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Berlin Film Festival features new Anderson, Clooney movies with Chinese, global offerings

Dieter Kosslick, director of the International Film Festival Berlin, the Berlinale, poses for media prior to the annual program press conference in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The 64. Berlinale will take place at the German capital from Thursday, Feb. 6, until Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 28, 2014 - 3:57 AM

BERLIN - This year's Berlin International Film Festival brings together new movies from directors Wes Anderson and George Clooney with a strong contingent of films from China.

Organizers of the "Berlinale," the first of the year's major European film festivals, presented the lineup Tuesday for the Feb. 6-16 event. It centres on an official competition program of 23 movies, 20 of them running for the top Golden Bear award.

Festival director Dieter Kosslick says the event has "a program that in part looks backward in various ways." It opens with Anderson's new movie, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," set at a European hotel in the 1920s. The festival also features Clooney's World War II drama, "The Monuments Men."

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