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Press Releases 2013


Jan 18, 2013:
Berlinale 2013: Competition Now Complete

Martina Gedeck and Jeremy Irons in Night Train to Lisbon by Bille August

The Competition of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival is now complete. 19 of the 24 films in the official programme will be vying for the Golden and Silver Bears. The following countries are participating in the Competition programme: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, Germany, France, Greece, Hong Kong/China, Iran, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, the Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA.

The Award Ceremony will take place at the Berlinale Palast on Saturday, February 16, 2013. The event will close with a screening of the winner of the Golden Bear.

“Young talents and established film artists will present films in which reality and fiction are bafflingly similar. Worldwide independent cinema is undergoing a resurgence. Fast and turbulent: life is hard and unfair – yet still a lot of fun,” says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.

The following films will complete the Competition programme:

Before Midnight
USA / Greece
By Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, School of Rock, Me & Orson Welles)
With Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
International Premiere / out of competition

Dark Blood
The Netherlands
By George Sluizer (Utz, The Vanishing, The Commissioner)
With River Phoenix († 1993), Judy Davis, Jonathan Pryce, Karen Black
International Premiere / out of competition

Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn (A Long and Happy Life)
Russian Federation
By Boris Khlebnikov (Koktebel, Svobodnoe plavanie, Sumasshedsay a pomoshch)
With Alexander Yatsenko, Eugene Sitiy, Anna Kotova
World Premiere

Night Train to Lisbon
By Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror, The House of the Spirits, Goodbye Bafana)
With Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, August Diehl, Christopher Lee, Charlotte Rampling
World Premiere / out of competition

Prince Avalanche
By David Gordon Green (George Washington, All the Real Girls, Pineapple Express)
With Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch
International Premiere

Uroki Garmonii (Harmony Lessons)
By Emir Baigazin - Feature debut
With Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov
World Premiere

Vic+Flo ont vu un ours (Vic+Flo Saw a Bear)
By Denis Côté (Les états nordiques, Curling, Bestiaire)
With Pierrette Robitaille, Romane Bohringer, Marc-André Grondin
World Premiere

W imię... (In the Name of)
By Małgośka Szumowska (Stranger, 33 Scenes from Life, Elles)
With Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kościukiewicz
World Premiere

Press Office
January 18, 2013

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