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Berlinale Adds Nine Competition Titles, Includes Panahi's 'Closed Curtain,' Soderbergh's 'Side Effects'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 11, 2013 at 11:49AM

The Berlin International Film Festival (February 7-17) has added nine more titles to its competition lineup, including Jafar Panahi's latest, "Closed Curtain," Bruno Dumont's "Camille Claudel 1915," starring Juliette Binoche, Sundance entry "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman," starring Shia LaBeouf, and Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller "Side Effects," starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Jude Law.
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Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum in "Side Effects/"
Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum in "Side Effects/"

The Berlin International Film Festival (February 7-17) has added nine more titles to its competition lineup, including Jafar Panahi's latest, "Closed Curtain," Bruno Dumont's "Camille Claudel 1915," starring Juliette Binoche, Sundance entry "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman," starring Shia LaBeouf, and Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller "Side Effects," starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Jude Law.

Full list below.

The Berlinale will also host the European premiere of Wong Kar-wai's hotly anticipated kung fu biopic "The Grandmaster." Check out the early review consensus on the film here.

Nine competition titles added, listed alphabetically:

Camille Claudel 1915

France

By Bruno Dumont (The Life of Jesus, Humanity, Flanders)

With Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent

This article is related to: Festivals, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Soderbergh, Berlin International Film Festival, Jafar Panahi, Side Effects, Bruno Dumont, Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Huppert, Festivals


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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.