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Berlin Film Festival Adds Movies From Jane Campion, Michael Winterbottom, Shane Carruth, James Franco & More

by Kevin Jagernauth
January 15, 2013 12:01 PM
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Berlin, 2013 adds, Top of the Lake, Look of Love, etc.

If things seems a bit quiet, at least for the moment, that's because everyone in Hollywood is packing their bags and getting the last details sorted out to head to the Sundance Film Festival. Meanwhile across the pond, industry folks are also gearing up for their first major event of the movie year, the Berlin International Film Festival. And this year, they'll be getting quite a few titles that are making their debut in Park City.

Organizers continue to firm up their lineup and today they have rounded out their Panorma and Berlinale Special slate, so let's dive right in. In the former category, among the new entries selected for the festival are two which are sure to earn more than their share of attention: the James Franco co-directed "Interior. Leather Bar." and Shane Carruth's mysterious "Upstream Color." The former is a meta-documentary of sorts that uses the infamous "Cruising" as a jumping off point, while the latter is the latest brain teaser the man who brought you "Primer."

Over in the Berlinale Special, a number of auteurs are arriving. After premiering in Sundance, Jane Campion will haul the seven-hour TV miniseries starring Elisabeth Moss, "Top Of The Lake," overseas. Michael Winterbottom will also work his passport over as he'll be bringing his tale of porn/real estate magnate Paul Raymond to the big screen in "The Look Of Love." Not yet hitting stateside is Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Best Offer" which is receiving strong advance word, and is already being eyed by Sony Pictures Classics, while Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" will also bellow from the rooftops. Finally, Ken Loach will show a new documentary, "Spirit Of '45."

See all the additions below. The Berlin International Film Festival runs from February 7-17.

Panorama fictional films

Boven is het stil (It's all so Quiet) - Netherlands/Germany
By Nanouk Leopold
With Jeroen Willems, Henri Garcin, Wim Opbrouck, Martijn Lakemeier
World Premiere

Concussion - USA
By Stacie Passon
With Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Emily Kinney, Daniel London, Ben Shenkman
International Premiere

Flores Raras (Reaching for the Moon AKA: The Art of Losing) - Brazil
By Bruno Barreto
With Miranda Otto, Gloria Pires, Tracy Middendorf
World Premiere

Hayatboyu (Lifelong) - Turkey, Germany, Netherlands
By Asli Ozge
With Defne Halman, Hakan Çimenser
World Premiere

Interior. Leather Bar. - USA
By Travis Mathews, James Franco
With Val Lauren, Christian Patrick, James Franco
International Premiere

Kai PO Che - India
By Abhishek Kapoor
With Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar, Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri
World Premiere

Burn it up Djassa – Ivory Coast/France
By Lonesome Solo
With Abdoul Karim Konaté, Adelaïde Ouattara, Mamadou Diomandé, Souleymane Bamba
European Premiere

Lose Your Head - Germany
By Stefan Westerwelle, Patrick Schuckmann
With Fernando Tielve, Marko Mandić, Sesede Terziyan, Stavros Yagulis, Samia Chancrin
World Premiere

Maladies - USA
By Carter
With James Franco, Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Fallon Goodson, Vince Jolivette
World Premiere

Mes séances de lutte - France
By Jacques Doillon
With Sara Forestier, James Thiérrée
World Premiere

Soğuk (Cold) - Turkey
By Uğur Yücel
With Cenk Alibeyoğlu, A. Rıfat Şungar, Valeria Skorohodova, Yulia Vaniukova, Yulia Erenler, Şebnem Bozoklu, Ezgi Mola
World Premiere

Something in the Way - Indonesia
By Teddy Soeriaatmadja
With Reza Rahadian, Ratu Felisha, Verdi Solaiman
World Premiere

Upstream Color - USA
By Shane Carruth
With Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins, Kathy Carruth
International Premiere

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? - Taiwan
By Arvin Chen
With Richie Jen, Mavis Fan, Stone, Kimi Hsia, Lawrence Ko
World Premiere

Workers - Mexico/Germany
By José Luis Valle González
With Susana Salazar, Jesús Padilla
World Premiere

Youth - Israel/Germany
By Tom Shoval
With Eitan Cunio, David Cunio, Moshe Ivgy, Gita Amely, Shirili Deshe
World Premiere

Panorama special screening - Heiner Carow Prize

Die Legende von Paul und Paula (The Legend of Paul and Paula) - Germany
By Heiner Carow

Panorama short supporting films

After Hours - Germany
By Steffen Köhn
World Premiere

Jury – Republic of Korea
By Kim Dongho
With Ahn Sung-ki, Kang Soo-yeon, Jung In-ki, Tony Rayns
International Premiere

Two Girls Against the Rain – Cambodia
By Sao Sopheak
European Premiere

Berlinale Special Galas at the Friedrichstadt-Palast

The Best Offer
By Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso, Malèna, Baarìa)
With Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland
International Premiere

The Look of Love
Great Britain
By Michael Winterbottom (In This World, The Road to Guantanamo, 24 Hour Party People)
With Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, Tamsin Egerton
European Premiere

Les Misérables
Great Britain
By Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)
With Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen
German Premiere

Tokyo Kazoku (Tokyo Family)
By Yoji Yamada (About Her Brother, KABEI - Our Mother, The Twilight Samurai)
With Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yu Aoi, Yui Natsukawa, Masahiko Nishimura, Tomoko Nakajima, Shozo Hayashiya
International Premiere

Berlinale Special at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Assistance Mortelle (Fatal Assistance) - documentary
By Raoul Peck (Moloch Tropical)
World Premiere

Gold – Du kannst mehr als Du denkst (Gold – You Can Do More Than You Think) - documentary
By Michael Hammon
World Premiere

Mein Weg nach Olympia (My Way to Olympia) - documentary
By Niko von Glasow
World Premiere

Top of the Lake
Australia/New Zealand
By Jane Campion (An Angel at My Table, The Piano, Bright Star), Garth Davis (Alice)
TV series
With Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Holly Hunter
European Premiere

The Spirit of ’45 – documentary
Great Britain
By Ken Loach (The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Looking for Eric, The Angels’ Share)
World Premiere

Unter Menschen (Redemption Impossible) - documentary
By Christian Rost, Claus Strigel
World Premiere

Berlinale Special at the Bundesplatz-Kino:

Berlin Ecke Bundesplatz – Bäckerei im Kiez
By Hans-Georg Ullrich, Detlef Gumm
World Premiere

Berlin Ecke Bundesplatz – Feine Leute
By Hans-Georg Ullrich, Detlef Gumm
World Premiere

Berlin Ecke Bundesplatz – Schornsteinfegerglück
By Hans-Georg Ullrich, Detlef Gumm
World Premiere

Berlin Ecke Bundesplatz – Vater Mutter Kind
By Hans-Georg Ullrich, Detlef Gumm
World Premiere

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