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Berlinale 2012: 18 World Premieres in the Competition

With seven more films, the Competition programme of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is nearing completion. To date it includes 22 films, of which 17 are vying for the Golden and Silver Bears. 18 films will celebrate their world premieres in the Competition of the Berlinale 2012.



The productions in the Competition are from the following countries: Brazil, Canada, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Germany, the People's Republic of China, France, Greece, Great Britain, Hong Kong/China, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Norway, the Philippines, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, Senegal, Spain, and the USA.


A special screening of Steven Soderbergh's action thriller Haywire in the Berlinale Palast will supplement the programme.


Like last year, the winner of the Golden Bear will be screened after the award ceremony on February 18.

"We are very pleased that a large number of this year's Competition films are screening in Berlin as world premieres. Many entries in the Competition 2012 revolve around radical changes and departures. They shift perspectives, presenting history and stories from the point of view of those involved," says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.



Further films in the Competition programme:


À moi seule (Coming Home)


By Frédéric Videau (Le fils de Jean-Claude Videau, Variéte Francaise)

With Agathe Bonitzer, Reda Kateb

World premiere

Bel Ami

Great Britain

By Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod (feature debut)

With Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci

World premiere / out of competition


En kongelig affære (A Royal Affair)

Denmark/Czech Republic/Germany/Sweden

By Nikolaj Arcel (Islands of Lost Souls, Sandheden om mænd, Königspatience - Intrige im Parlament)

With Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

World premiere

Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate

Hong Kong, China

By Hark Tsui (Once Upon A Time In China, Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame, Time And Tide)

With Jet Li, Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Kwai Lun Mei

European premiere / out of competition - 3D




By Kim Nguyen (La citė, Truffe, Le Marais)

With Rachel Mwanza, Alain Bastien, Serge Kanyinda

World premiere


Shadow Dancer

Great Britain/Ireland

By James Marsh (Project Nim, The King, Man On Wire)

With Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson

European premiere / out of competition



Special screening in the Berlinale Palast:



By Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Traffic, Erin Brockovich)

With Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum

German premiere



Films already announced:

Aujourd´hui by Alain Gomis, France/Senegal  - WP

Barbara by Christian Petzold, Germany - WP

Captive by Brillante Mendoza, France/Philippines/Germany/Great Britain - WP

Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die) by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy - WP

Csak a szél (Just The Wind) by Bence Fliegauf, Hungary/Germany/ France - WP

Dictado (Childish Games) by Antonio Chavarrías, Spain - WP

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close by Stephen Daldry, USA - IP (out of competition)

Gnade (Mercy) by Matthias Glasner, Germany/Norway - WP

Jayne Mansfield's Car by Billy Bob Thornton, Russian Federation/USA - WP

Jin líng Shí San Chai (The Flowers Of War) by Zhang Yimou, People's Republic of China - EP

(out of competition)

Kebun binatang (Postcards From The Zoo) by Edwin, Indonesia/Germany/Hong Kong, China - WP

L´enfant d'en haut (Sister) by Ursula Meier, Switzerland/France - WP

Les Adieux à la reine by Benoît Jacquot, France/Spain - WP

Metéora (Meteora) by Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Germany/Greece - WP

Tabu by Miguel Gomes, Portugal/Germany/Brazil/ France - WP

Was bleibt (Home For The Weekend) by Hans-Christian Schmid, Germany - WP


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