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Berlin International Film Fest's 2013 Shooting Stars Include Young Talent from 'Royal Affair,' 'Lore,' 'Purge'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 15, 2012 at 4:10PM

European Film Promotion has announced the 10 young European actors selected as the 2013 Shooting Stars at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, running February 7-17. A jury of international industry professionals chose the talent, which includes Mikkel Boe Følsgaard from Danish Oscar entry "A Royal Affair," Laura Birn from Finnish Oscar entry "Purge," and Saskia Rosendahl from Cate Shortland's "Lore." Full list below.
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"A Royal Affair"
"A Royal Affair"

European Film Promotion has announced the 10 young European actors selected as the 2013 Shooting Stars at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, running February 7-17. A jury of international industry professionals chose the talent, which includes Mikkel Boe Følsgaard from Danish Oscar entry "A Royal Affair," Laura Birn from Finnish Oscar entry "Purge," and Saskia Rosendahl from Cate Shortland's "Lore." Full list below.

DENMARK: Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

Nominated by Danish Film Institute

Selected Films:

A Royal Affair (En kongelig affære) by Nikolaj Arcel (Denmark 2012)

The Keeper of the Lost Causes (Kvinden I Buret) by Mikkel Nørgaard (Denmark 2013)

FINLAND: Laura Birn

Nominated by Finnish Film Foundation

Selected Films:

Purge (Puhdistus) by Antti Jokinen (Finland 2012) 

Naked Harbour (Vuosaari) by Aku Louhimies (Finland 2012)

August Fools (Mieletön Elokuu) by Taru Mäkelä (Finland, 2013)

FRANCE: Christa Théret

Nominated by uniFrance Films

Selected Films:

La Brindille (Twiggy) by Emmanuelle Millet (France 2011)

Renoir by Gilles Bourdos (France 2012)

Freeway (Voie Rapide) by Christophe Sarh (France 2011)

This article is related to: Festivals, Berlin International Film Festival, A Royal Affair, The Purge, Lorna's Silence, Lore


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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.