REVIEW: Ursula Meier's 'Sister' is a Bittersweet Crowdpleaser

    French-Swiss director Ursula Meier burst on the international film scene with her 2008 feature debut "Home," about a peculiar family living next to a highway. Her follow-up, "Sister," lacks the same conceptual ambition but consolidates her skill with a tightly assembled narrative...

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    Cohen Media Group Nabs 'The Other Son' Out of Berlin

    Cohen Media Group has acquired "The Other Son" out of the 2012 Berlin market, for U.S. distribution. This marks the company's second buy out of Berlinale, following their acquisition of the festival's opening night film, "Farewell, My Queen." Full release below:...

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    Mike Leigh Recalls Bingham Ray in Berlin: "He was in his own unique category."

    Mike Leigh Recalls Bingham Ray in Berlin: "He was in his own unique category."

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