Angelina Jolie's 'In the Land of Blood and Honey,' Billy Bob Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' Head to Berlin Film Festival

6:31 AM PST 01/09/2012 by Scott Roxborough
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"In the Land of Blood and Honey"

Thorton's 1960s period drama will have its world premiere in competition in Berlin while Jolie's directorial debut will get a special, out of competition screening.

COLOGNE, Germany – Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, In The Land of Blood and Honey and Jayne Mansfield’s Car - the latest film from actor/director (and Jolie’s ex) Billy Bob Thorton – are heading to Berlin.

Jayne Mansfield’s Car, a 1960 period drama starring Thornton, Robert Duvall, John Hurt and Kevin Bacon, will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (Feb. 9-19), while Jolie’s Golden Globe-nominated film about the Bosnian war will get a special screening in Berlin.

Berlin announced further competition titles including the new features from German arthouse directors Christian Petzold (Barbara), Matthias Glasner (Gnade) and Hans-Christian Schmid (Home for the Weekend). All will have their world premieres in Berlin.

Also in Berlin’s competition line up are Aujourd’hui from Senegalese helmer Alain Gomis; Caesar Must Die from Italian directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani; Sister from Swizerland’s Ursula Meier; Greek drama Meteora from director Spiros Stathoulopoulos; Tabu from Portugal’s Miguel Gomes and Just The Wind, the latest from Hungarian director Benedek Fliegauf.

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