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Berlinale takes wraps off complete lineup

Berlinale takes wraps off complete lineup
Berlin -- Richard Loncraine's "My One and Only," a '50s-era comedy starring Renee Zellweger and Kevin Bacon, was squeezed into the competition lineup for this year's Berlin International Film Festival, barely a week before the event kicks off.

Zellweger plays a glamorous single mom on the hunt for a rich man to foot the bill for her and her sons' lifestyle. Produced by Merv Griffith Entertainment and Ray Gun Prods., "My One and Only" will have its world premiere in Berlin. Essential Entertainment is handling international sales.

Berlin also added Lone Scherfig's Sundance favorite "An Education" with Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina and Emma Thompson and Davis Guggenheim's music documentary "It Might Get Loud" for its Berlinale Special Galas, ensuring the films will get the red carpet treatment without any of the pressure of competition.

All three films should give an added boost of star power to
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Berlinale sticks a fork in Culinary lineup

Cologne, Germany -- The Berlinale has finalized the menu for this year's Culinary Cinema sidebar and the spread is a typical smorgasbord of documentaries and dramas with a meaty cuisine hook.

Now in its third year, Berlin's Culinary Cinema section takes the dinner-and-a-movie concept to the next level, featuring gala screenings of food-themed films followed by meals prepared by some of Europe's finest chefs.

Robert Kenner's "Food Inc.," a documentary based on the best-selling expose of the international food production industry, will open the event Feb. 8. Berlin chef Tim Raue will follow up with a non-mass-produced meal for attendees.

Other highlights this year include Gianni Di Gregorio's "Mid-August Lunch," which will run on a double bill with a meal from Luxembourg chef Lea Linster; the Spanish comedy "Dieta Mediterranea" by Joaquin Oristrell, which has inspired a dish from Kolja Kleeberg of Berlin's hip Vau restaurant and Aida Begic's "Snow,
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Foreign-language Oscar entries unveiled

Foreign-language Oscar entries unveiled
A record 67 countries have submitted films for consideration for best foreign-language film for the 81st Academy Awards, Academy president Sid Ganis said Friday. Nominations will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 22, and the awards will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 22.

The complete list of foreign-language submissions follows. For more details on some of the films, visit

Afghanistan, "Opium War," Siddiq Barmak

Albania, "The Sorrow of Mrs. Schneider," Piro Milkani and Eno Milkani

Algeria, "Masquerades," Lyes Salem

Argentina, "Lion's Den," Pablo Trapero

Austria, "Revanche," Gotz Spielmann

Azerbaijan, "Fortress," Shamil Nacafzada

Bangladesh, "Aha!," Enamul Karim Nirjhar

Belgium, "Eldorado," Bouli Lanners

Bosnia and Herzegovina, "Snow," Aida Begic

Brazil, "Last Stop 174," Bruno Barreto

Bulgaria, "Zift," Javor Gardev

Canada, "The Necessities of Life," Benoit Pilon

Chile, "Tony Manero," Pablo Larrain

China, "Dream Weavers," Jun Gu

Colombia, "Dog Eat Dog," Carlos Moreno

Croatia, "No One's Son," Arsen Anton Ostojic

Czech Republic, "The Karamazovs," Petr Zelenka

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