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61th Berlin Film Festival gets underway

02-16-2011 08:42 BJT

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More movies are being screened at the ongoing Berlin Film Festival, which opened on last Thursday.

French Director Philippe Le Guay presents his film "The Women on the 6th Floor" which features tales about women and men, immigration, and his own personal experiences as a child.

The film explores, in a very light-hearted way, the difference between cultures. A stockbroker and his wife live a quiet, middle-class existence in an elegant tenement building. The stockbroker develops a genuine interest in the lives of six migrant women from Spain, which lives on the sixth floor. But the more he learns about this different world, the more difficult it becomes for him to return to his own marital home.

German Director Cyril Tuschi's documentary about the former Russian oil magnate, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, leads to discussions at the Berlin film festival.

Vedat Erincin, Yasemin Samdereli, Christian Wulff - the President of the Federal
Republic of Germany talking to the director and the main actor before the screening.
(berlinale.de)

The film features interviews with former business associates of Khodorkovsky, political figures and his immediate family, depicting a young socialist who rose to embody Russia's burgeoning post-Soviet capitalist system until he was imprisoned in 2003 for tax evasion.

British actor Ralph Fiennes premiered his directorial debut, a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's 17th century tale of a renegade Roman general which he also stars in. "Coriolanus" is a hard-hitting tragedy about the legendary 5th century BC Roman general, but is set in the 21st century. The film's tense urban battle scenes were filmed in Belgrade.

Maren Ade, Jean-Christophe Folly, Pierre Bokma, Ulrich Köhler - Berlinale Goes Kiez:
The producer, the two actors and the director visited the screening of their film.
(berlinale.de)

"Coriolanus" is one of the 16 films competing for the Berlinale's top Golden and Silver Bear awards. The festival runs through Sunday.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CNTV.CN

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