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    Wes Anderson Talks Romanticizing Bygone Eras, Nostalgia & The Imaginary World Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

    Berlin: Unless you’re in the genres of fantasy or sci-fi, one can argue no one makes grounded, but idiosyncratic fairy tale-like worlds quite like Wes Anderson. The director’s latest, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” is set in the imaginary country of Zubrowka, an alpine Eastern European nation, and cent...

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    Berlin: Sony Pictures Classics Takes Claudia Llosa's 'Aloft,' Film Movement Nabs 'To Kill a Man'

    Sony Pictures Classics made the first major deal of the Berlinale, nabbing US and Latin America rights to the competition title "Aloft." The film is the English-language debut of Peruvian filmmaker Claudia LLosa (Oscar-nominated "The Milk of Sorrow") and stars Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mela...

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    Berlinale Women Directors: Meet Anja Marquardt

    "One of the sparks to this film came when I read an article about a Japanese geriatrics care facility that uses robots to 'caress' patients. 'Professional intimacy' -- this idea that there is a separate, slick, exhilarating but also dangerous alternative to 'real' intimacy -- is what drew me to maki...

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    Open Road Acquires Barry Levinson's All-Star 'Rock the Kasbah'

    Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to independently-financed original comedy "Rock the Kasbah," starring Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Shia LaBeouf and Zooey Deschanel. The film is written by Mitch Glazer and directed by Barry Levinson and will be sell...

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    Watch: Wes Anderson, Ralph Fiennes & Cast Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ In 50 Minute Berlinale Press Conference

    Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest” is now out there in the world, and it’s a grand, funny, ambitious and even a little melancholy look back to a day and age that no longer exists. Director Wes Anderson, along with cast members Ralph Fiennes, Ed Norton, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Saorise Ronan, Ton...

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    10 Highlights From Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and More at the 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Press Conference in Berlin

    10 highlights from Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and more at the 'Grand Budapest Hotel' press conference in Berlin.

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    Berlin Review: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Starring Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Jude Law & More

    Love. There are points during “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which celebrates its World Premiere as the opening film of 64th Berlinale tonight, at which it simply floods off the screen. It sounds too lofty perhaps, but how else can you describe the level of minute care that seems to have gone into ever...

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    Berlin: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Press Conference Sets the Bar High, with Anderson, Fiennes, Murray, Swinton and More

    Things are bound to go downhill at the 64th Berlinale, at least in terms of press conferences. The festival opened today with Wes Anderson’s "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and when you have Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe flanking Anderson on the...

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    Amplify to Release Stuart Murdoch's Sundance Musical 'God Help the Girl'

    Another day, another handful of Sundance acquisitions. Amplify, the all-rights distribution company formed in a merger between Variance Films and GoDigital, will distribute "God Help the Girl" in the U.S.

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    Berlin Film Festival to Tribute Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maximilian Schell

    The Berlin Film Festival, kicking off today, has added two last-minute screenings to honor the memory of actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maximilian Schell, who both died last weekend.

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