'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Hitchcock ' to Screen at Gothenburg Festival

 

COLOGNE, Germany - Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar favorite Zero Dark Thirty, the period drama Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightly and Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut Quartet are among the high-profile titles heading to the Gothenburg Film Festival later this month.

The Scandinavian fest will also feature gala presentations of award season titles The Reluctant Fundamentalist from Mira Nair and the biopic Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.

Norwegian real-life adventure drama Kon Tiki will open the Gothenburg Festival on Jan.25. Gothenburg will again defend its title as Scandinavia's most important film festival with a line-up of the most important Nordic features of the past year, including Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt, which won star Mads Mikkelsen the Best Actor honor in Cannes, Oscar contender The Deep from Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur and Tobias Lindholm's Toronto Film Festival favorite A Hijacking among the many Scandinavian titles in this year's line up.

Veteran German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta, whose latest feature, Hannah Arendt, also debuted in Toronto, will receive the festival's lifetime achievement honor - the Honorary Dragon Award - for her work.

This year's Gothenburg Festival, which runs through Feb. 4, will also include special sidebars on Chilean and Iranian cinema.

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