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Banksy film to screen at Berlin Film Festival

Exit Through The Gift Shop
Banksy is hidden in shadow for the documentary

Banksy documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop is to screen out of competition at the Berlin Film Festival later this month.

The film, which features the elusive artist hidden in shadow, chronicles Banksy's friendship with French videographer Thierry Guetta.

It is the first time Banksy has spoken on camera, although he speaks through a voice modifier for the documentary.

The film will be released in the UK on 5 March.

Narrated by Notting Hill actor Rhys Ifans, Exit Through The Gift Shop recounts Guetta's desire to become a street artist himself under the pseudonym Mr Brainwash.

"It's the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable, and failed," Banksy said of the documentary.

The film received a warm reception when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week.

Banksy has gained an international following for his graffiti and exhibitions, the latest of which drew 300,000 visitors in Bristol.

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