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  Berlin International Film Festival - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Berlin International Film Festival, one of the largest and most renowned motion-picture festivals in Europe, held annually in Berlin, Germany.
This international film festival has been held every year in Berlin since 1951.
This international film festival is held every May in Cannes, France.
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  Berlin Film Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the "Berlinale", is one of the most important film festivals in Europe and the world.
It is the film festival with most visitors worldwide.
The jury always places special emphasis on representing films from all over the world, from the former Eastern Block countries as well as from Western countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Berlin_Film_Festival   (206 words)

  
 Film festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The world's first major film festival was held in Venice in 1932; the other major film festivals of the world (Berlin, Cannes, Moscow and Karlovy Vary) date back to the 1940s and 1950s.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland was established in 1947 and is the longest continually running film festival in the world.
The Ivy Film Festival at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island is the largest student film festival in North America and the only student-run film festival in the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Film_festival   (399 words)

  
 56th Berlin Film Festival--Part1 Further stirrings
A trend noticeable at last year’s Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) in embryonic form, the attempt by some filmmakers in a few countries to probe and penetrate the surface of current social and political life and make their reflections the basis for cinematic work, continued at the 56th edition of the festival this year.
Nevertheless, the film audience of mainly journalists and film critics in Berlin was visibly moved and shocked at the way in which the film shows how entirely innocent figures in the wrong place at the wrong time are subject to arbitrary arrest, torture and the deprival of all their rights.
In fact, Winterbottom’s film, clearly made under difficult circumstances for the director and his crew, is a courageous and damning exposure of the political and military interests at work in the “war against terror.” Winterbottom proposes to release his film in March simultaneously in cinemas, on television, on DVD and via the internet.
wsws.org /articles/2006/mar2006/ber1-m01.shtml   (2195 words)

  
 FilmFestivals . com - Berlin International Film Festival 2001
Berlin papers are saying a star is born about Italian For Beginners Director Lone Scherfig, and actress Ann Eleonora Jorgensen, who herself is one of the Shooting Stars nominees, mentioned she has heard the film is in the forerunning of the competition.
Festival programmers coming off of Rotterdam are feeling ahead of the game as they have already seen a number of festival films before arriving, and can be seen taking more meetings than movies.
As the Berlin Wall fell and German unity was restored, de Hadeln was quick in seizing the opportunity to make the festival one of the most prestigious meeting places of the newly born German capital.
www.filmfestivals.com /berlin/2001/index.shtml   (1233 words)

  
 The Raw Story | Berlin Film festival completes Berlinale line-up
Berlin- Four films from Asia, two from Latin America and one from Israel along with a large contingent of movies from North America and Europe form the line-up of entries for the main competition of next month's Berlin Film Festival.
The film, which is set in a small, drought-threatened village situated in the border region between China and Mongolia, tells the story of a farmer and a woman who has fled from North Korea.
It is the second film from a Korean director competing in the festival's main programme, with festival organizers having released details of the other films in the main competition over the last few weeks.
rawstory.com /news/2006/Berlin_Film_festival_completes_Berl_01222007.html   (531 words)

  
 Silent Film Encyclopedia @ Encyclopedia.LocalColorArt.com (Local Color Encyclopedia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Since silent films had no synchronized sound for dialogue, onscreen intertitles were used to narrate story points, present key dialogue and sometimes even comment on the action for the cinema audience.
Overacting in silent films was sometimes a habit actors transferred from their stage experience and directors who understood the intimacy of the new medium discouraged it.
Film speed is often a vexed issue among scholars and film buffs in the presentation of silents today, especially when it comes to DVD releases of "restored" films; the 2002 restoration of Metropolis (Germany, 1927) may be the most fiercely debated example.
encyclopedia.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Silent_film   (1417 words)

  
 Uncensored Chinese film shows at Berlin festival - Boston.com
An uncensored version of a Chinese film was screened at the Berlin film festival on Friday, its producer said, and the director told reporters she hoped she did not live to regret making the controversial picture.
BERLIN (Reuters) - An uncensored version of a Chinese film was screened at the Berlin film festival on Friday, its producer said, and the director told reporters she hoped she did not live to regret making the controversial picture.
Echoing the opinion of other Chinese film makers in Berlin this year, she added that part of the problem was there was no ratings system, only a decision to allow a film or not.
www.boston.com /ae/movies/articles/2007/02/16/uncensored_chinese_film_shows_at_berlin_festival   (671 words)

  
 CNN - Tale of two lovers opens Berlin Film Festival - February 11, 1999
Actresses Felice Schragenheim and Juliane Köhler, from the film "Aimée and Jaguar," flank 85-year-old Lilly Wust, on whom the film is based.
BERLIN (CNN) -- A true story of the romance between a German housewife and a Jewish woman in the final days of the Nazi Reich opened the Berlin Film Festival on Wednesday, and its director credited "Schindler's List" director Steven Spielberg for making the work possible.
Among the big names expected to promote their films over the course of the festival, which ends February 21 with the awarding of the Golden Bear, are directors like Spielberg, Robert Altman and Claude Chabrol and actors like Meryl Streep, Nicolas Cage and Gwyneth Paltrow.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/Movies/9902/11/berlin.film/index.html   (413 words)

  
 The 49th Berlin Film Festival: Part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A controversial aspect of the new film is Eichmann's repeated reference in his testimony to his close collaboration in the extermination project with leading members of the Judenrat (Jewish Council), an influential body of the Jewish community of that time.
The director has described his work as a film about "a frail thing called remembrance" and his film is at the same time a tribute to the power and magic of cinema--truly a medium in which dreams can become reality.
The film deals with the developing tensions between a rich middle class woman leading a solitary life and the poor, desolate gardener and his family whom she pities and allows to live in her house.
www.wsws.org /articles/1999/mar1999/berl-m03.shtml   (2308 words)

  
 Berlin Film Festival opens. 09/02/2006. ABC News Online
The films are suited to the Berlin weather at this time of year and it is certainly not a pick-me-up lineup," Scott Roxborough of the Hollywood Reporter said.
The daily Tagesspiegel said that the festival's hard-hitting look at serious issues was welcome at a moment in which the world appeared wracked by divisions, most recently over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
One of the most hotly awaited films at the festival, The Road to Guantanamo, marks the return of British director Michael Winterbottom, who clinched the Golden Bear in 2003 with the refugee drama In This World.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200602/s1566544.htm   (659 words)

  
 indieWIRE > Berlin International Film Festival
The film is the story of a woman (Yu Nan) living in rural northwestern Mongolia and facing pressure to abandon her life as a shepherd.
The provocative new film is debuting at the festival on the same day that a draft report from the United Nations made news around the world, accusing the U.S. of torture at the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and calling for either trials or the release of detainees there.
In the film, Huffman's character discovers that she has a son and pretends to be a Christian missionary, driving across the country to deliver him to his father.
www.indiewire.com /berlin   (4728 words)

  
 Berlinale 2006 , The Berlin International Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Around 350 films are shown every year as part of the Berlinale's public programme, the vast majority of which are world or European premieres.
Both of these sections, which are curated by the Berlin Film Museum, aim to place contemporary cinema within a historical context.
The Berlin International Film Festival sees itself as a showcase for what is happening in cinema, but also as an actor and propagator on the international film circuit.
www.1blueplanet.com /community/index.php?topic=220.msg338   (158 words)

  
 BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL – 2001
"Glad to be in Berlin again," cry festivalgoers each February, though you'd think they'd pause for bewilderment in a city that since the war, and even more since the Wall, has gone through nonstop architectural surgery, ideological liposuc­tion, and re-mapping of veins, arteries, and festival venues.
Yet the film proves that a good actor is a good actor, never mind how sink-or­-swim his vehicle.
The films scores an astonishing scoop by tracking her down, alive if not well – certainly not well enough to re-testify – in a far-flung French hospital.
americancinemapapers.homestead.com /files/berlin_festival_2001.htm   (1609 words)

  
 Berlin International Film Festival 2000 - 50th Berlinale
Wim Wenders' The Million Dollar Hotel opened the 50th Berlin Festival, which took place from 9 - 20 February 2000 in its new location in the heart of the new capital at Potsdamer Platz.
A strong presence of German films could be noted with works by Volker Schlöndorff, Rudolf Thome and Wim Wenders, as well as three short films.
Major film producing countries such as Germany, France, Spain and the USA were strongly represented.
www.filmfestivals.com /berlin_2000/index.htm   (839 words)

  
 2000 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film stars Mel Gibson and Milla Jovovich, and is directed by Wim Wenders.
Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2000; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year.
The top ten films of 2000 as of January 26, 2006 (U.S. and Canada), January 26, 2006 (UK) and January 26, 2006 (Australia) are as follows:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2000_in_film   (309 words)

  
 Berlin Film Festival - Tour Program - Commonwealth Club
The festival is not only an important exhibition of achievements in the international film sphere, but also a transformative experience for cinema lovers due to the glamour, spirit of discovery, and amazing array of talent.
The festival schedule will be made available to you before the trip, allowing you to choose the programs you wish to attend.
A Berlin "insider" will be at the hotel this morning to give a presentation on everything you need to know about optional activities, shopping, restaurants, clubs, etc. Get an overall introduction to Berlin on this afternoon's sightseeing tour.
www.commonwealthclub.org /features/travel/2005/BerlinFilm.html   (1137 words)

  
 /ARTS WEEKLY/: Berlin Film Festival Produces Surprises
A film which attracted considerable attention at this year's jamboree was Palestinian film-maker Hany Abu-Assad's 'Paradise Now', depicting the final 24 hours in the lives of two suicide bombers.
Another film hailed in Berlin was 'Sorstalansag' ('Fateless'), based on the autobiographical novel by Imre Kertesz, the 2002 Nobel literature laureate, about a 14-year-old Hungarian Jew who survives the Nazi concentration camps.
Lajos Koltai's film tells the story of a boy coming of age in Nazi concentration camps and follows young Gyury Koves (Marcell Nagy) who is netted in a round-up of Hungarian Jews on June 30, 1944, and deported first to Auschwitz, then to labour camps in Germany.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=27562   (1289 words)

  
 CNN.com - Berlin film festival opens - February 6, 2002
BERLIN, Germany -- The world's most popular film festival opens in Berlin on Wednesday, with more than 400 films competing for the Golden Bear award.
Twenty-three films are competing for the award and another 18 will premiere at the festival, which tends to reward less conventional efforts and native talent.
Films being shown include: "The Shipping News," starring Kevin Spacey; "The Royal Tenebaums," with Gene Hackman; "Iris," featuring Judi Dench as the late British writer Iris Murdoch; and "Minster's Ball," starring Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/02/06/berlin.film/index.html   (390 words)

  
 A Report on the 51st Berlin International Film Festival
It is considered worldwide as one of the most prestigious showcases for independent and alternative films, for films from developing countries, for a cinema outside of independent genres and independent of market considerations.
This means that the audience for films not in German or not with German subtitles are disadvantaged and consequently have smaller audiences.
Berlin is comprised of 5 sections: The Competition, The Forum, Panorama, the Retrospective and the Kinder fest (children's films).
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/festivals/01/13/berlin.html   (1176 words)

  
 World: Politics Takes Front Seat At Berlin Film Festival
Films with serious social and political themes dominate the offerings at this year's Berlin film festival.
The film blends interviews and drama to trace three friends' journey from provincial Britain to the U.S prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.
Film critics say this is part of a wider trend.
social.moldova.org /stiri/eng/9320   (848 words)

  
 Iran films return to Berlin festival - Persian Journal Latest Iran news & Iranian Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The film tells the story of a woman who works in a factory as a seamstress after her husband leaves her to look for a job abroad.
Iran's film tradition is well known, but in the past the Berlinale has missed out because it has clashed with a major Iranian film festival.
It is a humorous film: showing them celebrate that Iran have scored a goal while their guards, half-hearted conscripted soldiers, stand-by powerless to stop them.
www.iranian.ws /iran_news/publish/article_13350.shtml   (636 words)

  
 Berlinale 2007 | Deutsche Welle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Festival director Dieter Kosslick called the 2007 event a "Berlinale of stars." But beyond the red carpet, the somewhat less glamorous stage of the European Film Market is what really counts for many.
A film on a clandestine counterfeiting operation in Nazi Germany is set to feature at the Berlinale.
Sex in films is no rarity, but movies that focus on explicit sex are generally relegated to a back room in the video store or "adult" locales.
www.dw-world.de /dw/0,2142,9869,00.html   (572 words)

  
 Rakesh Sharma's film wins accolades at Berlin film fest - Indiantelevision.com's Breaking News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The directness, clarity and accuracy of the film enables the viewer to both reflect on the universality of the subject matter and relate this to his or her own human attitudes.
The second award for the film is the Special Jury Award by the NETPAC jury comprising Garin Nugroho (Indonesia), Dorothea Holloway (Germany) and Fang Yu (China).
Five Indian films were invited to the festival in the International Forum of new cinema section of the Berlinale.
www.indiantelevision.com /headlines/y2k4/feb/feb129.htm   (388 words)

  
 Kinoeye | 53rd Berlin International Film Festival
The strongest contrast to these films and their focus on societal circumstances playing havoc with peoples' lives and relationships was offered by a series of features where, in turn, the dynamics of individual minds blow apparently stable living arrangements apart.
This film is easy to criticise for elaborating one gag—the attempt to perpetuate the East German republic within the confines of one flat—to the length of a feature film.
One thing that connects many of these films across borders is their interest in tracing the way great events and secular changes surface small lives—the end of the cold war, Europe falling apart at the seams, the trek of migrants and refugees.
www.kinoeye.org /03/05/becker05.php   (2024 words)

  
 Berlin International Film Festival 2004 - 54th Berlinale | DAILY REPORT
The first aspect of the Berlin International Film Festival that leaps out of a veteran of the film festival circuit is the youth of its participants.
Major film festivals are notorious for their mid-festival scheduling, the suspicions always being that movies with shakier reputations are left to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
It may seem strange for an American film critic to go all the way to Berlin and end up watching American films, but it would be even stranger to go all that way and spend a whole morning not watching any films.
www.henrysheehan.com /festivals/abc/berlin-live.html   (438 words)

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