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In today's roundup: An interview with Jay Dockendorf (Naz & Maalik), previewing Sundance and Slamdance, the ways Todd Haynes frames Carol, Quentin Tarantino as a movie blogger, "10 essential films" by Federico Fellini, 12 Japan Academy Award nominations for Hirokazu Koreeda's Our Little Sister, Pat O’Neill in New York, reviving an unrealized film by Christoph Schlingensief, news of forthcoming projects from Andrew Haigh, Andrea Arnold and Oren Moverman, Jennifer Lawrence's next movie, William Gibson on Chris Marker—and more. » - David Hudson
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Daily | Dockendorf, Farber, Rivette

In today's roundup: An interview with Jay Dockendorf (Naz & Maalik), previewing Sundance and Slamdance, the ways Todd Haynes frames Carol, Quentin Tarantino as a movie blogger, "10 essential films" by Federico Fellini, 12 Japan Academy Award nominations for Hirokazu Koreeda's Our Little Sister, Pat O’Neill in New York, reviving an unrealized film by Christoph Schlingensief, news of forthcoming projects from Andrew Haigh, Andrea Arnold and Oren Moverman, Jennifer Lawrence's next movie, William Gibson on Chris Marker—and more. » - David Hudson
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Munich Fest Honors Udo Kier with CineMerit Award

Munich Fest Honors Udo Kier with CineMerit Award
German thesp Udo Kier will be honored by the Munich Film Festival with its CineMerit Award, given to an actor whose career spans Europe and the U.S.

Kier’s career is full of daring choices, and he’s worked with such icons as Andy Warhol (“Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein”), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (“Lili Marleen,” “Lola” and “Berlin Alexanderplatz”) and Lars von Trier (nine films including both volumes of “Nymphomaniac”).

In 1991, Kier made his first Hollywood film, “My Own Private Idaho,” from Gus Van Sant, and has acted in art films, genre films and Hollywood blockbusters.

Udo Kier is an actor who leaves a lasting impression, no matter what the role,” said festival director Diana Iljine in a statement. “He is an actor who is not afraid to take chances. And many of them have paid off. Udo Kier himself is a work of art.”

Previous recipients of the CineMerit Award include actors Julie Christie,
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2012 Lausanne Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

The 11th annual Lausanne Underground Film Festival is packed to the gills with outrageous cinema from all over the world, featuring several filmmaker retrospectives and movies screening in competition at several locations on Oct. 17-21.

The big guest of honor this year is the legendary John Waters, who will be attending the fest with several of his own classics, such as Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Desperate Living, as well as showing some of his favorite B-movie inspirations, such as William Girdler’s blaxploitation demonic possession flick Abby, Armando Bo’s Argentinian sexploitation Fuego, Robinson Devor’s controversial bestiality doc Zoo and more. Plus, Waters will perform his acclaimed “This Filthy World” one-man show.

Other Luff special guests include Christoph Schlingensief, the confrontational German filmmaker of 100 Years of Adolf Hitler, The German Chainsaw Massacre, The 120 Days of Bottrop and more; Richard Stanley, the South African genre filmmaker of the cult
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The Golden Donkey Venice 2011

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Our Deaths, in memoriam was the project title of Lav Diaz' Kagadanan sa Banwaan Ning mga Engkanto (2007). For the Ferroni Brigade, it became the motto of Venice 2011—specters of dear lives gone seemed to roam the event, the Mostra internazionale d’arte cinematografica as well as the Esposizione internazionale d'arte, and beyond.

We always commemorate the murder of Nika Bohinc and Alexis Tioseco on September 1st 2009, quietly, invariably in Venice; it was here that we heard about the crime; now, whenever we go to the press room to check our e-mails, deep down something inside us is afraid of getting another message like that one; fittingly, one of the last films we saw this year was Diaz' latest, Siglo ng Pagluluwal (Century of Birthing, 2011), which ends with a dedication to them, and talks about the way our loved ones, just like cherished ideas, notions and visions are essentially eternal,
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Indian short selected for Berlinale 2012

Panchabhuta by Mohan Kumar Valasala has been selected for competition in Berlinale Shorts 2012.

This Indian short film will compete with 26 other short films from 21 countries for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear Jury Prize, the Daad Short Film Award and a short film nomination for the European Film Prize.

The short film Jury comprises German actress Sandra Hüller, Palestinian artist Emily Jacir and Irish-born filmmaker David OReilly.

Berlinale Shorts 2012:

Ad balloon, Lee Woo-jung, Republic of Korea

An das Morgengrauen, Mariola Brillowska, Germany

Ein Mädchen Namens Yssabeau, Rosana Cuellar, Germany / Mexico

Enakkum Oru Per, Suba Sivakumaran, USA / Sri Lanka

Erotic Fragments No. 1, 2, 3, Anucha Boonyawatana, Thailand

Gurehto Rabitto, Atsushi Wada, France

Impossible exchange, Mahmoud Hojeij, Lebanon

Karrabing! Low Tide Turning, Liza Johnson, Elizabeth A. Povinelli

La Santa, Mauricio López Fernández, Chile

Li.Li.Ta.Al., Akihito Izuhara, Japan

Licuri Surf, Guile Martins, Brazil

Loxoro, Claudia Llosa, Spanien / Peru / Argentine / USA

Mah-Chui,
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Berlinale 2012. Shorts Lineup

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"27 films from 22 countries will be competing for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear Jury Prize, the Daad Short Film Award and a short film nomination for the European Film Prize," the Berlinale's announced today. The International Jury will be comprised of German actress Sandra Hüller, Palestinian artist Emily Jacir and Irish-American filmmaker David O'Reilly. We'll get to the lineup in a moment, but first, this:

"Due to the political events in Hungary, the Berlinale Shorts is presenting a special screening on February 18, 2012 at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele: Magyarország 2011 (Hungary 2011) – an omnibus film, which reflects also in its aesthetics, the radical political and social developments in this crisis-ridden country. The directors of the work are Ágnes Kocsis, Márta Mészáros, Bence Fliegauf, Miklós Jancsó, and others [András Jeles, Ferenc Török, Simon Szabó, Péter Forgács, László Siroki, György Pálfi and András Salamon]. Following the screening, Béla Tarr will conduct a discussion on the current situation in Hungary."

On to the main program, with a few descriptions from the festival:

Ad balloon,
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Christoph Schlingensief

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Though he spent the last few years of his life openly battling the lung cancer he knew would kill him, the loss of Christoph Schlingensief back in August came as a shock nonetheless. He was, as Hugh Rorrison wrote in the Guardian, "a talented, energetic maverick, often working on several projects at the same time: films, theater, opera, blogs, interviews, prose, art actions, videos. By the end of his life he was considered one of the most influential figures in the German theater and something of a national treasure." And though he was only 50, he had created "a new genre that defies all classification," as Elfriede Jelinek wrote in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. "There will be nobody like him."

Partnering with Filmgalerie 451, we present a retrospective celebrating Schlingensief's work in cinema. If you're completely unfamiliar with his work, one way in might be the documentary Christoph Schlingensief and His Films (2005), in
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Orlando Bloom and Beth Ditto Among 2010 Bambi Winners

Orlando Bloom and Beth Ditto were among the big winners at the Bambi Awards in Germany on Thursday night, November 11. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor was honored for his philanthropy at the event, held in Potsdam, Germany, which celebrates stars "who affected and inspired the German public that year."

Bloom was handed the Charity Bambi Award for his work with the United Nations' Unicef organization, telling the crowd, "I've fallen in love with your country." Meanwhile, Gossip singer Ditto picked up the trophy for Best Pop International during the ceremony, which was hosted by Hollywood actress Sarah Jessica Parker.

The "Sex and the City" star stunned the audience with three dress changes during the show, while Shakira wowed with a performance of her hit song "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", before she was presented with her own Golden Deer trophy.

German rock star Udo Lindenberg picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award,
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Bloom And Ditto Rule Bambi Awards

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Bloom And Ditto Rule Bambi Awards
Orlando Bloom and Beth Ditto were among the big winners at the Bambi Awards in Germany on Thursday night.

The Pirates of The Caribbean actor was honoured for his philanthropy at the event, held in Potsdam, Germany, which celebrates stars “who affected and inspired the German public that year”.

Bloom was handed the Charity Bambi Award for his work with the United Nations' Unicef organisation, telling the crowd, "I've fallen in love with your country."

Meanwhile, Gossip singer Ditto picked up the trophy for Best Pop International during the ceremony, which was hosted by Hollywood actress Sarah Jessica Parker.

The Sex and the City star stunned the audience with three dress changes during the show, while Shakira wowed with a performance of her hit song Waka Waka (This Time For Africa), before she was presented with her own Golden Deer trophy.

German rock star Udo Lindenberg picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award, while a rare posthumous prize was awarded to late controversial director Christoph Schlingensief, who died of lung cancer in August.

German Director Schlingensief Dies At 49

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German Director Schlingensief Dies At 49
Controversial German director Christoph Schlingensief has died at the age of 49 after losing his battle with lung cancer.

Schlingensief passed away in Berlin, Germany on Saturday, two years after he was diagnosed with the deadly illness.

The star is best known for his provocative work in the theatre and movie business, shocking critics with films including 1989's A Hundred Years of Adolf Hitler, which covered the last hours of the Nazi dictator's life, and 1990's The German Chainsaw-Massacre.

His theatre work included his famous production of Hamlet in 2001 in Berlin which involved the controversial casting of neo-Nazi amateur actors. Schlingensief also established himself as an artist in recent years. He had been due to showcase his latest production S.M.A.S.H. at Germany's Ruhrtriennale festival but recently cancelled the show because of his ill health.

He is survived by his wife, costume designer Aino Laberenz.

Christoph Schlingensief obituary

Theatre director, artist and film-maker with a fresh, radical take on Germany's past

Christoph Schlingensief, who has died aged 49 of lung cancer, was a mercurial figure in arts and politics in Germany, as a film-maker, theatre and opera director, installation artist and deviser of happenings and events.

He first came to public attention with Deutschlandtrilogie (The Germany Trilogy), three films dealing with turning points in 20th-century German history. 100 Jahre Adolf Hitler (Adolf Hitler – A Hundred Years, 1988) presents Hitler's last hours in 1945 in the Berlin bunker. Das Deutsche Kettensägenmassaker (The German Chainsaw-Massacre, 1990) shows a group of East Germans who cross the border to visit West Germany after reunification in 1989 and are slaughtered by a family of western psychopaths. Terror 2000 (1992) deals with West German anti-terrorist hysteria in the 1970s when the Red Army Faction was active. Here was a new voice offering a fresh, radical take on Germany's recent past.

Born in Oberhausen,
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59th Berlin International Film Festival Awards

Claudia Llosa's Peruvian drama "The Milk of Sorrow" (La teta asustada) won the Golden Bear for best film at the 59th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival.

The Silver Bear went ex aequo to Maren Ade's "Everyone Else" (Alle Anderen) and Adrián Biniez's "Gigante." Asghar Farhadi took home the Silver Bear for best director for "About Elly" (Darbareye Elly).

Birgit Minichmayr was named best actress for her role in "Everyone Else," while Sotigui Kouyate won best actor for his performance in Rachid Bouchareb's "London River."

The Silver Bear for best script went to Oren Moverman and Alessandro Camon for "The Messenger." Alfred Bauer Prize went ex aequo to Biniez for "Gigante" and Andrzej Wajda for "Sweet Rush" (Tatarak).

The International Jury of the 2009 Berlinale was presided by Tilda Swinton and included Isabel Coixet, Gaston Kaboré, Henning Mankell, Christoph Schlingensief, Wayne Wang and Alice Waters.
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Berlinale adds jury members

Berlinale adds jury members
Cologne, Germany -- Directors Wayne Wang, Isabel Coixet and Gaston Kabore, best-selling crime author Henning Mankell, German avant-garde artist Christoph Schlingensief and star chef Alice Waters form the eclectic competition jury for the 59th annual Berlin International Film Festival.

Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton will preside as president of this year's Berlinale jury, which will pick the winners of the Golden and Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize for most innovative work in the 2009 competition.

For Berlin regulars, it's a familiar lineup. Coixet has been to the Berlinale four times, most recently with last year's competition entry "Elegy." Wang won a Silver Bear at the 1995 event with "Smoke." Kobore films including "Zan Boko" (1989) and "God's Gift" (1982) have screened in various Berlinale sidebars.

Schlingensief, in addition to being one of Germany's best-known modern artists, is an occasional filmmaker. Several of his trashier efforts, including "The German Chainsaw Massacre" (1991) and
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German blonde notable set for Princess Di pic

German blonde notable set for Princess Di pic
COLOGNE, Germany -- Christoph Schlingensief, quirky director and enfant terrible of the German art world, is taking on another holy cow with his new film: a look at the final hours in the life of Princess Diana. While Schlingensief's crude style and politically incorrect humor is certain to make the film controversial, media attention in Germany is focusing on his choice to play the lead role: German celebrity blonde Jenny Elvers. Elvers is more famous for her partners and party life than her acting ability, though she received some critical praise for her recent performance as a sexy single mother in Detlev Buck's social drama "Tough Enough". "Jenny is my Princess Diana, because, like Diana, she is a screen on which people project their longings and aspirations," Schlingensief told the German tabloid Bild. "Both seem close enough to grasp but they never are." For her part, Elvers says Lady Di has always held an "incredible fascination" for her.

German blonde notable set for Princess Di pic

German blonde notable set for Princess Di pic
COLOGNE, Germany -- Christoph Schlingensief, quirky director and enfant terrible of the German art world, is taking on another holy cow with his new film: a look at the final hours in the life of Princess Diana. While Schlingensief's crude style and politically incorrect humor is certain to make the film controversial, media attention in Germany is focusing on his choice to play the lead role: German celebrity blonde Jenny Elvers. Elvers is more famous for her partners and party life than her acting ability, though she received some critical praise for her recent performance as a sexy single mother in Detlev Buck's social drama "Tough Enough". "Jenny is my Princess Diana, because, like Diana, she is a screen on which people project their longings and aspirations," Schlingensief told the German tabloid Bild. "Both seem close enough to grasp but they never are." For her part, Elvers says Lady Di has always held an "incredible fascination" for her.

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