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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.
Saskia Rosendahl in "Lore"
Saskia Rosendahl in "Lore"

GERMANY: Saskia Rosendahl

Nominated by German Films

Selected Films:

Lore by Cate Shortland (Germany, Australia, UK, 2011)

Happy Birthday (Zum Geburtsag) by Denis Dercourt (Germany, France 2013)

ITALY: Luca Marinelli

Nominated by Istituto Luce Cinecittà

Selected Films:

Every Blessed Day (Tutti santi giorni) by Paolo Virzì (Italy 2012)

Nina by Elisa Fuksas (Italy 2012)

The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La solitudine dei numberi primi) by Saverio Costanzo (Italy 2009)


Nominated by Kosova Cinematography Center

Selected Films:

Three Worlds (Trois Mondes) by Catherine Corsini (France 2012)

Baby by Daniel Mulloy (UK 2010), short film

Lorna’s Silence (Le Silence de Lorna) by Jean Pierre & Luc Dardenne (France 2008)

ROMANIA: Ada Condeescu

Nominated by Romanian Film Promotion

Selected Films:

Loverboy by Catalin Mitulescu (Romania, Slovenia 2011)

Wolf (Lupu) by Bogdan Mustata (Romania, Germany 2013)

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (Eu cind vreau sa fluier, fluier) by Florin Serban (Romania, Slovenia 2010)

SLOVENIA: Jure Henigman

Nominated by Slovenian Film Centre

Selected Films:

A Trip (Izlet) by Nejc Gazvoda (Slovenia 2011)

Feed me with your Words (Nahrani me z besedami) by Martik Turk (Slovenia 2012)

SWEDEN: Nermina Lukač

Nominated by Swedish Film Institute

Selected Films:

Eat Sleep Die (Äta Sova Dö) by Gabriela Pichler (Sweden 2012)


Nominated by Swiss Film

Selected Films:

Someone Like Me (Eine wen iig, dr Dällebach Kari) by Xavier Koller (Switzerland 2012)                                             

Fossil by Alex Walker (UK 2012)

180˚ by Cihan Inan (Switzerland, Germany 2010)

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.