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Berlinale Adds 'Les Mis,' Campion's 'Top of the Lake,' Winterbottom's 'Look of Love,' Double Franco and More

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 15, 2013 at 4:05PM

The Berlinale continues to add to the lineup for its February 7-17 fest. Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" will play in the Berlinale Special showcase, as will Jane Campion's "Top of the Lake" miniseries, Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Best Offer," "Michael Winterbottom's "The Look of Love," Yoji Yamada's "Tokyo Family"...
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'Les Miserables'

The Berlinale continues to add to the lineup for its February 7-17 fest. Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" will play in the Berlinale Special showcase, as will Jane Campion's "Top of the Lake" miniseries, Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Best Offer," "Michael Winterbottom's "The Look of Love," Yoji Yamada's "Tokyo Family," Ken Loach's doc "The Spirit of '45" and Raoul Peck's "Fatal Assistance," a look at the consequences of charity hype in post-earthquare Haiti.

"Upstream Color."
"Upstream Color."

In the Panorama section, two of the 31 films feature James Franco; as a former actor with schizophrenia in Carter's "Maladies" and in "Interior. Leather Bar.", inspired by William Friedkin's 1980 drama "Cruising." Also in the mix are Zaza Rusadze's "A Fold in My Blanket," Nanouk Leopold's "It's All So Quiet," Stacie Passon's "Concussion," Shane Carruth's "Upstream Color," Jose Luis Valle Gonzalez's "Workers,; Bruno Barreto's "The Art of Losing," Asli Ozge's "Lifelong," Abhishek Kapoor's "Kai Po Che!,"  Lonesome Solo's "Burn It Up Djassa," Stefan Westerwelle and Patrick Schuckmann's "Lose Your Head," Jacques Doillon's "Mes seances de lute," Ugur Yucel's "Cold," Teddy Soeriaatmadja's "Something in the Way," Arvin Chen's "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?," Tom Shoval's "Youth," and Heiner Carow's 1973 East German classic "The Legend of Paul and Paula."

More titles and details here. Previously announced Berlinale entries are here.

This article is related to: Berlin International Film Festival, Festivals, Festivals, James Franco, Les Miserables, Jane Campion


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.