Berlinale 2013 Film Fest Spotlights Women and Eastern Europe

The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival kicks off on Thursday with a martial arts epic from Hong Kong. The festival's director says this year's selection pays particularly close attention to women, indigenous peoples and life in Eastern Europe.
Workers mount temporary roofage in front of the Berlinale Palace, where 19 films will be competing for the top prize, the Golden Bear.

Workers mount temporary roofage in front of the Berlinale Palace, where 19 films will be competing for the top prize, the Golden Bear.

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Photo Gallery: The Stars Head for Berlin
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Photo Gallery: The Stars Head for Berlin

Photo Gallery: Meet the Jury
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Photo Gallery: Meet the Jury

Photo Gallery: Berlinale Honors Claude Lanzmann
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Photo Gallery: Berlinale Honors Claude Lanzmann

Photo Gallery: Europe's Rising Film Stars
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Photo Gallery: Europe's Rising Film Stars