Posts Tagged: Berlin Film Festival

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Bring Glamour to Berlin (Photo Gallery)

13, 2012 4:47pm

Cinema for Peace raises awareness for movies and documentaries that tackle humanitarian, environmental and political issues. Inviting key figures around the world to its annual awards ceremony and gala in Berlin, this year’s attendees included Angelina Jolie – who was honored for her directorial debut “In the Land of Blood of Honey,” Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh (who were treated to a video cross to the Nobel prizewinner portrayed by Yeoh in Besson’s latest film, Aung San Suu Kyi).

Jolie expressed that she’s feeling nervous about debuting the film in Bosnia. “I’m nervous and excited,” she revealed. “I’ll probably cry through the entire thing. I’ll be very, very moved because, of course, a lot of the people coming are the victims of war so it’s going to be heavy.”

Brad Pitt attended the event in support of Jolie, and actors Christopher Lee and Catherine Deneuve also participated in proceedings.

Photos by Getty Images for Berlin Cinema for Peace

Berlin Film Festival to Honor Meryl Streep With Golden Bear Award

3, 2012 8:14am

Meryl Streep

The Berlin Film Festival has plans to honor Meryl Streep for her contributions to the film industry with a Golden Bear, the top award at the event. In addition to the accolade, the BFF will also hold special screenings of “The Iron Lady,” “Sophie’s Choice” and other older Streep movies.

“Meryl Streep is a brilliant, versatile performer who moves with ease between dramatic and comedic roles,” said Dieter Kosslick, the director of the festival.

IMDB notes that this isn’t the first time Streep has been honored by the Berlin Film Festival: she shared a 2003 Silver Bear award with Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore for “The Hours.”