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Berlinale 2012. Competition Adds 7 Titles

New films by Frédéric Videau, Tsui Hark, James Marsh, Kim Nguyen and more.
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It's been a good week for festival news junkies. Sundance has opened, Rotterdam's full schedule is now online, Cannes has named Nanni Moretti as President of the Jury for the 65th edition in May, and the Berlinale's been rolling out lineup after lineup. Today's addition: "With seven more films, the Competition program of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is nearing completion. To date it includes 22 films, of which 17 are vying for the Golden and Silver Bears. 18 films will celebrate their world premieres in the Competition of the Berlinale 2012."

So, the story so far:

À moi seule (Coming Home). France. By Frédéric Videau (Le fils de Jean-Claude Videau, Variéte Francaise). With Agathe Bonitzer and Reda Kateb. World premiere.

Bel Ami. Great Britain. By Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod (feature debut). With Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci. World premiere / Out of Competition.

En kongelig affære (A Royal Affair). Denmark/Czech Republic/Germany/Sweden. By Nikolaj Arcel (Islands of Lost Souls, Sandheden om mænd, Königspatience – Intrige im Parlament). With Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard. World premiere.

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. Hong Kong, China. By Hark Tsui (Once Upon a Time in China, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, Time and Tide). With Jet Li, Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Kwai Lun Mei. European premiere / Out of Competition – 3D. Leads the nominations for the Asian Film Awards.

Rebelle. Canada. By Kim Nguyen (La citė, Truffe, Le Marais). With Rachel Mwanza, Alain Bastien and Serge Kanyinda. World premiere.

Shadow Dancer. Great Britain/Ireland. By James Marsh (Project Nim, The King, Man on Wire). With Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough and Gillian Anderson. European premiere / Out of Competition

Special screening in the Berlinale Palast: Steven Soderbergh's Haywire. Today's roundup.

Films already announced:

Aujourd'hui by Alain Gomis, France/Senegal - WP
Barbara by Christian Petzold, Germany - WP
Captive by Brillante Mendoza, France/Philippines/Germany/Great Britain - WP
Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die) by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy - WP
Csak a szél (Just the Wind) by Bence Fliegauf, Hungary/Germany/France - WP
Dictado (Childish Games) by Antonio Chavarrías, Spain - WP
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Stephen Daldry, USA – IP (out of competition)
Gnade (Mercy) by Matthias Glasner, Germany/Norway - WP
Jayne Mansfield’s Car by Billy Bob Thornton, Russian Federation/USA - WP
Jin líng Shí San Chai (The Flowers of War) by Zhang Yimou, People’s Republic of China – EP (out of competition)
Kebun binatang (Postcards from the Zoo) by Edwin, Indonesia/Germany/Hong Kong, China - WP
L'enfant d'en haut (Sister) by Ursula Meier, Switzerland/France - WP
Les adieux à la reine by Benoît Jacquot, France/Spain - WP
Metéora (Meteora) by Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Germany/Greece - WP
Tabu by Miguel Gomes, Portugal/Germany/Brazil/ France - WP
Was bleibt (Home for the Weekend) by Hans-Christian Schmid, Germany - WP

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