An Iranian official took aim at the Berlin International Film Festival for giving a prize to dissident filmmaker Jafar Panahi's Closed Curtain at the events recent awards ceremony. The film screened at the festival "illegally."
Wong Kar-Wai's latest and Karzan Kader's Bekas will bookend Switzerland's Fribourg Film Festival, Spain's Goya Awards are being criticized for being "overtly political," while Kevin Smith says Clerks III will come out as a book before heading to the big screen.
Mid-week at the Berlinale, dissident Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi defied his 20-year filmmaking ban (again) with the premiere of Closed Curtain, while French actress Juliette Binoche battled an incarceration of her own as persecuted sculptress Camille Claudel.
Oscilloscope buys Sundance doc After Tiller, Paul Schrader's The Canyons goes to IFC and comes to Film Society, and ND/NF alum Gimme the Loot gets some love from director Jonathan Demme in today's FilmLinc Digest!
Test your Oscar knowledge with a commemorative poster celebrating the 85-year history of the Academy Awards, then catch up on film news: Magnolia Pictures to distribute Nymphomaniac, clips and interviews to whet your appetite for the release of Abbas Kiarostami's Like Someone In Love, and more!
The 42nd President of the United States will present the 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award to Streisand on Monday, April 22, 2013!