Entertainment News Roundup: And the winner is... London rolls out red carpet for BAFTA Film Awards; Gael Garcia Bernal explores mind vs body in Berlinale sci-fi 'Another End' and more

Directed by Briton Christopher Nolan, "Oppenheimer", one of last year's highest-earning movies, has 13 nods at Britain's top movie honours, followed by sex-charged gothic comedy "Poor Things" starring Emma Stone, with 11. Berlin festival film finds love and loneliness in New York kitchen Director Alonso Ruizpalacios dug deep into his past to make "La Cocina", a frenetic look at the lives, loves and chaos surrounding the migrants who work in a restaurant on New York City's Times Square.


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Entertainment News Roundup: And the winner is... London rolls out red carpet for BAFTA Film Awards; Gael Garcia Bernal explores mind vs body in Berlinale sci-fi 'Another End' and more
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Gael Garcia Bernal explores mind vs body in Berlinale sci-fi 'Another End'

If it were possible to temporarily bring back the consciousness of a loved one who died, albeit in another person's body, to say good-bye one last time, would you do it? That's the question posed by director Piero Messina's new science fiction film "Another End," which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday night.

Wearing prosthetics for 'Different Man' was 'eye opening,' says star

Wearing facial prosthetics in public was key for Sebastian Stan, with superhero movie good looks, to get a better grasp of his character Edward's shifting identity in art house powerhouse A24's latest dark-yet-witty thriller "A Different Man." Edward - played by Stan - is offered a chance to take part in a drug trial to remove his facial disfigurement, only to fall into the chasm that opens when outward appearances change faster than someone's self-identity can keep pace with.

And the winner is... London rolls out red carpet for BAFTA Film Awards

Hollywood stars descend on London on Sunday for the annual BAFTA Film Awards, where U.S. historical drama "Oppenheimer", one of the highest-grossing films of 2023, leads nominations for Britain's top movie honours. The three-hour epic about the making of the atomic bomb during World War Two has 13 nods, including for the night's top prize - best film - which it is the current favourite to win.

BAFTA Film Awards: Will lead nominee 'Oppenheimer' be the big winner?

Historical drama "Oppenheimer" leads nominations for the BAFTA Film Awards in London this weekend, but will the movie about the making of the atomic bomb during World War Two, which has already picked up prizes elsewhere, be the winner on the night? Directed by Briton Christopher Nolan, "Oppenheimer", one of last year's highest-earning movies, has 13 nods at Britain's top movie honours, followed by sex-charged gothic comedy "Poor Things" starring Emma Stone, with 11.

Berlin festival film finds love and loneliness in New York kitchen

Director Alonso Ruizpalacios dug deep into his past to make "La Cocina", a frenetic look at the lives, loves and chaos surrounding the migrants who work in a restaurant on New York City's Times Square. The Mexican-U.S. drama, one of 20 films competing for the festival's Golden Bear top prize, was, he said, designed to show the fate of migrants, who, far from reaching a promised land after long and perilous journeys, often continued to live in a state of suspension.

Family of Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson seeks conservatorship for him

Two longtime associates of Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson have petitioned a court, at his family's behest, to place him under a conservatorship, asserting the musician is unable to care for himself following his wife's death in January. The petition, filed on Wednesday in the probate division of Los Angeles County Superior Court, asks that Wilson's publicist-manager, Jean Sievers, and his business manager, LeeAnn Hard, be appointed "co-conservators of his person."

At Berlinale, 'Hilde' shows Nazi resistance fighter's quiet strength

Hilde Coppi, slightly uptight and bookish, well-liked by her employers, does not fit the image of a heroic Nazi resistance fighter, which is precisely why director Andreas Dresen was drawn to her character for the new film "From Hilde, With Love." "(She is) someone who doesn't stride ahead with her fist held high but whose decency comes from the heart. And I think people like that are often overlooked. But they are very valuable," Dresen told Reuters ahead of the film's premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday.

Paul McCartney's stolen Beatles bass guitar found after 51 years

A stolen Hofner bass guitar belonging to Paul McCartney and used to record The Beatles' first two albums has been found and returned after 51 years following a global hunt. The guitar, dubbed the "most iconic lost musical instrument of all time" by the team behind the search, The Lost Bass Project, was used in Beatles singles including 1963 hits "She Loves You" and "All My Loving."

Iranian directors say 'forbidden' to join Berlin premiere

Empty chairs marked the absence of Iranian directors Maryam Moghaddam and Behtash Sanaeeha who should have presented "My Favourite Cake", a late-in-life romance of liberation from morality rules, at the Berlin Film Festival on Friday. "We are forbidden from joining you and watching a movie on the silver screen that is about love, about life, and also about freedom, a lost treasure in our country," the directors said in a statement read to journalists by lead actor Lily Farhadpour, who was able to attend the news conference alongside fellow star Esmail Mehrabi.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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