The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Fleeing the Nazis and other tales

I LOVE The Tiger Who Came to Tea! I have such strong memories of stealing the book and accompanying tea set from my brother, and proceeding to break all the pieces and scrawl all over the book in crayon. What can I say, you can’t contain creativity. A couple of years ago, I found the whole set in Borders or Waterstones or somewhere (I squealed with delight, pretty loudly) and gave it to him to atone for my former sins. I have to admit, he wasn’t that bovvered. He is 31.

ANYWAY, another nice article from The Times on the author, Judith Kerr, now 84. She wrote the book 40 years ago, and it is being re-released on its anniversary. Kerr came to England aged 9, after she and her Jewish family fled Germany in 1933. A little excerpt or 3 after the jump:

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A Celluloid Scrapbook

The FIPRESCI team found a much better picture for this article than I did…

“I’m just a twat from Leytonstone,” says Damon Albarn in the documentary BANANAZ (Ceri Levy, UK, 2008), which had its world premiere last night in Panorama Dokumente. The quote is typical of the film’s filthy, silly humour, which also encompasses a giant penis and fart gags. BANANAZ is able to take such an intimate look at its subject, the animated band Gorillaz, thanks to the director’s friendship with the group. It is this quality that was missing, or felt manufactured, in Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones pop promo, SHINE A LIGHT (USA/UK, 2008), which opened this year’s Berlinale.

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Pressemitteilung: Gala Opening Berlinale 2008

OMG so exciting!  I’m going to be seeing Shine a Light at 4pm tomorrow…

A Dazzling Opening Night for the 58th Berlinale

With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event.

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More Berlinale news

Johansson, Cruz Expected at Berlin Fest

Sunday, January 20, 2008

(01-20) 12:40 PST BERLIN, Germany (AP) —

Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana and Natalie Portman are among the stars expected to attend the Berlin Film Festival next month.

Penelope Cruz and Daniel Day-Lewis, who won a Golden Globe as best dramatic actor, also are expected, festival director Dieter Kosslick told The Associated Press. He said Johansson’s appearance at the Berlin festival would be her first.

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