05 Feb '12, 12pm

Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Robert Pattinson, Antonio Banderas and Christian Bale are due in town...

Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Robert Pattinson, Antonio Banderas and Christian Bale are due in town...

BERLIN - The Arab Spring uprisings and political turmoil in the West will dominate the 62nd Berlin film festival starting Thursday, as Hollywood royalty sprinkles stardust in the frigid German capital. Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Robert Pattinson, Antonio Banderas and Christian Bale are due in town to present new films at the first major European festival of the year, and arguably its most topical. "Farewell My Queen", a drama starring Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette on the eve of the French Revolution and told from the point of view of the underclass - a kind of "Occupy Versailles" - will set the tone for 11 days of world premieres. "There is a clear theme running through the Berlinale this year and that is upheaval," festival director Dieter Kosslick told reporters as he unveiled the line-up featuring nearly 400 films. "A lot of stories are seen from the ...

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