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Berlinale 2011

Organisers toast a successful 61st edition

The organisers of the 61st Berlin Film Festival, which lit up the German capital from February 10-20, are very pleased with its results: about 300,000 tickets were sold during the 11-day event,...  

04/03/2011 | Berlinale 2011 | Results

Explosive closer Unknown puts spotlight on German capital

For its closing film, the 61st Berlin Film Festival chose a boisterous thriller which, despite its American tone and register, is both a combination of European talents and a homage to the German...  

19/02/2011 | Berlinale 2011 | Out of Competition/DE-UK-FR

Tarr, Köhler snag morsels among Iranis' bear’s shares of honours

Tarr, Köhler snag morsels among Iranis' bear’s shares of honours

While not always the case, this year’s festival buzz proved true: Iranian film Nader and Simin, A Separation by Asghar Farhadi has won the Golden Bear of the 2011 Berlinale. The film also picked...  

19/02/2011 | Berlinale 2011 | Awards

Unforgiving traditions in The Forgiveness of Blood

Unforgiving traditions in The Forgiveness of Blood

The last film presented in competition at the Berlinale, Joshua Marston’s The Forgiveness of Blood finally shows us a country that is little-known to the rest of Europe, partly because its film...  

18/02/2011 | Berlinale 2011 | Competition/Albania-Italy-Denmark-United States

Off Beat: Love and Other Drugs

Off Beat: Love and Other Drugs

The Swiss Panorama title Off Beat is director Jan Gassmann’s first fiction feature and his second effort to be showcased at the Berlinale after his 2007 documentary Chrigu. The 90-minute film is...  

18/02/2011 | Berlinale 2011 | Panorama/Switzerland

Fandango Portobello sells Salt to 13 territories

Fandango Portobello, the London-based sales company founded in 2008 by producers Domenico Procacci and Eric Abraham, has sold The Salt of Life to 13 countries, including France, Germany, the UK,...  

18/02/2011 | Berlinale 2011 | EFM/Italy-UK

July’s Future on NonStop’s Berlin pick ups

Scandinavian distributor NonStop Entertainment acquired seven titles in Berlin. All of them had previously screened at Sundance. Among them is Miranda July’s competition film The Future...  

18/02/2011 | Berlinale 2011 | EFM/Scandinavia

Gavras takes light view of aging in Late Bloomers

Director Julie Gavras takes a paper-light view of aging in her second film Late Bloomers, in which stars William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini, with help from a smartly chosen supporting cast,...  

18/02/2011 | Berlinale 2011 | Special/ France-UK-Belgium

Uncertain wind of change in If Not Us, Who

When someone suggested to German director Andres Veiel that he make a film about Bernward Vesper – who was known during his lifetime as the son of Nazi writer Will Vesper and the lover of Gudrun...  

17/02/2011 | Berlinale 2011 | Competition/Germany

Man at Sea imprisons immigration drama

Man at Sea imprisons immigration drama

After a five-year absence from the big screen, acclaimed director Konstantinos Giannaris returns with the Panorama Special presentation Man at Sea. Starring Antonis Karistinos, the film follows a...  

17/02/2011 | Berlinale 2011 | Panorama Special/Greece