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BERLINALE 2008 Competition

The full programme

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The full programme

On Friday, eight titles were added to the list of 18 already in the Berlinale selection. The new additions include several European films.

Among them is the French/German co-production Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (“I’ve Loved You for a Long Time”) by Philippe Claudel (see news), starring UK actress Kristin Scott Thomas and Elsa Zylberstein.

German co-production Black Ice by Finnish director Petri Kotwica, has also been selected. This film centres on an ambiguous love triangle (see news).

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Screening out of competition are the latest work by Polish director Andrzej Wajda and UK co-production The Other Boleyn Girl by Justin Chadwick, starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson.

European cinema is also represented by the closing film, a US production directed by France’s Michel Gondry.

Of the 26 selected titles, ten European films will thus screen in competition and two out of competition.

Complete competition line-up:

Il y a longtemps que je t’aime by Philippe Claudel (France/Germany)
Black Ice [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kai Nordberg
interview: Petri Kotwica
film profile
]
by Petri Kotwica (Finland/Germany)
Heart of Fire [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Luigi Falorni (Germany/Austria)
Julia [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Erick Zonca (France)
Lady Jane [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Robert Guédiguian (France)
Quiet Chaos [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Antonello Grimaldi
interview: Domenico Procacci
film profile
]
by Antonello Grimaldi (Italy)
Happy-Go-Lucky [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Mike Leigh (UK)
Cherry Blossoms by Doris Dörrie (Germany)
Restless [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Amos Kollek (Israel/Germany/Canada/France/Belgium)
Gardens of the Night by Damian Harris (UK/US)
Elegy by Isabel Coixet (US)
Sparrow by Johnnie To (Hong-Kong/China)
Kabei: Our Mother by Yoji Yamada (Japan)
There Will Be Blood by Paul Thomas Anderson (US)
In Love We Trust by Wang Xiaoshuai (China)
Lake Tahoe by Fernando Eimbcke (Mexico)
The Elite Squad by José Padilha (Brazil)
S.O.P. Standard Operating Procedure by Errol Morris (US)
The Song of Sparrows by Majid Majidi (Iran)
Ballast by Lance Hammer (US)
Night and Day by Hong Sangsoo (Korean Republic)

Opening film
Shine a Light by Martin Scorsese (US)

Closing film
Be Kind Rewind by Michel Gondry (US)

Out of competition
Katyn [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrzej Wajda
interview: Michal Kwiecinski
film profile
]
by Andrzej Wajda (Poland)
The Other Boleyn Girl by Justin Chadwick (UK/US)
Fireflies in the Garden by Dennis Lee (US)

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(Translated from French)

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