Berlin Film Festival announces 10 world premieres
The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival has announced 10 more world premieres scheduled to be screened at the event, which starts Feb. 9. Among them is "Jane Mansfield's Car," a 1960s drama directed by Billy Bob Thornton and starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon and John Hurt.
The other films announced Monday that are to be screening in competition are:
Alain Gomis' "Aujourd 'hui" from France/Senegal
Christian Petzoid's "Barbara" from Germany
Paolo and Vittorio Taviana's "Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die)" from Italy
Matthias Glasner's "Gnad" from Germany/Norway
Ursula Meier's "l'enfant d'en haut" from Switzerland/France
Spiros Stathoulopoulos' "Meteora" from Germany/Greece
Miguel Gomes' "Tabu" from Portugal/Germany/Brazil/France
Benedek Fliegauf's "Csak a szel" from Hungary/Germany/France
Hans-Christian Schmid's "Was bleibt" from Germany
On the first weekend of the festival, Thornton may run into his ex, Angelina Jolie, who will be presenting her directorial debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," out of competition.
-- Susan King
Photo: Billy Bob Thornton arrives at the premiere of "Puss In Boots" on Oct. 22 at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood. Credit: Katy Winn / Associated Press