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Feb 10, 2010:
A Dazzling Opening Night for 60th Berlinale

With the world premiere of the film Tuan Yuan by Wang Quan’an, the 60th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 11, 2010 in the presence of the director and the actors Lisa Lu, Ling Feng, Monica Mo and Jin Na.

In the presence of Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann and Governing Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Jury President Werner Herzog. The event will be broadcast live on television by ZDF/3sat. Music for the gala will be provided by Max Raabe & Palast Orchester, Anke Engelke will host the evening.

Other celebrities expected to attend the event include:

Maren Ade, Mario Adorf, Marie Bäumer, Bibiana Beglau, Iris Berben, Oliver Berben, Senta Berger, Sebastian Blomberg, Hans-Christoph Blumenberg, Hark Bohm, Claus Boje, Matthias Brandt, Alice Brauner, Artur Brauner, Thomas Brussig, Detlev Buck, Inga Busch, Pepe Danquart, Heikko Deutschmann, August Diehl, Doris Dörrie, Andreas Dresen, Bernd Eichinger, Hannelore Elsner, Benno Fürmann, Florian Gallenberger, Martina Gedeck, Matthias Glasner, Valeska Grisebach, Nina Grosse, Michael Gwisdek, Fritzi Haberlandt, Cosma Shiva Hagen, Corinna Harfouch, Reinhard Hauff, Karoline Herfurth, Hannah Herzsprung, Henry Hübchen, Sandra Hüller, Hermine Huntgeburth, Hannes Jaenicke, Vanessa Jopp, Sibel Kekilli, Burghart Klaußner, Sebastian Koch, Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Nicolette Krebitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Marco Kreuzpaintner, Joachim Król, David Kross, Günter Lamprecht, Gudrun Landgrebe, Dani Levy, Peter Lohmeyer, Anna Loos-Liefers, Florian Lukas, Heike Makatsch, Dagmar Manzel, Eva Mattes, Sunnyi Melles, Birgit Minichmayr, Ursela Monn, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Noethen, Jana Pallaske, Christiane Paul, Franziska Petri, Christian Petzold, Rosa von Praunheim, Jürgen Prochnow, Katja Riemann, Oskar Roehler, Armin Rohde, Otto Sander, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Katrin Saß, Tom Schilling, Christoph Schlingensief, Volker Schlöndorff, Hans-Christian Schmid, Maria Schrader, Jessica Schwarz, Robert Stadlober, Hans Steinbichler, Hannes Stöhr, Lena Stolze, Barbara Sukowa, Jasmin Tabatabai, Rudolf Thome, Sabine Timoteo, Jördis Triebel, Tom Tykwer, Nadja Uhl, Christian Ulmen, Idil Üner, Andres Veiel, Michael Verhoeven, Joseph Vilsmaier, Jürgen Vogel, Hans Weingartner, Wim Wenders, Sönke Wortmann, Mennan Yapo, Bettina Zimmermann and Hanns Zischler.

A number of prominent German politicians have also announced they will attend. This includes President of the Berlin House of Representatives Walter Momper and the former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer.

The 60th Berlin International Film Festival will close February 21, 2010. The award ceremony will take place on February 20, 2010

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February 10, 2010