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Disabled by alcohol - Van Sant brings cartoonist biopic to Berlin

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BERLIN It was a role Robin Williams wanted to play in honor of his friend "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve - the true story of a quadriplegic who despite his disability makes his name as a talented cartoonist.

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Box Office: 'Black Panther' Heads to Glory With $235 Million Holiday Weekend 19 Feb 2018

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a stunning $235 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Monday. | Video

Film on 1976 plane hijacking illuminates Israeli-Palestinian conflict: director 8:57am GMT

BERLIN A film depicting the 1976 hijacking of an airliner to Entebbe, Uganda and the spectacular rescue of passengers by Israeli commandos casts light on the enduring obstacles to negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, its director said.

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Film at Berlin festival shows 2011 massacre on Norwegian island 19 Feb 2018

BERLIN Director Erik Poppe says his latest film is part of the healing process in the aftermath of one of Norway's most horrifying events - the massacre of 69 people, many of them teenagers, at a youth camp on the island of Utoya.

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'Black Panther' Smashes Records With $218 Million at Holiday Weekend Box Office 18 Feb 2018

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday.

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'Three Billboards' leads the pack at politically edged BAFTA awards 19 Feb 2018

LONDON Dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the biggest winner at the BAFTA Film Awards, held in London on Sunday, an event which saw the campaign for women's rights in the entertainment industry take center stage. | Video

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Wilde's struggle has echoes in some countries today, says "Happy Prince" director Everett 18 Feb 2018

BERLIN British actor Rupert Everett said his Berlinale entry about the exile of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde in the 1890s was an expression of homosexuals' tragedy which is still present in some parts of the world today.

Raman Hui and Bai Baihe present fantasy epic "Monster Hunt 2" in Berlin 18 Feb 2018

BERLIN The director of China's biggest blockbuster said on Sunday he was "totally surprised" with the success his film, "Monster Hunt", while its sequel broke records on its opening day in China.

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Refugees' stories inspire filmmakers at Berlin Film Festival 18 Feb 2018

BERLIN Migration, an issue that has vexed Germany since its 2015 refugee crisis, proved fertile ground for filmmakers at this year's Berlin Film Festival where they showcased movies looking at refugees' stories of escape, arrival and integration.

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Film at Berlin fest examines how Islamic State jihadists recruit European brides 18 Feb 2018

BERLIN A movie at the Berlin film festival that looks at how Islamic State fighters recruit young European women online highlights the dangers of using the internet, the actress in the starring role told Reuters.

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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