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Berlin: Olga Kurylenko Talks Getting 'Salty' With Antonio Banderas

11 February 2017 11:19 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Former Bond girl (Quantum of Solace) and Terence Malick muse (To the Wonder) Olga Kurylenko turns on the laughs alongside Antonio Banderas in Simon West’s comedy Salty, about an aging rock star whose supermodel wife is kidnapped by shipless pirates. Carnaby is screening the film to buyers at the Efm.

Is this your first comedy role?

I’ve been part of other comedies before, but the roles were never that big. I think this is the biggest and also the first time I really got the taste of comedy. It’s so much fun.

How funny is Antonio Banderas?

He’s hilarious. He’s »

- Alex Ritman

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Riding High, Independents Hope to Keep Up Momentum in Berlin

8 February 2017 9:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Buoyed by a robust performance at Sundance and an impressive number of Oscar nominations, the independent film industry is arriving at the Berlin International Film Festival with a spring in its step and with a clutch of movies starring the likes of Keanu Reeves, Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson and Gerard Butler.

The question is how much of the momentum built up during the past few weeks will carry over to Berlin’s European Film Market.

So far, the pickings at the Efm appear to be slimmer in terms of high-profile titles than in recent years, in contrast to Sundance, where a remarkable nine movies sold for at least $5 million each last month. “Berlin is still essential” as a marketplace, said David Garrett of Mister Smith Entertainment. “But its timing isn’t always conducive to having the biggest lineups.”

The smaller crop of films isn’t due to financing woes. “It »

- John Hopewell

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