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

Thompson on Hollywood 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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"The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman"
"The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman"

World Premiere

Elle s'en va (On my Way)

France

By Emmanuelle Bercot (Clément, Backstage, Les infidèles)

With Catherine Deneuve

World Premiere

Epizoda u životu berača željeza (An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker)

Bosnia and Herzegovina/France/Slovenia

By Danis Tanovic (No Man’s Land, Hell, Circus Columbia)

With Senada Alimanovic, Nazif Mujic, Sandra Mujic, Semsa Mujic

World Premiere

Gold

Germany

By Thomas Arslan (Dealer, Vacation, In the Shadows)

With Nina Hoss, Marko Mandic, Uwe Bohm, Lars Rudolph, Peter Kurth, Rosa Enskat, Wolfgang Packhäuser

World Premiere

La Religieuse (The Nun)

France/Germany/Belgium

By Guillaume Nicloux (The Flying Children, A Private Affair, That Woman)

With Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin, Martina Gedeck

World Premiere

Layla Fourie

Germany/South Africa/France/Netherlands

By Pia Marais (The Unpolished,At Ellen’s Age)

With Rayna Campbell, August Diehl, Rapule Hendricks

World Premiere

The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman

USA

By Fredrik Bond – feature debut

With  Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger, Rupert Grint, James Buckley

International Premiere

Parde (Closed Curtain)

Iran

By Jafar Panahi (The Circle, Offside, This Is Not A Film) and Kambozia Partovi (The Fish, Café Transit)

With Kambozia Partovi, Maryam Moghadam,Jafar Panahi, Hadi Saeedi, Azadh Torabi, Agha Olia, Zeynab Khanum, Boy

World Premiere

Side Effects

USA

By Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies, and videotape;  Erin Brockovich, Haywire)

With Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum

International Premiere

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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