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Press Releases 2011

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Jan 21, 2011:
Berlinale Special 2011

As part of the Official Programme, this year’s Berlinale Special will be presenting recent works by contemporary filmmakers and film portraits of outstanding personalities. In memory of Italian director Mario Monicelli, who died this past November, the Berlinale will screen Il Marchese del Grillo, for which Monicelli won a Silver Bear in 1982.

In 2011 the main venues of this programme are the Kino International and the Friedrichstadtpalast, where the Berlinale Special Gala Screenings will be held.

Berlinale Special - Gala Screenings in the Friedrichstadtpalast

The King's Speech Great Britain / Australia

by Tom Hooper (The Damned United)

with Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce

German premiere

Late Bloomers France

by Julie Gavras (Blame it on Fidel)

with Isabella Rossellini, William Hurt, Joanna Lumley, Simon Callow

World premiere

Sing Your Song USA (documentary)

A film by Susanne Rostock about Harry Belafonte

International premiere

Zhao Shi Gu Er (Sacrifice) People’s Republic of China

by Chen Kaige (Mei Lanfang - Forever Enthralled, Wu Ji - The Promise)

with Ge You, Wang Xue Qi, Fan Bing Bing, Huang Xiao Ming

International premiere

Berlinale Special

Gianni e le donne (The Salt Of Life) Italy

by Gianni di Gregorio (Mid-August Lunch)

with Gianni di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis Bendoni, Alfonso Santagata, Aylin Prandi

International premiere

Escuchando al Juez Garzón Spain (documentary)

by Isabel Coixet (Elegy, My Life Without Me)

World premiere

In memoriam

Il Marchese del Grillo Italy/France (Silver Bear Best Director 1982)

by Mario Monicelli (Fathers and Sons, Caro Michele)

with Alberto Sordi, Caroline Berg, Andrea Bevilacqua

Toast Great Britain

by SJ Clarkson - feature debut

with Helena Bonham Carter, Ken Stott, Victoria Hamilton, Freddie Highmore

German premiere

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January 21, 2011

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