Daily Journal masthead

The Berlin International Film Festival is opening in the German capital _the first of the year's major European movie festivals - with Meryl Streep presiding over the jury that will choose the winners

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

BERLIN — The Berlin International Film Festival is opening in the German capital —the first of the year's major European movie festivals — with Meryl Streep presiding over the jury that will choose the winners.

PHOTO: The Jury of the International Berlin Film Festival, from left: Alba Rohrwacher, Nick James, Lars Eidinger, jury president Meryl Streep, Clive Owen, Brigitte Lacombe and Malgorzata Szumowska, pose for a group photo on the eve of the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The Jury of the International Berlin Film Festival, from left: Alba Rohrwacher, Nick James, Lars Eidinger, jury president Meryl Streep, Clive Owen, Brigitte Lacombe and Malgorzata Szumowska, pose for a group photo on the eve of the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

The festival opens Thursday with the Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" Stars include George Clooney and Josh Brolin. The comedy is screening out of competition.

Eighteen movies are in contention for the Golden Bear prize at the festival which is in its 66th edition this year and runs Feb. 11-21.

It's hard to pin down any single overarching theme, but festival director Dieter Kosslick said recently that many movies at this year's event address "the search for happiness" and "migration in the world in very varying forms."

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2016 Daily Journal, a publication of AIM Media Indiana unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.