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Berlin Film Festival Winners 2021: ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ Takes Golden Bear

The winners for the virtual 2021 Berlin International Film Festival have been revealed, and Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude’s satire “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn” received the Golden Bear for best film. The competition jury celebrated the film as “a rare and essential quality of a lasting art work,” adding in a statement, “It captures […]

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Suspiria,’ ‘High Life,’ ‘Blaze’ to Have French Premiere at La Roche-sur-Yon Festival

Yórgos Lánthimos’s “The Favourite,” Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria,” Claire Denis’s “High Life” and Ethan Hawke’s “Blaze” are among the many well-received films from Venice and Toronto set to be having their French premiere at La Roche-sur-Yon Festival which is headed by Paolo Moretti, the new topper of Cannes’s Directors Fortnight.The international competition lineup of this 9th […]

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‘Touch Me Not’ Review: Adina Pintilie’s Berlinale Winner Is a Sexual Odyssey Stuck Between Purity and Prurience

It’s ironic that Adina Pintilie’s “Touch Me Not” was received as something of a provocation when it premiered at (and won) the 2018 Berlinale, because for all of its nudity and kink — its unashamed erections and Bdsm — this beguiling film is defined by an almost childlike innocence. Of course, almost and childlike are […]

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Berlin Golden Bear Winner ‘Touch Me Not’ Clinches Sales (Exclusive)

Berlinale Golden Bear winner “Touch Me Not,” a daring and explicit exploration of intimacy and sex, has clinched a raft of sales in Europe and Asia.Daniela Elstner’s Doc & Film has sold Romanian director Adina Pintilie’s film to Italy (I-Wonder), Portugal (Leopardo), Poland (New Horizons), Benelux (Contact Film), Switzerland (Xenix), Taiwan (Swallow Wings), Ukraine (Kinove), […]

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International Newswire: Berlin’s Market Rocked, Yes, But Now Comes the Reality Check

The 30th European Film Market, which wrapped Feb. 23, proved quite a remarkable event, the most vibrant in years, with a half-dozen or more big commercial titles, budgeted up to $70 million, hitting the bazaar, often down-to-the-wire, confounding industry pessimism. A week later, rolling off upbeat reviews, a series of arthouse competition winners or faves […]

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Romanian film about fear of sexual intimacy wins Golden Bear at Berlin film festival

Surprise win for Touch Me Not means Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs has to settle for best director prizeTouch Me Not, a Romanian film about fear of intimacy and achieving sexual liberation was the unexpected winner of the Golden Bear, the Berlin film festival’s top award at the festival’s concluding ceremony on Saturday.Directed by Adina […]

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Berlinale 2018 Awards: ‘Touch Me Not’ Wins Golden Bear as Wes Anderson Is Named Best Director for ‘Isle of Dogs’

The Berlin Film Festival has come to a close, and Adina Pintilie’s has emerged with the film world’s nicest looking award: the Golden Bear for Best Film. Wes Anderson was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Director by the six-person jury, which was led by Tom Tykwer and seems to have been as wowed by […]

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‘Touch Me Not’ Wins Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival

Director Adina Pintilie’s “Touch Me Not,” a daring and highly personal exploration of intimacy, has won the Golden Bear award as the best film at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival. Silver Bear acting awards went to Anthony Bajon for “The Prayer” and Ana Brun for “The Heiresses,” while the prize for the festival’s best director […]

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