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Berlinale Adds Ten Titles to Competition Lineup; Jolie's 'Blood & Honey,' Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 9, 2012 at 12:13PM

The Berlinale announces the second set of ten films competing at the 62nd annual festival. Among the new titles are Billy Bob Thornton's "Jayne Mansfield's Car, "Angelina Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Honey"...
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"In the Land of Blood and Honey"
"In the Land of Blood and Honey"

The Berlinale announces the second set of ten films competing at the 62nd annual festival. Among the new titles are Billy Bob Thornton's "Jayne Mansfield's Car, "Angelina Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Honey" and several German and European titles (listed below). Benoit Jacquot's "Farewell My Queen" will open the fest, which runs February 9-19.
The first ten titles and jury members listed here.

The ten newly announced competition titles:

"Aujourd´hui" France/Senegal By Alain Gomis (L´Afrance, Andalucia)
 | World premiere

With Saül Williams, Aïssa Maïga, Djolof M'bengue


"Barbara Germany" By Christian Petzold (Yella, Jerichow, Dreileben)


With Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld
 | World premiere

"Cesare deve morire" (Caesar Must Die) Italy By Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (Padre padrone, La notte di San Lorenzo, La masseria delle allodole, San Michele aveva un gallo)
 | World premiere

With Fabio Cavalli, Salvatore Striano

"Gnade" Germany/Norway By Matthias Glasner (The Free Will, Sexy Sadie)
 | World premiere

With Jürgen Vogel, Birgit Minichmayr, Henry Stange


"Jayne Mansfield’s Car" Russian Federation/USA By Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade, The King of Luck, All the pretty Horses)
 | World premiere

With Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon


"L´enfant d´en haut" (Sister) Switzerland/France By Ursula Meier (Tous à table, Des épaules solides, Home)
 | World premiere

With Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Gillian Anderson, Martin Compston


"Metéora" (Meteora) Germany/Greece By Spiros Stathoulopoulos (PVC-1) | World premiere

With Theo Alexander, Tamila Koulieva

"Tabu" Portugal/Germany/Brazil/France By Miguel Gomes (The Face You Deserve, Our Beloved Month Of August)
 | World premiere

With Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral, Ana Moreira, Carloto Cotta

"Csak a szél" (Just The Wind) Hungary/Germany/France By Benedek Fliegauf (Dealer, Rengeteg, Tejút, Womb)
 | World premiere

With Lajos Sárkány, Katalin Toldi, Gyöngyi Lendvai, Géza Jungwirth

"Was bleibt" (Home For The Weekend) Germany By Hans-Christian Schmid (Storm, Requiem, Distant Lights) | World premiere


With Lars Eidinger, Corinna Harfouch, Sebastian Zimmler, Ernst Stötzner


Berlinale Special
: "In The Land Of Blood And Honey" USA By Angelina Jolie (directorial debut) | German premiere


With Zana Marjanović, Goran Kostić, Rade Šrbedžija, Vanesa Glodjo

 

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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.