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'Come A Bright Day,' 'Monkey King 3D' Get World Premiere in Berlin's Generation Sidebar

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Festival sidebar announces lineup of children and youth films.

COLOGNE, Germany - Come A Bright Day, a Brit crime thriller from director Simon Aboud starring Craig Roberts (Submarine) and The Monkey King - Uproar in Heaven, a 3D animated take on a classic Chinese tale, directed by Da Su, will both have their world premiere at the Berlin international film festival's Generation section for children and youth films.

Generation's 2012 lineup also includes the world premieres of the Dutch drama Snackbar from director Meral Uslu; Lucy Mulloy's Cuban-set refugee tale One Night and two productions from New Zealand: the documentary Maori Boy Genius from director Pietra Brettkelly and Robert Sarkies' drama Two Little Boys. In total, 58 short and full-length films from 32 countries will screen in Generation's Kplus section (children's films) and Generation 14plus (teen and young adult) competitions for the section's Crystal Bear awards.

The Generation section is part of the Berlin international film festival, which runs Feb. 9-19.

The full 2012 Generation lineup:
Generation 14plus

A Secret World dir. Gabriel Marino
Beauty dir. Daniela Seggiaro
Comes A Bright Day dir. Simon Aboud
Electrick Children dir. Rebecca Thomas
Love Is In The Air dir. Simon Staho
Maori Boy Genius dir. Pietra Brettkelly
Mustafa’s Sweet Dreams dir. Angelos Abazoglou
Night of Silence dir. Reis Celik
Off White Lies dir. Maya Kenig
One Night dir. Lucy Mulloy
Punch dir. Han Lee
Snackbar dir. Meral Uslu
The Crown Jewels dir. Ella Lemhagen
Two Little Boys dir. Robert Sarkies
Young & Wild dir. Marialy Rivas

Generation Kplus

Arcadia dir. Olivia Silver
Gattu dir. Rajan Khosa
Just Pretended to Hear dir. Kaori Imaizumi
Kauwboy dir. Boudewijn Koole
Lotte and the Moonstone Secret dir. Janno Poldma and Heiki Ernits
Nono dir. Rommel Tolentino
Pacha dir. Hector Ferreiro
Taking Chances dir. Nicole van Kilsdonk
The Children from the Napf dir Alice Schmid
The Ice Dragon dir. Martin Hogdahl
The Mirror Never Lies dir. Kamila Andini
Zarafa dir. Remi Bezancon and Jean-Christophe Lie
Out of Competition

Fourteen dir. Cornelia Grunberg
The Monkey King - Uproar in Heaven 3D dir. Da Su