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Ken Loach's Spirit of '45 among Berlinale Special world premieres

As part of the Festival’s official programme, the Berlinale Special 2013 is presenting recent works by contemporary filmmakers, including Michael Winterbottom’s The Look of Love and Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Best Offer.

Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ‘45 will receive its world premiere as part of the Berlinale Special 2013 line-up.

Loach’s documentary is one of nine world premieres in the section, which also includes international premieres of Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Best Offer (Gala screening) and Yoji Yamada’s Tokyo Family (Gala screening).

Michael Winterbottom’s The Look of Love (Gala screening) and Jane Campion’s TV series Top of the Lake will also receive their European premieres.

As before, moderated discussions will follow the screenings of Berlinale Special films at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, with the directors (including Loach and Raoul Peck) in attendance.

Also screening as part of this year’s Berlinale Special will be the four most recent films in the Berlin - Ecke Bundesplatz documentary series by Detlef Gumm and Hans-Georg Ullrich.

Berlinale Special line-up

Berlinale Special Galas at the Friedrichstadt-Palast

The Best Offer (Italy)
By Giuseppe Tornatore
With Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland
International Premiere

The Look of Love (Great Britain)
By Michael Winterbottom
With Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, Tamsin Egerton
European Premiere

Les Misérables (Great Britain)
By Tom Hooper
With Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen
German Premiere

Tokyo Kazoku (Tokyo Family) (Japan)
By Yoji Yamada
With Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yu Aoi, Yui Natsukawa, Masahiko Nishimura, Tomoko Nakajima, Shozo Hayashiya
International Premiere

Berlinale Special at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Assistance Mortelle (Fatal Assistance) - documentary (France/Haiti/USA/Belgium)
By Raoul Peck
World Premiere

Gold – Du kannst mehr als Du denkst (Gold – You Can Do More Than You Think) - documentary (Germany)
By Michael Hammon
World Premiere

Mein Weg nach Olympia (My Way to Olympia) - documentary (Germany)
By Niko von Glasow
World Premiere

Top of the Lake - TV series (Australia/New Zealand)
By Jane Campion, Garth Davis
With Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Holly Hunter
European Premiere

The Spirit of ’45 - documentary (Great Britain)
By Ken Loach
World Premiere

Unter Menschen (Redemption Impossible) - documentary (Germany)
By Christian Rost, Claus Strigel
World Premiere

Berlinale Special at the Bundesplatz-Kino

Berlin Ecke Bundesplatz – Bäckerei im Kiez (Germany)
By Hans-Georg Ullrich, Detlef Gumm
World Premiere

Berlin Ecke Bundesplatz – Feine Leute (Germany)
By Hans-Georg Ullrich, Detlef Gumm
World Premiere

Berlin Ecke Bundesplatz – Schornsteinfegerglück (Germany)
By Hans-Georg Ullrich, Detlef Gumm
World Premiere

Berlin Ecke Bundesplatz – Vater Mutter Kind (Germany)
By Hans-Georg Ullrich, Detlef Gumm
World Premiere

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