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>>Highlights of Berlinale 2024

The 74th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival (known as Berlinale) was held from 15 to 24 February. Here are some highlights from the star-studded festival:

>Cillian Murphy tackles society's embarrassment in festival opener 'Small Things Like These'.

>Mexican-American drama 'La Cocina' finds love and loneliness in a New York kitchen

> Iranian directors of 'My Favorite Cake' say they were 'forbidden' to attend Berlin premiere

> Sebastian Stan: Wearing prosthetics for 'Different Man' was 'eye-opening'

>Telugu star Allu Arjun hints at 'Pushpa 3'

> Gael García Bernal explores mind vs. body in science fiction 'The Other End'

> Anna Ben, Suri's 'Kottukkali' premieres at fest

.> Martin Scorsese is considering going from gangster to Jesus

>Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry connect with their Jewish heritage in 'Treasure'

>> BAFTA 2024 highlights: 'Oppenheimer,' 'Poor Things' win big

The 77th British Academy Film Awards were held in London on Sunday. Atom bomb epic 'Oppenheimer' won seven awards at the event, including best picture, director and actor, cementing its status as the front-runner for next month's Oscars. Gothic fantasy 'Poor Things' won five awards and Holocaust drama 'The Zone of Interest' won three.

Here are some highlights from the event:

>Here is the complete list of winners

Matthew Perry to be honored at TV awards after Academy criticism

> Deepika Padukone presents the award for Best Film Not in English Language to Jonathan Glazer

>> Prime Video, Sony Pictures Television launch stream for viewers in India

Prime Video has inked a distribution deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT), a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), to launch an add-on subscription on the streamer for viewers in India. Sony Pictures – Stream will offer SPE's movies and shows on Prime Video channels and its customers for an add-on introductory annual subscription of Rs 399.


Shahrukh Khan, Sandeep Reddy Vanga win at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2024

'Dangal' child star Suhani Bhatnagar dies at the age of 19; Actress Sanya Malhotra paid tribute

Varun Dhawan, Janhvi Kapoor will be seen in 'Sunny Sanskari Ki Tulsi Kumari'

Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tabu, Kriti Sanon's 'Crew' to release on this date!

Kiara Advani joins Farhan Akhtar-Ranveer Singh's 'Don 3'; Emraan Hashmi denies casting rumors

Trupti Dimri joins Kartik Aryan's 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3'

Actress Vidya Balan complains about attempts to impersonate people to deceive them; FIR registered

Onir's 'Pine Cone' to be screened at BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival

Release date announced for Rohit Saraf, Pashmina Roshan's romantic drama 'Ishq Vishk Rebound'

'Anupama' actor Rituraj Singh dies at the age of 59


'Barbie', Taylor Swift win big at People's Choice Awards 2024; Jeremy Renner graces the stage after the accident

Jason Reitman and Hollywood's most prominent directors buy the beloved Village Theater in Los Angeles

Negligence or scapegoat? 'Rust' armorer's trial begins in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Christopher Nolan is open to making a horror movie if it's an 'extraordinary idea'

Martin Scorsese to star as Dante Alighieri's mentor in 'In the Hands of Dante'

HBO renews 'True Detective' for season 5

'John Wick' spinoff 'Ballerina' extended to 2025

Sam Mendes to direct four Beatles films, one for each band member

Glen Powell to headline Hulu comedy series 'Chad Powers'

Asif Kapadia to direct Prime Video doc on Roger Federer

Gareth Edwards to direct new 'Jurassic World' movie

regional cinema

First look of Dhanush's 50th film 'Rayan' released; SJ Suryaj, Selvaraghavan join the cast

Jr NTR's 'Devra: Part 1' release pushed to October

Actress Trisha has sent a defamation notice to former AIADMK official AV Raju.

Prithviraj Sukumaran-Blessy's 'The Goat Life' gets a new release date

'Katera' hit combination Darshan-Tharun Sudhir to collaborate again

Gautham Menon's 'Joshua Imai Pol Kakha' gets a new release date

Riteish Deshmukh will direct and act in a film on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

First look poster of Vineet Srinivasan's 'Oru Jaathi Jaathakam' released

Production of Mammootty's 'Turbo' finished

Prakash Raj to present Kannada festival hit 'Photo'

'Bangalore Days' director Anjali Menon has joined hands with KRG Studios for her next film.

world cinema

Tom Cruise will star in Alejandro Iñárritu's new film

'Poor Things' director Yorgos Lanthimos to remake Korean fantasy comedy 'Save the Green Planet'

French actors condemn abuse by directors as teens under new #MeToo move

Bong Joon-ho's 'Mickey 17' starring Robert Pattinson gets a new release date

'Suzume', 'Your Name' producer Koichiro Ito arrested on child pornography charges


Cate Blanchett and crew go on an epic adventure in the trailer for gorgeous video-game adaptation 'Borderlands'

R Madhavan, Ajay Devgan clash in the trailer of satanic horror-thriller 'Shaitan'

Varun Tej is shown in combat mode in the trailer of 'Operation Valentine'

Alex Garland's 'Civil War' trailer depicts a torn America in the grip of a fresh civil war

Sidharth Malhotra rules out high-jackers in action thriller 'Yodha' teaser

'Shirley' trailer shows Regina King playing fearless and fierce Shirley Chisholm

Arun Vijay's intensity is captured in the teaser of director Bala's action film 'Vanaangan'

essential reading

1) Alia Bhatt on why she entered the world of 'Pochar' and her love for wildlife

>> With Richie Mehta, Roshan Mathew and Dibyendu Bhattacharya, she talks about why the web series is entertaining as well as relevant

2) Varun Tej on 'Operation Valentine': War-based films are rare in Telugu

>>The actor also talks about comparisons with 'Fighter' and his learnings from a decade in cinema

3) Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan on tackling a strange romance in 'Kaadhal Enbadhu Podhuudamai'

>>The filmmaker, whose film focuses on the strange relationship between two women, explains why romance seems to be a common theme in his films

4) 'Bramayugam' director Rahul Sadasivan: It was important to create a believable setting

>>The filmmaker talks about the filmmaking process and how veteran actor Mammootty surprised him with his performance

5) Unveiling the changes: It starts with Tamil cinema and multi-starrs

>> The impact of pan-India films, the rise of OTT and upcoming star films highlight the evolving landscape of multi-starrs in the Tamil film industry.

6) Chennai gets 360 degree immersive dome theater

>> Characters and locations come to life in Casagrande's Sun Dance, India's first 360-degree super immersive dome theatre.

what to watch

1) Yami Gautam is a lecturer on the government's Kashmir policy on 'Article 370'

Read the full review here

2) Varun Grover's directorial debut 'All India Rank' is delicate but familiar

Read the full review here

3) With 'Manjummel Boys', Chidambaram has delivered an immaculately crafted survival thriller

Read the full review here

4) 'Sundaram Master' is an imperfect but serious indie film that urges to live a little more consciously

Read the full review here

5) Park Min-young and Song Ha-yoon star in 'Marry My Husband,' a chaotic revenge thriller

Read the full review here

6) Milan Nagaraj, Prithvi Ambar are wasted in a shallow relationship drama 'For Regan'

Read the full review here

7) 'The New Look' is as beautiful as it is twisted and sad

Read the full review here

8) Jodie Foster and Issa Lopez revive an iconic show with a fresh perspective in 'True Detective: Night Country'.

Read the full review here

9) Rangayan Raghu, Gopalkrishna Deshpande deliver a clever crime drama in 'Vegetarian'

Read the full review here

10) 'Bob Marley: One Love' is an opaque biopic starring Kingsley Ben-Adir

Read the full review here

11) Russell Crowe has a blast in 'Land of Bad', a very engaging action film

Read the full review here

12) Surya Vashishtha offers a gentle, interesting take on life and ambitions in 'Saraansh'

Read the full review here

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