Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2010


Jan 20, 2010:
More Titles for the Competition of the 60th Berlinale Confirmed

26 films will participate in the Competition programme of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. In addition to the seven titles announced earlier (see press releases from December 15, 2009), a further 18 films have now been confirmed. These include productions from Argentina, Austria, Denmark, Germany, France, Great Britain, Japan, Norway, People´s Republic of China, Romania, Russian Federation, Sweden and USA.

The complete programme will be presented on February 1, 2010.

These films will celebrate their world premiere or international premiere in the Competition of the 60th Berlinale:

Caterpillar Japan

By Koji Wakamatsu (Secrets Behind The Wall, Sex Jack, Go Go Second Time Virgin, Ecstasy of the Angels, United Red Army)

With Shinobu Terajima, Shima Ohnishi

World Premiere

En Familie (A Family) Denmark

By Pernille Fischer Christensen (En soap, Silver Bear 2006, Dansen)

With Jesper Christensen, Lene Maria Christensen, Pilou Asbæk , Anne

Louise Hassing

World Premiere

En ganske snill mann (A Somewhat Gentle Man) Norway

By Hans Petter Moland (The Beautiful Country, Aberdeen, Gymnaslærer Pedersen)

With Stellan Skarsgård, Jannike Kruse Jåtog, Jan Gunnar Røise

World Premiere

Eu când vreau sa fluier, fluier (If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle) Romania/Sweden

By Florin Serban – debut film

With George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Clara Voda, Mihai Constantin

World Premiere

Greenberg USA

By Noah Baumbach (Margot at the Wedding, The Squid and the Whale, Mr. Jealousy)

With Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Jason Leigh

World Premiere

Howl USA

By Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman (Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, The Celluloid Closet, Paragraph 175)

With James Franco, Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker

International Premiere

Jud Süß - Film ohne Gewissen Austria/Germany

By Oskar Roehler (The Elementary Particles, Angst, No Place to Go)

With Tobias Moretti, Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Justus von Dohnanyi, Armin Rohde

World Premiere

Kak ya provel etim letom (How I Ended This Summer) Russian Federation

By Alexei Popogrebsky (Prostye veshchi – Simple Things, Koktebel - Roads to Koktebel)

With Grigory Dobrygin, Sergei Puskepalis

World Premiere

Mammuth France

By Benoît Delépine, Gustave de Kervern (Aaltra, Louise-Michel)

With Gérard Depardieu, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Adjani, Miss Ming

World Premiere

Otouto (About Her Brother) Japan – Closing Film

By Yoji Yamada (Kabei, Love and Honor)

With Sayuri Yoshinaga, Tsurube Shofukutei, Yu Aoi, Ryo Kase

International Premiere / Out of Competition

Please Give USA

By Nicole Holofcener (Walking and Talking, Lovely & Amazing, Friends with Money)

With Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Sarah Steele, Ann Guilbert

International Premiere / Out of Competition

Rompecabezas (Puzzle) Argentina/France

By Natalia Smirnoff – debut film

With Maria Onetto, Gabriel Goity, Arturo Goetz, Henny Trailes

World Premiere

San qiang pai an jing qi (A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop) People´s Republic of China

By Zhang Yimou (Hong gao liang – Red Sorghum, Wo de fu qin mu qin – The Road Home, Ying xiong – Hero)

With Sun Honglei, Xiao Shenyang, Yan Ni

International Premiere

Shahada Germany

By Burhan Qurbani – debut film

With Maryam Zaree, Carlo Ljubek, Jeremias Acheampong, Sergej Moya

World Premiere

Submarino Denmark

By Thomas Vinterberg (Festen, Dear Wendy, It’s All About Love)

With Jakob Cedergren, Peter Plaugborg, Patricia Schumann, Gustav Fischer Kjærulff, Morten Rose

World Premiere

The Kids Are All Right USA/France

By Lisa Cholodenko (Dinner Party, High Art, Laurel Canyon, Cavedweller)

With Julianne Moore, Annette Benning, Mark Ruffalo

International Premiere / Out of Competition

The Killer Inside Me USA/Great Britain

By Michael Winterbottom (The Road to Guantanamo, In This World, A Mighty Heart)

With Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson

International Premiere

Tuan Yuan (Apart Together) Volksrepublik China – Opening Film

By Wang Quan’an (Tuya's Marriage, Golden Bear 2007)

With Lisa Lu, Ling Feng, Xu Caigen, Monica Mo, Ma Xiaoqing

World Premiere

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January 20, 2010