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Scorsese and DiCaprio visit Berlin film festival

Director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio have worked together on four major films during the past decade.
Director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio have worked together on four major films during the past decade.
Joel Ryan, Associated Press

BERLIN — Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio celebrated nearly a decade working together as they presented the director's latest film, "Shutter Island," at the Berlin film festival Saturday.

Based on a novel by "Mystic River" author Dennis Lehane, the 1950s psychological thriller is the fourth film pairing Scorsese with DiCaprio, after "Gangs of New York" (2002), "The Aviator" (2004) and the Oscar-winning "The Departed" (2006).

"Each experience has been unique. It's been a progression, now it's been 10 years," DiCaprio, 35, said at a news conference with the director as their new film premiered out of competition in Berlin.

The two heaped praise on one another, with DiCaprio saying "the biggest gift that he's given me is an appreciation for cinema and cinema's history, and an entirely new perspective on my view of this art form."