The full programme
by Bénédicte Prot
21/01/2008 - On Friday, eight titles were added to the list of 18 already in the Berlinale selection. The new additions include several European films.
Among them is the French/German co-production Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (“I’ve Loved You for a Long Time”) by Philippe Claudel (see news), starring UK actress Kristin Scott Thomas and Elsa Zylberstein.
German co-production Black Ice by Finnish director Petri Kotwica, has also been selected. This film centres on an ambiguous love triangle (see news).
Screening out of competition are the latest work by Polish director Andrzej Wajda and UK co-production The Other Boleyn Girl by Justin Chadwick, starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson.
European cinema is also represented by the closing film, a US production directed by France’s Michel Gondry.
Of the 26 selected titles, ten European films will thus screen in competition and two out of competition.
Complete competition line-up:
Il y a longtemps que je t’aime by Philippe Claudel (France/Germany)
Black Ice [trailer, film focus] by Petri Kotwica (Finland/Germany)
Heart of Fire [trailer] by Luigi Falorni (Germany/Austria)
Julia [trailer] by Erick Zonca (France)
Lady Jane [trailer] by Robert Guédiguian (France)
Quiet Chaos [trailer, film focus] by Antonello Grimaldi (Italy)
Happy-Go-Lucky [trailer] by Mike Leigh (UK)
Cherry Blossoms by Doris Dörrie (Germany)
Restless [trailer] by Amos Kollek (Israel/Germany/Canada/France/Belgium)
Gardens of the Night by Damian Harris (UK/US)
Elegy by Isabel Coixet (US)
Sparrow by Johnnie To (Hong-Kong/China)
Kabei: Our Mother by Yoji Yamada (Japan)
There Will Be Blood by Paul Thomas Anderson (US)
In Love We Trust by Wang Xiaoshuai (China)
Lake Tahoe by Fernando Eimbcke (Mexico)
The Elite Squad by José Padilha (Brazil)
S.O.P. Standard Operating Procedure by Errol Morris (US)
The Song of Sparrows by Majid Majidi (Iran)
Ballast by Lance Hammer (US)
Night and Day by Hong Sangsoo (Korean Republic)
Shine a Light by Martin Scorsese (US)
Be Kind Rewind by Michel Gondry (US)
(Translated from French)