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Hong Kong’s best new romance is about the secret lives of the city’s closeted gay “uncles”

Hong Kong’s best new romance is about the secret lives of the city’s closeted gay “uncles”

Over dinner scenes, and at saunas, Suk Suk shows the lives of two men who shaped their love for each other around a sense of duty to their families.
A New Era for the Berlin Film Festival, With Two at the Top

A New Era for the Berlin Film Festival, With Two at the Top

The event, which starts this month, joins many other German arts organizations in having two equal leaders rather than a single all-powerful figure.
Berlinale Series Screenings Names New Head; Industry Events Get Re-Branded

Berlinale Series Screenings Names New Head; Industry Events Get Re-Branded

Julia Fidel is the new head of the TV screenings that take place during the Berlin Film Festival. TV has had an increasingly high-profile role at Berlin, with a series of screenings that are open to
Patriotic Movie Apparently Falls Afoul of China’s Censors

Patriotic Movie Apparently Falls Afoul of China’s Censors

A big-budget war movie in China seems to be the latest target of a political crackdown on cultural works that many fear is intensifying.

Patriotic Movie Apparently Falls Afoul of China’s Censors

A big-budget war movie in China seems to be the latest target of a political crackdown on cultural works that many fear is intensifying.
Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Is Cut From Film; Producer Cites ‘Fear of China’

Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Is Cut From Film; Producer Cites ‘Fear of China’

Ai Weiwei in New York in 2017. “It was frustrating to see Western creators and institutions collaborating with Chinese censorship in such an obvious way,” he said of being dropped from a new film,
Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Is Cut From Film; Producer Cites ‘Fear of China’

Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Is Cut From Film; Producer Cites ‘Fear of China’

Ai Weiwei in New York in 2017. “It was frustrating to see Western creators and institutions collaborating with Chinese censorship in such an obvious way,” he said of being dropped from a new film,
Film Set in China’s Cultural Revolution Is Pulled From Berlin Festival

Film Set in China’s Cultural Revolution Is Pulled From Berlin Festival

The Chinese director Zhang Yimou, second from left, receiving an award at the Venice International Film Festival last year. His film “One Second” has been pulled from the Berlin Film Festival for
Film Set in China’s Cultural Revolution Is Pulled From Berlin Festival

Film Set in China’s Cultural Revolution Is Pulled From Berlin Festival

The Chinese director Zhang Yimou, second from left, receiving an award at the Venice International Film Festival last year. His film “One Second” has been pulled from the Berlin Film Festival for
Playables and Double Fine Creation ‘Kids’ Chosen for Berlinale

Playables and Double Fine Creation ‘Kids’ Chosen for Berlinale

“Kids,” a short film from Playables and Double Fine Presents, has been officially selected to screen at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, announced Thursday via press release. The Berlin
An Unlikely Sex Symbol, Poised for a Breakthrough

An Unlikely Sex Symbol, Poised for a Breakthrough

Franz Rogowski has recently emerged as one of Germany’s most admired leading men. “If I look at myself and my personality and upbringing, I think I can’t be an actor for all my life,” he said.
Top Berlin Film Festival Prize Goes to ‘Touch Me Not’

Top Berlin Film Festival Prize Goes to ‘Touch Me Not’

The Romanian director Adina Pintilie with her Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday.

Susan Lynch Stars as Female Crime Boss in ‘Cold Blow Lane’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Susan Lynch, soon to be seen in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” plays a sinister U.K. crime boss in British indie picture “Cold Blow Lane.” Blue Shadows Films executive produced the film and is
Critics Lap Up Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’

Critics Lap Up Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’

“Isle of Dogs” is a return to stop-motion animation for Wes Anderson after “Fantastic Mr. Fox” from 2009.
‘Isle of Dogs’ to Open Berlin Film Festival. But Has it Lost Its Way?

‘Isle of Dogs’ to Open Berlin Film Festival. But Has it Lost Its Way?

Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston and Tilda Swinton are among the stars providing the voices in “Isle of Dogs.”
ARRI Media Boards Henry James Adaptation ‘The Aspern Papers’

ARRI Media Boards Henry James Adaptation ‘The Aspern Papers’

ARRI Media International has boarded Henry James adaptation “The Aspern Papers” for international sales. The Munich-based sales company has also released a first-look image from the film, which is in
Berlin: First Look at ‘The Sonata,’ Starring Rutger Hauer, Freya Tingley (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin: First Look at ‘The Sonata,’ Starring Rutger Hauer, Freya Tingley (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety has been given the first-look image for mystery thriller “The Sonata,” starring Rutger Hauer, Freya Tingley and Simon Abkarian. ARRI Media will introduce the film to buyers and show first
Berlin: Kew Media Boards Adam Huss Thriller ‘Painkillers,’ Adds Docs

Berlin: Kew Media Boards Adam Huss Thriller ‘Painkillers,’ Adds Docs

Kew Media has added a trio of titles to its slate for the EFM, including thriller “Painkillers,” which stars Adam Huss (“Power”), Madeline Zima (“Californication”), Grant Bowler (“True Blood”), Debra
Berlin: Patra Spanou Picks Up ‘La Omisión,’ Launches Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin: Patra Spanou Picks Up ‘La Omisión,’ Launches Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Germany-based Patra Spanou Film Marketing and Consulting has picked up world sales rights to “La Omisión,” which world premieres in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section. Variety has been given
Berlin: Animated Movie ‘Tabaluga’ Acquired by Global Screen (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin: Animated Movie ‘Tabaluga’ Acquired by Global Screen (EXCLUSIVE)

Munich-based world sales company Global Screen has picked up international rights for animated movie “Tabaluga,” an adaptation of the hit TV series. The company will launch the movie at Berlin’s