Tue, February 17, 2009

Berlinale 2009

Peruvian film wins the Golden Bear at Berlinale

Peruvian film "La Teta Asustada (The Milk Of Sorrow)" directed by Claudia Llosa Saturday evening won the Golden Bear for the Best Motion Picture at the 59th Berlinale. Full story

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Honorary Golden Bear

The festival hand out a number of special prizes including a Berlinale Camera to French master Claude Chabrol and an Honorary Golden Bear for French composer Maurice Jarre.

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Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore arrive for "Happy Tears" at Berlinale film festival

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"Forever Enthralled" screened at 59th Berlinale

2009-02-11 03:26:57 GMT Xinhua English Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi arrives at the red carpet before the screening for the film "Forever Enthralled" at the 59th International Film Festival Berlin (Berlinale) in Berlin, Germany, Feb. 10, 2009. "Forever Enthralled" would compete with 17 other films for the coveted Golden Bear. (Xinhua/Luo Huanhuan)

"Effie Briest" shown in 59th Berlinale

2009-02-10 06:40:56 GMT Xinhua English Actors Misel Maticevic, Julia Jentsch, Sebastian Koch and director Hermine Huntgeburth arrive for the screening of the movie "Effie Briest" at the 59th Berlinale film festival in Berlin, Feb. 9, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

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"Milk of Sorrow" wins Berlin

2009-02-17 03:51:15 GMT Reuters Peruvian film "Milk of Sorrow" took home the coveted Golden Bear for Best Picture at this year's Berlinale.

2009 Berlinale opening gala

2009-02-06 07:47:37 GMT SINA.com The 2009 Berlin International Film Festival, the “Berlinale,”opened on February 5, 2009. The event celebrates its 59th year in 2009 and boasts an impressive lineup, with some 350 film screenings on deck (most of which are making their debut). The festival is both an international industry event and a great chance for film enthusiasts to enjoy advance screenings.

2009 Berlin International Film Festival kicks off

2009-02-06 04:04:46 GMT SINA.com The 2009 Berlin International Film Festival, the “Berlinale,”opened on February 5, 2009. The event celebrates its 59th year in 2009 and boasts an impressive lineup, with some 350 film screenings on deck (most of which are making their debut). The festival is both an international industry event and a great chance for film enthusiasts to enjoy advance screenings.

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Panorama 2009: reinventing film

2009-02-06 05:03:43 GMT SINA.com Looking back over 30 years of Panorama Wieland Speck talks about interconnections between the films and their socio-political contexts: “We look in this treasure chest and are happy to discover that none of the themes we tackled then have lost their relevance today.” Alongside current feature and documentary films, this year’s programme includes historical Panorama films as well as all ten previous winners of the Panorama Audience Award. The consequences of globalisation are explored from a personal point of view, giving viewers insight into the relationship between tradition and the possibilities offered by new visions of life, which don’t exclude critical questions on the (self-)image of modern Europe.

Forum 2009: creatively breaking with tradition

2009-02-06 04:57:04 GMT SINA.com With its abundance of aesthetic ventures and strong content, the 2009 Forum demonstrates that an eye for the big picture and a precise investigation of small situations are two sides of the same coin. Section director Christoph Terhechte talks about this year’s programme.

Normal films, or: Overhead in elevator

2009-02-06 04:15:41 GMT SINA.com “My colleague Egbert Hörmann and I are working our way through the film submissions. We’re just leaving the caféafter a break and are about to watch some more. We’re in the elevator with two other Berlinale staff members from another section. Their arms are full of films. I’m looking for a particular film so I ask: ‘Are those short films?’ I get a strange look and the answer: ‘No, these are normal films.’ I have to smile. So does Egbert Hörmann.

Berlin International Film Festival in retrospective mood

2009-02-06 04:09:38 GMT SINA.com In 2009 Berlin's most important cultural event, the Berlinale, commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The retrospective features films from both sides of the Iron Curtain that presage the end of the Cold War. The International, a movie about the funding of war and terror, starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts and directed by German film-maker Tom Tykwer, opens the event. According to the organizers, the Berlinale enjoys the largest audience of any film festival in the world.

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German pop singer Nina Hagen arrives for opening ceremony

2009-02-06 07:41:55 GMT SINA.com The 59th International Film Festival Berlin takes place in the German capital from Feb. 5 until Feb. 15, 2009. German pop singer Nina Hagen arrives for the opening ceremony of the 59th Berlinale film festival in Berlin, February 5, 2009.

Jury for 59th Berlinale shows up

2009-02-06 07:40:30 GMT SINA.com The 59th International Film Festival Berlin takes place in the German capital from Feb. 5 until Feb. 15, 2009. The jury for the 59th Berlinale (L-R) Isabel Coixet, Gaston Kabore, Tilda Swinton, Wayne Wang, Alice Waters, Christoph Schlingensief and Henning Mankell pose as they arrive at the red carpet for the screening of the opening film 'The International' at the 59th Berlinale film festival in Berlin February 5, 2009. `

German actress Loretta Stern arrives

2009-02-06 07:39:21 GMT SINA.com The 59th International Film Festival Berlin takes place in the German capital from Feb. 5 until Feb. 15, 2009. German actress Loretta Stern arrives for the opening ceremony of the 59th Berlinale film festival in Berlin, February 5, 2009. `

Berlinale jury applaud British actress Tilda Swinton

2009-02-06 07:38:47 GMT SINA.com The 59th International Film Festival Berlin takes place in the German capital from Feb. 5 until Feb. 15, 2009. Berlinale jury applaud British actress Tilda Swinton (L) during the opening ceremony of the 59th Berlinale film festival in Berlin, February 5, 2009. `