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    Berlin Review: ‘Another World’ An Energetic But Unsatisying Look At The Rise And Fall Of The ‘Occupy’ Movement

    How soon is too soon? It’s the meta question posed by Fisher Stevens’ and Rebecca Chaiklin’s documentary “Another World,” which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival this week, and which, despite its thoroughgoing nature, unrivalled access and exuberant, pacy vibe, feels strangely out of focus. It d...

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    WATCH: Four Charming Clips from Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

    A charming new clip from Wes Anderson's Berlin fave "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has arrived via Fox Searchlight, in which Zero (Tony Revolori) hatches a plan to protect baker Agatha (Saoirse Ronan). Watch that clip, plus three previously released teases, here.

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    Anna Soler-Pont's Debut Film as Producer and Scriptwriter of Traces of Sandalwood

    Anna Soler-Pont has run the Pontas Literary Agency in Barcelona since 1992. She was one of the early adopters of an attempt that is still being made to establish a market for books which become film. She has brokered deals with her writers to make movie deals many times but, through Pontas Films (a ...

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    Berlin Review: ‘Cesar Chavez’ Starring Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson And John Malkovich

    An intermittently compelling overview of a movement, but only a cursory portrait of a man, “Cesar Chavez,” directed by Diego Luna and premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival this week, is a well-intentioned, respectable and respectful biopic. But the conservative format of the film, tha...

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    Berlin Review: Claudia Llosa’s ‘Aloft’ Starring Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy & Melanie Laurent

    Forgiveness, faith and falconry are among the motifs that run through Peruvian director Claudia Llosa’s first English-language film “Aloft,” which premieres at the Berlin Film Festival this week. Like her previous two features—debut “Madeinusa” and Golden Bear-winning follow-up “The Milk Of Sorrow”—...

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    Berlinale Women Directors: Meet Anna Kazejak

    "There is nothing simpler than to denounce evil -- and nothing more difficult than attempting to understand it."

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    Berlin Review: 'In Order Of Disappearance' Sees Stellan Skarsgård On A Blackly Hilarious Rampage Of Revenge

    In case you’re unaware, Lars Von Trier is not the only director to regard Stellan Skarsgård as something of a talisman, as the actor has paired up with director Hans Petter Moland three times previously, most recently with "A Somewhat Gentle Man," a film we reviewed in 2011. The duo return to the Be...

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    Indiewire's 2014 Berlinale Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During Run of Festival

    Indiewire is in Berlin to cover the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Because we'll be posting so much throughout the run of the festival, we've compiled this Berlinale master list to help you keep track of all our coverage. Keep checking back daily until the festival wraps on February 16th f...

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    Berlin Women Directors: Meet Sudabeh Mortezai

    "I discovered Macondo by accident. I had heard there was a settlement on the outskirts of Vienna that had been housing refugees since the 1950s, with 2000 people from over 20 nations co-existing in cheap social housing. I started to develop something by working with the people there to create a stro...

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    Berlin Review: ‘A Long Way Down’ Starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots & Aaron Paul

    Oh dear. [D]. Sort of tempted to leave the review at that, to be honest, but what would the internet do with all of that white space? So here is a bunch more words about it, and no matter how haphazardly they’re arranged we can take some comfort in the fact that it’s with seemingly more care than we...

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