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Berlin Competition adds seven including Bel Ami, Shadow Dancer, A Royal Affair

Berlin Competition rounds out with seven more features, four of which are world premieres; Soderbergh’s Haywire gets Special Screening.

The Berlinale has announced the final seven final films within its 22-film strong Competition section, 17 of which are eligible for Golden and Silver Bears.

Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s Bel Ami, Nikolaj Arcel’s A Royal Affair [pictured], Hark Tsui’s Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate and James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer are among the newly announced films.

In all, 18 films will get their world premieres in the Competition section.

“We are very pleased that a large number of this year’s Competition films are screening in Berlin as world premieres. Many entries in the Competition 2012 revolve around radical changes and departures. They shift perspectives, presenting history and stories from the point of view of those involved,” said festival director Dieter Kosslick.

Berlinale Competition additions

Coming Home (À moi seule) by Frédéric Videau (France) [WP]

Bel Ami By Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod (UK) [WP, Out of Competition]

A Royal Affair (En Kongelig Affære) by Nikolaj Arcel (Denmark/Czech Republic/Germany/Sweden) [WP]

Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate by Hark Tsui (Hong Kong, China) [Out of Competition]

Rebelle by Kim Nguyen (Canada) [WP]

Shadow Dancer by James Marsh (UK/Ireland) [Out of Competition]

Special screening in the Berlinale Palast:

Haywire by Steven Soderbergh (US)

Films previously announced

Aujourd´hui by Alain Gomis, France/Senegal  - WP

Barbara by Christian Petzold, Germany - WP

Captive by Brillante Mendoza, France/Philippines/Germany/GreatBritain - WP

Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die) by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani,Italy - WP

Csak a szél(Just The Wind) by Bence Fliegauf,Hungary/Germany/ France - WP

Dictado (Childish Games) by Antonio Chavarrías, Spain - WP

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close by Stephen Daldry, USA - IP (out of competition)

Gnade (Mercy) by Matthias Glasner,Germany/Norway- WP

Jayne Mansfield’s Car by Billy Bob Thornton, Russian Federation/USA- WP

Jin líng Shí San Chai (The Flowers Of War) by Zhang Yimou, People’s Republic of China - EP

(out of competition)

Kebun binatang(Postcards From The Zoo)by Edwin, Indonesia/Germany/Hong Kong, China - WP

L´enfant d’en haut (Sister) by Ursula Meier, Switzerland/France - WP

Les Adieux à la reine by Benoît Jacquot, France/Spain- WP

Metéora (Meteora) by Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Germany/Greece - WP

Tabu by Miguel Gomes, Portugal/Germany/Brazil/ France - WP

Was bleibt (Home For The Weekend) by Hans-Christian Schmid, Germany - WP

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