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Security concerns fail to quell cheers at German Wagner fest

26 Jul 2016

BAYREUTH, Germany - Security concerns after killings in Germany, coupled with Islamic elements in a new production of Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal", created a nervous opening for the annual festival dedicated to the composer in Bayreuth on Monday.

'Fuocoammare' (Fire at Sea) wins Golden Bear for best film in Berlin

22 Feb 2016

BERLIN Gianfranco Rosi's documentary film "Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea), about the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean off the Italian island of Lampedusa, won the Golden Bear prize for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. | Video

"Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea) wins Golden Bear for best film in Berlin

20 Feb 2016

BERLIN, Feb 20 Gianfranco Rosi's "Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea), about the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean off the Italian island of Lampedusa, won the Golden Bear prize for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday.

Iran's Haghighi is proud his Berlin 'Dragon' film is 'a mess'

20 Feb 2016

BERLIN Iranian director Mani Haghighi says his Berlin competition movie "Ejhdeha Vared Mihavad!" (A Dragon Arrives!) is a hodge-podge of genres ranging from crime film to "X-Files", but he trusts viewers will find it an entertaining and thought-provoking mix.

Berlin film shows women emotionally trapped in post-communist provincial Poland

19 Feb 2016

BERLIN Director Tomasz Wasilewski says he was inspired to make a film about the emotional desperation of women trapped in provincial 1990s Poland after the fall of communism because he remembers that time through female eyes.

Berlin director says almost could not film refugees dying at sea

19 Feb 2016

BERLIN Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi said he hesitated to shoot horrific scenes of African refugees on a boat dying of suffocation and poisoning by diesel fumes in his movie "Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea), competing in the Berlin film festival.

Eight-hour Berlin film focuses on Philippines revolution

18 Feb 2016

BERLIN Filipino director Lav Diaz says movies should not be judged by their length, so he gave the Berlin Film Festival a historical drama about the Philippines that runs more than eight hours.

'Zero Days' director says U.S. government secrecy trend 'appalling'

17 Feb 2016

BERLIN The director of a new documentary outlining U.S. plans for an extensive cyber attack on Iran said on Wednesday he was angry and appalled by the rapidly growing trend towards secrecy in the U.S. government. | Video

"Zero Days" director says U.S. government secrecy trend "appalling"

17 Feb 2016

BERLIN, Feb 17 The director of a new documentary outlining U.S. plans for an extensive cyber attack on Iran said on Wednesday he was angry and appalled by the rapidly growing trend towards secrecy in the U.S. government.

Berlin film 'Soy Nero' looks at U.S. 'Green Card' soldiers

16 Feb 2016

BERLIN Foreign-born "Green Card" soldiers have been serving in the U.S. military since the Vietnam War, but the plight of deported veterans has not been explored on film until "Soy Nero" (I Am Nero), director Rafi Pitts said.

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