Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2010

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Jan 21, 2010:
Berlinale Special 2010

The Berlinale Special is part of the festival’s official programme and presents recent works by contemporary filmmakers and re-screens historical works. The filmmakers of the movies in the Berlinale Special will attend the premieres and present their films.

“For our 60th anniversary, audiences may again delight in the diversity of the Berlinale Special programme: we’ll get to know hairdressers from Marzahn and kings from other worlds, track down Bears and abandon ourselves to dreams of dancing”, says Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick.

This year’s main venues are the Cinema Paris in the Institut Français and the Friedrichstadtpalast, where the Berlinale Special Gala Screenings will be held. Further venues include the Kino International and the Zoo Palast.

22 films have been invited to the Berlinale Special, 12 of them are world premieres

Berlinale Special - Gala Screenings in the Friedrichstadtpalast

Boxhagener Platz Germany

By Matti Geschonneck

With Gudrun Ritter, Michael Gwisdek, Samuel Schneider, Meret Becker, Jürgen Vogel

World premiere

Cosa voglio di piu (What More Do I Want), Italy / Switzerland

By Silvio Soldini

With Pierfrancesco Favino, Alba Rohrwacher, Giuseppe Battiston

World premiere

Die Friseuse (The Hairdresser) Germany

By Doris Dörrie (Cherry Blossoms, Enlightenment Guaranteed, Am I Beautiful?, Nobody Loves Me)

With Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Natascha Lawiszus, Ill-Young Kim

World premiere

Henri 4 (Henry of Navarre) Germany / France / Spain / Austria

By Jo Baier

With Julien Bosselier, Joachim Król, Hannelore Hoger, Ulrich Noethen

World premiere

Da bing xiao jiang (Little Big Soldier) People’s Republic of China / Hong Kong, China

By Ding Sheng

With Jackie Chan, Wang Leehom

European premiere

L´Autre Dumas France/Belgium

By Safy Nebbou

With Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Dominique Blanc, Mélanie Thierry

International premiere

Metropolis Germany

By Fritz Lang

With Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, conducted by Frank Strobel

World premiere of the reconstructed original cut

Tanzträume (Dancing Dreams) Germany

Documentary by Anne Linsel and Rainer Hoffmann

With Pina Bausch

World premiere


Nine USA

By Rob Marshall

With Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Stacy Ferguson, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman and Sophia Loren

Berlinale Special – in the Cinema Paris in the Institut Français

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? Great Britain / Spain

Documentary by Norberto Lopez Amado and Carlos Carcas

With Lord Foster

World premiere

Ingelore USA

Documentary by Frank Stiefel

With Ingelore Herz Honigstien, Hanna Schwamborn

International premiere

Kinshasa Symphony Germany

Documentary by Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer

With the musicians of the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste

World premiere

Michel Ciment, le cinéma en partage (Michel Ciment, The Art of Sharing Movies) France

Documentary by Simone Lainé

International premiere

Moloch Tropical France / Haiti

By Raoul Peck

With Zinedine Soualem, Sonia Rolland, Mireille Métellus, Nicole Dogué

European premiere

Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today USA 1948

[The 2009 Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration]

By Stuart Schulberg

German premiere

Peepli Live India

By Anusha Rizvi

With Omkar Das, Raghubir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Farukh Jaffer, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Malaika Shenoy, Vishal Sharma

European premiere

S.O.S./State of Security USA

Documentary by Michèle Ohayon

With Richard Clarke

World premiere

Berlinale Special – in the Kino International

Revolución Mexico

Compilation film by Mariana Chenillo, Patricia Riggen, Fernando Eimbcke, Amat Escalante, Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo García, Diego Luna, Gerardo Naranjo, Rodrigo Plá, Carlos Reygadas

World premiere

Spur der Bären (Trace of the Bears)

60 Jahre Berlinale Germany

Documentary by Hans-Christoph Blumenberg and Alfred Holighaus

Director: Hans-Christoph Blumenberg

World premiere

The Illusionist Great Britain / France

Animated film by Sylvain Chomet (Les triplettes de Belleville)

World premiere

Welt am Draht (World on a Wire) Germany 1973

By Rainer Werner Fassbinder

With Klaus Löwitsch, Mascha Rabben, Adrian Hoven, Ivan Desny

Cinema premiere of the restored version

Berlinale Special – in the Zoo Palast Theatre 4

Su Qi Er (True Legend) People’s Republic of China / Hong Kong, China

By Yuen Woo Ping

With Vincent Zhao, Zhou Xun,Andy On, Guo Xiaodong

European premiere

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January 21, 2010