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Berlinale Announces 2012 Competition Slate; Billy Bob Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' to Premiere

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire January 9, 2012 at 10:25AM

The 2012 Berlinale has announced ten additional films as part of its Competition lineup, including Billy Bob Thornton's "Jayne Mansfield's Car." In addition, Angelina Jolie's directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey" will screen as a Berlinale Special screening.
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Film District Angelina Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Honey."

The 2012 Berlinale has announced ten additional films as part of its Competition lineup, including Billy Bob Thornton's "Jayne Mansfield's Car." In addition, Angelina Jolie's directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey" will screen as a Berlinale Special screening.

The ten films announced today join the ten announced in December and the opening night film "Farewell My Queen" from Benoit Jacquot to round out the festival's competition slate.

The ten competition titles announced today:

"Aujourd´hui" France/Senegal By Alain Gomis (L´Afrance, Andalucia)
With Saül Williams, Aïssa Maïga, Djolof M'bengue
World premiere

"Barbara Germany" By Christian Petzold (Yella, Jerichow, Dreileben)
With Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld
World premiere

"Cesare deve morire" (Caesar Must Die) Italy By Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (Padre padrone, La notte di San Lorenzo, La masseria delle allodole, San Michele aveva un gallo)
With Fabio Cavalli, Salvatore Striano
World premiere

"Gnade" Germany/Norway By Matthias Glasner (The Free Will, Sexy Sadie)
With Jürgen Vogel, Birgit Minichmayr, Henry Stange
World premiere

"Jayne Mansfield’s Car" Russian Federation/USA By Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade, The King of Luck, All the pretty Horses)
With Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon
World premiere

"L´enfant d´en haut" (Sister) Switzerland/France By Ursula Meier (Tous à table, Des épaules solides, Home)
With Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Gillian Anderson, Martin Compston
World premiere

"Metéora" (Meteora) Germany/Greece By Spiros Stathoulopoulos (PVC-1) 
With Theo Alexander, Tamila Koulieva
World premiere

"Tabu" Portugal/Germany/Brazil/France By Miguel Gomes (The Face You Deserve, Our Beloved Month Of August)
With Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral, Ana Moreira, Carloto Cotta
World premiere

"Csak a szél" (Just The Wind) Hungary/Germany/France By Benedek Fliegauf (Dealer, Rengeteg, Tejút, Womb)
With Lajos Sárkány, Katalin Toldi, Gyöngyi Lendvai, Géza Jungwirth
World premiere

"Was bleibt" (Home For The Weekend) Germany By Hans-Christian Schmid (Storm, Requiem, Distant Lights)
With Lars Eidinger, Corinna Harfouch, Sebastian Zimmler, Ernst Stötzner
World premiere

Berlinale Special
"In The Land Of Blood And Honey" USA By Angelina Jolie (directorial debut)
With Zana Marjanović, Goran Kostić, Rade Šrbedžija, Vanesa Glodjo
German premiere

This article is related to: Lineups, Berlin International Film Festival, In The Land of Blood and Honey