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Berlin International Film Festival

  • SydneysBuzz
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    The Berlinale and EFM from my POV

    You hear it all the time: Quality a bit soft. Not a lot of Big Titles. Not a lot of big news. But Americans were buying all the same, and to quote Screen International: “The current market is focused on smart money and smart deals, not volume of product”.

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    Out of Comp: Should Critics Follow a Festival's Big-Ticket Premieres, or Go Where Their Instincts Take Them?

    In Berlin, a panel of international critics wonder whether they have a responsibility, or a professional need, to see the films festivals want them to see.

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    Discover the Wes Anderson Experience

    Upon this earth there are a few fortunate souls lucky enough to receive a role in a Wes Anderson film. In a series of interviews done round-table style after its recent Berlinale screening, the “Grand Budapest Hotel” cast members together suggested an on-set atmosphere not so different than the char...

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    Berlinale Women Directors: Meet Feo Aladag

    "[I wanted to] break the taboo of telling a story about German soldiers deployed to a war-torn country [Afghanistan. The Third Reich dominates storytelling in German cinema in regards to Germany's soldiers. It seemed time to move beyond the trauma."

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    Profile of a Producer: Hank Levine

    Hank Levine, the German producer who spent a couple of years in L.A. where we met before he moved to Brazil. Now back home in Berlin, he continues to produce great international films.

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    Berlin Reviews: 'Butter On The Latch,' ‘The Third Side Of The River,’ ’El Somni’ & ‘The Midnight After’

    Indie filmmaker Josephine Decker pulled off one of the major coups of the Berlin Film Festival—a “Double Decker.” A cute phrase to communicate the fact that she had her two debut films, “Thou Wast Mild and Lovely” and “Butter On the Latch,” both accepted and premiering at the Berlinale. It's certai...

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    Berlin Reviews: ‘Two Men In Town,’ Blind Massage,’ ‘If You Don’t, I Will’ & ‘In Between Worlds’

    A remake of a 1973 French film starring Alain Delon and Jean Gabin, “Two Men In Town” is a sadly missed opportunity. It's a beautifully shot film (kudos to DP Yves Cape, who also served on “Holy Motors” and “White Material”), but one that, aside from some unusual casting decisions, brings nothing ne...

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    Richard Linklater Discusses His 12-Year Project 'Boyhood,' Chronology, Memory & A Movie That Occurs Offscreen

    Richard Linklater is a lot like a Richard Linklater movie. There’s a looseness, and an approachability that is engaging (and made for an enjoyably chatty Berlin Film Festival interview), but it’s also somewhat deceptive of the deeper currents of thoughtfulness and a kind of philosophical curiosity, ...

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    Five Women Directors Win at Berlinale

    They represent five countries on three continents.

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