Main line-up of Berlin film festival launched

Main line-up of Berlin film festival launched

BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
Main line-up of Berlin film festival launched

French-Spanish film ‘Farewell My Queen,’ starring Diane Kruger, will be the opening film of the 62nd Berlinale and will compete for the festival’s grand award.

Organizers of the 62nd Berlinale on Jan. 31 unveiled the complete line-up of the first major European film festival of the year with 23 productions screening in the main showcase.

Eighteen pictures will vie for the Golden Bear top prize at the event running Feb. 9 to 19, with a jury led by British director Mike Leigh selecting the winner. All the competition entries are world premieres.
Following is the complete list including the English title, director and countries where the films were produced:

v“Barbara,” Christian Petzold. (Germany)
v“Bel Ami,” Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod and starring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Christina Ricci. Britain (out of competition)
v“Caesar Must Die” (Cesare deve morire), Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. (Italy)
v“Captive,” Brillante Mendoza and starring Isabelle Huppert. (France/Philippines/Germany/Britain)
v“Childish Games” (Dictado), Antonio Chavarrias. (Spain)
v“Coming Home” (A moi seule), Frederic Videau. (France)
v“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” Stephen Daldry and starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. (US - out of competition)
v“Farewell My Queen” (Les adieux a la Reine), Benoit Jacquot, starring Diane Kruger, (France/Spain)
v“The Flowers Of War” (Jin ling Shi San Chai), Zhang Yimou and starring Christian Bale. (China)
v“Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate,” Hark Tsui. (Hong Kong/China - out of competition)
v“Home For The Weekend,” Hans-Christian Schmid. (Germany)
v“Jayne Mansfield’s Car,” Billy Bob Thornton and starring Thornton, Robert Duvall, John Hurt and Kevin Bacon. (Russia/US)
v“Just The Wind” (Csak a szel), Bence Fliegauf. (Hungary/Germany/France)
v“Mercy” (Gnade), Matthias Glasner. (Germany/Norway)
v“Meteora,” Spiros Stathoulopoulos. (Germany/Greece)
v“Postcards From The Zoo” (Kebun binatang), Edwin. (Indonesia/Germany/Hong Kong/China)
v“A Royal Affair” (En Kongelig Affaere), Nikolaj Arcel. (Denmark/Czech Republic/Germany/Sweden)
v“Shadow Dancer,” James Marsh and starring Clive Owen. (Britain/Ireland - out of competition)
v“Sister” (L’enfant d’en haut), Ursula Meier. (Switzerland/France)
v“Tabu,” Miguel Gomes. (Portugal/Germany/Brazil/France)
v“Tey” (Aujourd’hui), Alain Gomis. (France/Senegal)
v“War Witch” (Rebelle), Kim Nguyen. (Canada)
v“White Deer Plain” (Bai lu yuan), Wang Quan’an. (China)