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Rocker PJ Harvey travels to Afghanistan to inspire her music in new documentary

12 Feb 2019

BERLIN Art rocker PJ Harvey visits a drum shop in Kabul, a war-damaged house with peeling wallpaper in Kosovo, and street rappers in Washington D.C., seeking inspiration for an album in a new documentary showing at the Berlin Film Festival. | Video

Rocker PJ Harvey travels to Afghanistan to inspire her music in new documentary

12 Feb 2019

BERLIN, Feb 12 Art rocker PJ Harvey visits a drum shop in Kabul, a war-damaged house with peeling wallpaper in Kosovo, and street rappers in Washington D.C., seeking inspiration for an album in a new documentary showing at the Berlin Film Festival.

Marcos-era musical resonates with modern Philippines, director says

21 Feb 2018

BERLIN Filipino director Lav Diaz's musical about martial law under President Ferdinand Marcos is set firmly in the 1970s, but the movie is as much about today, he told Reuters at the Berlin film festival on Wednesday.

Russian film set in Soviet era highlights continuing tensions - director

17 Feb 2018

BERLIN Russia always seems to be on the brink of war and conditions there now are much like they were in the 1970s, when people worried that an international conflict would break out and largely sided with the government, the director of a new movie set in that era has said.

Actress who had heart broken by filmmaker portrayed in Berlinale movie

16 Feb 2017

BERLIN A young actress flees across the world trying to get over her affair with a married movie maker - the plot of a Korean film in competition at the Berlin Film Festival whose director says is one of his most personal, if not autobiographical.

Beuys film depicts German artist as laughing revolutionary

15 Feb 2017

BERLIN A documentary about German conceptual artist Joseph Beuys wowed the audience at its world premiere in Berlin, depicting him as a creative wizard and provocative prankster who enjoyed challenging traditional thinking about art, politics and money.

Beuys film depicts German artist as laughing revolutionary

15 Feb 2017

BERLIN, Feb 14 A documentary about German conceptual artist Joseph Beuys wowed the audience at its world premiere in Berlin, depicting him as a creative wizard and provocative prankster who enjoyed challenging traditional thinking about art, politics and money.

Israeli-Palestinian hip-hop movie wins audience prize in Berlin

21 Feb 2016

BERLIN An Arabic-language hip-hop film featuring mostly Palestinian actors and directed by an Israeli won a prize as an audience favorite on Saturday at the Berlin International Film Festival.

'Commune' director in Berlin wants Danes to share with refugees

19 Feb 2016

BERLIN Danish director Thomas Vinterberg says he hopes his film "Kollektivet" (The Commune) will help his countrymen recognize the importance of sharing -- especially with refugees -- despite curbs enacted in Denmark.

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