The Berlin International Film Festival has announced 22 films to screen as part of the 2010 Berlinale Special program, including 12 world premieres. The program presents recent works by contemporary filmmakers and re-screens historical works. Titles this year include Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis,” and the world premieres of Doris Dörrie’s (“Cherry Blossoms”) “Die Friseuse” (“The Hairdresser”) and Hans-Christoph Blumenberg and Alfred Holighaus’ documentary “Spur der Bären” (“Trace of the Bears”). For more information on the Berlinale Special program, visit the festival’s website.
In addition, the festival has also announced the schedule for its Berlinale Talent Campus #8. The three panels are: “Cinema Unlimited – Intercontinental Connections,” which brings together four directors from different continents, “The Indie Filmmakers Guide to Cross Media,” and “In the Limelight: Claire Denis,” in which the director will discuss her work. Visit the festival’s website for more on the Berlin Talent Campus.
The 2010 Berlin International Film Festival takes place February 11 to 21. indieWIRE has the complete list of previously announced competition films, opening and closing films, and Panorama section titles. [Andy Lauer]