Doctor's despairing war letters inspire Portuguese film in Berlin


BERLIN Letters a then-newlywed doctor wrote to his pregnant wife in Portugal while he served in a futile war to retain Angola as a Portuguese colony inspired the film "Cartas da Guerra" (Letters from War) shown at the Berlin film festival on Sunday.

'Spotlight,' 'Big Short' win Hollywood writers' top honors

Writers for the films "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won top Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, boosting the films' chances in the run-up to the Academy Awards, Hollywood's biggest honors.

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Refugees find free Berlin films contain a few shock extras

BERLIN The Berlin film festival has gone out of its way this year to make refugees feel welcome by giving them free tickets to screenings, but for Syrian refugee Marwa Anjwka and others who have taken up the offer, it can all be a bit of a culture shock.

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Berlin film 'Fire at Sea' shows horror of refugee crossings

BERLIN Images shot in the hold of a boat where dozens of people died of asphyxiation after five hours in the Mediterranean brought home the horror of the refugee crisis in the film "Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea) shown at the Berlin film festival on Saturday.

Migrant Crisis 13 Feb 2016

Stars shine at Berlin Film Festival opening

BERLIN - The Berlin International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday with a star-studded red carpet with the likes of jury president Meryl Streep and actor Clive Owen.

12 Feb 2016

Tunisian film 'Hedi' brings Arabic-language sex scenes to Berlin

BERLIN "Inhebbek Hedi", the story of a love triangle that includes sex scenes unusual for an Arabic-language film, became the first Tunisian film shown in international competition in two decades when it screened on Friday at the Berlin film festival.

12 Feb 2016

'Zoolander 2' cast strut to promote film

As New York kicks off the seasonal catwalk calendar this week, the fashion capital played host to different kind of runway show - a "Zoolander 2" inspired one.

11 Feb 2016