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Berlinale Diary 2012: Part Three

14 February 2012 11:50 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Finally! It took a ski-stealing kid to raise the bar for films selected to be in competition. Ursula Meier’s L’enfant D’en Haut (Sister) tells an intriguing story with well-composed twists, starring brilliant actors Kacey Mottet Klein and Léa Seydoux (who really gets to show how talented she is) as Simon and Louise. Twelve year old Simon spends the winter days up on the mountain snatching skis and other sports equipment to sell in order to make a living. When asked about the whereabouts of his parents, he explains how they died in a car accident and that he now lives with his sister. Simon and Louise’s relationship constantly shifts between battle and tenderness. Meier captures her story full of contradictions and struggle with a narrative and visual ease going into great depth. (I purposefully choose to be a little cryptic with this description, as spoiling too »

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Berlinale 2012. Competition Adds 7 Titles

20 January 2012 7:02 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Shadow Dancer

It's been a good week for festival news junkies. Sundance has opened, Rotterdam's full schedule is now online, Cannes has named Nanni Moretti as President of the Jury for the 65th edition in May, and the Berlinale's been rolling out lineup after lineup. Today's addition: "With seven more films, the Competition program of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is nearing completion. To date it includes 22 films, of which 17 are vying for the Golden and Silver Bears. 18 films will celebrate their world premieres in the Competition of the Berlinale 2012."

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À moi seule (Coming Home). France. By Frédéric Videau (Le fils de Jean-Claude Videau, Variéte Francaise). With Agathe Bonitzer and Reda Kateb. World premiere.

Bel Ami. Great Britain. By Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod (feature debut). With Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci. World premiere / Out of Competition.

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Bel Ami, Shadow Dancer, A Royal Affair, Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate: Berlinale 2012

20 January 2012 12:42 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Andrea Riseborough in James Marsh's Shadow Dancer Robert Pattinson/Bel Ami, Michael Fassbender/Haywire: Berlin Film Festival 2012 Below is the list of the latest movie additions to the Berlin Film Festival's Official Competition line-up: À moi seule (Coming Home). France. By Frédéric Videau (Le fils de Jean-Claude Videau, Varieté Française). With Agathe Bonitzer, Reda Kateb. World premiere. Bel Ami, Great Britain. By Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod (feature debut). With Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Breaking Dawn Part 2, Eclipse, New Moon, Twilight, Remember Me, Water for Elephants, Cosmopolis), Uma Thurman (Henry & June, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Gattaca, Playing the Field), Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient, Dans la maison, Sarah's Key, Love Crime, Nowhere Boy, Tell No One, Gosford Park, The Horse Whisperer, Mission: Impossible), Christina Ricci (Speed Racer, Fear and the Loathing in Las Vegas, The Opposite of Sex, »

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Christian Bale's 'Flowers of War' Grosses $83 Mil in 17 Days in China

4 January 2012 9:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Zhang Yimou's ambitious historical epic The Flowers of War, starring Christian Bale, has grossed $83 million at the Chinese box office to become the sixth biggest release of all time, including American tentpoles. And Flowers of War is already the third highest-grossing Chinese film ever, as well as the top grossing Chinese film of 2011. Photos: 6 Auteurs Won Over By Christian Bale Flowers of War, China's official submission for the Oscar for best foreign language film, reached $83 million after only 17 days in release. It's been competing with Jet Li action pic Flying Swords of Dragon Gate.

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