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Stella Dallas, screened as part of King Vidor retrospective at Berlinale 2020, depicts a marvelously grey protagonist
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Stella Dallas, screened as part of King Vidor retrospective at Berlinale 2020, depicts a marvelously grey protagonist

In Stella Dallas (1937), Barbra Stanwyck plays the titular character, the daughter of a millworker who wants more from life.

Golden Bear winner Mohammad Rasoulof sentenced to jail after authorities find his work 'propaganda against system'
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Golden Bear winner Mohammad Rasoulof sentenced to jail after authorities find his work 'propaganda against system'

Mohammad Rasoulof’s sentence arose from three films that Iran’s authorities found to be “propaganda against the system”

Amid Mohammad Rasoulof's Berlinale win for There Is No Evil, revisiting his 2009 tour de force, The White Meadows
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Amid Mohammad Rasoulof's Berlinale win for There Is No Evil, revisiting his 2009 tour de force, The White Meadows

Mohammad Rasoulof’s concern with portraying normal people who carry out everyday chores for authoritarian societies goes back to his 2009 film The White Meadows — a powerful work which established the acclaimed filmmaker as a strident and unique voice in Iranian cinema.

Berlinale 2020: Banned Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof's film There is No Evil wins Golden Bear award
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Berlinale 2020: Banned Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof's film There is No Evil wins Golden Bear award

Berlinale 2020's jury president British actor Jeremy Irons, hailed the way There is No Evil showed “the web an authoritarian regime weaves among ordinary people, drawing them towards inhumanity.

How Cruel Tale of Bushido,1963 Golden Bear winner and part of Berlinale Classics, debunks the samurai mythos
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How Cruel Tale of Bushido,1963 Golden Bear winner and part of Berlinale Classics, debunks the samurai mythos

Japanese film Cruel Tale of Bushido criticises Japan’s feudal system that oppressed generation after “loyal” generation.

Berlinale 2020 opening film My Salinger Year, based on Joanna Rakoff’s memoir, fails to rise above its subject matter
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Berlinale 2020 opening film My Salinger Year, based on Joanna Rakoff’s memoir, fails to rise above its subject matter

My Salinger Year is a tastefully done tribute to Rakoff’s years at Salinger’s literary agency but at the lack of narrative tension or real friction, it feels flat like a bottle of champagne left out too long, hence lost its fizz.

Berlinale 2020 to host conversations between filmmakers, including the wonderfully eccentric Swedish director Roy Andersson
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Berlinale 2020 to host conversations between filmmakers, including the wonderfully eccentric Swedish director Roy Andersson

Roy Andersson is genuinely hilarious and truly original as can be deduced from his Living trilogy, which excels in 'absurd' comedy.

At the Berlinale Talents programme as part of the prestigious film festival, India sees sizable representation
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At the Berlinale Talents programme as part of the prestigious film festival, India sees sizable representation

Berlinale Talents program will run concurrently with the film festival from 22-27 February, 2020.

Berlinale 2020: S Jaishankar to inaugurate Indian Pavilion; three films, one documentary part of lineup
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Berlinale 2020: S Jaishankar to inaugurate Indian Pavilion; three films, one documentary part of lineup

The India Pavilion at the Berlinale will provide a platform to popularise Indian cinema in the overseas market.