Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2008


Jan 18, 2008:
Berlinale Competition 2008 Complete: Eight More Films

The Competition programme of the 58th Berlin International Film Festival is complete. In addition to the 18 titles already announced (press releases: Dec. 10, 2007, Jan. 9 and 15, 2008), the final eight Competition titles have been confirmed. The selection now includes the following production countries: Belgium, Germany, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Poland, Israel, Canada, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China, as well as Hong Kong, China.

The Competition programme is presenting 18 world premieres.

Ballast USA – International Premiere

by Lance Hammer (Berlinale Talent Campus 2004)

with Micheal J. Smith, Jim Myron Ross, Tarra Riggs

Bam gua Nat (Night and Day) Republic of Korea – World Premiere

by Hong Sangsoo (Woman on the Beach, Panorama 2007)

with Kim Youngho, Park Eunhye, Hwang Soojung

Closing Film:

Be Kind Rewind USA – International Premiere (Out of competition)

by Michel Gondry (The Science of Sleep, Competition 2006)

with Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz

Fireflies in the Garden USA – World Premiere (Out of competition)

by Dennis Lee

with Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson

Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (I’ve Loved You So Long) France/Germany – World Premiere

by Philippe Claudel

with Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grevill

Musta Jaä (Black Ice) Finland/Germany - International Premiere

by Petri Kotwica

with Outi Mäenpää, Ria Kataja, Martti Suosala, Ville Virtanen

The Other Boleyn Girl USA/Great Britain – World Premiere (Out of competition)

by Justin Chadwick

with Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana

Avaze Gonjeshk-ha (The Song of Sparrows) Iran – World Premiere

by Majid Majidi (The Colour of Paradise, Kinderfilmfest/14plus 2000)

with Reza Najie, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan, Hossein Aghazi

Press Office

January 18, 2008