Berlin festival unveils full lineup
Banksy graffiti doc added to complete Berlin selection
COLOGNE, Germany -- The Berlin International Film Festival has added the documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" from British street artist Banksy to its official 60th anniversary program, completing its 2010 lineup.
"Exit Through the Gift Shop," which debuted at Sundance, will have an out of competition screening in Berlin.
Included among the films competing for this year's Berlinale Gold and Silver Bears, previously announced, include Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer," Noah Baubach's "Greenberg" starring Ben Stiller, Oskar Roehler's period drama "Jew Suss -- Rise and Fall" and "Apart Together" from Chinese director Wang Quan'an, which opens the Berlinale on Feb. 11.
Japanese film "About Her Brother" from Berlinale veteran Yoji Yamada will close the festival Feb. 20. It will be the seventh Berlin entry for the prodigious filmmaker, who will receive an honorary lifetime achievement Berlin Camera prize at the festival on Feb. 20.
The 60th Berlin International Film Festival will also feature the world premiere, on Feb.12, of the newly restored, and finally complete, version of Fritz Lang's silent film classic "Metropolis" and, on Feb. 13, the world premiere of Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Festival organizers also announced they will hold a special screening of "Pauline at the Beach" in honor of French director Eric Rohmer, who died earlier this month. The film, which debuted in Berlin in 1983, won the Silver Bear for best director.
Berlin also added another dish to its Culinary Cinema menu: on Feb. 19, to celebrate the 80th birthday of German actor Gunter Lamprecht ("Berlin, Alexanderplatz"), the sidebar will show Erwin Keusch's "Baker's Bread" (1976), which stars Lamprecht as a small town baker trying to compete with a new supermarket. After the movie, the audience can snack on rolls from two of Berlin's best bakers, Peter Klann and Heinz Weichardt.
The full competition lineup for the 60th Berlinale follows:
"Apart Together" (China), Wang Quan'an, opening film
"A Family" (Denmark), Pernille Fischer Christensen
"A Somewhat Gentle Man" (Norway), Hans Petter Moland
"A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop" (China), Zhang Yimou
"Caterpillar" (Japan), Koji Wakamatsu
"Exit Through the Gift Shop" (Great Britain), Banksy, out of competition
"Faith" (Germany), Burhan Qurbani
"Greenberg" (U.S.), Noah Baumbach
"Honey" (Turkey), Semih Kaplanoglu
"Howl" (U.S.), Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
"If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle" (Romania/Sweden), Florin Serban
"Jew Suss -- Rise and Fall" (Austria/Germany), Oskar Roehler
"How I Ended This Summer" (Russian Federation), Alexei Popogrebsky
"Mammuth" (France), Benoit Delepine, Gustave de Kervern
"My Name is Khan" (India), Karan Johar, out of competition
"On The Path" (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Austria/Germany), Jasmila Zbanic
"Please Give" (U.S.), Nicole Holofcener, out of competition
"Puzzle" (Argentina/France), Natalia Smirnoff
"Shekarchi" (Germany/Iran), Raffi Pitts
"Shutter Island" (U.S.), Martin Scorsese, out of competition
"Submarino" (Denmark), Thomas Vinterberg
"The Kids Are All Right" (U.S./France), Lisa Cholodenko, out of competition
"The Killer Inside Me" (U.S./Great Britain), Michael Winterbottom
"The Ghost Writer" (France/Germany/Great Britain), Roman Polanski
"The Robber" (Austria/German), Benjamin Heisenberg
"About Her Brother" (Japan), Yoji Yamada, out of competition, closing film
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