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iW NEWS | Berlinale Adds Nine to 2008 Competition

iW NEWS | Berlinale Adds Nine to 2008 Competition

Nine titles have been added to the Berlinale line up, competing for the festival’s Golden and Silver Bear Awards. Joining the eight titles previously announced are: “Feuerherz” (Heart of Fire) by Luigi Falomi, based on the bestselling novel by Senait Mehan; “Julia” by Erick Zonca starring Tilda Swinton; “Lady Jane” by Robert Guediguian; “Caos calmo” (Quiet Chaos) by Antonello Grimaldi (International premiere); “Happy-Go-Lucky” by Mike Leigh; “Restless” by Amos Kollek; “Elegy” by Isabel Coixet, starring Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley and Dennis Hopper; “Sparrow” by Johnnie To; and “Kabei” by Japanese filmmaker Yoji Yamada (International premiere). The 2008 Berlin International Film Festival takes place February 7 – 17 in the German capital. [Brian Brooks]

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