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Berlinale festival rolls out new movies and established stars


Published: 11 January 2017 Wednesday, 10:55  AM

Berlinale festival rolls out new movies and established stars

Bonn, Jan 11 (deutschenews24.de/dpa)- Another batch of movies have been announced for next month`s Berlinale including the sequel to the 1990`s black comedy "Trainspotting" as well as new films from actors such as Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Elizabeth Rodriguez.

British`s Danny Boyle has reassembled the cast of his 1996`s hit "Trainspotting" for the sequel, "T2 Trainspotting."

The film, which stars Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle, is to screen out of competition, meaning it is not in line for the festival`s coveted prizes.

Superhero Wolverine returns to the silver screen in New York-born director James Mangold`s "Logan."

Mangold`s film also screens out of competition as does "Bend it like Beckham" director Gurinder Chadha`s "Viceroy`s House," which is set at the end of British rule in India.

The latest slew of films competing for top honours in Berlin – the Golden Bear for Best Picture - include the world premiere of two movies from Asia: from South Korea`s Hong Sangsoo and Japan`s Hiroyuki Tanaka, who works under the pseudonym of Sabu.

German-Turkish director Thomas Arslan`s "Helle Naechte" (Bright Nights), "Joaquim" from Brazilian director Marcelo Gomes, and German director Volker Schloendorff`s "Return to Montauk" about a man’s search for a lost love are also in the running.

Schloendorff shot to international fame in 1979 with his award-winning protrayal of Guenter Grass` classic novel, "The Tin Drum."

Next month`s Berlinale will also mark the directorial debut of Austrian filmmaker Josef Hader who also stars in his movie "Wilde Maus" (Wild Mouse) as a man who loses his job and then terrorizes his former boss.

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