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Hafsia Herzi had no acting experience beyond working as an extra when she auditioned for Abdellatif Kechiche's immigrant family tale "The Secret of the Grain." She landed the role of Rym, a feisty teenager who salvages her stepfather's dream of opening a cous-cous restaurant by putting on an eye-catching belly dance.
Pathe International has closed a string of deals at the European Film Market for its market titles, with more pending for its festival entries, the company said Sunday.
What is the recipe for a balanced film festival jury? Berlinale chief Dieter Kosslick this year decided American restaurateur and food writer Alice Waters would spice up the mix alongside the usual blend of filmmakers, actors and writers.