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Iranian Auteur Jafar Panahi Issues Statement on Irrepressible Need to Direct Despite Moviemaking Ban

Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi has issued a statement explaining his defiance of Iran’s official ban against him making movies, which he has repeatedly broken, most recently with his feature “Taxi,” slated for competition at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival. 284 more words


My Most Anticipated Films of 2014: Mark I

Given that I’m already making some sizable changes to the schedule (which I’ll discuss in more detail when the time comes), I considered cancelling this article as well, but I realized it could serve to supplement the… 1,399 more words

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North Korea Demands Film Not Being Shown At Film Festival Not Be Shown At Film Festival

And when North Korea demands something, the Berlinale listens.

Organizers here quickly buckled under pressure and have now sheepishly agreed to take the film not being shown on their program off their program immediately. 79 more words


'She's Lost Control' Director Anja Marquardt Signs With UTA

EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed German-born filmmaker Anja Marquardt hot off of the success of her directorial debut She’s Lost Control, which hits screens via Monument Releasing on March 20. 115 more words


Berlin: Simon West to Direct 'The Blob' Remake

In a pre-Berlin move, action specialist Simon West has come on board to direct a remake of the iconic 1958 horror-science fiction film “The Blob.” 176 more words


North Korea, Berlin Film Festival Clear Up Mix-Up Over 'The Interview' (UPDATE)

UPDATE: North Korea and the Berlin Film Festival have resolved their “misunderstanding” over “The Interview.”

The North Korean government had issued a statement Wednesday alleging that screening the film at the festival would encourage “terrorism,” but the festival said no such screening had been planned. 233 more words