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German movies in focus at Berlin global film fest

Published on Jan 29, 2014 6:20 AM

BERLIN (REUTERS) - German movies including a drama about the love triangle of Sturm und Drang poet Friedrich Schiller will dominate the main lineup at Berlin's international film festival this year, director Dieter Kosslick said on Tuesday.

But world cinema talent will not be absent at the 64th Berlinale, which kicks off with the world premiere of United States (US) director Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, a comedy about a canny hotel concierge in the 1920s starring Ralph Fiennes and Adrien Brody.

Anderson and other global stars such as George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Forest Whitaker will grace Berlin's red carpet, Kosslick told a news conference.

The annual cinema showcase, which runs from Feb 6-16, will screen more than 400 films, but the main programme includes 23 movies, of which 20 will compete for the Golden Bear.

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