A little bit more Berlinale

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Recently-read: A Woman in Berlin and Persepolis

I read these two in my last week in Berlin and on the way home [something has to distract me from flying]. One is really famous these days, with the release of the film, and the other ought to be more famous. [UPDATE: It will be! With the release of the film! How prescient am I? VERY]

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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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Madonna’s directorial debut at the Berlinale

I am going to be all over this. I’ll need a laff.

Madonna’s directorial debut, Filth and Wisdom, will have its world premiere at Germany’s Berlinale film festival next February. The thirty-minute low-budget short comedy is reportedly based on the singer’s life.

From Rolling Stone (last item)

Here’s the review!