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'24 Weeks' an emotional portrayal of a moral dilemma

Astrid, a successful TV comic, is facing an emotional dilemma, she is pregnant with her second child, but the baby has some serious health issues.

Astrid, a successful TV comic, is facing an emotional dilemma, she is pregnant with her second child, but the baby has some serious health issues.

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Vinterberg's The Commune:Inspired by experience

The Commune by acclaimed Danish director Thomas Vinterberg is a partly autobiographical dramedy set in a 1970s commune.

The Commune by acclaimed Danish director Thomas Vinterberg is a partly autobiographical dramedy set in a 1970s commune.

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Iranian cinema thrives at Berlinale

Mani Haghighi's film 'A Dragon Arrives' is a detective story set in 1960s Iran infused with counter-culture references and magical realism inspired by Beckett, Ionesco and Pinter.

Mani Haghighi's film 'A Dragon Arrives' is a detective story set in 1960s Iran infused with counter-culture references and magical realism inspired by Beckett, Ionesco and Pinter.

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Berlinale winners focus on refugee crisis

The Berlinale is not just about glitz and glamour but is also a chance for first time directors to make their mark with Golden Bear awards for short films.

The Berlinale is not just about glitz and glamour but is also a chance for first time directors to make their mark with Golden Bear awards for short films.

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Migrant documentary 'Fuocoammare' wins Golden Bear in Berlin

As the great and the good of the film industry posed, pouted and paraded on the red carpet in Berlin the refugee crisis cast a grim shadow over proceedings.

As the great and the good of the film industry posed, pouted and paraded on the red carpet in Berlin the refugee crisis cast a grim shadow over proceedings.

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Gianfranco Rosi triumphs at 66th Berlinale

Director Gianfranco Rosi has won the Golden Bear award for the Best Film for his documentary “Fuocoammare” at the 66th Berlinale International Film

Director Gianfranco Rosi has won the Golden Bear award for the Best Film for his documentary “Fuocoammare” at the 66th Berlinale International Film

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'Goat' and 'Road to Istanbul' latest Panorama offerings in Berlin

Nick Jonas stars in Goat' about the darker side of US student fraternities, and 'Road to Istanbul' charts the human dimension of parents seeking their daughter, a recruit to Islamic State in Syria.

Nick Jonas stars in Goat' about the darker side of US student fraternities, and 'Road to Istanbul' charts the human dimension of parents seeking their daughter, a recruit to Islamic State in Syria.

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Stars come out for 'Genius' in Berlin

The stars shone in Berlin for the premier of 'Genius', a film about publisher Max Perkins and his relationship with author Thomas Wolfe.

The stars shone in Berlin for the premier of 'Genius', a film about publisher Max Perkins and his relationship with author Thomas Wolfe.

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Cartas da Guerra (Letters from War) in battle for Golden Bear

The cast of the Portuguese film Cartas da Guerra (Letters from War), directed by Ivo Ferreira, took to the red carpet for the premiere of the movie

The cast of the Portuguese film Cartas da Guerra (Letters from War), directed by Ivo Ferreira, took to the red carpet for the premiere of the movie

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'Alone in Berlin', a story of resistance to the Nazis, at Berlin Film Festival

Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson play a German couple who start a campaign to resist the Nazis in 'Alone in Berlin' directed by Vincent Pérez and shown at the Berlin Film Festival.

Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson play a German couple who start a campaign to resist the Nazis in 'Alone in Berlin' directed by Vincent Pérez and shown at the Berlin Film Festival.

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'Greetings from Fukushima': award-winning drama about broken dreams and broken lives

German film 'Greetings from Fukushima' - a drama about the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster raises questions about loss and the parallels with the current refugee crisis in Europe.

German film 'Greetings from Fukushima' - a drama about the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster raises questions about loss and the parallels with the current refugee crisis in Europe.

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'24 Weeks' abortion drama is screened in Berlin

'24 Weeks' - a movie for lovers of German cinema at the Berlin film festival, but where are all the other German films in the competition and why so few female film directors?

'24 Weeks' - a movie for lovers of German cinema at the Berlin film festival, but where are all the other German films in the competition and why so few female film directors?

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Ai Weiwei's refugees reminder during Berlin Film Festival

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s latest installation has seen life jackets left by migrants on Greek beaches being hung from a Berlin concert hall. His

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s latest installation has seen life jackets left by migrants on Greek beaches being hung from a Berlin concert hall. His

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Shift of focus: Refugees take the spotlight at the Berlin Film Festival

With a spotlight on the refugee crisis, the Berlin Film Festival is making an extra effort to welcome refugees, some of whom will even be taken behind the scenes.

With a spotlight on the refugee crisis, the Berlin Film Festival is making an extra effort to welcome refugees, some of whom will even be taken behind the scenes.

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Tilda Swinton's tip for surviving a George Clooney joke

The 66th edition of the Berlin film festival has opened with the Cohen brother’s latest opus, “Hail Caesar” getting them rolling in the aisles

The 66th edition of the Berlin film festival has opened with the Cohen brother’s latest opus, “Hail Caesar” getting them rolling in the aisles

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New film honours unsung hero who tried to kill Hitler

In ’13 Minutes’, Oliver Hirschbiegel tells the story of Georg Elser, a German carpenter who planned and carried out an assassination attempt on Adolf

In ’13 Minutes’, Oliver Hirschbiegel tells the story of Georg Elser, a German carpenter who planned and carried out an assassination attempt on Adolf

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Controversial Iranian director wins Berlinale 2015 top prize

Iranian director Jafar Panahi won the main Golden Bear prize at the Berlin Film Festival for his anti-censorship movie ‘Taxi’. In the film, he plays

Iranian director Jafar Panahi won the main Golden Bear prize at the Berlin Film Festival for his anti-censorship movie ‘Taxi’. In the film, he plays

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Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella premiers at Berlinale 2015

Turned from classic animated fairytale into a live action movie, Cindarella stars Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden and Lily James.

Turned from classic animated fairytale into a live action movie, Cindarella stars Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden and Lily James.

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Wim Wenders honoured at Berlinale 2015

German filmmaker Wim Wenders has been honoured by the Berlin Film Festival for his lifetime’s work in the movie industry. Ten of his classic films

German filmmaker Wim Wenders has been honoured by the Berlin Film Festival for his lifetime’s work in the movie industry. Ten of his classic films

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Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds pair up in 'Woman in Gold'

Dame Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds pair up in 'Woman in Gold', the true story of a Jewish refugee's battle to regain ownership of valuable paintings stolen by the Nazis.

Dame Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds pair up in 'Woman in Gold', the true story of a Jewish refugee's battle to regain ownership of valuable paintings stolen by the Nazis.