Three films catch last train to Berlin


Richard Loncraine's "My One and Only," a 1950s-era comedy starring Renee Zellweger and Kevin Bacon, has been squeezed into the competition lineup at the Berlin International Film Festival, barely a week before the event kicks off.

Zellweger plays a single mom on the hunt for a rich man to foot the bill for her lifestyle. Produced by Merv Griffin Entertainment and Ray Gun Prods., "Only" will have its world premiere in Berlin. Essential Entertainment is handling international sales.

Berlin also added Lone Scherfig's Sundance favorite "An Education," starring Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina and Emma Thompson, and Davis Guggenheim's rock doc "It Might Get Loud" to its lineup of Special Galas, ensuring the films will get the red carpet treatment without the pressure of competition.

The three pics should give a boost of star power to an already high-wattage Berlinale. Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clive Owen, Keanu Reeves, Gael Garcia Bernal, Michelle Pfeiffer, Demi Moore, Parker Posey and Steve Buscemi are a sampling of the talent expected to attend.

"I don't think I'll be alone on the red carpet," festival director Dieter Kosslick joked as he unveiled the final lineup Tuesday.

The event runs Feb. 5-15. (partialdiff)