Wednesday, February 03, 2010

60th Berlinale Competition Program

This year the fest is sixty-years-old and there will be some Anniversary Events that if you feel to check them please go here. To start the coverage of the fest this year here is the Competition Lineup.

In Competition

Opening Ceremony: Tuan Yuan (Apart Together), Wang Quan’an, China, 2009 (must be seen)
Bal (Honey), Semih Kaplanoglu, Turkey and Germany, 2009 (have to see it -the last of the trilogy)
Caterpillar, Koji Wakamatsu, Japan, 2010
Der Räuber (The Robber), Benjamin Heisenberg, Austria and Germany, 2009
En Familie (A Family), Pernille Fischer Christensen, Denmark, 2010 (interesting)
En Ganske snill mann (A Somewhat Gentle Man), Hans Petter Moland, Norway, 2009
Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle), Florin Serban, Romania and Sweden, 2009 (seems interesting, adaptation of a stage play and is Romanian)
Greenberg, Noah Baumbach, USA, 2009
Howl, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 2009 (yes is about the Allen Ginsberg poem starring James Franco, Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker… could be interesting)
Jud Süß - Film ohne Gewissen (Jew Suss – Rise and Fall), Oskar Roehler, Austria and Germany, 2010 (Actor life during WWII, could be interesting)
Kak ya provel etim letom (How I Ended This Summer), Alexei Popogrebsky, Russia, 2010
Mammuth, Benoit Delépine and Gustave de Kervern, France 2010 (Must be seen for me)
Na putu (On The Path), Jasmila Zbanic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany and Croatia, 2010
Rompecabezas (Puzzle), Natalia Smirnoff, Argentina and France, 2010 (interesting)
San qiang pai an jing qi (A Woman, A Gun and A Noodle Shop), Zhang Yimou, China, 2009 (is a Zhang Yimou movie: MUST BE SEEN FOR ME!)
Shahada (Faith), Burhan Qurbani, Germany, 2009
Shekarchi (The Hunter), Rafi Pitts, Germany and Iran, 2010
Submarino, Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark, 2010 (Dogma but story seems hard-to-watch)
The Ghost Writer, Roman Polanski, France, Germany, and UK, 2009 (Polanski, yeah will watch)
The Killer Inside Me, Michael Winterbottom, USA and UK, 2009

Out of Competition

Closing Film: Otouto (About Her Brother), Yoji Yamada, Japan, 2009 (is a Yoji Yamada movie, must be seen)
Exit Through The Gift Shop, Banksy, UK and USA, 2009
My Name is Khan, Karan Johar, India, 2010
Please Give, Nicole Holofcener, USA, 2009
Shutter Island, Martin Scorsese, USA, 2010
The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko, USA and France, 2009 (lesbian interest Annette Bening and Julianne Moore)

As you can see the program is eclectic and has films from allover the world, some very well-known directors and stories for almost everyone. The fest will run from February 11 to 21 and if you want to read about each movie go here and filter by Competition.

I will try to find trailers and will post the link here as soon as is ready.

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