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Germany's Pirate Party Suffers Major Defeat

23rd September 2013

Germany's Pirate Party, whose platform calls for a far-reaching change in copyright laws, suffered a disastrous defeat in the country's parliamentary elections on Sunday, failing to win a single seat in Germany's Bundestag. Four years...

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Iran Lifts Sanctions Against Film Group

13th September 2013

aising hopes that the new Iranian government will lift sanctions on award-winning director Jafar Panahi and allow him to make films openly again, authorities in Tehran have allowed the 5,000-member House of Cinema guild to...

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European Editors Denounce Miranda Detention

26th August 2013

The recent detention and nine-hour interrogation of David Miranda, the partner of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, by British authorities may undermine the position of the free press throughout the world, the editors of newspapers in...

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Conservatives, Liberals Blast Detention Of Reporter's Partner

20th August 2013

David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who was detained by authorities at London's Heathrow airport for nine hours over the weekend, told reporters in Rio de Janeiro today that he was never...

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Partner Of Writer Who Revealed Snowden's Docs Is Detained

19th August 2013

Several British lawmakers are leading an outcry of protest over the detention of Brazilian David Miranda for nine hours at London's Heathrow airport during a stopover on his way from Berlin to his home in...

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Iranian Director Farhadi Wows Cannes With The Past

17th May 2013

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's latest film, Passé (The Past), his first film shot outside his native country, received a warm reception from the audience at the Cannes Film Festival today (Friday), where it is competing...

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Thai Film Censors Quash Screenings Of Documentary

24th April 2013

oundary, a film dealing with Thailand's dispute with Cambodia over the boundary of the two countries adjacent to a 1,000-year-old Buddhist temple, has been banned by Thai film censors as a threat to national security...

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River Phoenix Back On Screen 20 Years After His Death

15th February 2013

Twenty years after the death of 23-year-old River Phoenix from a drug overdose 10 days before the completion of production on Dark Blood, the film was shown at the Berlin Film Festival with director George...

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Soderbergh Retiring? Maybe Not

13th February 2013

Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects was greeted with cheers when it was screened Tuesday at the Berlin Film Festival, where it is entered in this year's competition for the festival's prestigious Golden Bear. Soderbergh, whose films...

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Iranian Director Defies Official Ban Again

13th February 2013

Famed Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who was convicted of making propaganda against the state and barred from making films for 20 years, has defied authorities a second time by smuggling out of the country another...

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At Berlin Film Festival, The Issue Is ...

11th February 2013

The Berlin Film Festival is rightly famous for giving exposure to films that mean something. It does so in the face of the fact that most such films rarely achieve significant success at the box...

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Weinsteins Nab Rights To Distribute Berlin Opener

8th February 2013

On the same day that it opened the Berlin Film Festival, Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster was acquired by The Weinstein Company for distribution in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. The martial arts drama,...

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Martial Arts Epic Opens Berlin Film Festival

7th February 2013

The 63rd annual Berlin Film Festival -- The Berlinale -- gets underway tonight (Thursday) with a screening of The Grandmaster, a martial-arts epic from Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai. The director also heads the...

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Dreamworks Animation Teeters

7th February 2013

The studio that brought you Shrek had a day on Wall Street that could be likened to dreck. Stock in DreamWorks Animation tumbled 3.8 percent to $16.75 -- a tad above its 52-week low of...

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Natalie Portman To Go In The Garden Of Beasts?

14th September 2012

Natalie Portman is being lined up to star in drama 'In the Garden of Beasts'. The 'Black Swan' actress and Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius, who helmed successful silent movie 'The Artist' last year, are both...

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London Is World's Most Fashionable City

7th September 2012

London has been voted the world's most fashionable city for the second year running.The UK beat off stiff competition from the likes of New York and Barcelona to retain its crown with the recent London...

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Victoria Beckham Promotes Fashion's Night Out

23rd August 2012

Victoria Beckham leads a host of stars promoting Fashion's Night Out.The designer is teaming up with celebrities including Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Usher to promote the event, which is this year encouraging fans to...

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Radiohead Postpone Shows

21st June 2012

Radiohead have postponed a string of European concerts.The 'Karma Police' hitmakers are delaying seven shows which were due to take place at the end of this month and the beginning of next following the collapse...

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Robert Pattinson Inundated With Toothpicks

14th June 2012

Robert Pattinson has been inundated with toothpicks since he quit smoking. The 'Cosmopolis' star started to chew on the small wooden sticks to keep him busy while he withdraws from nicotine, and now fans keep...

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Noomi Rapace's Bleeding Heart For Father

3rd June 2012

Noomi Rapace's abandonment by her father left a ''bleeding wound'' in her heart.The Swedish born actress didn´t meet her father until she was in her teens after he walked out on the family when she...

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Cabaret Star Will Young

18th May 2012

Will Young is set to star in a new theatre version of 'Cabaret'. The 'Jealousy' singer - who has acted in TV shows and film 'Mrs. Henderson Presents' - will play the master of ceremonies,...

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Wolfgang Joop To Release Wunderkind Collection

9th May 2012

Wolfgang Joop is releasing a new Wunderkind collection.The 67-year-old designer will reportedly present garments for his fashion label - which was established in 2003 and has been largely defunct since late 2010 - tomorrow (10.05.12)...

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Jason Donovan's War Of The Worlds Role

3rd May 2012

Jason Donovan will return to 'The War Of The World...The New Generation!' musical in a new role.The 43-year-old singer and actor - who previously starred as The Artilleryman - will return as Parson Nathaniel, the...

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New Rolling Stones Biopic In Production

23rd April 2012

A new movie will focus on the tumultuous relationship between The Rolling Stones' Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.The film will follow the singer and the guitarist through the volatile period in which they made...

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Marilyn Manson Dating Lana Del Rey?

23rd March 2012

Marilyn Manson has sparked rumours he is dating Lana Del Rey. The 'Beautiful People' rocker and the 'Born To Die' singer have been spotted sneaking into an elevator at the five-star Grand Hyatt hotel in...

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Noel Gallagher Enjoys European Sight-seeing

19th March 2012

Noel Gallagher has been enjoying a spot of sight-seeing as he tours Europe.The 'Death of You and Me' singer has travelled to the cities of Munich, Berlin, Rome, Milan and Zurich with his High Flying...

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Katy Perry Wears Wigs To Avoid Paparazzi

19th March 2012

Katy Perry goes out in wigs and hats to avoid being seen when she isn't working. The 27-year-old singer - who split from Russell Brand in December 2011 after 14 months of marriage - tries...

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Robert Pattinson's Dad Wants Sex Club Visit

27th February 2012

Robert Pattinson's dad wants to go to a sex club with him.The 'Bel Ami' actor recently visited Berlin, Germany, where he was taken with the city's notorious sex joint, the KitKatClub, and when he told...

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Caesar Must Die Wins Golden Bear At Berlinale

20th February 2012

Caesar Must Die, a gritty film about a group of Italian prisoners who stage Shakespeare's Julius Caesar , won the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear award Saturday. The black-and-white "semi-documentary," produced with actual prisoners serving...

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Record Crowds At Berlin Film Festival

15th February 2012

At the halfway point of the Berlin Film Festival -- the Berlinale -- organizers on Tuesday said that already 250,000 tickets had been sold. The number of sales were boosted by the addition of a...

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