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'Touch Me Not' wins Golden Bear top prize at Berlin film festival


BERLIN "Touch Me Not", a film about intimacy and sex that shocked some viewers with explicit scenes, won the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday.

Ed Sheeran searches for new lines in movie 'Songwriter'

BERLIN British singer Ed Sheeran said on Friday that the hardest part of songwriting was coming up with lines that had never been written before as a new documentary detailing his creative process premiered at Berlin's international film festival. | Video

Feb 23 2018

Film about East German workers highlights united Germany's persisting divisions

BERLIN A film about East German blue-collar workers casts a light on continuing east-west divisions that saw a far-right party storm into Germany's parliament last year - even if its director explicitly disavows any political message.

Germany Feb 23 2018

A wartime tragedy resurfaces in Berlinale refugee study

BERLIN Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, Swiss director Markus Imhoof returns to the Berlinale with "Eldorado", a meditation on Europe's attitudes to refugees arriving today.

Germany Feb 22 2018

Idris Elba brings 'Yardie' to Berlin International Film Festival

BERLIN A film depicting the Jamaican community in London in the 1980s is a reminder of Britain's multicultural complexity, British actor Idris Elba said presenting "Yardie", his directorial debut, at the Berlin Film Festival. | Video

Feb 22 2018

Film about downfall of Brazilian President Rousseff hits screen in Berlin

BERLIN Brazilian society remains deeply divided one and a half years after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and removed from office, said the director of a new documentary about the period.

Brazil Feb 22 2018

Oscar contender 'Shape of Water' accused of ripping off 1969 play

LOS ANGELES "The Shape of Water," a contender for this year's best picture Oscar, was hit with a plagiarism lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging that its fantastical plot about a romance between a cleaning woman and a mysterious river creature was lifted directly from an American stage play.

Feb 21 2018

Make-up artist pushes boundaries with prosthetics for Oscar-nominated 'Wonder'

GLENDALE, Calif. Adhering to child labor laws and building an authentic-looking facial structure were key concerns for make-up artist Arjen Tuiten in his work on the movie "Wonder", which has been nominated for an Oscar. | Video

Feb 22 2018

Soderbergh's thriller shot on iPhone premieres in Berlin

BERLIN Director Steven Soderbergh said on Wednesday he so enjoyed making his psychological thriller "Unsane" on an iPhone, he would find it hard to go back to conventional filmmaking. | Video

Feb 22 2018

"Khook - Pig" challenges images of Iran at Berlin film festival

BERLIN A comedy depicting a movie director being protected by his family from a serial killer challenges stereotypes about Iran and Iranian women at the Berlin Film Festival, the director said on Wednesday.

Feb 21 2018

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video