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