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Berlinale Announces Dozens of New Titles Including Work From Ken Loach, James Franco, Michael Winterbottom and Jane Campion

Berlinale Announces Dozens of New Titles Including Work From Ken Loach, James Franco, Michael Winterbottom and Jane Campion

The Berlin International Film Festival — which kicks off February 7th — has added a slew of new titles to its Panorama and Berlinale Special programs, including new work form Ken Loach, James Franco, Michael Winterbottom, Shane Carruth, Giuseppe Tornatore and Jane Campion.

Many of them having their international premieres after debuting at Sundance (a notable exception being Ken Loach’s doc about post-war Britain and tracks the birth of a new socialism, a world premiere), the newly announced films helped complete the Panorama’s narrative film program, which previously was announced to include new work from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Noah Baumbach and Felix van Groeningen.

Here is the list of newly announced titles. The Berlinale runs February 7-17, 2012.

Panorama fictional films
Boven is het stil (It’s all so Quiet) – Netherlands/Germany
By Nanouk Leopold
With Jeroen Willems, Henri Garcin, Wim Opbrouck, Martijn Lakemeier
World Premiere
Concussion – USA
By Stacie Passon
With Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Emily Kinney, Daniel London, Ben Shenkman
International Premiere
Flores Raras (Reaching for the Moon AKA: The Art of Loosing) – Brazil
By Bruno Barreto
With Miranda Otto, Gloria Pires, Tracy Middendorf
World Premiere
Hayatboyu (Lifelong) – Germany
By Asli Ozge
With Defne Halman, Hakan Çimenser
World Premiere
Interior. Leather Bar. – USA
By Travis Mathews, James Franco
With Val Lauren, Christian Patrick, James Franco
International Premiere
Kai PO Che – India
By Abhishek Kapoor
With Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar, Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri
World Premiere
Burn it up Djassa – Ivory Coast/France
By Lonesome Solo
With Abdoul Karim Konaté, Adelaïde Ouattara, Mamadou Diomandé, Souleymane Bamba
European Premiere
Lose Your Head – Germany
By Stefan Westerwelle, Patrick Schuckmann
With Fernando Tielve, Marko Mandić, Sesede Terziyan, Stavros Yagulis, Samia Chancrin
World Premiere
Maladies – USA
By Carter
With James Franco, Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Fallon Goodson, Vince Jolivette
World Premiere
Mes séances de lutte – France
By Jacques Doillon
With Sara Forestier, James Thiérrée
World Premiere
Soğuk (Cold) – Turkey
By Uğur Yücel
With Cenk Alibeyoğlu, A. Rıfat Şungar, Valeria Skorohodova, Yulia Vaniukova, Yulia Erenler, Şebnem Bozoklu, Ezgi Mola
World Premiere
Something in the Way – Indonesia
By Teddy Soeriaatmadja
With Reza Rahadian, Ratu Felisha, Verdi Solaiman
World Premiere
Upstream Color – USA
By Shane Carruth
With Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins, Kathy Carruth
International Premiere
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? – Taiwan
By Arvin Chen
With Richie Jen, Mavis Fan, Stone, Kimi Hsia, Lawrence Ko
World Premiere
Workers – Mexico/Germany
By José Luis Valle González
With Susana Salazar, Jesús Padilla
World Premiere
Youth – Israel/Germany
By Tom Shoval
With Eitan Cunio, David Cunio, Moshe Ivgy, Gita Amely, Shirili Deshe
World Premiere
Panorama special screening – Heiner Carow Prize

Die Legende von Paul und Paula (The Legend of Paul and Paula) – Germany
By Heiner Carow
Panorama short supporting films

After Hours – Germany
By Steffen Köhn
World Premiere
Jury – Republic of Korea
By Kim Dongho
With Ahn Sung-ki, Kang Soo-yeon, Jung In-ki, Tony Rayns
International Premiere
Two Girls Against the Rain – Cambodia
By Sao Sopheak
European Premiere
Panorama films announced in the previous press release:
Baek Ya (White Night) by Hee-il LeeSong, Republic of Korea – EP
Behind the Camera by E J-Yong, Republic of Korea – IP
Chemi sabnis naketsi (A Fold in my Blanket) by Zaza Rusadze, Georgia – WP
Deshora (Belated) by Barbara Sarasola-Day, Argentina/Columbia/Norway -WP
Don Jon’s Addiction by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, USA – IP
Frances Ha by Noah Baumbach, USA – EP
Habi, la extranjera (Habi, the Foreigner) by María Florencia Alvarez, Argentina/Brazil – WP
Inch’Allah by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, Canada – IP
Kashi-ggot (Fatal) by Don-ku Lee, Republic of Korea – EP
La Piscina (The Swimming Pool) by Carlos Machado Quintela, Cuba/Venezuela – IP
Lovelace by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, USA – IP
Meine Schwestern (My Sisters) by Lars Kraume, Germany – WP
Rock the Casbah by Yariv Horowitz, Israel – IP
Tanta Agua (So Much Water) by Ana Guevara Pose, Leticia Jorge Romero, Uruguay/Mexico/Netherlands/Germany – WP
The Broken Circle Breakdown by Felix van Groeningen, Belgium – IP
(WP = World Premiere, IP = International Premiere, EP = European Premiere)

Berlinale Special Galas at the Friedrichstadt-Palast
The Best Offer  
By Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso, Malèna, Baarìa)
With Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland
International Premiere
The Look of Love
Great Britain
By Michael Winterbottom (In This World, The Road to Guantanamo, 24 Hour Party People)
With Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, Tamsin Egerton
European Premiere
Les Misérables  
Great Britain
By Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)
With Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen
German Premiere
Tokyo Kazoku (Tokyo Family)
By Yoji Yamada (About Her Brother, KABEI – Our Mother, The Twilight Samurai)
With Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yu Aoi, Yui Natsukawa, Masahiko Nishimura, Tomoko Nakajima, Shozo Hayashiya
International Premiere

Berlinale Special at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Assistance Mortelle (Fatal Assistance) – documentary
By Raoul Peck (Moloch Tropical)
World Premiere
Gold – Du kannst mehr als Du denkst (Gold – You Can Do More Than You Think) – documentary
By Michael Hammon
World Premiere
Mein Weg nach Olympia (My Way to Olympia) – documentary
By Niko von Glasow
World Premiere
Top of the Lake
Australia/New Zealand
By Jane Campion (An Angel at My Table, The Piano, Bright Star), Garth Davis (Alice)
TV series
With Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Holly Hunter
European Premiere
The Spirit of ’45 – documentary
Great Britain
By Ken Loach (The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Looking for Eric, The Angels’ Share)
World Premiere
Unter Menschen (Redemption Impossible) – documentary
By Christian Rost, Claus Strigel
World Premiere

Berlinale Special at the Bundesplatz-Kino:
Berlin Ecke Bundesplatz – Bäckerei im Kiez  
By Hans-Georg Ullrich, Detlef Gumm
World Premiere
Berlin Ecke Bundesplatz – Feine Leute
By Hans-Georg Ullrich, Detlef Gumm
World Premiere
Berlin Ecke Bundesplatz – Schornsteinfegerglück
By Hans-Georg Ullrich, Detlef Gumm
World Premiere
Berlin Ecke Bundesplatz – Vater Mutter Kind
By Hans-Georg Ullrich, Detlef Gumm
World Premiere

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