Berlin Festival Additions: Robert Pattinson Starrer 'Bel Ami', Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire'

The Berlin International Film Festival is coming on fast and furious with seven more titles added to the Competition program including the Robert Pattinson starrer Bel Ami, Tsui Hark’s hit 3D actioner Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate and James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer. Although, in a bit of a misnomer, those films are screening out of competition. Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire will also receive a special screening in its local premiere. Overall, the Competition section now boasts 22 titles, with more still to be announced. At the moment there are 17 films in the running for Golden and Silver Bears with 18 world premieres. Festival director Dieter Kosslick said in a statement today: “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.” The latest additions to the lineup:

À Moi Seule (Coming Home)
By Frédéric Videau, France
With Agathe Bonitzer, Reda Kateb
World premiere

Bel Ami
By Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, Great Britain
With Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci
World Premiere/Out of Competition

En Kongelig Affære (A Royal Affair)
By Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark/Czech Republic/Germany/Sweden
With Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
World Premiere

Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate
By Tsui Hark, Hong Kong, China
With Jet Li, Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Kwai Lun Mei
European Premiere /Out of Competition

By Kim Nguyen, Canada
With Rachel Mwanza, Alain Bastien, Serge Kanyinda
World Premiere

Shadow Dancer
By James Marsh, Great Britain/Ireland
With Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson
European Premiere /Out of Competition

Special screening in the Berlinale Palast:
By Steven Soderbergh, USA
With Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum
German Premiere

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