Feb 06 - Wes Anderson's star-studded film ''The Grand Budapest Hotel'' kicks off the 64th Berlin Film Festival. Bob Mezan reports.
The world premiere of Wes Anderson's star-studded film "The Grand Budapest Hotel" kicked off the 64th Berlin International Film Festival on Thursday (February 6). The film stars Ralph Fiennes as a famous concierge who woos octogenarian widows at a Central European hotel in the 1930s. In addition to Fiennes, the movie stars Tilda Swinton, Ed Norton, and Bill Murray - who enjoyed a beverage on the red carpet before greeting throngs of fans and media. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is one of 23 movies in competition for the festival's Golden Bear trophy which will be awarded on February 15. The festival will also pay tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman - who died earlier this week - with a special screening of "Capote."