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  1. Berlin Completes Competition Lineup, Adds Linklater's 'Boyhood'

    3:41 am PST 01/15/2014
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    Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" opens the Berlin Festival Feb. 6 in its world premiere. READ MORE

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  2. Yves Saint Laurent: Berlin Review

    3:00 pm PST 01/07/2014
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    Jalil Lespert directs the first of two YSL biopics -- this one starring Pierre Niney as the haute couture wunderkind and Guillaume Gallienne as his lover and business partner. READ MORE

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  3. Berlin 2014: Andreas Veiel, Frieder Schlaich, Katja Eichinger on Made in Germany Jury

    2:33 am PST 12/03/2013
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    The trio will award the young director's prize to the helmer of one of the entries in the 2013 Berlin's Perspektive Deutsches Kino section. READ MORE

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  4. The Battle of Tabato (A Batalha de Tabato): Berlin Review

    9:50 am PST 02/21/2013
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    First-time feature director Joao Viana explores music, magic and post-colonial angst in Guinea-Bissau. READ MORE

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  5. Sieniawka: Berlin Review

    8:00 pm PST 02/19/2013
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    This experimental sci-fi docudrama blend is one of the most original feature debuts at the Berlinale festival. READ MORE

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  6. Berlin 2013: Critic's Wrap

    10:14 am PST 02/18/2013
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    A look back at the festival's award winning films and most noteworthy performances. READ MORE

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  7. Habi, The Foreigner (Habi, La Extranjera): Berlin Review

    2:59 pm PST 02/17/2013
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    Atmospheric first-time drama about a young Argentine woman assuming a fake Muslim identity. READ MORE

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  8. My Way to Olympia: Berlin Review

    11:10 am PST 02/17/2013
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    German director Niko von Glasow shares the personal stories of Paralympic champions. READ MORE

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  9. On My Way (Elle s'en va): Berlin Review

    1:00 pm PST 02/15/2013
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    Catherine Deneuve hits the road in this rocky third feature from actress-filmmaker Emmanuelle Bercot. READ MORE

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  10. The Croods: Berlin Review

    10:15 am PST 02/15/2013
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    Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds lead the voice cast on DreamWorks' 3D animated comedy-adventure about a prehistoric family leaving cave life behind. READ MORE

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  11. Brothers for Life (Kai Po Che): Berlin Review

    9:40 am PST 02/15/2013
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    The Hindu-Muslim clashes that shook Ahmedabad in 2002 frame a Bollywood tale of friendship in Abhishek Kapoor's film, which will be released in the U.S. by Walt Disney subsidiary UTV. READ MORE

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  12. Nobody's Daughter Haewon (Nugu-ui ttal-do anin Haewon): Berlin Review

    7:00 am PST 02/15/2013
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    The romance between a pretty South Korean student and her teacher hovers between farce and dream. READ MORE

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  13. Paul Bowles: The Cage Door Is Always Open: Berlin Review

    4:00 pm PST 02/14/2013
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    Writer, composer and cultural figure Paul Bowles lives again in a wide-ranging documentary. READ MORE

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  14. The Swimming Pool (La Piscina): Berlin Review

    3:13 pm PST 02/14/2013
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    Four teenage outsiders spend a summer day at the pool. READ MORE

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  15. Reaching for the Moon (Flores Raras): Berlin Review

    12:41 pm PST 02/14/2013
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    The passionate romance between poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares springs to life. READ MORE

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  16. Harmony Lessons: Berlin Review

    12:00 pm PST 02/14/2013
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    Kazakh writer-director Emir Baigazin's poetic drama of a marginalized teenage boy has the distinction of being the only first feature selected for Berlin's official competition. READ MORE

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  17. Powerless: Berlin Review

    2:32 am PST 02/14/2013
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    Documentary filmmakers Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar explore the power struggle threatening to tear India apart. READ MORE

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  18. Mobius: Berlin Review

    4:52 pm PST 02/13/2013
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    The Oscar-winning star of "The Artist" goes for some undercover action in this English, French and Russian-language espionage thriller. READ MORE

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  19. Night Train to Lisbon: Berlin Review

    1:00 pm PST 02/13/2013
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    Jeremy Irons is back to playing parched and constipated as a Swiss classicist investigating the Portuguese dictatorship in this lumpy Europudding. READ MORE

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  20. Forgetting to Know You: Berlin Review

    12:45 pm PST 02/13/2013
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    Chinese fiction writer-turned-director Quan Ling debuts with an intimate portrait of a troubled marriage, produced by festival favorite Jia Zhang-ke. READ MORE

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  21. Tokyo Family (Tokyo Kazoku): Berlin Review

    4:28 am PST 02/13/2013
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    Ozu’s classic Tokyo Story gets a modern remake by his former A.D. Yoji Yamada. READ MORE

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