Bong Joon-ho’s sci-fi action thriller helps complete the Forum section of the Berlinale.
The Forum strand of the Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 6-16) has completed its 2014 programme with a series of special screenings.
These include Snowpiercer, Bong Joon-ho’s adaptation of a French comic by Jean-Marc Rochette, starring Chris Evans, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton.
The Korean production, known there as Seolguk-yeolcha, is set during an impending ice age, whose last survivors are left circling the earth in a non-stop express train.
Producer Park Chan-wook, director Bong Joon-ho, actors Song Kang-ho, Ko Asung, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton and author Rochette will attend the screening.
- Interview: Bong Joon-ho, Snowpiercer
Other new additions to the Forum special screenings include two documentaries about the recent upheavals in Egypt. These include the world premiere of Viola Shafik’s Arij (Scent of Revolution) and Jehane Noujaim’s recently Oscar-nominated documentary Al midan (The Square).
Forum Special Screenings
WP = World Premieres
Al midan (The Square) by Jehane Noujaim, USA / Egypt
Arij (Scent of Revolution) by Viola Shafik, Egpyt / Germany - WP
Ché phawa daw nu nu (Tender are the Feet) by Maung Wunna, Burma
DMD KIU LIDT by Georg Tiller, Austria / Germany – WP
German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, UK
Ghashiram Kotwal by K. Hariharan, Mani Kaul, India
Prabhat pheri (Journey with Prabhat) by Jessica Sadana, Samarth Dixit, India - WP
Schamanen im Blinden Land (Shamans of the Blind Country) by Michael Oppitz, Nepal / Germany / USA
Seolguk-yeolcha (Snowpiercer) by Bong Joon-ho, Republic of Korea
Wa ga ya ha tanoshi (Home Sweet Home) by Noboru Nakamura, Japan
Doshaburi (When It Rains, It Pours) by Noboru Nakamura, Japan
Yoru no henrin (The Shape of Night) by Noboru Nakamura, Japan