The documentary feature Exit Through the Gift Shop (Great Britain) by British street artist Banksy completes the Competition programme of the 60th Berlinale. His debut film, says the artist, is “a film about a man who tried to make a film about me.” Exit Through the Gift Shop will be screening out of competition.
In the Competition of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, 26 films will screen, of which 20 will compete for the Golden Bear and Silver Bears. 18 films are celebrating their world premieres in the Competition of the 60th Berlinale; a total of 18 countries are participating.
In Memory of Eric Rohmer
In memory of recently deceased director Eric Rohmer, Pauline à la Plage (Pauline at the Beach) - which won the Silver Bear for Best Director in 1983 - will be screened in this year’s Berlinale Special. With this film, and La collectionneuse (The Collector, Silver Bear, 1967), Conte d’hiver (A Winter’s Tale, 1992) and Triple Agent (2004), Eric Rohmer participated in the Competition of the Berlinale four times.
At 7:30 pm on February 19, the Culinary Cinema will celebrate the 80th birthday of Günter Lamprecht by screening Das Brot des Bäckers (Baker’s Bread) by Erwin Keusch (1976). Following the film, the audience will be served large rolls baked by Berlin’s best bakers, Peter Klann (Soluna) and Heinz Weichardt.
As of today, the complete programme of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival as well as the press file is available online at: www.berlinale.de
February 1, 2010