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BERLINALE 2009 Competition

Rage in the running for Golden Bear

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Rage in the running for Golden Bear

British director Sally Potter’s Rage [+see also:
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has been chosen to screen in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival (February 5-15, 2009). The film was co-funded by UK Film Council’s (UKFC) New Cinema Fund.

Lenny Crooks, Head of the New Cinema Fund said, “Sally Potter is a filmmaker with courageous cinematic vision and to be recognised at Berlin is testament to her talent and creativity.”

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Sally Potter’s previous credits include the acclaimed Yes [+see also:
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and The Man Who Cried. This time, she trains her eye on the New York fashion scene. Rage is an exposé of the scene, told as a documentary made by a schoolboy backstage at a fashion week show. Much of the film is seen from the point of view of the schoolboy’s cell-phone camera. A catwalk accident leads to a homicide investigation and a warts-and-all picture of the industry emerges.

The film boasts of a cast including Jude Law, Dame Judi Dench, Dianne Wiest, John Leguizamo and Steve Buscemi.

Andrew Fierberg and Christopher Sheppard have produced the film for Adventure Pictures while Cinetic Media and 6 Sales are handling worldwide sales. The New Cinema Fund has invested £200,000 in the film.

Cinetic’s Bart Walker said, “So many of the elements we value are present in this alliance with Sally Potter and 6 Sales for Rage – strong and iconic artist on the cutting edge of technology, a provocative and entertaining movie with a wonderful cast, and a dynamic approach to sales in which the filmmakers' point of view will be central.”

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