Berlinale to host 70mm film retrospective

Fest to screen 22 films, including 'Lawrence of Arabia'

COLOGNE, Germany -- The Berlin International Film Festival is going epic for 2009, with a retrospective devoted to the wide-screen panoramic images of 70mm filmmaking.

The Berlin festival will screen 22 films shot in the format, including "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), "Patton" (1970) and Sergei Bondarchuk's "War and Peace" (1967).

The Retrospective program also will include a series of lectures to accompany the films. The 59th Berlinale runs Feb. 5-15.