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Pawel Pawlikowski’s Polish nun drama adds to a growing haul of prizes. Other winners include Starred Up and Of Horses and Men
Nine features advance to the next round of voting in the foreign language film category for the 86th Academy Awards from the original pool of 76 submissions - but Iran’s The Past, Saudi Arabia’s Wadjda and Israel’s Bethlehem are among the shock omissions.
The Berlin International Film Festival will present the world premiere of Volume I of the longer, uncut version of Nymphomaniac, out of competition.
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Dir/scr: Lars von Trier. Denmark-Germany-France-Belgium. 2013. 110mins (Vol. 1), 130mins (Vol. 2)
Dir: Reinhard Klooss. Germany. 2013. 94mins
Dir/scr: Benedikt Erlingsson. Iceland-Germany. 2013. 81mins
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From the tipped star of Cate Shortland’s Lore to new directors attracting a cult following, Screen profiles Germany’s talents to watch.
Generous financing options, ambitious film-makers and world-class facilities are making Germany a vital co-producer.
Germany’s network of film funds has made the territory a key international co-producer.
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As the T-Mobile New Horizons film festival (July 19-29) kickstarts the Polish Days initiative, Marcin J Sobczak explains how government support and an emphasis on co-productions is giving the Polish film industry a stronger international standing.
After one false start in 2006, Woody Allen has finally made a film in Paris, which has been selected to open Cannes this year. Melanie Goodfellow discovers how the master film-maker shot all over the city last summer
How can international films make a mark at the Italian box office in 2011 when local films tackling timely subjects are dominating?
Taken 2, Intouchables and The Artist were key French exports and more than 144 million spectators for French films last year.
Actor-director Fedor Bondarchuk’s $30m war spectacle Stalingrad has had the strongest opening ever for a locally produced film with $14.3m takings from 1,400 screens across Russia on its first weekend.