Saturday, February 11, 2012

Berlin film fest focuses on year of change

The curtain went up on the Berlin Film Festival Thursday with a lavish period drama telling the story of the French Revolution through the eyes of Maria Antoinette's servants, launching the 10-day Berlinale. The festival that started February 9, will continue to till 19 Feb later this month.

Leading German-born director Werner Herzog also returns to Berlin this year with a four-part documentary portraying prisoners waiting on death row in the US.

Among the festival's main competition films this year is Canadian director Kim Nguyen's Rebelle (War Witch), which follows the often traumatic life of a 14-year-old girl soldier in Africa who is carrying a child.

Now in its 62nd year, the Berlinale will also present movies from Japanese directors exploring the aftermath of their nation's devastating earthquake and tsunami in March.

Read more: Daily News


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