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The Italians are coming … again 
By Jim Quilty | February 18, 2014 12:05 AM
This town has a long relationship with things Italian. History buffs may recall that the Romans founded an important law school in Beirut.
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Chinese gold, Asian glory as Berlin film fest wraps up 
By Deborah Cole | February 17, 2014 12:02 AM
The 64th Berlin International Film Festival wrapped up Sunday after a resounding triumph for Asian cinema at its gala awards ceremony, which saw the Golden Bear top prize go to a Chinese noir mystery.
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Director Loach says small jabs at society got better results 
By Michael Roddy | February 14, 2014 11:05 AM
British film director Ken Loach, receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Berlin film festival on Friday, said the more ambitious his films were in trying to push a social or political agenda, the less successful they were in achieving that aim.
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Latin American cinema shows global ambition at Berlin fest 
By Michael Roddy, Sarah Marsh | February 13, 2014 11:17 AM
A "New Age" healer whose estranged son is a falconer are the odd couple at the heart of of an English-language movie by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa that marked a coming-of-age moment for Latin American cinema at the Berlin film festival on Wednesday.
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Alain Resnais fuses art forms in new comedy at Berlinale 
By Sarah Marsh | February 12, 2014 12:10 AM
At 91 years old, veteran French filmmaker Alain Resnais shows no sign of letting up his experimentation, drawing on theater, graphic illustration and cinema in his whimsical comedy “Life of Riley.”
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Berlin film fest to open with Wes Anderson world premiere 
By Deborah Cole | February 06, 2014 09:52 AM
The world premiere of Wes Anderson's keenly awaited caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel" will open the 64th Berlin film festival Thursday as it joins the race for the Golden Bear top prize.
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A whodunit whose crime is secrecy 
By Jim Quilty | February 06, 2014 12:11 AM
When it comes to constructing his films’ openings, writer-director Asghar Farhadi is as meticulous as a novelist.
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All-stars face off with global upstarts at Berlin film fest 
By Deborah Cole | February 05, 2014 12:17 AM
New movies from Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater are set to go head-to-head with upstarts from Europe, China and Latin America for the Golden Bear, the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, which opens Thursday.
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Hawke, Seydoux, Whitaker join Berlin film fest line-up 
January 16, 2014 11:15 AM
New movies starring Ethan Hawke, Lea Seydoux and Forest Whitaker will screen at the 64th Berlin film festival next month, along with a host of hard-hitting Asian fare, organisers said Wednesday.


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