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Hillary Clinton, Helen Mirren among guests in Berlin for 70th film festival

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:41 PM

Some 340 films from all 4 corners of the globe will be showcased, with 18 competing for the prestigious 'Golden Bear' prize

Wars hit Berlin filmfest as Netflix lesbian drama premieres

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'Elisa and Marcela' tells the true story of a gay marriage in Spain a century ago

Lav Diaz's 'Ang Panahon ng Halimaw' to be shown in Berlin Film Festival

Jan 23, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The movie stars Piolo Pascual and Shaina Magdayao

'The Diary of Anne Frank' filmmakers hope movie warms mood on refugees

Feb 17, 2016 - 11:13 PM

If our film about the fate of a persecuted and destroyed Jewish family can contribute to a more positive attitude towards refugees then we can all be proud said screenwriter Fred Breinersdorfer

Meryl Streep blasts white male studio bosses for blocking diversity

Feb 15, 2016 - 12:00 AM

I think you have to make noise to have room at the table for people to move aside and let you pull your chair up to the conversation says Meryl during a masterclass for aspiring actors at the Berlin Film Festival

 actress Meryl Streep arrives for the Opening Ceremony of the 66th annual Berlin International Film Festival and the premiere of 'Hail Cesar', in Berlin, Germany, 11 February 2016. The 'Berlinale' runs from 11 to 21 February. EPA/GREGOR FISCHER

Main lineup, Berlin film festival 2016

Feb 08, 2016 - 10:21 PM

Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis from Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz is part of the festival lineup

FULL LIST: Winners at 65th Berlin film festival

Feb 15, 2015 - 11:02 PM

The Golden Bear top prize goes to Iranian film Taxi while top acting prizes go to Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay for the British film 45 Years

The Golden Bear for Best film trophy is awarded to Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi in absentia for his film Taxi. AFP PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN

Robert Pattinson unveils James Dean film at Berlin fest

Feb 10, 2015 - 6:27 PM

Pattinson plays magazine photographer Dennis Stock who befriends James Dean

Winners at the 2014 Berlin film fest

Feb 16, 2014 - 2:32 PM

China s Black Coal Thin Ice wins this year s Golden Bear top prize

GOLDEN BEAR. Chinese director Diao Yinan poses with the Golden Bear for Best Film and the Silver Bear for Best Actor trophies. Photo by David Gannon/Agence France-Presse

European immigration satire lights up Berlin film fest

Feb 11, 2014 - 10:55 AM

The film tells the story of a Swedish snow plough operator who wins his tiny village s Citizen of the Year award – in Norway

HIT. (From L) Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland, Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard, Norwegian actor James Moland, Swiss actor Bruno Ganz and Norwegian actor Pal Sverre Hagen pose at a photocall for the film "Kraftidioten" (In Order of Disappearance) presented in the Berlinale Competition of the 64th Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin on February 10, 2014. AFP Photo

Berlin film fest to open with Wes Anderson world premiere

Feb 07, 2014 - 3:14 PM

The Grand Budapest Hotel features an all star cast led by British actor Ralph Fiennes

WORLD PREMIERE. US actor Tony Revolori, US director Wes Anderson and British actor Ralph Fiennes arrive for the festival's screening of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel''. Photo by David Gannon/Agence France-Presse

Clooney Nazi art thriller due at Berlin film fest: organizers

Nov 09, 2013 - 9:32 AM

George Clooney stars in The Monuments Men a nazi era art thriller due early next year

Romanian drama wins Berlinale's top prize

Feb 17, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Child s Pose a mother son psychodrama set among post communist Romania s new ruling class won the Golden Bear top prize at the 63rd Berlin film festival Saturday

EURO FILM FEST. The season begins with the Berlin International Film Festival. Photo from the Berlin International Film Festival Facebook page

Berlinale: Iran, Chile are favorites

Feb 16, 2013 - 2:55 PM

It s a strong year for eastern European entries