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Read More: Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special' Leads 2016 Berlin International Film Festival Competition Lineup The 66th Berlin International Film Festival has announced nine more titles that will bow in the Competition program, bringing the total number of films in the category up to 15. To date, the Competition selection includes productions from 15 different countries, including Denmark, France, Iran, the Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, United Kingdom and the U.S. The festival takes place February 11-20. Leading the latest batch of titles is Thomas Vinterberg's "The Commune," which represents a change of pace from his lush adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd" last year. Based on his own experiences growing up in a commune, the drama centers around a couple as they start a close-knit society in their Copenhagen home. Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Helene Reingaard Neumann and Lars Ranthe star. Below are all of the recent. »
- Zack Sharf
Following last month's announcement that Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's Hail, Caesar! would be opening its 66th edition (February 11 through 21), the Berlinale then added five more titles to the Competition lineup. Today, the festival adds nine more. Among them: Mia Hansen-Løve's Things to Come with Isabelle Huppert, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob and André Marcon; Lav Diaz's A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery; Thomas Vinterberg's The Commune with Trine Dyrholm; Danis Tanović's Death in Sarajevo; and André Téchiné's Being 17 with Sandrine Kiberlain. » - David Hudson »
London — The Berlin Film Festival has added another nine titles to its competition lineup, including Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Commune,” Danis Tanovic’s “Death in Sarajevo,” Andre Techine’s “Being 17” and Mia Hansen-Love’s “Things to Come.”
Danish helmer Vinterberg is best known for “The Celebration,” which was BAFTA and Golden Globes nominated, and won Cannes’ Jury Prize, and “The Hunt,” which picked up nominations at the Globes, BAFTAs and Oscars.
“The Commune,” whose ensemble cast is lead by Trine Dyrholm and Ulrich Thomsen, centers on the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance in a commune in the 70s. TrustNordisk is handling international sales.
Bosnian director Tanovic is best known for “No Man’s Land,” which won best screenplay at Cannes, and a Golden Globe and an Oscar for best foreign-language film. “Death in Sarajevo,” which is being sold by The Match Factory, is based on a play, “Hotel Europe, »
- Leo Barraclough
Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 11-21) has added nine titles to its Competition line-up, bringing the current total to 14 (the full Competition programme will be announced soon, according to the fest).
The new additions include The Commune, marking the first time Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Far From The Madding Crowd) has been in Competition at Berlin since Submarino in 2010. The film centres on a Danish commune in the 1970s and will be released in Denmark this weekend (Jan 14).
French director Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden) has been selected with her drama Things to Come, starring Isabelle Huppert as a woman embarking on a new life after her husband leaves her for another woman. The film will world premiere at Berlin.
Another world premiere will be documentary Fire at Sea, capturing life on »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
With a career resurgence following his 2012 The Hunt (earning Mads Mikkelsen a Best Actor Award at Cannes as well as snagging an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film), Dogme Godfather Thomas Vinterberg mounted a handsome adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd, which enjoyed decent critical reception following a release from Fox Searchlight. His latest, The Commune, co-written by director Tobias Lindholm (whose excellent new feature, A War was Denmark’s official Oscar entry this year), follows a 1970s academic couple who join a commune in Hellrup with their daughter. But things get interesting when the patriarch’s girlfriend also moves in. Though this sounds an awful lot like Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson’s 2000 feature Together, we’re excited to see Vinterberg’s return with Lindholm (who also scripted Submarino and The Hunt) in a film »
- Nicholas Bell
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