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Outlander Star Talks the 'Mysterious' St. Germain's Vendetta Against Claire

Outlander Star Talks the 'Mysterious' St. Germain's Vendetta Against Claire
Outlander‘s Claire Beauchamp Fraser goes by many names: “Sassenach,” “Lady Broch Tuarach” and “madonna” are a few favorites. But Stanley Weber, who plays the villainous Le Comte Saint Germain in Starz’s historical drama, has another to add to the list:

“She is ‘the fuel of his rage,'” he tells TVLine in advance of this week’s episode, which finds the French aristocrat having several highly charged run-ins with the Frasers. “Claire and Jamie help to enrage him and infuriate him. They push him, definitely.”

VideosOutlander Stars Say Claire’s New Enemy Poses a ‘Possibly Fatal’ Threat
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Berlin 2016: Death in Sarajevo review

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★★★★☆ The winner of two Silver Bears in 2013 for An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, Bosnian director Danis Tanović returns to the Berlinale competition with his spirited new film Death in Sarajevo. Adapted from the 2014 play Hotel Europa by Bernard-Henri Levy, Tanović incorporates his source material's monologue delivered by a French VIP guest (played by Jacques Weber) on the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, into an escalating drama at Hotel Europe. Hotel manager Omer (Izudin Bajrović) is in deep debt from gambling and trying to keep the hotel running. Not having paid his staff in two months, they're planning a strike timed for when the diplomats arrive for a conference.
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Death in Sarajevo review – Danis Tanovic's multi-levelled satire on Europe's decrepit glory

Thugs in the basement, politicos in the penthouse and an anarchist on the roof – Tanovic fills Hotel Europa checks in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s history with death and disaster in this damning allegory

It’s the 100th anniversary of the death of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and everyone at the Hotel Europa – from the strippers in the basement to the EU emissary in the penthouse – is readying themselves for a ruckus. The flags have been unfurled, the Olympic cutlery has been set, but down in the laundry unrest is bubbling. The staff haven’t been paid for two months. Meanwhile, up on the roof, Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip (Muhamed Hadzovic) has infiltrated a live TV broadcast and is making his love of his namesake clear. There’s anarchy in the air and revolutionary foment in the foundations. What chance do hotel manager Omer (Izudin Bajrovic) and his deputy Lamija (Snezana Markovic) have
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Berlin Film Review: ‘Death in Sarajevo’

Berlin Film Review: ‘Death in Sarajevo’
The benign yet caustic spirit of Robert Altman infuses Danis Tanovic’s terrifically fluid top-to-bottom precis of a century of conflict in “Death in Sarajevo.” As much a cry of frustration at the cycle of hatred in Bosnia-Herzegovina as it is an expertly modulated choral drama, set in a hotel and incorporating the totality of the country’s citizenry, the film seamlessly weaves together Tanovic’s cherished themes and is certainly one of the most clear-cut and boldly stated summations of the region’s paralyzing discord. International arthouses will be scrambling for bookings.

Some buyers may be nervous that offshore audiences won’t recognize the litany of names bandied about in one particularly heated moment: Not to worry, since a relatively educated audience is the target anyway, and that sort of in-depth background knowledge isn’t necessary when the plot and thrust are so well delineated. While liberally inspired by
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[Berlin Review] Death in Sarajevo

It’s not long into Death in Sarajevo, Bosnian writer-director Danis Tanović’s seventh feature, before it becomes clear we’re navigating allegorical territory. On the roof of the large Sarajevo hotel where the entire film takes place, a reporter and a historian discuss the legacy of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination on the occasion of its centenary. Simultaneously, the hotel’s manager is trying to prevent his workers from striking, which would hammer the final nail into the debt-ridden company’s coffin. The impending arrival of a large EU delegation, all staying at the hotel, could be its salvation, so the gangsters who run the strip club in the basement are hired to intimidate strikers. All the while, the EU’s celebrity keynote speaker, a Frenchman, is locked up in the presidential suite, rehearsing a pontificating speech about the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its essential place within Europe.
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New Films From Mia Hansen-Løve, Thomas Vinterberg, Lav Diaz, and More Will Premiere at Berlin 2016

As if new films from the Coens and Jeff Nichols weren’t enough, the 2016 Berlin Film Festival has further expanded their line-up, adding some of our most-anticipated films of the year. Mia Hansen-Løve, following up her incredible, sadly overlooked drama Eden, will premiere the Isabelle Huppert-led Things to Come, while Thomas Vinterberg, Lav Diaz, André Téchiné, and many more will stop by with their new features. Check out the new additions below, followed by some previously announced films, notably John Michael McDonagh‘s War on Everyone.

Competition

Cartas da guerra (Letters from War)

Portugal

By Ivo M. Ferreira (Na Escama do Dragão)

With Miguel Nunes, Margarida Vila-Nova

World premiere

Ejhdeha Vared Mishavad! (A Dragon Arrives!)

Iran

By Mani Haghighi (Modest Reception, Men at Work)

With Amir Jadidi, Homayoun Ghanizadeh, Ehsan Goudarzi, Kiana Tajammol

International premiere

Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea) – documentary

Italy / France

By Gianfranco Rosi (Sacro Gra, El Sicario
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Berlin Film Festival Adds Nine Films to Competition Lineup

Berlin Film Festival Adds Nine Films to Competition Lineup
London — The Berlin Film Festival has added another nine titles to its competition lineup, including Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Commune,” Danis Tanovic’s “Death in Sarajevo,” Andre Techine’s “Being 17” and Mia Hansen-Love’s “Things to Come.”

Danish helmer Vinterberg is best known for “The Celebration,” which was BAFTA and Golden Globes nominated, and won Cannes’ Jury Prize, and “The Hunt,” which picked up nominations at the Globes, BAFTAs and Oscars.

“The Commune,” whose ensemble cast is lead by Trine Dyrholm and Ulrich Thomsen, centers on the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance in a commune in the 70s. TrustNordisk is handling international sales.

Bosnian director Tanovic is best known for “No Man’s Land,” which won best screenplay at Cannes, and a Golden Globe and an Oscar for best foreign-language film. “Death in Sarajevo,” which is being sold by The Match Factory, is based on a play, “Hotel Europe,
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Berlin 2016: Vinterberg, Hansen-Løve, Tanović join Competition

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Berlin 2016: Vinterberg, Hansen-Løve, Tanović join Competition
New titles from Thomas Vinterberg, Mia Hansen-Løve, Danis Tanovic, Lav Diaz and Gianfranco Rosi among line-up.Scroll down for full list

Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 11-21) has added nine titles to its Competition line-up, bringing the current total to 14 (the full Competition programme will be announced soon, according to the fest).

The new additions include The Commune, marking the first time Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Far From The Madding Crowd) has been in Competition at Berlin since Submarino in 2010. The film centres on a Danish commune in the 1970s and will be released in Denmark this weekend (Jan 14).

French director Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden) has been selected with her drama Things to Come, starring Isabelle Huppert as a woman embarking on a new life after her husband leaves her for another woman. The film will world premiere at Berlin.

Another world premiere will be documentary Fire at Sea, capturing life on
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Spanish Producer Mate Cantero Dies

Spanish Producer Mate Cantero Dies
Mate Cantero, a pioneering woman producer who saw her native Spain as part of a larger world, died Monday Aug.11 after a long illness battling cancer. She was 54.

Cantero got her first break making “Veraz” with French producer-distributor Stephane Sorlat, founder of Bac Films with Jean Labadie. She would go on to create Mate Productions with Sorlat in 1992, then become his wife in a marriage the lasted into the next decade.

After years of seemingly endemic crisis, the Spanish film industry found some kind of financial stability from the mid-‘90s, which allowed Spanish producers to attempt more ambitious films at home or step up to the table with equity in international co-productions.

From 1996, though based out of Madrid, living with her family in the leafy suburb, Cantero would with Sorlat make her best-know, biggest – and among them most successful – productions, Notably, these were with Bigas Luna (1997’s “The Chambermaid on the Titanic,
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Bob Geldof To Make Acting Return In Role Inspired by a French Philosopher

For younger readers, Bob Geldof is the man whose daughter is draped across faux-chastising articles in the Daily Mail and various other of Britain’s wealth of morally “flexible” tabloid publications and, occasionally, painful and abortive television programmes. If you are nearing adulthood- at least legally- then you will be aware that Geldof organised a pop concert in which poverty was made history, somewhere during the second chorus of “Yellow” by Coldplay. If you are depressingly old (i.e. over thirty) then you will be primarily cognisant of Geldof through his first charity concert, Live Aid, swearing at the British public and, possibly, his now almost forgotten punk band, The Boomtown Rats.

But in between ushering the planet to the utopia in which we now all find ourselves and having embarrassing offspring, Geldof had a quieter- and admittedly brief- dual strand as an artist on the silver screen. In addition to several cameos as himself,
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Bob Geldof in Mauvaise Fille Film Inspired by Philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy

Bob Geldof involved in an upcoming movie project – now that’s a good news, right? Wait until you hear the rest of it!

According to the latest reports, Geldof is attached to star in the French film Mauvaise Fille. You can find Bad Girl translation on the internet, but I guess that actually means Bad Daughter.

One thing is for sure – this movie is actually an adaptation of Justine Levy‘s book of the same name, and for the rest of the details, check out the rest of the report. Trust me, it’s interesting enough!

Geldof, musician and activist, will star as French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy, or should we say – a character closely based on Levy, one of France’s most famous public intellectuals. Just in case you’re wondering what’s so special about Bernard-Henri Levy, we’re here to answer that question.

Levy, (often referred to today,
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Bob Geldof to Return to the Big Screen in a Role Inspired by a French Philosopher

The former Boomtown Rats rocker Bob Geldof, who gave a riveting performance as Pink in Alan Parker’s live-action and animated musical Pink Floyd – The Wall in 1982, is set to return to the big screen. He’s poised to take on a role inspired by outspoken philosopher and writer Bernard-Henri Lévy in the French film Mauvaise Fille (Bad Girl). French actor Patrick Mille will make his directorial debut with the film, which is an adaptation of his girlfriend Justine Lévy’s best-selling autobiographical novel of the same name. Justine, whose previous two books have received rave literary reviews in the Us, also happens to be Bernard-Henri’s daughter. Hit the jump to find out more about Geldof’s role. Best known for his humanitarian work since bringing global attention to the Ethiopian famine in 1984, which subsequently led to Band Aid, USA For Africa and Live Aid, Bob Geldof will return
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