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The Berlin Film Festival will take part in this month’s Frankfurt Book Fair for the first time, in a forum highlighting adaptations of literature.

The fair and fest pacted at Febru-ary’s Berlinale to help get books made into movies.

At the Oct. 19-23 fair, the Berlinale will host a discussion and a workshop with film journalist Peter Cowie, exploring cooperation between the two industries.

Film producers will be able to meet one-on-one with international publish-ers and agents.

Also, four adaptations shown at this year’s Berlinale will be screened: author Mikael Niemi’s “Popularmusik fran Vittutla,” Georges-Marc Benamou’s “The Last Mitterand,” Walter Kirn’s “Thumbsucker” and Patrick McGrath’s “Asylum.”

The book fair will be a participant at the Berlinale’s European Film Market and Co-Production Market.

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