Eight films have been added to the roster of titles screening in the Competition section for the upcoming Berlinale (February 8 - 18, 2007), the Berlin International Film Festival. On the list are Stefan Ruzowitzky's German-Austrian co-production "Die Faelscher" (The Counterfeiter), Jacques Rivette's "Ne touchez pas la hache" (Don't Touch the Axe) and Andre Techine's "Les Temoins" (The Witnesses) from France, Gregory Nava's "Bordertown" from the U.S. (starring Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas, Maya Zapata, and Martin Sheen), Saverio Costanzo's "Memoria di me (In Memory of Myself) from Italy and, from the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, Jiri Menzel's "Obsluhoval jsem anglickeho krale" (I Served the King of England). Out of competition films added to the lineup include Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers" and "The Walker" from festival jury president Paul Schrader. In a statement, festival director Dieter Kosslick said in a statement, "We have succeeded in getting films by important directors of international cinema to come to Berlin. We are equally delighted by the work of young filmmakers, whose stories and ways of telling them we think is important to present to a big audience."
By Indiewire | Indiewire January 15, 2007 at 5:26AM