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Feb 07, 2007:
Glitz and Glamour at the Opening of the 57th Berlinale

The Opening Gala of the 57th Berlin International Film Festival will be held on February 8 in the Berlinale Palast at Potsdamer Platz. Again, the event will be broadcast live on television (ZDF/3sat). Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit and Jury President Paul Schrader. TV presenter Charlotte Roche will host the show. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Jan Delay and Joy Denalane. Following the introduction of the International Jury, this year’s opening film will be screened: the world premiere of La Vie en Rose by Olivier Dahan.

At 6:30 p.m., the invited guests will begin arriving at the red carpet out front of the Berlinale Palast. Olivier Dahan, the director of La Vie en Rose, as well as Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Emmanuelle Seigner and Jean Pierre Martins, the stars of the film, will also be attending this glamorous event.

Other illustrious guests expected to attend the Opening Gala include:

Michael Ballhaus, Marie Bäumer, Meret Becker, Wolfgang Becker, Bibiana Beglau, Iris Berben, Oliver Berben, Alfred Biolek, Moritz Bleibtreu, Hark Bohm, Claus Boje, Thomas Brussig, Detlev Buck, Eva Conradi, Pepe Danquart, Renan Demirkan, August Diehl, Helmut Dietl, Angelica Domröse, Doris Dörrie, Andreas Dresen, Bernd Eichinger, André Eisermann, Hannelore Elsner, Veronica Ferres, Katja Flint, Florian Gallenberger, Bruno Ganz, Martina Gedeck, Matthias Glasner, Vadim Glowna, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gwisdek, Corinna Harfouch, Thomas Heinze, Rebecca Horn, Dominique Horwitz, Nina Hoss, Henry Hübchen, Sandra Hüller, Hermine Huntgeburth, Hannes Jaenicke, Cherno Jobatey, Hellmuth Karasek, Romuald Karmakar, Sibel Kekilli, Herbert Knaup, Juliane Köhler, Nicolette Krebitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Joachim Król, Günter Lamprecht, Gudrun Landgrebe, Jan Josef Liefers, Peter Lohmeyer, Anna Loos, Sandra Maischberger, Dagmar Manzel, Eva Mattes, Sunnyi Melles, Barnaby Metschurat, Kaori Momoi, Jana Pallaske, Christiane Paul, Arthur Penn, Nina Petri, Christian Petzold, Franka Potente, Axel Prahl, Rosa von Praunheim, Oskar Roehler, Armin Rohde, Sophie Rois, Peter Rommel, Barbara Rudnik, Lars Rudolph, Stefan Ruzowitzky, Otto Sander, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Katrin Saß, Volker Schlöndorff, Hans-Christian Schmid, Hinnerk Schönemann, Uwe Schrader, Jan Schütte, Esther Schweins, Steven Soderbergh, Robert Stadlober, Peer Steinbrück, Frank Walter Steinmeier, Loretta Stern, Hannes Stöhr, Devid Striesow, Anna Thalbach, Katharina Thalbach, Hilmar Thate, Laura Tonke, Margarethe von Trotta, Nora Tschirner, Tom Tykwer, Nadja Uhl, Idil Üner, Andres Veiel, Joseph Vilsmaier, Jürgen Vogel, Hans Weingartner, Wim Wenders, Natalia Wörner, Sönke Wortmann, Regina Ziegler.

Press Office

February 7, 2007