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BEL AMI, SHADOW DANCER, A ROYAL AFFAIR, FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE: Berlinale 2012

Andrea Riseborough, Shadow Dancer, James Marsh
Andrea Riseborough in James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer

Robert Pattinson/BEL AMI, Michael Fassbender/HAYWIRE: Berlin Film Festival 2012

Below is the list of the latest movie additions to the Berlin Film Festival’s Official Competition line-up:

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

Bel Ami, Great Britain. By Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod (feature debut). With Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Breaking Dawn Part 2, Eclipse, New Moon, Twilight, Remember Me, Water for Elephants, Cosmopolis), Uma Thurman (Henry & June, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Gattaca, Playing the Field), Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient, Dans la maison, Sarah’s Key, Love Crime, Nowhere Boy, Tell No One, Gosford Park, The Horse Whisperer, Mission: Impossible), Christina Ricci (Speed Racer, Fear and the Loathing in Las Vegas, The Opposite of Sex, Black Snake Moan, Monster, The Man Who Cried). 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 (The Three Musketeers, Clash of the Titans, Valhalla Rising, Casino Royale, After the Wedding, Adam’s Apples), 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 (The Expendables, The Expendables 2, Kiss of the Dragon, Fearless, Hero), Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Kwai Lun Mei. European premiere / out of competition - 3D.

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

Shadow Dancer. Great Britain / Ireland. By James Marsh (Project Nim, The King, Man on Wire). With Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Killer Elite, The Boys Are Back, Inside Man, Sin City), Andrea Riseborough (Never Let Me Go, Made in Dagenham, Brighton Rock, E.W., Happy-Go-Lucky), Gillian Anderson (Boogie Woogie, Johnny English Reborn, The X Files: I Want to Believe, The Last King of Scotland, The House of Mirth). European premiere / out of competition.

Special screening in the Berlinale Palast: Haywire. USA. By Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Traffic, Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Kafka). With Gina Carano (Blood and Bone), Ewan McGregor (Beginners, Moulin Rouge!, The Ghost Writer, Angels & Demons, Trainspotting, Revenge of the Sith), Michael Fassbender (A Dangerous Method, Shame, X-Men: First Class, Jane Eyre, Prometheus, Inglourious Basterds, Hunger), Channing Tatum (Public Enemies, Dear John, The Eagle, Magic Mikes, The Dilemma, 21 Jump Street). German premiere.

Below is the list of previously announced titles screening at the Berlinale 2012. Note the following abbreviations: WP = World Premiere, IP = International Premiere, EP = European Premiere:

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

Andrea Riseborough / Shadow Dancer photo: BBC Films

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