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'Touch Me Not' wins Golden Bear top prize at Berlin film festival

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 3:52pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - "Touch Me Not", a film about intimacy and sex that shocked some viewers with explicit scenes, won the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday.

'Touch Me Not' wins Golden Bear top prize at Berlin festival

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 1:16pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - "Touch Me Not", a film about intimacy by Romanian director Adina Pintilie, won the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday.

Nanette Fabray, winner of Emmy and Tony awards, dead at 97

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 8:27am
(Reuters) - Nanette Fabray, a child performer in the 1920s who went on to star in Broadway musicals, dance with Fred Astaire on the big screen and win three Emmy Awards working with Sid Caesar during television's Golden Age, has died at the age of 97, media reports said.

Deeply indebted Lisa Marie Presley and manager in dueling lawsuits

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 6:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of Elvis Presley, says she is facing financial ruin and has filed a $100 million lawsuit accusing her former business manager of negligence and mismanaging her finances.

All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 5:46pm
RIYADH (Reuters) - Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia's first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom's recent efforts of shedding its conservative image.

Ed Sheeran searches for new lines in movie 'Songwriter'

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:58pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - British singer Ed Sheeran said on Friday that the hardest part of songwriting was coming up with lines that had never been written before as a new documentary detailing his creative process premiered at Berlin's international film festival.

Film about East German workers highlights united Germany's persisting divisions

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:52pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - A film about East German blue-collar workers casts a light on continuing east-west divisions that saw a far-right party storm into Germany's parliament last year - even if its director explicitly disavows any political message.

U.S. playwright David Mamet turns his sights on Harvey Weinstein

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - David Mamet has written a new play about film producer Harvey Weinstein, the Pulitzer Prize winner said in an interview published on Friday.

Oprah Winfrey says 'definitely not' running for U.S. president

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:10am
(Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey put to rest any lingering questions about a potential 2020 bid for the presidency, declaring on a late-night talk show on Thursday that she was "definitely not running."

British actor Stephen Fry reveals battle with prostate cancer

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 7:47am
LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Stephen Fry said on Friday he has had surgery to remove his prostate after battling cancer for two months, adding in a video posted on Friday that the operation appears to have been successful.

A wartime tragedy resurfaces in Berlinale refugee study

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:25pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, Swiss director Markus Imhoof returns to the Berlinale with "Eldorado", a meditation on Europe's attitudes to refugees arriving today.

Idris Elba brings 'Yardie' to Berlin International Film Festival

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:34pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - A film depicting the Jamaican community in London in the 1980s is a reminder of Britain's multicultural complexity, British actor Idris Elba said presenting "Yardie", his directorial debut, at the Berlin Film Festival.

Film about downfall of Brazilian President Rousseff hits screen in Berlin

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:24am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Brazilian society remains deeply divided one and a half years after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and removed from office, said the director of a new documentary about the period.

Malaysian rapper Namewee in the dog house over 'obscene' Lunar New Year video

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:44am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia detained rapper Namewee on Thursday amid an uproar over an "obscene" Lunar New Year music video depicting people in dog masks dancing in what appears to be the administrative capital of Putrajaya.

Make-up artist pushes boundaries with prosthetics for Oscar-nominated 'Wonder'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:34pm
GLENDALE, Calif. (Reuters) - Adhering to child labor laws and building an authentic-looking facial structure were key concerns for make-up artist Arjen Tuiten in his work on the movie "Wonder", which has been nominated for an Oscar.

Oscar contender 'Shape of Water' accused of ripping off 1969 play

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:04pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Shape of Water," a contender for this year's best picture Oscar, was hit with a plagiarism lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging that its fantastical plot about a romance between a cleaning woman and a mysterious river creature was lifted directly from an American stage play.

Dua Lipa, Stormzy take top honors at BRIT awards

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:59pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Singers Dua Lipa and Stormzy were the biggest winners at this year's BRIT awards, Britain's most high-profile pop music awards, taking two trophies each at an event that saw performances from some of music's biggest acts.

Soderbergh's thriller shot on iPhone premieres in Berlin

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:41pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Director Steven Soderbergh said on Wednesday he so enjoyed making his psychological thriller "Unsane" on an iPhone, he would find it hard to go back to conventional filmmaking.

"Khook - Pig" challenges images of Iran at Berlin film festival

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:46pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - A comedy depicting a movie director being protected by his family from a serial killer challenges stereotypes about Iran and Iranian women at the Berlin Film Festival, the director said on Wednesday.

'Get a grip': Jennifer Lawrence offended over plunging dress furor

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday blasted a controversy over a photo of her wearing a plunging black dress outside on a cold London day as sexist, ridiculous and "not feminism."