• Europe laughs at itself in Plovdiv

      Europe laughs at itself in Plovdiv

      From 4 to 11 July, Plovdiv will host a comedy festival which has no analogue in the European film calendar. In the first edition of the Comedy Europe Film Festival, CEFF - Plovdiv 2021, the audience will be able to see the highest achievements from the last year in the most viewed European movie genre.

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    • Munich springs back to life with July filmfest

      Munich springs back to life with July filmfest

      The motto: "Citywide Live." The event: 38th Munich Film Festival. The vibes: A city waking up from the seemingly endless pandemic night to celebrate films, actors, directors and other celebrities and enjoy the events - perhaps a bit more subdued than usual - that make up the fun of an international filmfest.

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    • Berlinale starts with audiences outdoors

      Berlinale starts with audiences outdoors

      After months of uncertainty whether Berlinale Film Festival could take place during the coronavirus pandemic, it finally opened to the public, dpa reported. Last night the two directors of the festival - Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek and Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian - officially opened the 71st edition with an open-air event at the Museumsinsel (Museum Island) outdoor cinema in Berlin, Germany.

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    • Oscars 2021: 'Nomadland' director Chloe Zhao makes history

      Oscars 2021: 'Nomadland' director Chloe Zhao makes history

      The critically acclaimed "Nomadland" - about a marginalised, older generation of Americans roaming the West in rundown vans - on Sunday won the coveted Oscar for best picture, AFP reported. Zhao's drama about marginalised Americans roaming the West in vans was honoured for best picture, director and actress for Frances McDormand, who now is in elite company with her third Academy Award.

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    • Romanian film wins Berlinale’s Golden Bear

      Romanian film wins Berlinale’s Golden Bear

      The Romanian director Radu Jude’s “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn”, a sexually explicit dark comedy of the everyday aggression experienced by a teacher in contemporary Bucharest, won the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear award on Friday, Reuters reported.

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    • Berlinale goes online amid coronavirus threat

      Berlinale goes online amid coronavirus threat

      The 71st Berlin Film Festival opens on Monday in an online version due to the pandemic and featuring movies about the horrors of the Lebanese civil war, a humanoid and a young man's journey of self discovery kicking off the five-day event, dpa reported. The three movies form part of the 15-film race for the Golden Bear - the Berlinale's top prize for best picture, due to be announced by a six-member jury on Friday, along with the festival's other prestigious awards.

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