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    'Paul Bowles' Doc Goes to First Run Features

    First Run Features has acquired all US rights to Submarine Entertainment's "Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open," from director Daniel Young. Canadian rights have gone to Films We Like. A release will be coordinated between then and First Run Features later this year.

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    Berlin Review: Wonderful 'Gloria' An Inspired Feat Of Writing, Direction & Performance

    Produced by rising Chilean force-to-be-reckoned-with Pablo Larraín ("Post Mortem," "No"), Sebastián Lelio's fourth feature, "Gloria," has proven one of our most pleasant Berlin Film Festival surprises. While films focusing on female protagonists have not been in short supply during this and previous...

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    Watch Berlin Trailer for Documentary 'GMO OMG' on Corporate Takeover of Seeds

    Check out the trailer for documentary "GMO OMG," the opening night film for the Berlinale's Culinary Cinema section. The film follows first-time feature director Jeremy Seifert as he investigates genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in seeds and the subsequent effects on health, biodiversity and th...

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    Berlinale 2013: Isabelle Huppert On Playing a Horny Lesbian Nun

    Legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert has an extraordinarily lengthy filmography, with over 100 credits to her name. But she's come to the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival with a wholly new role: Supérieure Saint Eutrope, the super horny lesbian nun in Guillaume Nicloux’s...

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    Berlin Review: James Franco-Starring 'Maladies' Maroons A Dream Indie Cast In A Wasteland Of Tiresome Self-Indulgence

    Carrying the dubious distinction of being a film that managed to try our patience after just five minutes, “Maladies” is for us best summed up in one word: wasteful. It is wasteful of the considerable talents of a fabulous cast, wasteful of a pleasingly off-kilter visual approach, and wasteful of ou...

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    Berlin: Ulrich Seidl, Social Activist? The Austrian Director Discusses the Wake-Up Call In His 'Paradise: Hope' and Concluding a Distinctive Trilogy

    The best movie trilogy to encapsulate epic struggles against evil impulses spanning generations isn't "Star Wars." Austrian director Ulrich Seidl, a divisive auteur on the world stage widely considered to produce sadomasochistic provocations, has delivered a grander three-part statement on the human...

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    Berlin Review: Denis Côté's 'Vic and Flo Saw a Bear' Is Another Tantalizing Enigma From the Canadian Filmmaker

    Montreal-based filmmaker Denis Côté's work is always both cryptic and heavy with meaning, but his latest narrative feature "Vic and Flo Saw a Bear" stands out because at first it seems deceptively simple. From the purely avant garde "Bestiare" to the restrained father-and-daughter portrait "Curling,...

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    Two US in Progress Wroclaw films to screen at the Berlinale

    US in Progress is the first industry event in Europe devoted entirely to US-indies and focused on the completion and European distribution of American indie feature films at post-production stage.

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    Lasting

    Lasting (aka Nieulotne) by Jacek Borcuch from Poland (ISA: AP Mañana) is a Polish-Spanish co-produciton produced by Piotr Kobus and Agnieszka Drewno of Mañana Producitons.

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    Berlin Review: Haunting Backwoods Noir 'A Single Shot' Returns Sam Rockwell To His Darker Side

    Even before John Moon, the lonely woodsman played by Sam Rockwell at the center of David M. Rosenthal's "A Single Shot," accidentally shoots a young woman while hunting the desolate area near his trailer, his world has fallen apart. Rosenthal's adaptation of Matthew F. Jones' 1996 novel features a f...

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