Friday's screening of David M. Rosenthal's A Single Shot had Berlinale insiders buzzing, while Saturday's premieres included two European standouts that took inspiration (of sorts) from American Westerns: Boris Khlebnikov's A Long Happy Life and Thomas Arslan's Gold starring Nina Hoss.
Joseph Gordon Levitt charmed audiences with his directorial debut Don Jon's Addiction starring Scarlett Johansson, while non-stars and improvisation ruled the day in Austrian director Ulrich Seidl's trilogy finale Paradise: Hope at the Berlinale on Friday.
The director discussed his highly anticipated new kung fu film, which will open the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival tonight, at a press conference alongside stars Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi. Wong is also serving as the jury president at this year's festival.
Jane Campion heads to Cannes for jury duty; last year's Oscar-winning actors head to the Academy Awards for presentation duty; and Skyfall, Robert De Niro and Patricio Guzmán all have something to party about in today's FilmLinc Digest.
Mira Fornay's My Dog Killer, Daniel Hoesl's Soldier Jane, and Mohammad Shirvani's Fat Shaker received Rotterdam's Hivos Tiger Awards, honoring first or second time filmmakers, while Dutch and Saudi features prevailed in other categories.