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A wartime tragedy resurfaces in Berlinale refugee study

BERLIN (Reuters) - Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, Swiss director Markus Imhoof returns to the Berlinale with "Eldorado", a meditation on Europe's attitudes to refugees arriving today. Read More

 

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Idris Elba brings 'Yardie' to Berlin International Film Festival

BERLIN (Reuters) - A film depicting the Jamaican community in London in the 1980s is a reminder of Britain's multicultural complexity, British actor Idris Elba said presenting "Yardie", his directorial debut, at the Berlin Film Festival. More »

 

Film about downfall of Brazilian President Rousseff hits screen in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - Brazilian society remains deeply divided one and a half years after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and removed from office, said the director of a new documentary about the period. More »

 

Oscar contender 'Shape of Water' accused of ripping off 1969 play

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Shape of Water," a contender for this year's best picture Oscar, was hit with a plagiarism lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging that its fantastical plot about a romance between a cleaning woman and a mysterious river creature was lifted directly from an American stage play. More »

 

Make-up artist pushes boundaries with prosthetics for Oscar-nominated 'Wonder'

GLENDALE, Calif. (Reuters) - Adhering to child labor laws and building an authentic-looking facial structure were key concerns for make-up artist Arjen Tuiten in his work on the movie "Wonder", which has been nominated for an Oscar. More »

 

Soderbergh's thriller shot on iPhone premieres in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - Director Steven Soderbergh said on Wednesday he so enjoyed making his psychological thriller "Unsane" on an iPhone, he would find it hard to go back to conventional filmmaking. More »

 

Dua Lipa, Stormzy take top honors at BRIT awards

LONDON (Reuters) - Singers Dua Lipa and Stormzy were the biggest winners at this year's BRIT awards, Britain's most high-profile pop music awards, taking two trophies each at an event that saw performances from some of music's biggest acts. More »

 

'Get a grip': Jennifer Lawrence offended over plunging dress furor

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday blasted a controversy over a photo of her wearing a plunging black dress outside on a cold London day as sexist, ridiculous and "not feminism." More »

 

Malaysian rapper Namewee in the dog house over 'obscene' Lunar New Year video

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia detained rapper Namewee on Thursday amid an uproar over an "obscene" Lunar New Year music video depicting people in dog masks dancing in what appears to be the administrative capital of Putrajaya. More »

 

"Khook - Pig" challenges images of Iran at Berlin film festival

BERLIN (Reuters) - A comedy depicting a movie director being protected by his family from a serial killer challenges stereotypes about Iran and Iranian women at the Berlin Film Festival, the director said on Wednesday. More »

 

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