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    Berlinale Women Directors: Meet Celina Murga

    "I see a challenge in keeping [viewers] watching a film for more than ten minutes. The way we conceive of a film may not be appropriate for the kind of viewing that people are getting used to now."

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    Interview: Jack O'Connell On '71,' 'Starred Up,' Working With Angelina Jolie & Getting Spray Tanned For '300' Sequel

    It’s February 2014 and it’s more than likely that, if you live in America, you’d have a hard time picking Jack O’Connell out of a line-up. But by year’s end we’ll wager that will have changed as by then, if there’s any justice in the world both “Starred Up” the fantastic prison drama that we caught ...

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    Berlin Review: 'At Home' a Quiet Manifesto with Political Anger Loud and Clear

    The Greek Weird Wave crashed onto the shores of Berlin this week, carrying Athanasios Karanikolas’ “At Home,” a film that owes a larger stylistic debt to Michaelangelo Antonioni than it does the other post-financial-debacle movies that have been arriving like belts of ouzo courtesy of an under-finan...

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    Berlin Review: Strong Ensemble in 'A Long Way Down,' with Brosnan, Collette, Paul and More, Still Doesn't Add Up

    The 2005 New York Times review of Nick Hornby’s novel “A Long Way Down” described a scene in which Martin, a morning TV show presenter whose career has been derailed due a sexual escapade with an 15-year-old girl, is stopped from jumping off a tall London building by Maureen, a suicidal single-mothe...

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    Exclusive: Find Out Who 'Cesar Chavez' Is In Clip From The Biopic Premiering At The Berlin Film Festival

    Who is "Cesar Chavez"? It's a good question to ask, as young audiences may not be familiar with the activist, labor organizer and civil rights leader who fought for change in the '60s and '70s. But with his life getting the big-screen treatment, a lot more people will soon know his story.

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    Berlinale Dispatch 1: Off the Plane and Into the Competition

    Feo Aladag takes a huge step forward with "In Between Worlds," her second feature. I was very much a fan of her first film "When We Leave," which dealt with "honor killings," but the scope and structure of this film is much larger and more complex. Here she ponders issues of masculinity, war, and Ge...

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    Exclusive: Follow The Hand In Clip From 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' Premiering At The Berlin Film Festival

    Slowly building a name for himself on the international film scene with previous efforts "Uniform" and "Night Train," director Yi'nan Diao heads to the Berlin International Film Festival this week for the first time with "Black Coal, Thin Ice." And with the film slated to screen in-competition for t...

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    Berlin Review: Josephine Decker’s ‘Thou Wast Mild And Lovely’ Both Fascinating And Frustrating

    In the sun-dappled, sweltering hills on a Kentucky farm, a minute shift in the pastoral chemistry is seemingly unnerving nature. This change in the air is not initially calamitous, but nevertheless felt, possibly subconsciously, by the entire environment. This interruption comes in the form of Akin ...

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    Berlin: Java Films Nabs Doc 'Emptying the Skies,' Based on Jonathan Franzen's New Yorker Essay

    Java Films has snapped up world rights to Douglas Kass' feature documentary out of the Berlin Film Festival, "Emptying the Skies." The film is based on a "New Yorker" essay by bestselling author Jonathan Franzen, which looks at the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds.

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    Berlinale Women Directors: Meet Rebecca Chaiklin

    "As a NYC documentary filmmaker, I was immediately captivated by what was happening in my back yard. On Day 3, I wandered into 'Liberty Square,' the park that was ground zero for the Occupy movement. What I witnessed was unlike anything I had ever seen."

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