Berlinale 2012 Competition Heating Up – Billy Bob Thornton & Angelina Jolie Both Screening Films

(Berlin, Germany – January 9, 2012)

An additional ten world premieres have been announced by the Berlinale 2012 and will be screening in the Competition program.

Directors Billy Bob Thornton, Christian Petzold, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Benedek Fliegauf, Hans-Christian Schmid, Matthias Glasner, Miguel Gomes, Alain Gomis, Ursula Meier and Spiros Stathoulopoulos will all be competing for this year’s Berlinale Bears.

On the first weekend of the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), Angelina Jolie will make her directorial debut with, In the Land of Blood and Honey, in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele’s new cinema.

In Competition


By Alain Gomis (L´AfranceAndalucia)
With Saül Williams, Aïssa Maïga, Djolof M’bengue
World premiere

By Christian Petzold (YellaJerichowDreileben)
With Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld
World premiere

Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die)
By Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (Padre padroneLa notte di San LorenzoLa masseria delle allodole,San Michele aveva un gallo)
With Fabio Cavalli, Salvatore Striano
World premiere

By Matthias Glasner (The Free WillSexy Sadie)
With Jürgen Vogel, Birgit Minichmayr, Henry Stange
World premiere

Jayne Mansfield’s Car
Russian Federation/USA
By Billy Bob Thornton (Sling BladeThe King of LuckAll the pretty Horses)
With Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon
World premiere

L´enfant d´en haut (Sister)
By Ursula Meier (Tous à tableDes épaules solidesHome)
With Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Gillian Anderson, Martin Compston
World premiere

Metéora (Meteora)
By Spiros Stathoulopoulos (PVC-1)
With Theo Alexander, Tamila Koulieva
World premiere

By Miguel Gomes (The Face You DeserveOur Beloved Month Of August)
With Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral, Ana Moreira, Carloto Cotta
World premiere

Csak a szél (Just The Wind)
By Benedek Fliegauf (DealerRengetegTejútWomb)
With Lajos Sárkány, Katalin Toldi, Gyöngyi Lendvai, Géza Jungwirth
World premiere

Was bleibt (Home For The Weekend)
By Hans-Christian Schmid (StormRequiemDistant Lights)
With Lars Eidinger, Corinna Harfouch, Sebastian Zimmler, Ernst Stötzner
World premiere

Berlinale Special:

In The Land Of Blood And Honey 
By Angelina Jolie (directorial debut)
With Zana Marjanović, Goran Kostić, Rade Šrbedžija, Vanesa Glodjo
German premiere