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Stones film opens Berlin festival
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Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese are also working on another film
Director Martin Scorsese's documentary about the Rolling Stones, Shine A Light, has been chosen to open next month's Berlin Film Festival.

The movie features coverage of two concerts, rare archive and behind-the-scenes footage.

"We are extremely excited to have the world premiere of this magnificent film as our opening gala," said festival director Dieter Kosslick.

Scorsese and the band are both expected to make appearances at the festival.

The film is screening out of competition at the 10-day festival, which is also featuring Madonna's debut movie as a director, Filth and Wisdom.

Last year it was announced that Scorsese would direct The Long Play, a film produced by Mick Jagger about two friends and their lives in rock music.

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