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COLOGNE, Germany – Berlinale Golden Bear winning director Jasmila Zbanic (Grabavica), the Italian actress Alba Rochwacher (The Solitude of Prime Numbers) and German producer Bettina Brokemper (Hannah Arendt) will join Jina Jay, casting director on Anna Karenina and French film journalist Thierry Cheze in picking the 2013 Shooting Stars, Europe’s crop of best young acting talent.
The jury will select next year’s up-and-comers from a list of candidates nominated by members of European Film Promotion, the group that organises the Shooting Stars event and acts to promote European cinema internationally.
The 10 European actors and actresses will take part in the 2013 Shooting Stars event during the Berlin International Film Festival, which runs Feb. 7-17.
The Shooting Stars has established itself as dependable scout for up-and-coming talent out of Europe. Previous Shooting Stars that have gone on to international success include Skyfall star Daniel Craig, Germany’s Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds), British actress Rachel Weisz (360) and Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard (Anna Karenina).
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