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Streep, Clooney attend Berlinale opening

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 01:37

George Clooney and Meryl Streep add glamour to the opening ceremony of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The premiere of the Coen brothers' latest movie "Hail, Caesar!" kicked off the 66th Berlin International Film Festival on Thursday (February 11). Festival director Dieter Kosslick and this year's Jury President, Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, opened the Berlinale at the end of the opening gala at Potsdamer Platz in the heart of the German capital. Joel and Ethan Coen's 1950s Hollywood movie features George Clooney, who showed up in Berlin with his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, and actors Channing Tatum, Josh Brolin and Tilda Swinton, who added star power to the festival opening red carpet. Berlin is one of the world's oldest film showcases and has a proud tradition of screening movies with political agendas. It's launched dedicated programs to foster the participation of migrants this year. The festival will run from February 11-21 with more than 400 films being screened. There are 23 international films screening in the competition section, with 18 of them competing for the main prize - the Golden Bear. The Coen brothers' film is shown out of competition at the festival and thus not running for the Golden and Silver Bears awarded on Saturday, February 20.

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Streep, Clooney attend Berlinale opening

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 01:37