Berlinale. What you need to know about the festival 2010



It consists day after day the final picture of the Berlin Film Festival, la Berlinale, which this year will reach number 60 edition confirming, after a long history that reaches from the Cold War as the third European festival after Cannes and Venezia.

Several dozen movies that 11 to February 21 will go in officers and side sections, several world premieres and many of the "beautiful names" of cinema that will meet the Berlinale Palast, mingling with which these promises of tomorrow The festival has always looked with particular interest.

But first things first. And 'these days just the formalization of the components of the international jury called to assign the' Golden Bear. Presidential icon of German cinema and world Werner Herzog, accompanied by our Francesca Comencini, from African writer Nuruddin Farah German friction Cornelia Froboess prosuttore by Jose Maria Morales and actresses Yu Nan, China and Oscar Renée Zellweger.

Of the 26 films in official competition, when they were released 24 productions from Argentina, Austria, Denmark, Germany, France, Great Britain, Japan, Norway, China, Romania, Russia, Sweden, United States. Italians missing (less than a surprise last minute). It will be shown out of competition, but the world premiere, the expected Shutter Island of Martin Scorsese, while in the official selection of the latest work Roman Polanski, this premiere: The Ghost Writer. Opening night will be the film but Chinese Yuan Tuan

(Apart Together) of Wang Quan’an, a leading Chinese directors of the younger generation. In 2007 he had already entered the competition at the Berlinale with Tuya de hun shi ('s Marriage Tuya) won the Golden Bear.

A sidebar but full of ideas: Landscapes will bring vision less than 54 films including 31 world premieres and 17 directorial debuts. And 'here we find Ferzan Ozpetek with her "Mine vaganti, while in the Berlinale Special, which is part of the official program of the festival and presents recent works by contemporary filmmakers and rewriting of historical works is Silvio Soldini with the premiere of his "What I want more." Another Italian in Berlin will be Luca Guadagnino with "I am love," film presented at last year's Venice Film Festival, past Sundance festivals in Berlin and is included in the section Kulinarisches Kino, dedicated to food and film. The program of 40 years of 'International Forum of New Cinema, sideshow then absorbed by the festival, we find La Bocca del Lupo Peter Marcello, who won the Torino film festival.

A long history of 33 years for the Generation section, devoted to films for young people which is scheduled two Italians: La Pivellina (Tizza of Covi and Rainer Frimmel) and Due Vite per caso (One Life maybe two) of Alexander Aronadio. To compete for a Golden Bear in the program of short films will instead Davide e Lucia Pepe with their "Gardens of Light". Groped a summary of a festival that consists of multiple paths is not simple task, but one can not neglect the gifts and looks back that makes the Berlinale film history. Two Bears career that will be awarded in this year 2010: one by Hanna Schygulla inextricably linked with the actress Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the other with screenwriter Wolfgang Kohlhaase. The retrospective of the festival will be dedicated to 60 years the Berlinale with the screening of 40 films that have contributed to the festival's history. Movies Opening A bout de souffle (Breathless, France 1959/60), the Jean Luc Godard, films that marked the arrival of Nouvelle Vague and was screened at the 1960 competition.

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