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Wilde's struggle has echoes in some countries today, says "Happy Prince" director Everett

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 1:36pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - British actor Rupert Everett said his Berlinale entry about the exile of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde in the 1890s was an expression of homosexuals' tragedy which is still present in some parts of the world today.

Stars join forces with activists on BAFTA awards red carpet

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 1:22pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Women's rights activists walked the red carpet with some of British cinema's biggest female stars at the BAFTA film awards on Sunday, the latest salvo in a campaign against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

'Black Panther' Smashes Records With $218 Million at Holiday Weekend Box Office

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:15am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday.

Refugees' stories inspire filmmakers at Berlin Film Festival

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:10am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Migration, an issue that has vexed Germany since its 2015 refugee crisis, proved fertile ground for filmmakers at this year's Berlin Film Festival where they showcased movies looking at refugees' stories of escape, arrival and integration.

Film at Berlin fest examines how Islamic State jihadists recruit European brides

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:12am
BERLIN (Reuters) - A movie at the Berlin film festival that looks at how Islamic State fighters recruit young European women online highlights the dangers of using the internet, the actress in the starring role told Reuters.

Weinstein Company removes president and chief operating officer Glasser

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 3:11pm
(Reuters) - The board of the Weinstein Company has dismissed the beleaguered film studio's president and chief operating officer, less than a week after he was cited for failing to act on employee harassment complaints.

French star Isabelle Huppert glad women are speaking up about harassment

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:22pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - French actress Isabelle Huppert said on Saturday she was pleased that women were speaking up about their experiences of sexual abuse and harassment after staying silent for so long.

South Korean filmmaker hopeful Olympics will improve ties with North

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 9:40am
BERLIN (Reuters) - South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk said on Saturday he hoped for an improvement in relations between North and South Korea given both countries were taking part in the Olympics on the southern part of the peninsula.

Russian film set in Soviet era highlights continuing tensions: director

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 6:41am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia always seems to be on the brink of war and conditions there now are much like they were in the 1970s, when people worried that an international conflict would break out and largely sided with the government, the director of a new movie set in that era has said.

Cuban comedian denounces discriminatory policies, attitudes on island

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:41pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban comedian Luis Silva, better known as his popular television character Panfilo, denounced discriminatory policies against Cubans in their own country in a Facebook post on Friday, in an unusually strong, public criticism of the government.

Nigerian cinema fans celebrate 'Black Panther' release

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:26pm
LAGOS (Reuters) - Film fans, actors and comic enthusiasts in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos have been flocking to screenings of Marvel superhero movie "Black Panther" which opened in Africa's most populous country this week.

British actor Robert Pattinson says he does not believe in true love

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:23pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - British actor Robert Pattinson does not believe in true love, he said at the Berlin Film Festival on Friday, in contrast to the lovestruck pioneer he portrays in the western comedy period film "Damsel".

Royal flush: Fashion label Sentaler basks in 'Meghan effect'

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:26pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Canadian luxury outerwear brand Sentaler made its first foray into London Fashion Week on Friday, with a private showcase that aimed to capitalize on its recent association with Meghan Markle, the actress fiancée of Britain's Prince Harry.

Tea sets and Ascot inspire Mulberry's instant-fashion launch

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:22pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Mulberry looked to the garden parties of old to inspire its most modern fashion collection to date, as the brand on Friday launched a new format allowing shoppers to buy its wares straight off the catwalk instead of months later.

Berlin festival movie tells true story of Cold War rebels with a cause

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:19am
ESSEN, Germany/BERLIN (Reuters) - As Soviet tanks crushed an uprising in Hungary in 1956, a group of children in East Germany began their own protest, taking on a communist regime that would keep their country divided for three more decades.

Berlinale film shows refugees' lives at historic airport

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:04am
BERLIN (Reuters) - In 2015, with Germany facing turmoil after flinging its doors open to a million refugees, Berlin repurposed a defunct airport to house them, creating an ad hoc village that is the setting for a film to premier at the Berlinale film festival.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux separate

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jennifer Aniston and husband Justin Theroux announced their separation on Thursday after less than three years of marriage, immediately sparking speculation that the former "Friends" star might reunite with her first spouse, Brad Pitt.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announce separation

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:18pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston and her husband Justin Theroux said on Thursday that they are separating after less than three years of marriage.

Jeffrey Tambor out of Amazon's 'Transparent' TV series

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:34pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jeffrey Tambor, the award-winning star of Amazon Studios television series "Transparent," is exiting the show, Amazon said on Thursday, following accusations of sexual misconduct.

Male stars at Berlin film festival say #MeToo movement is making them think

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:05pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Male stars attending the Berlin film festival on Thursday told Reuters they were reassessing their own behavior in light of the #MeToo movement by women against sexual harassment and abuse.