By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Filipino filmmaker Joselito “Jay” Altarejos hailed his Berlin experience as “exhilarating and heartwarming,” despite the freezing weather in Germany. Altarejos’ “Unfriend” had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (also known as the Berlinale) last Feb. 8. He attended the top-tier fest with lead actor Sandino Martin, producer Mark Fabilla and cinematographer [...]
Actor Shia LaBeouf hit the Berlin Film Festival in memorable style Sunday, first walking out of a press conference for the film “Nymphomaniac Volume I” and then apparently wearing a paper bag over his head at the red carpet premiere.
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s new movie is a psychological thriller about terrorism, but he says it also has something to do with hitting a midlife crisis — and that’s what really drew him to the role.
Justin Bieber’s pet monkey, which was seized by German customs in March, officially became German property Tuesday after the Canadian pop sensation failed to claim the animal, officials said.
Justin Bieber’s pet monkey is set to become the property of Germany.
Filipina filmmaker Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo’s short film “Ang Paghihintay sa Bulong (Waiting to Whisper)” won honorable mention at the Exground Film Festival held in Weisbaden, Germany on Nov. 25. “Our film was among the top three in the fest,” Bernardo, who attended the event, wrote on Facebook. The short film won best screenplay in this year’s Cinemalaya.Bayani San Diego Jr.
Hans Werner Henze, one of Germany’s foremost composers, died at the age of 86, his publisher Schott Music announced on Saturday.
By Deborah Cole
Isabelle Huppert stars as an aid worker snatched by Islamic extremist group Abu Sayyaf in Filipino director Brillante Mendoza’s “Captive,” which premiered at the Berlin film festival Sunday.
Organizers of the 62nd Berlinale on Tuesday unveiled the complete line-up of the first major European film festival of the year with 23 productions screening in the main showcase.
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
After nearly three decades, a Filipino film, Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Captive,” will compete in the main section of the Berlin International Film Festival, which will be held in the German capital on February 9-19 next year.
The Berlin film festival unveiled its first selections Monday including a 9/11 drama starring Tom Hanks and new pictures from China’s Zhang Yimou and Filipino art house star Brillante Mendoza.