February 10, 2014 |
Remember, Shia LaBeouf is not famous anymore. And he's not about to let you forget it. The "Nymphomaniac" actor continued his sprint out of the spotlight by doing spotlight-grabbing things Sunday, including walking out of a media conference after answering only one question and, yes, wearing a brown bag on his head on the premiere red carpet at the Berlin International Film Festival. "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much," LaBeouf told assembled journalists, according to the Hollywood Reporter , after being asked a question regarding what it was like to be in a movie with so much sex. He then bailed.
February 8, 2014 |
BERLIN - They stood an hour or more in four long lines, inching toward the ticket counters with agonizing slowness. This being Germany, they were orderly and polite. And this being the Berlin International Film Festival, they didn't mind the wait. It gave them time to thumb through the program, checking out obscure titles, circling ones that looked promising. A scruffy student searched for movies from the Balkans, while a retired engineer consulted an impressive grid drawn in his notebook of dates and show times, making sure that Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" (which he wanted to see)
February 6, 2014 |
BERLIN -- Organizers of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival announced on its opening day Thursday that they would honor the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman by mounting a special screening of "Capote. " Hoffman won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of the diminutive, quirky author Truman Capote. That same year, the film was screened in competition at the Berlinale. PHOTOS: Philip Seymour Hoffman | 1967-2014 Festival officials said they would screen "Capote" next Tuesday in memory of an "outstanding artist.
April 25, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- A scripted feature about life in Laos and documentaries about U.S. war crimes and a town in the grip of a debilitating drug addiction were among the big winners at the Tribeca Film Festival's jury prizes Thursday night. "The Rocket," the Australian Kim Mordaunt's tale of a displaced 10-year-old boy who must find a new home in the tribal mountains of Laos after his house is destroyed to make way for a dam, won best narrative feature. Sitthiphon Disamoe, a nonprofessional actor who played the lead role, was awarded the best actor prize.
February 16, 2013 |
BERLIN -- The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival handed out its awards Saturday, with the top prize, the Golden Bear for best film, going to the Romanian family drama and corruption tale “Child's Pose,” directed by Calin Peter Netzer. An unflinching look at life among the country's entitled and connected upper class, “Child's Pose” follows a controlling mother's attempt to bribe freedom for her ungrateful son after he kills a child from a poor family in a traffic accident.
February 5, 2013 |
BERLIN - Corrupt institutions, gay priests, nuclear contamination, economic hardship, environmental catastrophe, lack of health insurance and obesity - the Berlin International Film Festival kicks off Thursday with a slate of serious-minded movies whose themes are sobering, even for an event with a reputation for intense fare. The main competition section presents 24 films navigating weighty stories set across a diversity of landscapes, from South Korea to Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and even Arizona.